B pubs galore

St Johns Crawl 24th August 2016

The area of St Johns in Worcester sometimes gets overlooked as it is ‘across the river’ from the central city. This is a big shame as there are several great pubs in this area and the odd thing is most of them have names beginning with the letter ‘B’ as we will see…

Worcester CAMRA started our tour of St Johns in the Bush, a lovely old pub run by Cannon Royall brewery and featuring up to 5 of their ales – a notably historic interior. The Black Coffee was a favourite being a dark mild just right to start the evening on a mellow note.

The Bush, St. Johns

The Bush, St. Johns

Cannon Royall at the Bush

Cannon Royall at the Bush

From there it is a very short stroll up the hill to Worcester’s first micropub – the Bull Baiters. This is a converted shop featuring a splendid range of ales and cider both local and more far afield. The quiet and cosy interior is conducive to chatting and meeting new people which is surely what a pub is all about.

Bull Baiter, St. Johns

Bull Baiter, St. Johns

Hand-pulled beer in the Bull Baiters

Hand-pulled beer in the Bull Baiters

Moving on, the next pub was the Brewer’s Arms, very much a local’s pubs with a 4 ales on tap and friendly staff – well worth a visit when in the area.

Brewers Arms, St. Johns

Brewers Arms, St. Johns

The next on the list was the Berkeley Arms, a Marston’s pub featuring beers from Jennings and Ringwood.

Berkeley Arms, St. Johns

Berkeley Arms, St. Johns

Our final destination was the Brunswick Arms (passing the sadly closed Fox Inn on the way) where we finished our crawl with a pint and a game of hoop-la in the bar.

Brunswick, St. Johns

Brunswick, St. Johns

All-in-all a great night was had in this fine part of Worcester and I fully recommend visitors to the city to cross the bridge and check out some classic pubs.

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