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

Survey by Public Transport

Date: October 2, 2018

Daytime pubs survey by local service buses to the Newport area. Meet at Telford Bus Station for the No.5 bus at 1140hrs, or at Oakengates Bus Station for 1149hrs. Return by 1800hrs.

Survey Trip

Date: October 6, 2018

Survey of rural pubs in the beautiful Corvedale and Ditton Priors area by coach. Only £5 with beer scoring done. Pick-ups from Wellington Bus Station 1045hrs, Oakengates Bus station 1100hrs, Shifnal (Innage) 1120hrs, Bridgnorth (Esso garage) 1140hrs. Return to Wellington for around 1845hrs.

Branch Meeting

Date: October 9, 2018

Time: 20.00

Branch Meeting at the William Withering (Wetherspoons) in Wellington TF1 1LU, 2000hrs.

Shifnal Beer Festival

Start date: October 18, 2018

End date: October 20, 2018

4th Shifnal Beer Festival at the War Memorial Club, Shifnal. 5-11 Thurs, 12-11 Fri, Sat. Free entry all sessions, with live music from early on Saturday evening. £2 refundable glass hire. Help wanted for service, set-up (from Monday) and take-down (Sunday) – contact the festival organiser .

Survey by Public Transport

Date: October 30, 2018

Pubs survey by service bus in the Telford urban area. Meet at Telford Bus station for the No.7 bus at 1203hrs, or Oakengates Bus Station for 1213hrs. Return by 1800hrs.

Branch Social Trip

Date: November 3, 2018

Coach trip to Leek in Staffordshire to superb town pubs and a mystery treat on the way back. Free for those who helped at any of our festivals as a ‘thank you’, £15 for other members. Pick-ups from Bridnorth (Esso station) 1000hrs, Shifnal (Innage) 1025hrs, Oakengates Bus Station 1045hrs, Wellington Bus Station 1100hrs, Market Drayton Bus Station 1140hrs.  Return to Bridgnorth 2000hrs. Please contact .

Branch Meeting

Date: November 13, 2018

Branch Meeting at The Coracle micropub in Ironbridge TF8 7AD. 2000hrs.

Survey Trip

Date: November 17, 2018

Survey of rural pubs in the Beckbury, Chetwynd Aston and Sambrook areas. Usual pick-ups, including Bridgnorth possibly; timings TBC. £5 with completed beer scoring. Contact .

Survey by Public Transport

Date: December 1, 2018

Pubs survey in the Broseley and Much Wenlock area by service buses. Details TBC.

Branch Christmas Social

Date: December 8, 2018

Branch Christmas Social at the Shakespeare in Bridgnorth WV16 4AD, with a short survey of some of the many excellent pubs in the town. Details TBC, but with the beer scoring a coach would only be £5 each.