CAMRA and Branch News


Cider Pub of the Year Presentation

posted 7 May 2017, 05:49 by Walsall WebMaster

Saturday 6th May the presentation for the Walsall CAMRA Cider Pub of the Year to The Chase Inn A5, Brownhills took place.

Here are some pictures of Roberto Maritza presenting the award certificate to Managers Deb Jacobs & Phil Riley and head barman Dubs Worley.

Congratulations to all of the team at The Chase.

The Chase now has over 10 Real Ciders on offer and has regular events and bands playing, check out their Facebook page for WhatsOn 








General Election 2017

posted 5 May 2017, 07:55 by Walsall WebMaster

On Tuesday 18 April, Prime Minister Theresa May unexpectedly called a “snap” General Election for Thursday 8 June.

The election provides CAMRA with an opportunity to mobilise members to lobby their election candidates to support beer and pubs. At the last General Election in 2015, we secured support from 1,160 candidates who have contributed to our subsequent campaigning successes in Parliament.

The campaign will be launched next week – giving us just one month to sign up as many election candidates as possible. CAMRA is asking election candidates to pledge their support for Britain’s pub-goers and beer drinkers by committing to,

 ● Celebrate and promote Britain’s 1,540 breweries 

● Support action to help pubs thrive 

● Represent the interest of pub-goers, beer and cider drinkers

Please check out the General Election Page by clicking the image below or from the side menu. 


http://www.walsallcamra.org/news/general-election-2017

Walsall Pub Names & Signs

posted 20 Apr 2017, 05:33 by Walsall WebMaster

Local CAMRA member Rob Bentley has produced and self-published a new book about Walsall pubs.
In it he reveals the stories behind the names of over 270 pub names from past and present in the
Walsall Borough and Wednesbury area. The 48pp A4 book contains around 170 photographs of pub
signs ranging from original hand painted signs, through carved stone images to modern computer
generated signs, many of which have already disappeared, never to be seen again. The cover price is
just £4.95 and a limited quantity of the books are still available. Anyone interested in buying a copy
should contact Rob direct by email on rob.bentley56@hotmail.com


Walsall CAMRA Pub Of The Year - POTY - Gold Award

posted 4 Apr 2017, 09:04 by Alex Beebee

The Walsall CAMRA Pub Of The Year Gold award presentation to The Fountain took place on 25th February 2017.

John Morgan (Branch Chairman) presented the certificate to Licensee John & Jackie & daughter Scarlet.

Congratulations to all at The Fountain.


John Morgan presenting the certificate and Barrel End Trophy (It may be a Pin End Actually lol)


John Celebrates the occasion

Your friendly local Membership Secretary Dennis checking out the action


Pub Of The Year - POTY - Silver Award

posted 4 Apr 2017, 08:33 by Alex Beebee   [ updated 4 Apr 2017, 09:05 ]

The Pub of the Year Silver Award presentation to The Black Country Arms took place on the 18th February 2017, John Morgan (Branch Chairman) presented Licensee Kim Langford & Roy Langford with the certificate.


Congratulations to all at The Black Country Arms.


Pub Of The Year - POTY - Bronze Award

posted 4 Apr 2017, 08:20 by Alex Beebee   [ updated 4 Apr 2017, 08:33 ]

The Pub of the year Bronze Award presentation to The Pretty Bricks took place on the 11th February 2017, John Morgan (Branch Chairman) presented Licensee Lucy Rushton & Mark Rushton with the certificate.

Congratulations to The Pretty Bricks (New Inn's)

 

CAMRA Signs 185,000th Member

posted 18 Jan 2017, 09:09 by Walsall WebMaster   [ updated 4 Apr 2017, 08:03 by Alex Beebee ]

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has just signed up its 185,000th member, reinforcing its place among some of the top membership organisations in the UK - and boasting numbers above all but one of the major political parties.

 

The milestone member was one of hundreds signed up at the recent Manchester Beer and Cider Festival, one of CAMRA's many successful annual events, which saw nearly 15,000 visitors enjoying real ale, real cider and perry last week.

 

The organisation's current membership puts it ahead of the Conservative Party, the SNP, the Liberal Democrats, the Greens and UKIP. Only the Labour Party has more members.  

 

After 45 years of being one of the largest single-issue consumer groups in the world, CAMRA is still seeing nearly 10,000 new members join each year. Issues facing the beer and pubs industry still top the agenda for many, with CAMRA's key campaigns including the protection of pubs from closure, keeping beer affordable and promoting the wellbeing benefits of visiting your local continuing to strike a chord.

 

CAMRA is also well known for the 200 beer festivals that it runs across the UK, including its flagship Great British Beer Festival, which will be returning to London Olympia this summer from the 8th-12th August and featuring over 900 real ales, other craft beers, ciders and wines.

 

CAMRA made the headlines last year when it embarked on a member-wide consultation about its future direction and purpose to ensure that it remains relevant 45 years on from its founding. The proposals put forward by the committee charged with running the Revitalisation consultation suggested that CAMRA could make numerous changes to its campaigning and activities to better represent the modern beer and pub world. A final decision on the proposals will take place at CAMRA's Members' Weekend in 2018.

 

Colin Valentine, CAMRA's National Chairman says: "It is fantastic to see our membership continue to grow year on year at such a successful rate. CAMRA remains an attractive organisation in this day and age because of our ability to adapt to the new issues that face the beer and pubs industry. We have seen the world of beer change significantly since 1971, with the rise in breweries and rapid closure rates in pubs, which is why we continually evaluate our purpose and strategy to reflect these changes. As a result, we are looking forward to another 45 year of pub and beer campaigning!"

West Midlands County Pub Of The Year

posted 11 Aug 2016, 16:44 by Walsall WebMaster   [ updated 13 Aug 2016, 18:49 ]

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. 

Second Place is Hail to the Ale Wolverhampton.

Third Place is The Swan Halesowen. Big congratulations to all three.


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