The idea of BeerHeadZ is conceived over a pint or three by drinking buddies Phil Ayling and Dave Moore. Ideas are transformed to reality and the two go in search of suitable venues for the first BeerHeadZ pub.
BeerHeadZ Retford opens
After months of planning, our first pub opens to coincide with the Retford beer festival, which is conveniently situated opposite our front doors!
BeerHeadZ wins its first award, with Retford becoming North Notts CAMRA’s ‘Pub of the Season’ for Winter.
BeerHeadZ logo copyrighted
The distinctive BeerHeadZ logo is successfully registered as a trademark and is now protected by law.
First Good Beer Guide entry
BeerHeadZ gets its first entry with the Retford pub appearing in the 2016 edition of CAMRA Good Beer Guide.
Second award for Retford
Retford receives its second accolade in six months, becoming North Notts CAMRA’s Pub of the Season for Summer.
First beer festival
BeerHeadZ holds its first ‘Next Stop – Hop City’ beer festival at Retford.
BeerHeadZ goes Limited
BeerHeadZ registers as a Limited Company.
Retford wins POTY
Retford follows up its two Seasonal awards with the big one, North Notts CAMRA Pub of the Year!
BeerHeadZ Grantham opens
BeerHeadZ opens its second pub, located in Grantham, Lincs.
Retford wins Notts POTY
BeerHeadZ Retford progresses to the next round of the National competition and wins the accolade of ‘Nottinghamshire Pub of the Year’.
Online shop opens
Our online shop, ‘BeerHeadZ Gear’, opens for business selling all kinds of BHZ merch, from Tees and sweats, to bags and bottles! See www.beerheadz.biz/shop
Retford wins again
Retford picks up its fifth award, in the form of North Notts Pub of the Season for Winter.
Grantham wins its first!
Grantham CAMRA vote BeerHeadZ as their ‘Town Pub of the Year’.
BeerHeadZ Nottingham opens
After many months hassle and a Licensing Committee hearing, BeerHeadZ eventually opens its third venue at the delightful Grade II listed ‘Cabman’s Shelter’ on Nottingham Station.
BeerHeadZ Lincoln opens
After months of opposition, meetings and a court appearance, Lincoln eventually opens in the historic ‘Bail’ area of uphill Lincoln, becoming BeerHeadZ’ fourth venue.
Grantham wins second
BeerHeadZ Grantham wins Grantham CAMRA’s ‘Town Pub of the Year’ award for the second consecutive year. Hilariously, the certificate is made out to ‘BearHeadz’.
Nottingham top for cider
Ironically BeerHeadZ becomes top spot for cider lovers in Nottingham by becoming Nottingham CAMRA’s ‘Cider Pub of the Year’.
First tap takeover
Lincoln becomes the first BeerHeadZ pub to run a ‘tap takeover’, hosting the excellent Italian craft brewers, ORA.
BeerHeadZ No.5 opens
BeerHeadZ opens its fifth outlet in the oldest secular building in Melton Mowbray.
Retford wins again
BeerHeadZ Retford receives North Notts CAMRA ‘Pub of the Season’ award for Autumn 2018, taking its award tally to six.
Another win for Retford
North Notts CAMRA ‘Pub of the Season’ for Spring 2019 goes to BeerHeadZ Retford, making it their seventh award.
All BeerHeadZ in GBG
The 2020 CAMRA Good Beer Guide is published and all five BeerHeadZ have an entry! A special beer – 555 is commissioned to celebrate.