A WORD

From Our Chairman

Worcester CAMRA has grown rapidly in recent years to become a vibrant social hub for everything beer in our part of Worcestershire.
CAMRA will be celebrating its 50th birthday in 2021 and with over 191,000 members is still going strong, campaigning for real ale, cider and perry in thriving pubs and clubs.
I believe Worcester has the best range of pubs for decades. It’s a privilege to be Worcester CAMRA Chairman during this time and leader of such a fine group of CAMRA members.

Mark Griffiths-Chairman

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.

What Is CAMRA?

What Is CAMRA?

CAMRA stands for Campaign for Real Ale

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Our History

Our History

CAMRA started in 1971 and now approaching 200,000 members

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Volunteers Organisation

Volunteers Organisation

A hierachical structure of 190,000+ Volunteers

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CAMRA Staff

CAMRA Staff

A dedicated team supporting volunteers

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Pub Campaigning

Pub Campaigning

Campaigning for Pubs

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Beer Quality

Beer Quality

CAMRA campaigns and promotes for beers of exceptional quality

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CAMRA Events

CAMRA Events

Every year over 180 local beer festivals takes place across the country

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Rate Beer

Rate Beer

Rating Beer is fun and helps CAMRA branches in selecting pubs for the Good Beer Guide and monitor beer quality

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Good Beer Guide

Good Beer Guide

Good Beer Guide (GBG) is the beer lover’s bible

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Pub of the Year (POTY)

Pub of the Year (POTY)

POTY is the best all round pub serving real ale

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CAMRA Learning

CAMRA Learning

Find out everything beer, cider and perry with CAMRA Learning

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CAMRA Membership

CAMRA Membership

CAMRA membership is your route into the world of real ale and protecting the great British pub

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Great British Beer Festival Winter

CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, invites festival lovers to enjoy ‘ales of every season’ at Birmingham’s first Great British Beer Festival Winter, from 4-8 February 2020! Not to be confused with a festival for winter beers alone, beers of every style and shade will be available, served in cask, KeyKeg and bottle – from dark to ruby brown and golden ales, plus world beers, real ciders, gins and more!

Great British Beer Festival Winter 2020

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The Great British Beer Festival Winter 2020 is open:

Tuesday 4th February – 13:00 – 22:30 (CAMRA members and trade only before 17:00)
Wednesday 5th February – 11:00 – 22:30
Thursday 6th February – 11:00 – 22:30
Friday 7th February – 11:00 – 22:30
Saturday 8th February – 11:00 – 19:00

Last entry 30 minutes before close.

Worcester camra

Activites

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

Rate Beer

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

Campaigning

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.

WhatPub Maintenance

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.

CAMRA LocAle

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

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.

Social Events

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.

Member Meetings

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

Worcester pubs

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

Blog

News and Announcements

Keep up to date with all the current pub news, local events, and announcements

Calendar

Worcester CAMRA Events

CAMRA Beer Festivals

20th Solihull Beer Festival

20th Solihull Beer Festival

40 real ales & 6 ciders. Open: Thu 5pm-11pm, Fri & Sat 12noon-11pm. Discount to card-carrying CAMRA membs for all sess. Sat 2pm: Homebrew competition. Live music Sat eve from the Strumtroopers. Food avail during all sessions.

on 03/10/2019 5:00pm to 05/10/2019 11:00pm

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Kidderminster Beer & Cider Festival 2019 7-9 November 2019

Kidderminster Beer & Cider Festival 2019 7-9 November 2019

The magnificent Kidderminster Town Hall is our setting for the 2019 festival featuring 42 beers plus over 15 ciders and perries, soft drinks, a selection of wines (including locally produced wines and fruit wines) and NEW for 2019 a Craft Gin bar. It's ju

on 07/11/2019 2:00pm to 09/11/2019 9:00pm

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Local Festivals

Green Hop Evening & Ledbury Real Ales Tap Takeover at the Wyche Inn,Malvern

Green Hop Evening & Ledbury Real Ales Tap Takeover at the Wyche Inn,Malvern

Come and Celabrate Green Hops at the Wyche Inn,Malvern evening of 7th November 2019

on 07/11/2019 6:30pm to 07/11/2019 11:00pm

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Three Kings Annual Beer Festival 2019 at Hanley Castle

Three Kings Annual Beer Festival 2019 at Hanley Castle

Three Kings Annual Beer Festival 2019 at Hanley Castle weekend of 8th November 2019

on 08/11/2019 7:00pm to 10/11/2019 11:00pm

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CAMRA Learning

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.

What is Real Cider

What is Real Cider

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.

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Beer Types

Beer Types

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

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What is Real Ale

What is Real Ale

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.

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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.

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