Welcome to Solihull and District CAMRA website
Welcome to the Solihull and District CAMRA website home page. 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
- Mid week Pub crawl - Burton on Trent
Friday 26 April 2019 11:15
Train 11.19 from Birmingham New Street arrives in Burton on Trent at 11.47. Meet near the Ticket Office at Burton on Trent station.
For full details and map see https://solihull.camra.org.uk/viewnode.php?id=97519
Let me know if you can make it so I can look out for you Steve Dyson ku.oc.oohay@2591nosyd_evets
- Hinkley by minibus
Saturday 25 May 2019 10:00
This is a daytime social using a Minibus to visit a brewery & pubs within Hinckley and then on our way back visiting two GBG listed pubs in Leicestershire. See details below:- Minibus will do the usual pickups in this order Knowle, Solihull Station & Shirley Station. We will then make our way to Hinckley.
Our first port of call will be the Elliswood brewery, not far from the Town Centre where the owner/brewer will show us around and then we can sample a couple of his beers. Following this the minibus will then drop us in the town centre where we can either split up or stay as one group and explore the town centre hostelries. Food stop will probably be the Wetherspoons as they are quite quick to maximise our sampling time. Maps of the town centre real ale outlets will be provided.
We will leave Hinckley at 5.30pm and then head off to Ashby-de-la-Zouch to visit the micropub “Tap at No.76” to sample up to 7 real ales, leave here at 7pm to get to the “Black Lion” in Blackfordby with 5 guest beers available. Then head off at 8pm to arrive in Knowle at around 9pm followed by Solihull Station, Shirley etc.
Transport Costs Etc
As we intend to use a minibus the cost per person will be £16.00, this is based on a full minibus. A £10.00 non refundable deposit will secure your place, if however the trip doesn’t go ahead for reasons beyond our control you will get your deposit back.
If we have less than 16 people its not cost effective so we will use public transport. We would have to catch a train from New St, then a short local bus journey to the brewery and back to Hinckley town centre to visit the pubs then probably leaving Hinckley at about 7pm, however this would mean missing the two stops on the journey home. Return train to Hinckley cost is £13.65.
If you would like to come on the above Hinckley Social contact me via the details below but please bear in mind to secure your place I will need a £10.00 deposit which you can give to me at the next branch meeting on the 01/04/19. If you can’t make that date/time, contact me Dave Mckowen via email ku.gro.armac.lluhilos@pihsrebmem()
- Coach and Horses Beer and Gin Festival
Friday 10 – Sunday 12 May 2019
Coach and Horses, Weather Oak Hill, Alvechurch B48 7EA
A weekend of fantastic beers and ciders hand picked from CAMRA's Champion Beer of Britain awards in celebration of our recent accolade of Runner Up Regional Pub Of The Year 2018, as well as festival exclusive beers, with Gin & Prosecco, Street Food and Live Music on Friday & Saturday night.
- Shirley Beer and Cider Festival
Thursday 6 – Saturday 8 June 2019
Camp Hill Rugby Club
Over 100 beers and 25 Ciders
Comedy night Thursday night (Advance tickets only)
Further details https://www.shirleybeerfestival.co.uk
- Local Pub news
Wednesday 10 April 2019
New Micro pub now open in Shirley
The Shaking Hand micro pub opened today. They have 4 Real Ales and Craft beers plus other drinks. It is next door to the main ASDA entrance in Parkgate, Shirley.
The Indian Brewery Station Raod, Solihull. Building work is still in progress.
The Red Lion, Shirley has now reopened.
The Crabmill is currently closed. It has been bought by Brunning and Price (Physician in Edgebaston and Arrow Mill in Alcester) and is currently under going a make over to reopen in May.
- West Midlands CAMRA Region Mild trail
Saturday 11 May 2019
See https://westmidlands.camra.org.uk/viewnode.php?id=65288 for details
Twitter / SolihullCamra
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- Friday 29th March, 19:56 : The Shaking Hand in Shirley Parkgate next to Asda is now open - 3 real ales
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