Conference Details

55th Guild Conference 2nd Ė 4th November 2018

Guild members and their partners are invited to attend the 55th conference weekend. The booking forms for the conference are now available in the Members Area; and are to be returned to Elaine Robinson; there is no conference fee this year.

This year the conference will be held at the Park Inn hotel in Peterborough; the accommodation and function room in this hotel are all under one roof. There is a lift to all floors and the room that we will be using is on the ground floor opposite reception. There is a car park at the hotel. The cost for the weekend, which includes dinner on Friday and Saturday, and Saturday Lunch, is £165.00pp. If anyone wishes to come for the day on Saturday only, the day attendee fee is £18.

The hotel is reasonably central in Peterborough. The train station is not far (trains from the north east stop at Peterborough); there is a bus station nearby at which National Express coaches stop; and there is a large shopping centre within 10 minutes walk from the hotel for the judges' partners!
The weekend starts on Friday evening with a home-made wine & beer reception of placed aperitif wines from the 2018 National Show, and a beer brewed by Richard Baldwin. This will be followed by an evening meal with wines provided by some of our members to accompany each course. Please also feel free to bring your own home made wines and beers to finish the evening. (NO COMMERCIAL CORKS OR LABELS). 

The first session on Saturday morning is the beer tasting, conducted by Colin Tweed with a theme of Clone Beers. After coffee, Peter Robinson will present a wine tasting with a theme of 'Anything but.....!'. The wine and beer assessment will take place after lunch conducted by Elaine Robinson. Please bring your tasting glasses to each event.

The AGM is on Saturday afternoon at 3.30pm; remember that this is your chance to voice your views.

The wine assessment is Dessert any colour, and the beer assessment is Barley wine (2 x 250-330ml bottles required).
There is a claret jug and a tankard to be won.

To help you select wine to complement the food the dinner menus are on the web site in the Members Area. The MC for Saturday evening will be Peter Robinson, assisted by fellow judges with interesting/amusing short stories to tell!


Last updated: 22/07/18
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