Telford & East Shropshire CAMRA Branch Diary

As a branch, each month we plan a survey trip to a local town or area, where we visit it’s many pubs, we may also call into one of the more rural pubs or two on the way, sometimes we will combine the survey trip with a visit to one of the many breweries, as well as enjoying more social events as well:

  • Meet the brewer & brewery tour: We have 20 breweries in Shropshire alone;
  • Pub visits survey’s: For the annual selection of pubs for the next good beer guide;
  • Inter – CAMRA – Branch Quiz sessions: Testing your real ale and general knowledge;
  • Branch meetings: An update of local and national news over a pint;
  • Beer festivals: Not only do we attend beer festivals, but we also run our own. It provides the opportunity to sample some of the best real ales made in the UK; 
  • Beer Tent: We run the “Storyteller Arms” at the Festival at the Edge event (FatE), which is the longest running annual Storytelling festival in Britain.

Our two sub-branches at Bridgnorth and Market Drayton also organise their own local events as well as joining us at many of our main events.

Here are our forthcoming events listed below – why not come along and join us ?

Upcoming Events

Beer Scoring Trip

Date: November 17, 2018

Beer scoring trip to rural pubs in the Shifnal/Newport area. Suggest bring packed lunch. Pick-ups: Wellington Bus Station 1100hrs, Oakengates Bus Station 1115hrs, Shifnal Innage 1135hrs. Return to Wellington via above points c1845hrs. Contact .

Beer Scoring Trip by Public Transport

Date: December 1, 2018

Beer scoring trip by train to Albrighton and Shifnal pubs. Meet for 1200hrs train from Wellington, Oakengates 1205hrs, Telford 1208hrs, or Shifnal 1213hrs. Buy a cheap day return ticket. Return to Wellington for 1800hrs is the intention.

Branch Social

Date: December 8, 2018

Branch Christmas Social at the Shakespeare in Bridgnorth. Details TBC.

Branch Christmas Social

Date: December 8, 2018

Christmas Social for all members of our entire area held in Bridgnorth this year. Beer scoring of selected town pubs will precede the main event. Coach pick-ups: Market Drayton Bus Station 1030hrs, Wellington Bus Station 1100hrs, Oakengates Bus Station 1115hrs, and Shifnal Innage 1135hrs. Return to all points with Market Drayton ETA c1930hrs

Beer Scoring Trip by Public Transport

Date: December 18, 2018

Beer scoring trip by service bus to Ironbridge and Madeley area pubs. Meet at Wellington Bus Station for 1100hrs service No.4, Oakengates Bus Station for 1115hrs (same bus), or Telford Bus Station for 1130hrs service No.8. Buy £4.50 Day Saver if paying. Return to Wellington for c1900hrs. If travelling from Bridgnorth or elsewhere contact for connections.

West Midlands Regional Awards

Date: December 29, 2018

West Midlands Regional Awards at the Bartons Arms, Birmingham. Please contact  for details of this event.

Beer Scoring in Oakengates

Start date: January 2, 2019

End date: January 3, 2019

Time: 12:00

Location: Oakengates

Beer scoring of Oakengates area pubs. Meet at the Crown in Oakengates at 1200hrs for a great New Year day out!

Branch Meeting

Date: January 8, 2019

Time: 20:00

Location: Railway Inn, Wellington

Branch Meeting. Railway Inn, Wellington. TF1 1SD. 2000hrs.

Beer Scoring Trip by Coach

Date: January 12, 2019

Beer scoring trip by coach. Details TBC but please book for this crucial survey of some rural pubs; the last such event before the voting for GBG 2020.

Branch Social Trip

Date: January 26, 2019

Location: Joule's Brewery, Market Drayton

Visit to Joules Brewery in Market Drayton. Coach trip to the welcoming Red Lion to enjoy their hospitality, with beer scoring of selected town pubs. All members very welcome with pick-ups (times TBC) from Bridgnorth, Shifnal, Oakengates and Wellington at least, so that all members throughout our area can attend and enjoy a lovely day out together.