Campaign for real aleWelcome to Worcester CAMRA
From Our Chairman
Supporting Pubs and Breweries
I’m sure you all agree this is a time of unprecedented challenges for all our Worcestershire pubs and breweries. Currently, it’s unknown the long term impact of the pandemic. However, the situation will become more apparent as government financial support eases over the coming months.
CAMRA does have the well fair of pubs and brewers at its heart, and we all want to help.
Worcester CAMRA is playing our part by hosting one of the first CAMRA events in 2021, ‘The 2nd Worcester CAMRA Pub Festival 2021 on July 30th 2021’.
A CAMRA pub festival is a great way to help our pubs and breweries and does seem a good fit at the current time:
They help pubs bring in more customers and provide a financial boost directly.
It brings pubs and breweries into the cities limelight
Allows Pubs to showcase their establishments
They are fun for all involved
You can get involved by volunteering or come along and enjoy the event.
Please support our pubs during this challenging time.
What is CAMRA?
Campaign For Real Ale
CAMRA will be 50 years old in 2021 and is certainly a big contributor to the vast selection of beer, cider, and perry we see in our pubs today. The Pub trade remains challenging and CAMRA lobbies government and campaigns on all aspects of the Pub welfare. CAMRA is a volunteer organisation striving for thriving pubs with good quality beer, cider, and perry. We also encourage people to drink beer and go to pubs with our many CAMRA beer festivals, pub finders, and awards.
Every CAMRA branch has a range of activities it is involved in and Worcester CAMRA is no exception. We rate pubs and beer, campaign, have many trips, events and social get-togethers and lay on one of the biggest beer festivals in the country.
We invite all new and prospective members to come along to one of our meetings, social get-togethers or events and enjoy the fun and sociability of our fine Worcester CAMRA members.
Current Active Members
Actively Involved Members
Yearly Survey Trips
Yearly Member Meetings
Real Ale Pubs in our area
Yearly Social Trips
Rating beer online at home or if you have a smart phone in the pub using Whatpub.com
The National Beer Scoring System (NBSS) built into WhatPub.com is a 0-5 (0 = No cask ale available) point scale for judging beer quality in pubs.
Good Beer Guide selections
Worcester CAMRA branch nominates 24 pubs for entry to the Good Beer Guide every year
Packed with 4,500 of the best real ale pubs in the UK and information on every real ale brewery currently operating. Worcester CAMRA has 24 pubs to nominate annually. Worcester CAMRA uses the scoring system, survey trips, word of mouth and selections knockout rounds evening to select the 24 pubs. Due to the high standard of pubs in our area, we find there are really good pubs that don’t get into the good beer guide because of limited space.
Pub of the Year selections
Each branch nominates a pub of the year (POTY) for their area
Worcestershire is made up of 4 CAMRA branches: Worcester, Wyre Forest, Redditch and Bromsgrove, and Shakespeare. Pubs are then potentially nominated for Worcestershire POTY, West Midlands POTY or National POTY
CAMRA are always campaigning for good quality real ale, cider and perry in thriving pubs and clubs across every community
Current CAMRA campaigns:
Stop tax killing beer and pubs
Secure an effective government support package for pubs
Encourage more people to try a range of real ales, ciders, and perries
To raise the profile of pub-going and increase the number of people using pubs regularly
Historical Pub Interiors
CAMRA's Pub Heritage Group identify and record those pubs which retain traditional interiors or have rooms or features of national importance
CAMRA’s Pub Heritage Group identifies and records those pubs which retain traditional interiors or have rooms or features of national importance. 265 are listed on our National Inventory of Historic Pub Interiors. A 2nd tier—the Regional Inventories of Historic Pub Interiors records interiors which are altered but still have architectural value
Worcester Beer Festival
Well established with 2019 being the 20th festival year
Worcester CAMRA Beer, Cider and Perry Festival is held yearly in August, on the racecourse in the centre of Worcester City, conveniently sited for local and national public transport. The festival is organised and run entirely by volunteers. It’s a big festival and takes a lot of organising and a large staff to run it.
