Here is the latest CAMRA branch news and local pubs and breweries news.

  • Local Pub News July/August Sunday 19 August 2018

    The Dingle (formerly The Harvester ) has reopened after a refurbishment.

    The Damson has reopened.

    The new craft ale bar (The Craft Inn) at 195 Stratford Road Shirley is due open on 6th September (

    The Durham Ox reopened after major redevelopment on Thursday 9th August at 19:00

    Platform 3 near Olton Station opened on the 22nd August. It will be serving 3 real ales, currently Tribute, Enville Ale and Golden Glow. In the future they are aiming to have a selection of craft beers in bottles and cans. See

  • 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.