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We visit this great beer festival in the historic Maison Dieu at Dover every year. Warning: all beers are 5% and above! Most of us go on Friday. For the Friday visit, we suggest the 1322 train from Canterbury East. The festival is a 5 minute walk from Dover Priory station. There are 2 trains an hour for travelling back to Canterbury.
Some members will be travelling by the 15 bus (about 3 per hour) from Canterbury Bus Station. The festival is about 5 minutes walk from the Pencester Road bus station.
Admission is free to card-carrying CAMRA members. For non-members, it's £5 Friday and £2 Saturday. The beer list is available on Facebook.
If you are going on Saturday, we usually reserve a table in the main hall for Canterbury branch and friends. Don't go too late or the selection of beers may be a bit limited. The festival is open on Saturday from 1030 to 1800 (unless the beer runs out first)
At our AGM we review the past year, and elect a committee. We urgently need people to stand as committee members, especially as social secretary (to coordinate socials) and pub protection officer (to keep an eye on planning applications). All the other posts are also open to anyone interested. Contact us if you need more information.
Guests are welcome. The Victoria has plenty of parking round the back, and is on several bus routes. Both the Canterbury stations are within walking distance.