It has been a challenging few months for us all – our thoughts are with all those who have suffered personally or lost loved-ones.
It has been pretty quiet here at The Alma. Although whilst our cellar has been on holiday, we have been keeping busy in the kitchen serving hot lunches for those most vulnerable in our community. And our take-away Fish and Chips have been very popular – hopefully providing a bit of a treat at the end of the week and a break from the potential monotony of living in isolation.
But great news…. we have been given the green light to open again on Saturday 4th July! We will be open in the evening on the 4th, from 5pm, for drinks only. We will be open Sunday lunchtime also for drinks only, but for the next month we will not be opening on Sunday evenings. Opening times for July will be as follows:
Monday evening 6 – 11pm: drinks only
Tuesday evening 6 – 11pm: drinks only
Wednesday through to Saturday 12 – 3pm & 6 – 11pm: Food & drink
Sunday lunchtime 12 – 3pm: drinks only
We will not be taking any bookings for the first 2 weeks of July. This is because we only have a modest sized indoor space hence feel it is the fairest way to operate on a first-come-first-served basis.
If you have any questions, please do give us a call on 01989 720355. We would be delighted to hear from you.
We have had a brilliant time over the festive period. In early December we hosted a presentation evening when Linton Festival dontated over £8k to local charities. A fantastic result. Our Santa Run was also a huge success and raised even more money for Cancer Research UK. We had a wonderful selection of santa outfits on display!
We are now taking a break so the kitchen will be closed until Wednesday 15th January. But we are open for drinks in the evenings (and Sunday lunch) – usual opening times apply.
Thanks again for your support in 2019 and we hope to see you soon! All the best.
Here at The Alma we are delighted to have received another CAMRA award! We were named the Marches Pub of the Year 2017 and presented with our certificate in October. To win this award we were competing with pubs across Herefordshire, Shropshire and parts of Worcestershire. So if you are in the area, swing by for a proper good pint!
We are taking a little break in September. Please make a note that the kitchen will be closed for the first two weeks in September (from Monday 4th to Sunday 17th September). The kitchen will reopen on Tuesday 19th. However, if you need to get your Alma fix, the pub will still be open in the evenings for drinks only (usual opening hours apply). Any queries, please ring the pub. Many thanks.
This year’s Linton Summer Sessions is on Saturday 2nd September. The full line up of bands can be found on www.lintonsummersessions.org.uk. This one-day family friendly music event starts at 2pm (gates open at midday). We have 6 very talented local bands and artists playing on the Alma Stage, covering a broad range of music including rock, pop and soul. We also have a bouncy castle for the kids, BBQ and well stocked beer tent. It promises to be another great festival this year, to bring the summer season to a close.
We have just published our first quarterly newsletter! The purpose of the newsletter is to update our friends and customers on our latest news and what events are up and coming. Our spring newsletter, for example, includes what we have planned for Easter and the May Bank Holidays, and what breweries Dan is talking to at the moment about guest ales! Watch this space for more newsletters, or pop into the pub and pick up a paper one!
On Saturday 10th September, six brilliant bands will be taking to the Alma’s stage! Linton Summer Sessions is a small, intimate music event, where local bands play for local people to raise money for local charities. After the success of last year, this one-day, family-friendly, outdoor music festival is back by popular demand. The focus for the event will be the great music, providing the audience with an eclectic mix of rock, blues, jazz, reggae, fusion, pop, and acoustic music. This year’s Sessions present new and exciting rock/blues band, the Setting Suns, plus long-awaited return of Little Rumba offering sweet music from the Welsh Borders! Other returning bands include contemporary folk/pop trio, Little Boy Lost and legends of the local music scene: Ian Drury Allstars, The Other Crowd and The Baddoos. As well as all this there will be a great selection of real ales, ciders, soft drinks, BBQ and a bouncy castle for the little ones!
Tickets are £10 on the gate or £8 in advance from the Alma Inn (free admission for children under 15). Any money raised will go straight to local charities, which include the Village of Linton Trust and Gorsley Goffs PTFA. We hope to see you there!
Full details on the bands that have been booked for 2016 are now available on the Linton Festival website. The line up is superb yet again and includes headline acts King King, Suzi Quatro and Geno Washington! Early Bird weekender tickets are already available via the festival website.