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1st October 2018

Dates for your diary

Winners of the 2017 Awards

The last quarter of 2018 offers a number of events for Guild members, including our annual dinner and awards presentation. Please mark the dates below and visit the events page of our website for more detail.


Tuesday 30 October

10.00 am to 4.00 pm

Venue: The Admiralty, Trafalgar Square, London

We still have a few places left for this course, delivered by former BBC producer Jack Soper. The practical workshop is at a ‘beginners-plus’ level, suitable for complete novices and those who have already started to podcast.

Cost: £50 to Guild members – a subsidised rate for this hands on training course, which includes lunch.  Places are limited, so book early by emailing


Wednesday 14 November

6.30 – 9.00 pm

The Parcel Yard, King’s Cross Station, London

Three editors will take part in this informal session, designed to give Guild members a better understanding of what editors want from freelance writers, journalists and PRs.  Our panel is: Adrian Tierney-Jones, editor of Original Gravity and current Beer Writer of the Year; Chris Losh, editor of Imbibe magazine and Rob Davies of The Guardian,

Please join us to listen, ask questions and network afterwards with our speakers and other Guild members. A light buffet will be served after the session.

The event is free of charge to members. To book your place, please email


Thursday 22 November

6.00 pm – midnight

Chelsea Harbour Hotel, Chelsea

The Guild’s annual dinner and presentation of our awards for writing about beer and pubs. We are this year at a new venue, the Chelsea Harbour Hotel, for this not-to-be-missed event which includes a four-course dinner matched with beers, pre-and post-meal beers provided by our sponsors and the announcement of the winners of our nine award categories, Beer Writer of the Year and Brewer of the Year.

Tickets will be on sale shortly at £60 (inc VAT) per head for individual Guild members.

Corporate members wishing to buy tickets at £125 (inc VAT) should contact