A ‘TASTE OF SMUGGLING’ GUIDED WALK ROUND ROBIN HOOD’S BAY WITH BEER TASTING.
SATURDAY 27 AUGUST 5PM FROM ROBIN HOOD’S BAY MUSEUM
Discover the hidden smuggling secrets of Robin Hood’s Bay this August Bank Holiday. On Saturday 27 August at 5pm, Paul Johnston of Baytown Beers will be leading ‘A Taste of Smuggling’ guided walk followed by a beer tasting.
Places are limited and pre booking is essential at £7.50 through Baytown on 01947 880513.
Paul recently led the same walk as part of the North York Moors National Park Walkfest 2016. The walk sold out meaning many people were unable to attend. This Bank Holiday walk gives these people and others the opportunity to not miss out.
The walk will start outside Robin Hood’s Bay Museum on Fisherhead. The one hour gentle stroll around ‘old Baytown’ will highlight 18th century smuggling tales and reveal the hidden smuggling secrets of numerous village cottages.
The tour will finish in the village with a beer tasting. The full range of Baytown’s smuggler’s beers will be available and Paul will outline the background to the beers and their history.
Besides Baytown Bitter being on tap in the Victoria Hotel’s bar area, Baytown’s bottled beers celebrate the village’s smuggling heritage.
Baytown Bitter at 4% abv is named after the 18th century locals’ name for Robin Hoods Bay. Smuggler’s Haul is a 6% strong bitter with Squire’s Connivance a 5% Porter. Press Gang’s Arrival is a 3.8% pale ale, Revenue’s Revenge is a 4.2% premium lager and feminine wiles are celebrated with Petticoat’s Deceit a 4% premium cider.
Paul says: “The walk offers a rare chance to hear true life tales of Robin Hood’s Bay’s smuggling past. Add in smuggler’s tunnels, hidden chambers and secret doorways and the visitor will be in for an historical treat.”
Details can be found on www.baytownrhb.com
All places cost £7.50 and include walking tour and beer tasting.
Issued 1 August 2016
By Paul Johnston
07974 686 556
Photos are available from Paul