Third Annual Baytown Beer Festival

8th- 10th DECEMBER AS PART OF RHB VICTORIAN WEEKEND

The third Baytown Beer Festival at the Victoria Hotel in Robin Hood’s Bay is to be held between Friday 8th – Sunday 10th Dec December. It will run as part of the village’s annual Victorian Weekend.

Hosted by the Victoria Hotel, in conjunction with local company Baytown Beers, the festival will showcase local ales. Baytown’s beers will be available in cask together with a range of ales from in and around the North York Moors National Park.

Organiser Beverley Rutherford, general manager at the Victoria Hotel says; “Entry is free and we aim to run a festival that will please real ale connoisseurs and people wanting a fun day out. Being part of the Victorian Weekend means that visitors can take part in all sorts of great events and then retire to the beer festival for a well earned pint.”

More details can be found on www.baytownrhb.com

At noon on Saturday 9th Dec from the dock, Paul Johnston of Baytown Beers will be leading a one hour smugglers walk around Robin Hood’s Bay with proceeds going towards local good causes.

The Victoria Hotel provides the perfect venue for a winter festival. It was purpose built in 1897 and offers superb views over Robin Hood’s Bay from its cliff top location. Facilities include a large bar with real fire, sea view restaurant and tea room.

The Baytown beer range is available in 500ml bottles or cask and keg and all drinks are named to commemorate the key characters of Baytown’s 18th century smuggling times.

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. Whitby Heritage is a 4.4% ruby ale which celebrates Whitby characters captured on camera by Frank Sutcliffe in the 19th century.

The Robin Hood’s Bay Victorian Weekend is now in its 24th year. It takes place between Friday 8th – Monday 11th December. It brings dozen’s of visitors in period costume to the cobbled streets of old Baytown for three day’s of traditional festive fun.

Highlights this year include ‘balls down the bank’ and King’s Beck duck race. There will also be an open house scheme which allows visitors a rare glimpse inside many of Bay’s 300 year old cottages.

Regular favourites include carol singing round the Christmas tree in Bay dock and performances by Dr Busker.

The streets of old Robin Hood’s Bay will be decked in traditional bunting, lighting and Christmas decorations, with the village’s unique seasonal atmosphere being created by many visitors dressed in period costume.

Beverley Rutherford at the Victoria Hotel can be contacted on 01947 880205 and Paul Johnston of Baytown is on 01947 880513.

Baytown Beer Festival is supported by the North York Moors National Park Authority through its Local Distinctiveness and Tourism Grant, which funds projects that make it easier for visitors to enjoy the area’s local distinctiveness.

Private Tours and Tastings

These can be arranged at any time, 7 days a week, to suit yourselves.  See below for more information.

To book a tour and tasting just ring Baytown on 01947 880513.

Take this leisurely guided stroll round old Baytown and learn all about the village’s smuggling past.

Packed full of historical facts, the tour will blend smuggler’s tales with visits to authenticated smuggling locations.  Battles between Revenue men and smugglers will be remembered and even the Press Gang will make an appearance. The tour is the perfect way to be introduced to the history of Baytown in the 18th century and will give you hours of conversation topics by the pub fireside at night.

This personal tour can be arranged at anytime and any day to suit your requirements. Cost is £6 per person.There is no minimum group size but the minimum charge is £40.

To arrange your personal smugglers’ tour call Paul on 01947 880513 or email paul@baytownrhb.com

Beer Tasting Special

If you want to add in a beer tasting and learn the background to Baytown Beers and Spirits then this added extra is for you.

Following the smugglers’ tour we will retire to a local hostelry or cafe and then hear all about and taste the seven Baytown craft bottled ales. Everyone gets to take away a bottle of their favourite Baytown drink.

One hour tour and beer tasting including free bottle of beer is £10 per person. Minimum charge is £70.

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One Hour Smugglers’ Tour of Robin Hood’s Bay

To book a tour and tasting just ring Baytown on 01947 880513.

Take this leisurely guided stroll round old Baytown and learn all about the village’s smuggling past.

Packed full of historical facts, the tour will blend smuggler’s tales with visits to authenticated smuggling locations.  Battles between Revenue men and smugglers will be remembered and even the Press Gang will make an appearance. The tour is the perfect way to be introduced to the history of Baytown in the 18th century and will give you hours of conversation topics by the pub fireside at night.

This personal tour can be arranged at anytime and any day to suit your requirements. Cost is £6 per person.There is no minimum group size but the minimum charge is £40.

To arrange your personal smugglers’ tour call Paul on 01947 880513 or email paul@baytownrhb.com

Beer Tasting Special

If you want to add in a beer tasting and learn the background to Baytown Beers and Spirits then this added extra is for you.

