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Welcome to the Walsall Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale.

Use the links at the left to find out about us and to see upcoming branch and regional events.


West Midlands County Pub Of The Year.

We are delighted to announce that our very own Black Country Arms has been named as West Midlands County Pub Of The Year. Big congratulations to Kim, Roy and the team. The presentation will be on July 16th at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. They will also be presented with the award for Walsall Cider Pub Of The Year.

Walsall Ale & Cider Festival 2016.

Was a great success. Thank you to everyone who attended. 

Big congratulations to Walsall brewery AJ's Ales on being the beer of the festival with their Stuck In The Mud. Our trip to present the award this year will be somewhat carbon footprint free , which can only be a good thing.

In second place it was Fownes "Cnebba" and Bristol Beer Factory "12 Apostles" in third.

Cider of the festival is Hecks Port Wine of Glastonbury. Joint second is Hogans "Poachers Perry" and Glebe Farm "Side-R-Lime".

Pub Of The Year results

Well the scores have been added up and we can now announce the Pub Of The Year 2015 results.

Walsall Branch

1st Black Country Arms – Walsall.

2nd The Swan – Brownhills.

3rd The Fountain – Walsall.

Cannock Branch.

1st Cross Keys – Hednesford.
2nd Ivy House - Newtown.
3rd Colliers Arms - Cheslyn Hay.

Congratulations to the pubs and thanks to all who went out scoring. See Branch Meeting And Socials for details of the presentations.

Young Members.

New Young Members secretary Steven Conway is looking at organising 07501814649 trips to Kinver Brewery and Banks's Brewery. If you are interested in these please contact him on  or email on micheal.conway42@yahoo.com and he will add you to the contact list. 

Aldridge Micro Pub

Aldridge gets a new drinking venue when micro pub "The Turtles Head" opens on November 28th at mid day.  Situated behind The Crown carvery (nee The Elms, Brasshouse) in the row of shops between an amusement arcade and a cat protection charity shop. This should be a great addition to the area.   

Beer scoring 

The Good Beer Guide is compiled by your beer scores. The scoring never stops. Once an edition is safely off to the printers, the scores start to be collated for the next. The top link shows why you should score beer, the one below shows how to do it. Please watch and join in. Happy scoring 



The Four Crosses. 

Excellent news. The last pub in Shelfield reopens this Saturday (24th October). 

West Midlands County Pub Of The Year. 

The results for West Midlands County Pub Of The Year are in. Winning pub is Morton Brewery's superb micropub Hail To The Ale in Claregate, Wolverhampton. Second was The Beacon Hotel in Sedgley and in third place was our very own Swan Inn in Brownhills. Big congratulations to all three.

Kils 'n' Kins is back!! 

Download your copy of the Spring 2015 issue of Kils 'n' Kins. If you have any interesting articles or photographs for inclusion in Kils 'n' Kins, please send them to the editor