Worcester Pub Festival
In 2019 Worcester held it's very first Pub Festival which was a great success
The Worcester Pub Beer Festival will be held from Friday 29th to Sunday 31st March 2019.
This inaugural event featured 12 of Worcester’s finest pubs, over 120 different beers, some amazing ciders and Perrys and, of course, fantastic food and entertainment.
Pint Taken Magazine
Worcestershire County CAMRA magazine
9000+ copies are distributed to real ale pubs in and around the county. You can get involved by distributing around Worcestershire pubs and it’s a great icebreaker for landlords or if you’re feeling a little more creative why not have your say and write an article.
We keep our part of Worcestershire Pub data up todate and relavant
Pubs featured on this website have been independently added and updated by thousands of CAMRA volunteers and includes over 96% of Britain’s real ale pubs. Worcester CAMRA looks after the information on 250+ pubs in our area. Information is maintained by individuals, our database coordinates and our active Worcester CAMRA members.
LocAle is an initiative that promotes pubs stocking locally brewed real ale in order to reduce the number of ‘beer miles’ from brewery to pub cellar.
Accredited Pubs endeavour to ensure at least one locally brewed real ale is available.Everyone benefits: public houses, consumers, local brewers, The local economy, the environment and tourism
Beer Tasting and Beer Tasting Panels
Beer Tasting courses are available locally. CAMRA Tasting Panels are responsible for tasting all the beers that are regularly brewed within the Region. Annually they check and write the beer descriptions in the back of the Good Beer Guide and also put forward beers to CAMRA’s Champion Beer of Britain Competition
Pub Survey Trips
Worcester CAMRA survey trips keep us up todate with rural pubs in our area
Four mini-bus survey trips annually covering Worcestershire South, Worcestershire West, Worcestershire East and Worcestershire Pub of the Year. WhatPub beer scoring(NBSS) is considered for a pub survey list. Pubs are surveyed as part of the trips and WhatPub information updated accordingly
City Pub Tours
Worcester City north and south pub tours
Two walking Worcester city pub tours annually to survey Worcester pubs. WhatPub beer scoring considered for city pub tour itinerary
Worcester pubs in previous GBGs or POTYs are reviewed. Pubs are surveyed as part of the trips and WhatPub information updated accordingly.
Worcester CAMRA have social events most months of the year
Worcester CAMRA has a range of events we get involved with from Pub beer festivals, CAMRA beer festivals, Boat trips, and others to simply meeting up in a nice pub for a chat, sometimes talking about topics other than beer.
Worcester CAMRA meetings happen 9 times a year and is where we catch up on everything beer and CAMRA
All member meetings have a full agenda covering all member activities such as beer scoring, locale, pub surveying, and the latest pub news. A topic of the Evening is an open discussion on a specific CAMRA related topic
Pubs in our Area
Worcester CAMRA supports 250+ pubs in our part of Worcestershire and we are constantly reviewing, rating beer, surveying and ensuring WhatPub is up to date.
Good Beer Guide and Pub of the Year selections are made annually. Worcester CAMRA has compiled a list of the excellent pubs in our area. All these pubs are highly recommended covering our main areas of Worcester, Malvern, Pershore and the countryside.
Pubs in Worcester
Pubs in Malvern
Pubs in Pershore
Pubs in the country
Pubs to review
Some of our CAMRA members have many years of experience and knowledge covering all aspects of beer and the pub industry. CAMRA offers you high quality, informative content and learning opportunities to support your lifelong learning about beer, cider and perry.
Real cider is a long established traditional drink, but most of the cold fizzy products we are used to seeing are far from the real thing. Real cider is produced naturally from apples and is neither carbonated or pasteurised, while real perry is made from pears.
There are a wide variety of beer types from malty, lightly-hopped milds to dark and bitter stouts and porters. There is beer out there to suit everyone’s taste
In the early 1970s, CAMRA coined the term ‘real ale’ to describe traditional draught cask beers. ‘real ale’ distinguishes itself from the processed and highly carbonated beers that were promoted by big brewers at that time.
Join CAMRA today
CAMRA Membership extends your experience of everything pubs and beer with social people and lots of fun. Also, enjoy the wide range of membership benefits and exclusive discounts just for you.