News

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

  • Hops @ Home Podcast Saturday 23 May 2020

    We've launched the Hops@Home podcast to update local CAMRA members about beer and brewery activity during COVID-19.

    https://anchor.fm/hopsathome

    Our first edition has already raised money for the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust. If you have not yet donated to support the charity and can spare the 'price of a pint', please consider pledging here and hopefully we can hit our £50 target by episode 2.

  • Operating pubs update Tuesday 19 May 2020

    During the lockdown, many of our local pubs have set up a take-out service for ales. We've created a new page called "COVID pub updates" (see the left hand menu) which will provide updates, as and when we get them.

    An update of current activities of our local pubs.
  • We're still here, of sorts Thursday 23 April 2020

    We hope that everyone is keeping healthy and safe. In the meantime, here's details of our local pubs who are offering take away services...

    Court House 30 New Street, Town Centre, Dudley, DY1 1LP Selling bottles of Black Country Ales BFG and Pig on the Wall on a pre-order basis. 12x 500ml bottles for £25.00. Call 01384 240062. Pay with cash or card on collection.

    Craft Inn 608 Bearwood Road, Bearwood, B66 4BW Operating a beer can home delivery service throughout the week which typically includes 10 craft cans and some pub snacks. Only delivering to immediate vicinity. https://www.facebook.com/craftinnbearwood/

    Crosswells Whyley Walk, Langley, B69 4SB Operating a home delivery food service between 12pm-2pm Tuesdays and Fridays and between 12pm-3pm Sundays. £1 per mile delivery charge is applicable. Call 0121 552 2629 to order. https://www.crosswells.co.uk/

    Dr Eamers' Distillery Bar Unit 20, 21 Waterfront E, Waterfront, Brierley Hill, DY5 1XG Operating a free gin / gin liqueur delivery service within 5 miles of Merry Hill, although they are happy to post to postcodes further afield.

    Fownes Brewery Tap Unit 2, Talbots Lane, Two Woods Lane, Quarry Bank, DY5 2YX Bottle home delivery from Monday 20th April. Mixed cases of 12x 500ml bottles. Destination postcodes must be within 40 miles of the brewery.

    Long Hop Taphouse (also known as Old Hill Cricket Club) Haden Park Road, Old Hill, B64 7HF Operating a food and cask delivery service as advertised on the pub's Facebook page. Food menu includes a full range of pizzas. Call 01384 566827 to order.

    Old Swan (also known as Ma Pardoes) 89 Halesowen Road, Netherton, DY2 9PY Selling containers of Entire and Bumble Hole at the adjacent Bains Wines Off License. Pre-order is required. Pickup only.

    Rising Sun 116 Horseley Road, Tipton, DY4 7NH Selling bottles of Black Country Ales BFG and Pig on the Wall on a pre-order basis. 12x 500ml bottles for £25.00. Call 0121 557 1940. Also offering 2 pint cider takeout for £5.00.

    Saltwells 1 Saltwells Road, Netherton, DY5 1AX Offering a Delivery and Takeaway service for pub food between 11am-7.30pm. Call 01384 569224 to order. http://www.saltwellsinn.co.uk/delivery.pdf

    Vine (also known as Bull & Bladder) 10 Delph Road, Brierley Hill, DY5 2TN Selling bottled beers upon request.

    Wheelie Thirsty 215 Halesowen Road, Old Hill, B64 6HE Operating a 'beer at home' delivery service which is free for properties within ten miles (minimum order value of £30.00). Includes cans, bottles, casks, and kegs. To place an order email ku.oc.yrewerbleehwdexif@ttocs.

    If you have any updates you'd like to share with us, please feel free to email ku.gro.armac.yeldud@riahc.

  • IMPORTANT NEWS - Postponement of DWAF trip Tuesday 17 March 2020

    We're sorry to say that we have decided to postpone the thank you trip for those who helped out at the Dudley Winter Ales Fayre. Direct communication will be with you today.

    Some future events have also been cancelled.

  • Pub of the year award 2020 Wednesday 19 February 2020

    We're delighted to announce that the Dudley & South Staffordshire pub of the year is:

    The Bird In Hand, Wordsley.

    After a highly competitive window of judging, we can now reveal that the Dudley & South Staffs CAMRA Pub of the Year 2020 is the Bird in Hand, Wordsley!

    Manageress, Paula Herbert, wishes to "thank all of the staff at the 'Birdie' for all of their hard work; without them this achievement would not have been possible. They have taken on board my aims, researched the Real Ales coming on sale and gained a lot of knowledge doing so".

    A panel of eighteen judges from across the West Midlands scrutinised a shortlist of 6 contenders which accounts for just 2% of the pubs currently trading in the Dudley & South Staffordshire CAMRA branch area.

    The presentation will take place on the evening of Monday 16th March 2020.

  • Monday 10 February 2020

    Our latest copy of Ales & Tales - Winter 2019 - is now available for download.

  • Next meeting - change of venue Friday 24 January 2020

    The next Branch Meeting is Monday 27th January 2020 which will now take place at the COURT OF REQUESTS, Oldbury, at 8pm.

    This is due to licensing issues at the Bell, Delph, preventing the pub from opening on Monday.

    Apologies for any inconvenience caused.