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.
Issued 14 September 2016