Following the smugglers’ tour we will retire to a local hostelry or cafe and then hear all about and taste the seven Baytown craft bottled ales. Everyone gets to take away a bottle of their favourite Baytown drink.

One hour tour and beer tasting including free bottle of beer is £10 per person. Minimum charge is £70.

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VICTORIA HOTEL TO HOST 2nd BAYTOWN BEER FESTIVAL IN ROBIN HOOD’S BAY

2-4 DECEMBER AS PART OF RHB VICTORIAN WEEKEND

The second Baytown Beer Festival at the Victoria Hotel in Robin Hood’s Bay is to be held between Friday 2 December and Sunday 4 December 2016. It will run as part of the village’s annual Victorian Weekend.

Hosted by the Victoria Hotel, in conjunction with local company Baytown Beers, the festival will showcase local ales. Baytown’s beers will be available in cask together with a range of ales from in and around the North York Moors National Park.

Organiser Beverley Rutherford, general manager at the Victoria Hotel says; “Entry is free and we aim to run a festival that will please real ale connoisseurs and people wanting a fun day out. Being part of the Victorian Weekend means that visitors can take part in all sorts of great events and then retire to the beer festival for a well earned pint.”

More details can be found on www.baytownrhb.com

At noon on Saturday 3 Dec from the dock, Paul Johnston of Baytown Beers will be leading a one hour smugglers walk around Robin Hood’s Bay with proceeds going towards local good causes.

The Victoria Hotel provides the perfect venue for a winter festival. It was purpose built in 1897 and offers superb views over Robin Hood’s Bay from its cliff top location. Facilities include a large bar with real fire, sea view restaurant and tea room.

The Baytown beer range is available in 500ml bottles or cask and keg and all drinks are named to commemorate the key characters of Baytown’s 18th century smuggling times.

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. Whitby Heritage is a 4.4% ruby ale which celebrates Whitby characters captured on camera by Frank Sutcliffe in the 19th century.

The Robin Hood’s Bay Victorian Weekend is now in its 23rd year. It takes place between Friday 2 and  Sunday 4 December. It brings dozen’s of visitors in period costume to the cobbled streets of old Baytown for three day’s of traditional festive fun.

Highlights this year include ‘balls down the bank’ and King’s Beck duck race. There will also be an open house scheme which allows visitors a rare glimpse inside many of Bay’s 300 year old cottages.

Regular favourites include carol singing round the Christmas tree in Bay dock and performances by Dr Busker.

The streets of old Robin Hood’s Bay will be decked in traditional bunting, lighting and Christmas decorations, with the village’s unique seasonal atmosphere being created by many visitors dressed in period costume.

Beverley Rutherford at the Victoria Hotel can be contacted on 01947 880205 and Paul Johnston of Baytown is on 01947 880513.

Baytown Beer Festival is supported by the North York Moors National Park Authority through its Local Distinctiveness and Tourism Grant, which funds projects that make it easier for visitors to enjoy the area’s local distinctiveness.

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TALES OF CONTRABAND AND THE PRESS GANG. FOLLOWED BY FREE BEER

A ‘TASTE OF SMUGGLING’ GUIDED WALK ROUND ROBIN HOOD’S BAY
WITH BEER TASTING.

25 AND 27 OCTOBER AT 5PM FROM ROBIN HOOD’S BAY MUSEUM

October half term brings about two chances to discover the hidden smuggling secrets of Robin Hood’s Bay.  On Tuesday 25 October and Thursday 27 October 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 £10 per person (which includes a free bottle of beer) through Baytown on 01947 880513.

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.

Paul says: “There is something for everyone in this event- from tales of 18th century fights over contraband, hidden tunnels and kidnappings by the Press Gang through to a 21st century beer tasting.”

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. Guests will get to take home a free bottle of Baytown beer.

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 adds: “The walk offers a chance to hear true life tales of Robin Hood’s Bay’s smuggling past and how it still affects living in ‘Baytown’ to this day. 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 £10 per person and include walking tour, beer tasting and a free bottle of beer.

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A ‘TASTE OF SMUGGLING’ GUIDED WALK ROUND ROBIN HOOD’S BAY WITH BEER TASTING

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.

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Issued 1 August 2016

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Photos are available from Paul

Baytown Launches New Range of Smugglers’ Spirits

Baytown, the Robin Hood’s Bay producer of smugglers’ beer, has launched a new range of premium spirits. The range comprises gin, vodka, whisky and port in 700ml and 500ml smugglers’ style heritage bottles.

Each drink commemorates the key characters of 18th century smuggling around Robin Hood’s Bay and Whitby.

Zachariah Storm Gin highlights how the Storm family has lived in Robin Hood’s Bay for almost 500 years. It is likely that members of the Storm family were at the centre of the village’s smuggling activity.

