Bridgnorth CAMRA Events

Bridgnorth branch meetings have re-started following the removal of Covid 19 restrictions in England. All are welcome, whether Camra members or not. Meetings are usually held on the fourth Tuesday of the month alternating between pubs in Bridgnorth town and those in the rural area covered by the branch. A minibus is provided for travel to the rural pubs. Places on the minibus should be booked through Alan Thwaites (hat.deecie@btinternet.com).

 
Jim Birtwhisle To all who remember Jim Birtwhisle of the All Nations. His funeral will be at Telford Crematorium on Fiday August 12th at 4.30pm, and afterwards a celebration of his life at The All Nations. (20, Coalport Rd. Madeley, TF7 5DP Telford,).

The August 2022 meeting will be on Tuesday 23rd August – 19:30 at The Black Horse – 4 Bridge Street, Low Town, Bridgnorth (WV15 6AF), – Voting for Autumn Pub of the Season. Further discussions on the Bridgnorth beer festival progress. Plans for future social events. Current Pub news. and, most importantly, the famous QUIZ Question.

The July 2022 meeting was at The Talbot, 29 High Street, Cleobury Mortimer (DY14 8DQ)  A good turn-out including some local members. Plenty of discussions including problems at Camra HQ, the post of Regional Director currently vacant, the Bridgnorth Beer festival, Pub of the Season and most importantly – The monthly Quiz question! Won by Moyra for being nearest with “The total area of the U.K. in square miles” (There’s probably a beer connection somewhere).

The June 2022 meeting was on Tuesday 28th June – 19:30 at The Golden Lion – 83 High Street, Bridgnorth (WV16 4DS), – Presentations to Pub of the Season – The Black Horse Hotel, and Pub of the year – The Golden Lion – having the largest number of votes over the previous year. Discussions included possibly an award for the greatest number of beer scores submitted, Summer of the Pub promotion, Bridgnorth beer festival progress and plans for future social events.

May 2022 meeting was on Tuesday 24th May – 20:00 at The Chelmarsh Sports and Social Club – School Ln, Chelmarsh , A good turnout and a warm welcome (including snacks!) from the club landlord.  Items discussed included Champion bottled beer of Britain Silver award to Hobsons: “Dhustone Stout” , The upcoming “Summer of the Pub” promotion, The current state of play of the upcoming Bridgnorth Beer Festival and arrangements for surveying post lockdown pubs.

April 2022 meeting was held on Tuesday 26th April at The George Hotel – Hollybush Rd, Bridgnorth – Discussions included nominations for Pub-of-the-season, pubs that have had good visits from various members and some of the up-coming social events. (incl. Bewdley trip via the SVR, The early June Shifnal beer festival and a Dine-out at the Boyne Arms – Burwarton).

March 2022 The meeting was held on Tuesday 22nd March at the The Eagle & Serpent – Kinlet , rather a disappointing turnout but some useful ground was covered including discussions concerning the newish ‘Retail Agreements’ and the effect this may have on the freedom of publicans to make a living.

February 2022 meeting was at the Shakespeare Inn, West Castle Street in Bridgnorth High Town and included a beer tasting session hosted by Richard.

January 2022 meeting was at Lion O’Morfe, Upper Farmcote . This was the first attempt at a ‘reduced content’ meeting, concentrating on the interesting discussion points and leaving the Camra detailed info to the Regular monthly emails. It seemed to work quite well (although, as a first attempt, took nearly as long as a regular meeting!) As usual, there is no sub-branch meeting in

December 2021 due to the clash with the Christmas holiday period. There is, however a Christmas social in Wellington on the afternoon of Saturday 11th December. This is a joint event with the Wellington sub-branch and the Telford and East Shropshire main branch. Minibus will leave from the George Hotel, Bridgnorth at noon – please contact Alan Thwaites, Branch Secretary to book a seat on the bus (hat.deecie@btinternet.com).

November 2021 meeting was at the Crown in Claverley and included election of sub-branch officers at the (delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic) annual general meeting.

October 2021 Meeting was on the 26th at the Fosters Arms in Bridgnorth Low Town.

September 2021 meeting was on Tuesday 21st (note one week earlier than normal!) at the Boyne Arms at Burwarton.

August 2021 meeting was on Tuesday 24th at the the Old Swan, 52 High Street, Bridgnorth. Thanks to Ryan for the excellent hospitality.

July 2021 meeting was on Tuesday 27th at the Three Horseshoes in Alveley. The meeting was attended by over 20 branch members, many of whom were new to Camra or to the branch. This was the first meeting after the Covid regulations permitted indoor gatherings and was a great success. Thanks to the Shoes for their kind hospitality and choice of three well-kept local ales.