Wyre Forest Branch

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Pub & Club Awards

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CAMRA branch members vote at our meetings to award pub and club of the year, plus pub of each season.

Wyre Forest Pub of the Season – Summer 2019

The Black Star, Stourport

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Winner of Summer Pub of the Season 2019: The Black Star, Stourport.
The garden terrace of the Black Star in Stourport is a sunny place to watch narrowboats chugging by on the Staffs & Worcester Canal below, enjoy a meal, one of many Wye Valley beers, maybe a traditional cider or a guest beer the pub has on offer.

It was also the perfect spot for owners Maria and Andy Gooding to be presented with the Wyre Forest CAMRA Pub of the Summer Award on a hot Sunday afternoon in July. The terrace was busy with visitors enjoying the pub’s weekend gin festival as well as the excellent beers.

In the picture are customers and CAMRA members with Andy & Maria Gooding receiving their award from branch Chair Nick Yarwood.

Wyre Forest Pub of the Season – Spring 2019

Bewdley Brewery Tap, Bewdley

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Winner of Spring Pub of the Season 2019: Bewdley Brewery Tap
CAMRA secretary Rob Budworth said, “There is an excellent choice of beers, both pale and dark, combined with a choice of light or strong ales. The quality is always excellent, there’s welcoming and supportive staff and with the improved facilities, opening times and the new street food initiative the venue is now ideal for a spring day visit.”
Pictured L-to-R: Bewdley Brewery Staff Dave Car (owner/manager), Christine Carr, Callum Wilding, Ian Mercer and Tim Wilkins with Rob Budworth of Wyre Forest CAMRA


2019 Annual Awards

Wyre Forest CAMRA Pub of the Year 2019

The King & Castle, Kidderminster


Pic: CAMRA members with pub manager Gavin Chance


Wyre Forest CAMRA Cider Pub of the Year 2019

The Beer Emporium & Cider House, Kidderminster

2019 Cider Pub of the Year: Beer Emporium & Cider House
Pic: Manager Lynn with CAMRA cider champion Tracey


Wyre Forest CAMRA Club of the Year 2019

Chester Road Sports and Social Club, Kidderminster

2019 Wyre Forest CAMRA Club of the Year: Chester Road Sports and Social Club
Pic: Staff with CAMRA branch chairperson Nick Yarwood



Colin Hill, with his special award for services to CAMRA,
particularly his photography. Thanks, Colin!

2018 Awards

Wyre Forest Pub of The Season – Winter 2018

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The Castle Inn, Kidderminster
Members were impressed with its warm and friendly welcome, the good quality of the beers on display, and the cosy log fire helping to make the whole place very warm.
The landlords Marie Heenan and Neil Osborne are very welcoming and the general atmosphere is very positive. The pub also offers reasonably priced food at weekends.
A lot of work has been put in to make a successful pub and members felt it very deserving of recognition.

Wyre Forest Pub Of The Season – Autumn 2018

Pub of the Autumn Presentation
Wyre Forest CAMRA’s Pub of the Autumn 2018, as voted by the members, is Ye Olde Seven Stars, Kidderminster.
Congratulations to all concerned!

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