Who Are We?
Solihull and District CAMRA is one of over 200 branches of the Campaign for Real Ale promoting good, traditional beers and pubs across the UK. Our area stretches from Olton, Hobs Moat and Bickenhill in the north to Ullenhall, Henley in Arden and Claverdon in the south, and from Solihull Lodge, Earlswood and Tanworth in Arden on our western edge to Hampton in Arden, Barston, Chadwick End and Shrewley on the east. Apart from Solihull itself, our patch includes Shirley, Monkspath, Dickens Heath, Knowle, Dorridge and Lapworth. If you live in this area and you're a member of CAMRA, then you're also automatically a member of our branch.
Founded in 1982, we now have over 300 members. We organise a wide range of events including brewery visits, pub crawls, trips to other areas, and our annual Beer Festival in early Autumn.
On the first Monday of each month we hold a meeting at one of the good local pubs to discuss campaigning issues, our social calendar and to share what's happening on the local drinking scene. This is also the forum in which we decide which pubs will be listed for our area in the Good Beer Guide.
We also produce a quarterly newsletter, the Solihull Drinker, which is distributed to members and to pubs throughout our area. The editor is - please email, or phone on to discuss news issues or advertising.
If you love cask beer or visit pubs in Solihull and think that it would be a pity to lose this unique part of our heritage, email our Membership Secretary, , phone him on , or use our secure online service to join CAMRA today.