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The history of Bathams now available

2012 marks our 135th anniversary, to get the ball rolling we thought we would take a look back over our past. The History of Batham’s Black Country Brewers was published by local author John Richards, in 1993. History has moved rapidly since then, and many new chapters are necessary, however until we can get those [...]

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Festival Success.

Real Ale lovers from Staffordshire have shown recently that they know a great pint when they taste it; by voting Bathams best bitter the best in the show. CAMRA heart of Staffordshire branch held their annual festival at the end of July at the Blessed William Howard School, Stafford. More than 70 real ales were [...]

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Bathams Support the Million Pence Bike ride!

Barca2Brum – the Challenge. At the end of August a team of cyclists, old school friends; will be embarking on a monumental 1100 mile bike trip from Barcelona back home to Birmingham – well Oldswinford to be precise! To raise money for Brain Tumour UK. With the support of Bathams, they aim to complete the [...]

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The Giler Team

A rewardingly mild year at the Giler

Y Giler Arms Hotel in Rhydlydan near Pentrefoelas has been named Mild Pub of the Year 2011 by the Abercolwyn branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). When people think about Real Ale they tend to think of Bitter but there are many other beer styles such as stout, porter and barley wine. The [...]

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Changes at the Lamp for Easter 2011 – and a Charity Fundraiser!

Amazing new changes offered an Easter weekend of fun and good music at The Lamp Tavern at Queens Cross in Dudley – plus a big charity fundraiser! Matthew Batham, Director, said “We have made some big, big changes around The Lamp, offering the young, the old and families a really wonderful venue” There is now [...]

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Easter weekend, the grand start

Matthew Batham continued “We had a terrific programme of things going on over Easter, which marked the opening of our new facilities at The Lamp.” On Friday evening, 22nd April, was the Charity Fundraiser, in aid of the British Heart Foundation. A line up of great bands – Manitoba, Empty Can, Plymouth Superbird, Pincher/Pye and [...]

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