Welcome to Solihull and District CAMRA website. Here you will find a summary of the latest pub news and up and coming events in the next few weeks. More details can be found by following the menu on the left. Why not get involved and come along to one of our branch meetings or follow our Facebook page (see below).
- Trip to Nottingham
Saturday 21 April 2018
Nottingham pub crawl
We will be looking to catch the 10.19 train from Birmingham New Street, arriving into Nottingham at 11.28. The draft list of pubs are:
VAT & FIDDLE Queens Bridge Road NG2 1NB. 200 yards from the railway station. Castle Rock Brewery tap and has 12 handpulls. Full range of Castle Rock plus occasional guests.
THE CANALHOUSE Canal Street NG1 7EH. Castle Rock pub with generally 3 Castle Rock beers and up to 3 guests on. The Canalhouse is unique in that there is a canal boat parked inside the pub (one of the ways to the bar is across a bridge over the canal).
YE OLD TRIP TO JERUSALEM Brewhouse Yard, NG1 6AD. At the foot of Nottingham Castle, built into the rock face. One of the oldest pubs in Nottingham. Owned by Greene King has Nottingham beers and other locals/Regionals as guests.
CRAFTY CROW Friar Lane, NG1 6EB. Magpie Brewery’s first pub. 10 beers including good range of microbrewery beers, and real ciders.
THE ROUNDHOUSE Royal Standard Place NG1 6FS. This building was part of the old Nottingham General Hospital. A freehouse with 6 beers on offer and the house beer Roundheart, is brewed by Dancing Duck.
HAND & HEART 65–67 Derby Road NG1 5BA. Freehouse and sister pub to the Roundhouse, also has Roundheart as the house beer plus 7 ever changing guests. CAMRA discount: 10p pint 5p half
ORGAN GRINDER Alfreton Road NG7 3JE. Blue Monkey Brewery tap. 9 beers, Blue Monkey plus Doom Bar. We may call into the Sir John Borlase Warren (11 beers) and/or the Falcon (8 beers) on Canning Circus on the way back into the city centre.
BELL INN Angel Row NG1 6HL. Arguably the oldest pub in Nottingham. With 3 separate rooms, owned by Greene King with a full range of their beers, plus guests from Nottingham Brewery. Note: the house beer is from Greene King.
BARREL DROP 7 Hurts Yard NG1 6JD. On alley off Angel Row. Micropub with up to 10 guest beers on stillage + Real Cider
CROSS KEYS Byard Lane NG1 2GJ. Freehouse run by Great Northern Inns with beers from Navigation Brewery, both their regular and seasonal offerings. You may find a couple of guests as well.
NEWSHOUSE Canal Street NG1 7HB. 2 room Castle Rock pub. 2 Castle Rock beers and 2 guests which usually includes a mild.
Please let me know by email (Paul Wigley) at the earliest possible opportunity if you would like to go on this crawl.
- CAMRA members' weekend & AGM
Friday 20 – Sunday 22 April 2018
University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL.
The AGM is in the ARTs complex. Numerous brewery and walking trips are planned for Friday and Saturday evenings. See http://www.agm.camra.org.uk/members-weekend-trips for details.
- Stourbridge CAMRA Beer Festival
Wednesday 25 – Saturday 28 April 2018
Stourbridge Town Hall, Crown Centre. Around 70 cask ales and 31 ciders. Wednesday - CAMRA members only (or join at door)
More information » http://www.stourbridgebeerfest.org.uk/
- Kidderminster CAMRA Beer Festival
Thursday 17 – Saturday 19 May 2018
Kidderminster Town Hall
Kidderminster Beer festival, Kidderminster town hall.
Around 50 beers plus ciders and perries
- 42nd WOLVERHAMPTON BEER Festival
Thursday 7 – Saturday 9 June 2018
Newhampton Arts Centre, Dunkley St, Wolverhampton WV1 4AN. Further details see http://www.Wolverhampton.camra.org.uk
- BARTONS ARMS Beer Festival
Thursday 26 – Sunday 29 April 2018
Bartons Arms 144 High Street,Aston Birmingham B6 4UP
18 Real Ales
For details see https://www.thebartonsarms.com
- Shirley Beer and Cider Festival
Thursday 10 – Saturday 12 May 2018
Camp Hill Rugby Club
Over 100 beers and 25 Ciders
Entrance £13 in advance or £15 at gate including Glass and £8 beer token. [£9 tokens for members of CAMRA , Camp Hill, Round Table or Ladies Circle].
Comedy night Thursday night (Advance tickets only)
Further details https://www.shirleybeerfestival.co.uk