Welcome to the web site of the Herefordshire Branch of The Campaign for Real Ale, the UK's only consumer group dedicated to independent breweries, traditional pubs and real ale. The branch area is the County of Herefordshire.
ALL SET FOR BEER ON THE WYE X!
Itíll soon be time to head back down to the river for Herefordís annual celebration of real ale, cider and perry, held on one of the most attractive of sites adjacent to Hereford Rowing Club Ė just a short walk from the city centre. For all you need to know, including the beer and cider lists, go to the Beer on the Wye Page
Prince Wins Pub of the Year
The Prince of Wales in Ledbury has been voted Pub of the Year for 2013 by Herefordshire CAMRA.
Runner-up and Country Pub of the Year was the Alma Inn, Linton.
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Dragon Bounces Back
The Autumn 2014 Pub of the Season is the Green Dragon at Bishops Frome (pictured).
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Other recent Pubs of the Season have been:
SUN REMEMBERS FLOSSIE!
Plaque recognises oldest landlady in Britain
Herefordshire CAMRA has teamed up with Gary Seymour and Nick Davies, owners of the famous Sun Inn at Leintwardine, to honour Flossie Lane who ran this parlour pub for 74 years. A commemorative plaque was unveiled last Saturday during the pub's Flossie Day celebrations. For more on this story visit BBC Hereford & Worcester website
Award for Herefordshire Pub Guide
Herefordshire Branch came away from the Members' Weekend at Torquay with yet another award, this time for the Third Edition of Herefordshire Pubs - shared with Oxford Branch as joint winners of Local Pub Guide of the Year.
Last year it was the Hopvine (see ►), whilst both previous editions of our local pub guide (2003 & 2006) also collected the Local Pub Guide of the Year award.
The guide is on sale in bookshops, tourist offices and pubs around the county, as well as by post. For more details and updates on changes to the pubs since publication go to Local Pub Guide.
HEREFORDSHIRE'S FIRST COMMUNITY PUB ANNOUNCED
At an extraordinary public meeting organised by Dilwyn Parish Council on the 22nd February, parishioners voted three to one for the council to proceed and seek a loan, with the aim of purchasing the premises. Fed up with the uncertainty created by a succession of leaseholders, interspersed by short periods of closure, the community are hoping this initiative will secure some much-needed stability of the pub - and will also allow for it to be developed as a community hub.
A new tenant has been found, and the plans are now to refurbish the much-neglected pub. As well as proposing to sell meals made with locally-sourced food, it will also sell beers from Herefordshire, alongside numerous community facilities - including ultimately a shop.