Herefordshire CAMRA

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.


Herefordís annual celebration of real ale, cider and perry, took place again on the banks of the River Wye on Friday 7th to Sunday 9th July.†For full report go to Beer on the Wye Page

The festival team are now busy preparing for an even better event on Friday 6th to Sunday 8th July 2018.

Barrels, Hereford

Barrels Pub of the Year again

The Barrels in Hereford has been voted Pub of the Year for 2017 by Herefordshire CAMRA for the sixth time spread over a period 0f eighteen years.

Runner-up and Country Pub of the Year was the Black Swan, Much Dewchurch, repeating its position in 2016.

See Pub Awards

Snow Chaos

Red Lion Pembridge

Remarkably, two consecutive presentations to Pubs of the Season were snowed off. At the end of November it was the Winter 2017 Pub of the Season, the Red Lion at Pembridge (pictured). The certificate was presented in December, as reported i the Spring edition of the branch magazine.

Then, at the very end of February it was the turn of the Olde Tavern in Kington to suffer the same fate when due to be awarded Spring 2018 Pub of the Season This will now take place on Good Friday

Olde Tavern, Kington

The Spring 2018 Pub of the Season is the Olde Tavern at Kington (pictured).

See Pub Awards

Other recent Pubs of the Season have been:

  • Winter 2017: Red Lion, Pembridge
  • Autumn 2017: Moon Inn, Mordiford
  • Summer 2017: Hostelrie, Goodrich
  • Spring 2017: Balance, Luston
  • Winter 2016: Black Swan, Much Dewchurch
  • Autumn 2016: Talbot Hotel, Ledbury


    Plaque recognises oldest landlady in Britain

    Herefordshire CAMRA 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 in September 2012 during the pub's Flossie Day celebrations. For more on this story visit BBC Hereford & Worcester website

    local local

    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

    Latest Hopvine

    The Spring 2018 edition has been published. You may Download a low-res copy here. NB file size typically 4 - 6Mb. More info on Magazine Page.


    New Brewery

    A new brewery has been set up in Leominster by ex-Wye Valley Head Brewer, Jimmy Swan Swan Brewery

    Last updated: 21/03/18

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