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Springhead Fine Ales Ltd

at the time of our visit located at Old Great North Road, Sutton-on-Trent, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG23 6QS 01636 821000 www.springhead.co.uk

visited by Wakefield CAMRA, 30 September 2010 

NOTE THAT THE BREWERY HAS RELOCATED TO LANEHAM NEAR RETFORD (see their website)

It was with particular affection that a repeat branch visit (last time was 1998-ish) was made to Springhead, since Phil Owen who used to be cask ale manager at H B Clark, is now in charge of sales there. The brewery is close to the River Trent, and was flooded to chest height a couple of years ago, but you are far more aware of the 100mph+ trains just yards away on the East Coast Main Line!
from the left:

Phil Owen, Sales Manager

Pat Wallis

Albert Bradbury

Bob Whitehead

conditioning tanks

rental casks

hospitality bar

malt store (Fawcetts of course)

These photos and many more of Wakefield CAMRA members enjoying Springhead hospitality, at the brewery and at Southwell, where their Bramley Apple tied house is located, can be seen at higher resolution on this Picasa Web album.