Here is the latest news about the branch and pubs & breweries in the branch area.

  • Dudley Winter Ales Fayre Thursday 14 November 2019

    Just two weeks away from the Dudley Winter Ales Fayre. Click the link to the left hand side for the latest information.

  • Dudley Winter Ales Fayre - volunteering Wednesday 13 November 2019

    Thanks to everyone who has volunteered their time for the Dudley Winter Ales Fayre. There's still time to submit your form, which you can find at the bottom of the Fayre page.

    For those that who have already kindly sent their form: thank you.

  • Ales & Tales 42 Autumn 2019 Sunday 27 October 2019

    Our new edition of Ales & Tales is available for download...

    Ales & Tales 42 Autumn 2019

    Hard copies are also available in some of our local pubs and bars.

  • Champion Beer Of Britain Saturday 26 October 2019

    CAMRA members can vote now for their favourite beers - the cut off is 1st November. Have your say at

    The Champion Beer of Britain is one of the most prestigious beer competitions in the world. It is the ultimate honour for UK brewers and has helped put many into the national spotlight. It is awarded every year at the Trade Session of the Great British Beer Festival.

    Judging for the competition takes around a year, starting with individual nominations from CAMRA members and local and regional competitions. On the first day of the festival, a team of judges mull over the contenders for the competition.

    The competition spans real ales across the categories for Mild, Bitter, Best Bitter, Strong Bitter, Golden Ale, Specialty. These are combined with the Champion Winter Beer of Britain category winners from the Great British Beer Festival Winter (held in February) – Porter, Stout, Old Ales/Strong Milds, Strong Old Ales/Barley Wines – to create a shortlist for the final round of judging.

  • Delph scoring social Sunday 20 October 2019

    Details of this Wednesday's scoring social are now in place.

  • New Facebook page Thursday 3 October 2019

    We're trying out a new Facebook page. Come find us at

  • The Plough & Harrow - West Midlands County Pub Of The Year Thursday 3 October 2019

    It gives us great pleasure to announce that the Plough & Harrow, Cradley Heath, has been declared the Overall Winner in the West Midlands County Pub of the Year 2019 competition.

    The B64 gem had never before won the number one Dudley & South Staffordshire accolade before 2019 but became an immediate hit across the county. It has now been judged as the best public house in the whole of Birmingham, Coventry & District, Dudley & South Staffordshire, Solihull & District, Stourbridge & Halesowen, Walsall, and Wolverhampton. WOW!

    The presentation to this prestigious award takes place in the Plough & Harrow at 7:30pm, Wednesday 9th October. We hope you can join us.

  • Events update Wednesday 2 October 2019

    All future events until the end of January 2020 have now been added to our diary pages.

  • GBBF - Our thanks Wednesday 14 August 2019

    A message from our social secretary in regards to the Great British Beer Festival...

    Now that you have had a few days to recover can I thank everyone for attending the GBBF last Thursday and I hope you all had a great time. The coach company have thanked all for their considered behaviour and for the punctuality at the stops and from Olympia. I hope that you will all take into account that this is an annual event and will travel with us next year!

    Please all note there are still other events in the offing and I urge you to check the website for details. New Invention visit, a possible Green Hop trip and after the beer festival, a pre-Christmas trip to Newark.