Welcome to new look 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 or Twitter acount(see below).

Branch Events

Branch Meetings

  • July Branch Meeting Monday 2 July 2018 20:30 White Lion

    Solihull CAMRA Branch Meeting - branch members welcome.

  • July Committee Meeting Monday 16 July 2018 20:30 Beech House

    Branch members are welcome to attend Committee meetings but will be unable to participate unless invited to do so .

Next Branch Social

  • Leicester Pub Crawl Saturday 23 June 2018

    A tour round Leicester city centre pubs. For details and interactive map see Leicester City Centre Pub Crawl 23rd June 2018

    Will be aiming to catch the 10.22 train from Birmingham New Street, arriving into Leicester at 11.13. Train costs are around £10 depending on ticket options.

    Please let me David McKowen know by email at the earliest opportunity if you would like to go on this social.

Regional CAMRA Events
  • BROMSGROVE BEER Festival Thursday 28 – Saturday 30 June 2018

    Bromsgrove Rugby Football Club, Finstall Rd, Bromsgrove B60 3DH (110mins walk from Bromsgrove station & buses available from town centre.).

    144 beers & 50+ ciders/perries. Open Thu 6-11pm (CAMRA members & Trade Only); Fri 12noon-11pm; Sat 11am-9.30pm.

    Entry £3 (members £1) + £2 Souvenir glass.

    Food available and live music from Friday (see website for details). Plenty of room outside, marquee for picnics, & family games. Camping available from Rugby club. Details http://www.bromsgrovebeerfestival.org.uk

  • STRATFORD-UPON-AVON BEER & CIDER Festival Friday 6 – Saturday 7 July 2018

    Stratford-upon-Avon Racecourse, Luddington Rd, Warwickshire CV37 9SE.

    75+ beers & 30+ ciders/perries. Food available. Town shuttle service from railway station, camping via racecourse campsite (enquire direct). £10 entrance to include glass, programme, & £5 tokens. Open Fri 12noon-11pm, Sat 11am-11pm. Info: http://www.stratfordbeerfestival.org.uk

Local Pub Beer festivals
  • Griffin Beer Festival Friday 22 – Sunday 24 June 2018

    11th Griffin Beer Festival Griffin Inn, Church Road, Shustoke, B46 2LB

    100+ beers, 30+ ciders, live music, food and camping available. From noon each day.

  • Inn on the Green Beer Festival Thursday 12 – Sunday 15 July 2018

    Inn on the Green Beer Festival (2 Westley Road, Acocks Green B27 YUH)

    20+ales, 6 ciders. Music Fri and Sat live and free. Discount for CAMRA members.

  • BLACK COUNTRY BEER FESTIVAL Thursday 9 – Saturday 11 August 2018

    Lye Cricket Club, Stourbridge Road Sports Ground, Lye, West Mids DY9 7DH. Over 120 real ales, ciders and perrys. £10 entry includes glass and £5 of drinks vouchers. £2 off for CAMRA members. Live music, Black Country BBQ. Open : Thur 6-11pm, Fri & Sat 12pm –11pm Contact 07916 620 934 or http://www.blackcountrybeerfestival.com

Local Pub news
  • Local Pub News - June Monday 11 June 2018

    The Black Swan in Henley In Arden has now reopened.

    The Durham Ox in Shrewley is undergoing a major refurbishment. Estimated completion could be around the middle of June.

    The Draw Bridge is currently closed for refurbishment. It reopens on Wednesday 13th June at 16:00

    The Vaults has been refurbished.

    The Damson is currently closed.

    The Harvester (The Dingle) in Tanhouse Farm Road has reopened after a short closure. However it will close again on 18th June for a major refurbishment and will reopen on 16th July.

    The Tap and Tandoor (formally the Sadlers) is set to open on 14th June.

    The Hobs Meadow is now owned by Heineken following the sale of Punch Taverns. It is being advertised as “To Let” on the Star Pubs & Bars website and there is a sign on the side of the pub.

    We have two new real ale outlets in our area. The Lake At Barston now sells Doom Bar, and the Harvester restaurant in Shirley also sells Doom Bar.