Solihull and District

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale


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

  • Local Pub News September/October Monday 19 October 2020

    The latest Covid rules means that you can only drink with friends outside and a maximum of 6. A number of pubs are now putting up sheltered areas for drinkers e.g. The Fieldhouse ( see, Shelly Farm, Fleur de Lys, The Bull.

    Ale Hub Micro pub - Dickens Heath

    The new micro pub opened in Dickens Heath on 24th September.

    New Micro pub in Shirley

    Application for a new micropub selling real ales at 277 Longmore Road, Shirley (formally a Newsagent) has been approved.

    New Craft Ale pub In Solihull?

    Planning application has been submitted for a new craft ale bar in Station Road Solihull (formally Hunters estate agent).

  • Local Pub News August Saturday 1 August 2020

    Most pubs in the area are now open however please check the social media and the website of the individual establishment for full details. Please be aware that many places are only open to those who have booked first. Some clubs are only open to members initially while they gauge how busy they are likely to be

    Shaking Hand - Shirley

    Reopening 4th Sept (Wednesday to Sunday initially)

    White Lion, Hampton in Arden

    Open with reduced hours.

    Bluebell, Henley in Arden

    The Landlord (and staff) of the Red Lion in Claverdon have moved to the Bluebell in Henley in Arden.

    New Micro pub in Dickens Heath

    The new micropub in Dickens Heath, Ale Hub Venue, is due to open the second week of September.

  • Local Pub News - May , June Friday 15 May 2020

    The Government has confirmed that pubs can reopen from 4th July provided they provide table service only indoors and collect contact details of customers (for contact tracing).

    See Martin's Branch Email - Pubs - Restrictions to be relaxed

    In the meantime there are a number of pubs proving a take away service - see the individual business for current availability.

    Pubs providing takeaway food

    A number of pubs in the area are providing a limited food takeaway service :- The Farm, The Boot , Lapworth, The Warwickshire Lad, The Orange Tree, The Butchers Social

    Draft Real Ale

    Bernies Off licience

    Pub quiz

    The pubs may be shut but the pub quiz goes on! The Fieldhouse and other Ember inns in the area have been holding a virtual quiz night

    Local Brewery

    Silhill Brewery (based at Catherine-de-Barnes) has just lost all its outlets for barrel beer with the pubs all having closed. As a result, they have switched production to bottles and offer home delivery through this website:

    It costs £21.95 for 12 bottles plus £3 for "local" delivery, which works at least for Solihull and Balsall Common.

    It is a great opportunity to support a local business during these hard times!