Herefordshire CAMRA

Welcome to the web site of the Herefordshire Branch of The Campaign for Real Ale, the UKís only consumer group dedicated to independent breweries, traditional pubs and real ale. The branch area is the County of Herefordshire. For up-to-date news and comment, see the Branch Facebook page:


Herefordís annual celebration of real ale, cider and perry, was held once again in July 2023 on the banks of the River Wye. For full report, including beer and cider winners, go to Beer on the Wye Page.

For extra information and comment go to Festival Website or Ė together with the latest news on local pubs, beer and cider - our Beer on the Wye social media pages:

Beer on the Wye returns on Friday 11th to Sunday 13th July, 2024.

Watch This Space for Pub of The Year 2023 title

The Pub of the Year for 2023 has been selected by by Herefordshire CAMRA members, and its identity is soon to be revealed. In 2022 the award went to the Alma at Linton.

See Pub Awards

Pub of the Season

The Autumn 2023 Pub of the Season was the Chequers in Leominster.

See Pub Awards

Other recent Pubs of the Season have been:

  • Summer 2023: Boot, Orleton
  • Spring 2023: New Strand, Eardisley
  • Winter 2022: Oak, Staplow
  • Autumn 2022: Vaga Tavern, Hereford
  • Spring 2022: Tap House, Ross-on-Wye
  • Autumn 2020: Nagís Head, Peterchurch
  • Spring 2020: Bells, Almeley
  • Winter 2019: Monkland Arms, Monkland
  • Autumn 2019: Majors Arms, Halmonds Frome
  • Summer 2019: Englandís Gate Inn, Bodenham
  • Spring 2019: Lichfield Vaults, Hereford
  • Winter 2018: Crown Inn, Dilwyn
  • Autumn 2018: Red Lion, Stiffords Bridge
  • Summer 2018: Oak Inn, Staplow
  • Spring 2018: Olde Tavern, Kington
  • Winter 2017: Red Lion, Pembridge

  • Finding Herefordshire Pubs


    Local pub guides have been superseded by CAMRAís national on-line pub guide What Pub, which is now freely available to members and non-members alike. Every one of our pubs is there, whether open or temporarily closed, plus various other real ale outlets.

    Help us keep it up to date!

    We are very keen to maintain the accuracy of our information particularly in regard to pub opening times. Please send updates using the feedback form shown on each pub listing. Alternatively direct to our Pubs Officer.

    Meanwhile, if you are interested, copies of the final of our three award-winning local guides Herefordshire Pubs from 2011 are still available. Send a cheque payable to Herefordshire CAMRA for £3.95, (members £2.95) plus £1.50 p & p per book to: Herefordshire Pubs, Hynett Moor, Bartestree, Hereford, HR1 4BE.


    Latest Hopvine

    Latest Magazine

    The Autumn 2023 issue has been distributed and is available for Download here. NB file size typically 4 - 6Mb. More info on Magazine Page.


    Have you protected your local yet?

    Donít wait for your local pub to join the thirty or so pubs around the country each month, and become the victim of the likes of the Co-op or some greedy developer. Go to Save your local


    Spate of New Breweries

    A new brewery was initially installed upstairs at the Taphouse in Ross-on-Wye. Trading as the Motley Hog Brewery, it is planned to serving both the Taphouse and the local free trade. Motley Hog Brewery

    Operations have subsequently moved to modified farm buildings at nearby Brampton Abbotts.

    A further four breweries have started up during or since the Covid pandemic. For initial details see Recent Breweries

    Last updated: 17/10/23

    Disclaimer Notice: This site is built and maintained as a communication medium for the Herefordshire branch of The Campaign for Real Ale Ltd. All opinions expressed on this website are those of individual contributors and not necessarily those of the local Branch of CAMRA.