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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).
Next Branch Social
- Stourbridge and Lye
Wednesday 11 July 2018
Our next midweek crawl on Wednesday 11th July takes in the delights of Stourbridge and Lye. Meet at Stourbridge Junction at 1.10pm following the arrival of the trains from Solihull and Shirley where we shall jump on the town train to commence our tour in Stourbridge.
First port of call is the Red House Boutique. A GBG it has a large range of beers, some from Nationals and well known regionals but itcan always turn up a surprise brew.
Barbridge, another GBG entry is a quirky micro with 4 beers on handpump.
The Waggon and Horses, another GBG 2018 pub, although a short walk from the town centre is well worth a visit. Enville and Holden's are the mainstay here but 3 guests vary the selection.
A bite to eat will then be taken at the Wetherspoons near the station and then we shall get the number 9 bus to Lye.
Here we shall first call on the Shovel, a pub which has vastly improved of late to gain a place in the 2018 GBG. Some beers are well known but with 7 guests something to tickle everyone's palettes.
Last port of call will be Sadlers Brewhouse and Bar.Tap to Sadlers Brewery expect 6 beers from their stable.
If time permits a swift one in the Windsor Castle?
Our transport home will be by train from Lye, 2201 for the Shirley contingent and 2229 for the Solihull contingent. If you wish to come along let me know so that I can keep an eye out for you. My e-mail address is: ku.oc.oohay@2591nosyd_evets.
- 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
- 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 - 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.