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.

Pubs Matter


120 Pubs Reopened in First Week

For the latest information on the reopening of county pubs for outdoor service in the first stage of relaxation of rules, plus a preview of the second stage, go to Pubs Matter Page.


Hereford’s annual celebration of real ale, cider and perry, was held in July 2019 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 – together with the latest news on local pubs, beer and cider - our social media pages:

Beer on the Wye returns on Friday 8th to Sunday 10th July, 2022.

Tap House, Ross-on-Wye

New Micro takes Pub of the Year title

Opened in Autumn 2018, the Tap House in Ross-on-Wye has been voted Pub of the Year for 2019 by Herefordshire CAMRA.

Runner-up was the many-times winner, the Barrels, in Hereford.

See Pub Awards

Bells Inn, Almeley

Pub of the Season

The Spring 2020 Pub of the Season Bells Inn, Almeley (pictured).

See Pub Awards

Other recent Pubs of the Season have been:

  • Winter 2019: Monkland Arms, Monkland
  • Autumn 2019: Majors Arms, Halmonds Frome
  • Summer 2019: England’s 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

  • local

    Latest Hopvine

    Latest Magazine

    The Spring 2020 edition of the Hereford Hopvine was not printed due to the anticipated closure of pubs at the time it would have been due for distribution. A simplified edition covering Spring and Summer 2020 has been produced for online distribution only, and is available for Download here. NB file size typically 4 - 6Mb. More info on Magazine Page.


    Have you protected your local yet?

    Don’t 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


    New Brewery

    A new brewery has been 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

    Last updated: 02/05/22

    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.


    For the latest on Herefordshire pubs’, breweries’ and cidermakers’ response to the restrictions imposed as a result of the coronavirus go to Pulling Together Page.