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Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Falmouth Beer Week - Old High Street Trail

Wednesday 13 October 2021

Wednesday 13th October was the first organised event of the Falmouth Ale Trails. The chosen trail for this date was the ‘Old High Street’ trail and the first pub, the Packet Station, was the meeting point. A good number of branch members and some Plymouth branch members convened and beers were sampled and food ordered as suited individual members. Our promotional leaflets and membership forms were prominently displayed on a table just inside the door together with the forthcoming Wetherspoon Real Ale festival leaflets. Well done Aaron and ‘Team Packet’ for embracing our local venture. We moved on to the Seven Stars and as it was a beautiful autumn day, we sat in the sun in the outdoor area to the front of the pub. Landlady Amy was on hand and was willing to show members the newly refurbished ‘Old Bottle Store’ of which many members were not aware as Covid restrictions had limited their travels. Treen’s ‘Local’ the ale brewed especially for the pub-based festival was one of the six ales available on gravity to sample. We then crossed The Moor to the Palacio Lounge. This two storey building is very impressive and spacious, but the weather was so good that we chose to sit outside in the sunshine and under very blue skies. We could have been enjoying a beer in the Med! Skinner’s Porthleven was on offer at the time. Moving around the corner we arrived at an already busy Prince of Wales. There was a good atmosphere in this traditional pub. We then walked up the hill to the Boathouse which had agreed to open an hour earlier than usual to accommodate our trail. Here we sat in a newly refurbished room with fantastic views across the river to Flushing and beyond. Four local ales were available on the bar to choose from and an enjoyable time was had by all. Finally we walked down to the Working Boat, the bar beneath the Greenbank Hotel. Three ales were available here including Driftwood Spars’ Spars. After a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon branch members made their way back into the centre of Falmouth to connect with public transport links home.