45 members came to Wold Top Brewery at Hunmanby Grange, Wold Newton. We were served with teas, coffees and biscuits, on arrival, before we were told about the history of the business. Being in the family for a few generations, the farm needed a new direction, and that’s when in 2003, Tom and Gill Mellor, decided to try brewing. Sadly, Gill passed away last year, but their daughter Kate and her husband are continuing the business, which is growing from strength to strength.
Bottling and packaging are all done on-site, thus allowing their staff to make sure that everything is perfect when leaving for the many outlets that sell their cask and bottled beers. We were given samples to try, and most of our members bought beers to take home.
Then we went on, driving through the beautiful scenery – high on the Wolds, in beautiful November sunshine, to the Revelstoke Hotel in Bridlington. What a delight this was, We had ordered the carvery – well known throughout East Yorkshire – and this was served in the function room.
Some stayed in the hotel for a leisurely drink or coffee, while others went for a walk along the seafront.
On the way back home, we stopped at the magical 158 Squadron Memorial at Lissett – designed and sculptured by local artist Peter Naylor.
It has been a pleasure to have organised these last three outings and to actually be able to make them happen. The next three months ones, have already been planned, and are full so let’s hope that we can move on with these great days out.
Thank you for all your support.