A ‘TASTE OF SMUGGLING’ GUIDED WALK ROUND ROBIN HOOD’S BAY
WITH BUFFET AND BEER TASTING.
SATURDAY 23 MAY 7PM FROM ROBIN HOOD’S BAY DOCK
There is a rare opportunity to discover the hidden smuggling secrets of Robin Hood’s Bay on Saturday 23 May at 7pm. Paul Johnston of Baytown beers will be leading ‘A Taste of Smuggling’ guided walk followed by a buffet and beer tasting at the Victoria Hotel.
Pre booking is essential at £15 through the Moors National Park Centre Danby on 01439 772738.
Organised as part of the North York Moors National Park Walkfest 2015, the walk will start in the Dock. 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 Victoria Hotel with a buffet and 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 hotel 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.northyorkmoors.org.uk/walkingfestival
All places cost £15 and include walking tour, buffet and beer tasting. Alternative quality non alcoholic drinks are also available.