Lingers’ Ghost Vodka notes how the modern day folklore of a ghost at Lingers’ Hill, just outside Robin Hood’s Bay, has its roots in smuggling times. A rider in white mounted on a white horse would be seen out and about just before a smuggling run took place.

21st Light Dragoon Whisky relates how the army was brought in to patrol the coastal areas in order to apprehend smuggling gangs. The area was remote which made the dragoon’s job extremely dangerous. Tales of fights, arrests and betrayal can be found in the local archives.

Squire Farsyde Port reminds how the local gentry, the Farsyde family of Thorpe Hall, were probably involved in funding and supporting smuggling activity. Thorpe Hall in Fylingthorpe, half a mile from Robin Hood’s Bay, had a special pit built to hide smuggled goods and it can still be seen today.

Baytown’s new spirits range is already available at Station Road Stores and the Victoria Hotel in Robin Hood’s Bay, Barnards of Fylingthorpe, Whitby Tourist Information Centre, Village Stores and Gifts in Goathland and Grosmont Coop.

The range is also available by mail order and details can be found on www.baytownrhb.com

Paul Johnston of Baytown says: “We have aimed to produce a high quality range of spirits which complement our beers and which continue to commemorate the area’s rich smuggling heritage.”

Baytown’s new spirits range is supported by the North York Moors National Park Authority through its Local Distinctiveness and Tourism Grant, which funds projects that make it easier for visitors to enjoy the area’s local distinctiveness. The Moors Centre at Danby and Sutton Bank Visitors Centre also stock the Baytown spirits range.

New stockists are welcome and trade details can be obtained from Paul Johnston of Baytown on 01947 880513.

Retail prices are as follows;
700ml bottles: Storm Gin & Ghost Vodka £18.25, Farsyde Port £15.25, and Dragoon Whisky £19.25.
500ml bottles: Storm Gin & Ghost Vodka £15.25, Farsyde Port £13.25 and Dragoon Whisky £16.25.

BAYTOWN BEER SELECTED FOR 40 CO-OPERATIVE FOOD STORES AS PART OF CO-OP’S NEW LOCAL PRODUCE RANGE

Baytown, the Robin Hood’s Bay producer of ‘Smuggler’s Beer’, is celebrating after being selected to supply its bottled beers to around 40 Co-operative Food stores across Yorkshire.

The Co-operative is launching a local supplier initiative which will see the community retailer stock 130 new products from 50 different manufacturers across the county. Baytown has been selected to supply stores with its Press Gang’s Arrival pale ale, Baytown Bitter and Whitby Heritage ruby ale.

Paul Johnston of Baytown says: “We are delighted that our beers are part of the Co-operative’s new range of Yorkshire food and drink. We will be stocking stores across the region including in York, Sheffield, Bradford and Leeds.”

Kate Jones, Head of Local Sourcing, at the Co-operative,adds: “Our customers have told us they want to buy local products at their Co-op store and so we have responded by teaming up with more than 50 new Yorkshire suppliers. Products made in the vicinity of our stores are prized by people who want to support locally produced regional food which often helps to define a specific area such as Yorkshire.
“Our unique local sourcing initiative has been designed to break down the barriers which have previously made it difficult for small companies to supply large national organisations.”

Baytown’s Smuggler’s Beer range is also available in cask and keg for pubs.

VICTORIA HOTEL TO HOST BAYTOWN BEER FESTIVAL IN ROBIN HOOD’S BAY. AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY

The Baytown Beer Festival at the Victoria Hotel in Robin Hood’s Bay is to be held on Sunday 30 and Monday 31 August 2015.

Hosted by the Victoria Hotel, in conjunction with local company Baytown Beers, the festival will showcase up to 16 local ales. All Baytown’s beers will be available together with a wide range of real ales from in and around the North York Moors National Park.

The Baytown Beer Festival aims to give a fun bank holiday weekend for all the family and will also seek to raise money for local charities.

Organisers Andrew Fiddler of the Victoria Hotel said: “We aim to run a festival that will please real ale connoisseurs and people wanting a fun day out.”

More details can be found on www.baytownrhb.com

The Victoria Hotel provides the perfect venue for a summer festival. It was purpose built in 1897 and offers superb views over Robin Hoods Bay from its cliff top location. Facilities include a large bar, family room, sea view restaurant and tea room.

The Baytown beer range is available in 500ml bottles or cask and keg and all drinks are named to commemorate the key characters of Baytown’s 18th century smuggling times.

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.

Andrew Fiddler at the Victoria Hotel can be contacted on 01947 880205 and Paul Johnston of Baytown Beers is on 01947 880513.

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