Solihull and District

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

News

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

  • Local Pub news - January / February Tuesday 20 February 2024

    The Crab Mill is for sale as a fire damaged pub in need of repair

    Purity has been bought out of administration by the investment company Breal Group. Breal group also own Black Sheep, The Brick Brewery, Brew by Numbers micro brewery and Vinoteca wine bars.

    A number of local pubs have reopened following refurbishments - The Colebrook , The Wilson Arms and The Lion Shirley

    The Harvester is currently closed for refurbishment and will reopen as an Orleans Smokehouse on 19th Feb. https://www.orleanssmokehouse.co.uk/#/

    The Reservoir, Earlswood is to reopen as Hickory's Smokehouse. They are now taking bookings for 28th Feb onwards. It is now owned by Greene King. It will include a sports bar. https://hickorys.co.uk/venue/earlswood-solihull/

    The Crown in Claverdon is currently closed.

  • Local Pub News -December Friday 8 December 2023

    The Lion Shirley has now reopened. It is aiming to have 2 real ales on handpump.

    The Wilson Arms has reopened after a refurbishment

    The Harvester is currently closed for refurbishment and will reopen as an Orleans Smokehouse

    The Crown in Claverdon is currently closed.

    The Reservoir, Earlswood is to reopen as a Hickory Smokehouse at the end of January. It is now owned by Greene King. It will include a sports bar.

  • Local Pub news - November Wednesday 15 November 2023

    The Lion Shirley is due to reopen on 1st December.

    The Harvester is currently closed for refurbishment and will reopen as an Orleans Smokehouse

    The Crown in Claverdon is currently closed.

    The Wilson's Arms is currently closed for refurbishment. It is due to reopen on 23rd November

    The Malt Shovel in Barston has won the best gastro award at the Food Awards (England).

    The Fieldhouse has been awarded the Ember Inns Pub of the year. Other local M&B pubs winning company awards are The Olton Tavern and O'Neill's

    The Reservoir, Earlswood is to reopen as a Hickory Smokehouse at the end of January. It is now owned by Greene King. It will include a sports bar.

  • Local Pub News September/October Wednesday 4 October 2023

    The Lion in Shirley is currently closed

    The Reservoir, Earlswood is to reopen as a Hickory Smokehouse, now owned by Greene King. It will include a sports bar.

    The Black Swan in Henley in Arden is now open

    Planning permission has been granted for the The Mallard (Tidbury Green Farm currently), however Brunning and Price have decided to delay development in the current financial environment and so it will not be opening this year