Wyre Forest

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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 CAMRA Pub of the Season – Autumn 2019

The Weavers at Park Lane, Kidderminster
The "cosy" Weavers on Park Lane in Kidderminster was CAMRA's Pub of the Season for autumn 2019. Members of the Wyre Forest CAMRA branch were impressed by the ale and cider house’s extensive list of well-kept beers and ciders and voted it their pub for autumn.

Branch chairman Nick Yarwood said: "The pub is popular with locals and visitors alike, seeking out more unusual beers and ciders. For all these reasons, members of Wyre Forest CAMRA voted it as their Pub of the Autumn 2019. Congratulations to landlord Jeff Ide!”

Martin Trickey, barman at The Weavers at Park Lane, said: "This is our 4th CAMRA award and I think members were impressed by our hospitality and fine selection of ever-changing real ales and hand-pulled ciders. When people come in here, particularly those who haven't visited before, they get the first impression of a proper traditional pub.

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The Weavers at Park Lane team: Holli Roberts, Vicky Bond, Martin Trickey and Jeff Ide, with CAMRA branch chair Nick Yarwood. (Photo: Colin Hill)
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CAMRA Members and pub staff celebrate outside the Georgian pub. (photo: Colin Hill)

Wyre Forest Pub of the Season – Summer 2019

The Black Star, Stourport

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

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

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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