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.
The Weavers at Park Lane team: Holli Roberts, Vicky Bond, Martin Trickey and Jeff Ide, with CAMRA branch chair Nick Yarwood. (Photo: Colin Hill)
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
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
Wyre Forest CAMRA Cider Pub of the Year 2019
The Beer Emporium & Cider House, Kidderminster
Wyre Forest CAMRA Club of the Year 2019
Chester Road Sports and Social Club, Kidderminster
Colin Hill, with his special award for services to CAMRA,
particularly his photography. Thanks, Colin!
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
Congratulations to all concerned!