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Welcome to Wyre Forest CAMRA

Wyre Forest branch is part of the West Midlands Region of CAMRA.

The branch covers the towns of Bewdley, Stourport and Kidderminster, and the surrounding areas as far as Newnham Bridge to the west, Blakedown and Hagley to the east and Hartlebury to Shrawley to the south.

Here you can find information on local CAMRA activities. All CAMRA members living in the area are warmly invited to actively participate in branch activities; be that our annual beer festival, monthly Members' Meetings, weekly pub visits, brewery visits or beer scoring tours, amongst other activities.

For full details of our forthcoming meetings see our Branch Diary (available from the menu on the left).

If you're a CAMRA member whilst out and about you can record your beer scores in WhatPub, as it's beer scores that determine which pubs are selected for inclusion in the Good Beer Guide.

If you are not yet a member of CAMRA please consider joining the campaign to help to protect our British Pubs, Real Ale, Cider and Perry in particular.

Contact us at ku.gro.armac.tseroferyw@tcatnoc

2017 Festival Logo

The 2018 Kidderminster Beer and Cider Festival
Town Hall Kidderminster

Save the date: 17 - 19 May 2018
Better still grab the chance to be involved!
Full details and benefits can be seen on our Volunteer's page
Beer Festival 2018 - Volunteer Form)

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  • Tuesday 13th March, 22:08 : This Thursday (15 March), our venue for "80 pubs in 80 weeks" is the Beer Emporium & Cider House in Oxford Street,… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
  • Tuesday 6th March, 12:25 : Lots going on this evening, branch meeting/social at the Real Ale Tavern Bewdley at 8pm, Titanic meet the brewer at… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
  • Tuesday 27th February, 18:34 : Wyre Forest CAMRA Pub of the Year 2018 - the Branch POTY award ceremony will take place at The Weavers Real Ale Hou… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

Latest News

Kidderminster Ale Trail Leaflet

Wyre Forest branch have produced a leaflet
promoting an Ale Trail around Kidderminster.

The leaflet covers a selection of real ale pubs within
walking distance of the Rail and Bus Stations.

An online copy of the leaflet is
available here> Kidderminster Ale Trail

The leaflet is double sided A4 folded to a compact DL size (1/3 of A4).
If you could display any to assist with this promotion copies may be
obtained by contacting us at ku.gro.armac.tseroferyw@tcatnoc

Local Successes in Regional Awards

At the West Midlands Regional Awards yesterday at the Bartons Arms, Aston, 2 local establishments win regional awards.
Well Done to both establishments!

Bewdley Brewery won SILVER for William Mucklow’s Dark Mild in the Old Ale/Strong Mild category Dean and Larni from Weavers on the hill were over the moon to receive the Regional Pub of the Year trophy.
Bewdley Brewery Mucklow's Dark Mild Wins Regional Award Weavers Pub of the region award accepted at Barton Arms

Outstanding Success for Wyre Forest Pub - Weavers Real Ale House in the Final Four of the National Pub of the Year Competition!

Weavers awarded Regional Pub of The Year

On 5 November the final four pubs were announced. They are the Weavers Real Ale House, Kidderminster, Stanford Arms in Lowestoft, Wigan Central in Wigan and the Cricketers Arms in St Helens, Merseyside.

Having originally been awarded the Branch's "Pub of The Year" Award for 2017 the Pub had gone forward to the county nominations where they then won the Worcestershire County Award in competition with the four other pubs across Worcestershire.

At the launch of the Good Beer Guide 2018, pictured, it was announced the pub had won the West Midlands Region award. First out of over 8,000 pubs throughout the West Midlands, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

The overall national winner is expected to be announced in February 2019. Good Luck Weavers!

Good Beer Guide 2018

Our Pub Of The Autumn - The Black Star, Stourport

Wyre Forest Campaign for Real Ales’s (CAMRA) members gathered at the Black Star in Stourport on Monday to present Maria and Andy Gooding with their award of Pub of the Autumn 2017. Members were impressed with the pub’s excellent quality real ales, the friendliness of the bar staff and in particular the flower-filled patio garden overlooking the canal which is perfect for enjoying warm autumn afternoons with a pint of good ale in hand.
Wyre Forest CAMRA Chairman Nick Yarwood commented “Maria and Andy have created a pub with character in the heart of Stourport since Wye Valley Brewery took it over in 2015. As well as the attractive garden and home cooked food they offer a wide choice of consistently excellent beers from Wye Valley with guest beers as well. Well done to them and their bar team for keeping up high standards and for their friendly welcome to customers."
Pub of The Autumn - The Black Star, Stourport

Our Pubs Of The Summer

Rural Pub Of The Summer - The Bell at Pensax
Town Pub Of The Summer - The Station Inn, Kidderminster
Rural Pub of The Summer - The Bell at Pensax Rural Pub of The Summer - The Station Inn, Kidderminster

Black Country Ales - Ale Trail 2018

Black Country Ales - Ale Trail 2018

Black Country Ales, who have recently opened Bewdley's Newest Pub, are running a promotion with a free sweatshirt for anyone visiting all their pubs between January and March.

They have two pubs within our area:
The Real Ale Tavern, Load Street, Bewdley and The Hollybush, Mitton Street, Stourport On Severn.

A list of more of their their pubs can be found on their website> Black Country Ales

For a full sized version of the poster please click the image on the left.

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