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, returned to the banks of the River Wye in the full heat of July. For full story go to Beer on the Wye Page. Dates for Beer on the Wye XV are Friday 5th to Sunday 7th July, 2019.

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

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

Red lion, Stiffords Bridge

Pub of the Season

The Autumn 2018 Pub of the Season Red lion, Stiffords Bridge (pictured).

After a chequered recent history, the Red Lion is now has a team in place to deliver its full promise. With a wider range of ales, the pub is buzzing again.

See Pub Awards

 Oak, Staplow

Other recent Pubs of the Season have been:

  • Summer 2018: Oak Inn, Staplow
  • Spring 2018: Olde Tavern, Kington (pictured)
  • Winter 2017: Red Lion, Pembridge
  • Autumn 2017: Moon Inn, Mordiford
  • Summer 2017: Hostelrie, Goodrich
  • Spring 2017: Balance, Luston
  • Winter 2016: Black Swan, Much Dewchurch


    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

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    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 Christmas 2018 edition of the Hereford Hopvine 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: 14/12/18

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