Coventry & District

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Pub & Brewery News

Here is the latest news about pubs in the branch area. If you are a pub licensee and you would like to share news about your pub, please email ku.gro.armac.yrtnevoc@tcatnoc

  • 1. Kenilworth pub wins award for outstanding support to the locals.

    The Engine pub in Mill Ends is the driving force for the community. It’s well done to Andrew Bear and the teams at the pub for all the hard work over the years. And nice to see they have been selected from 2,500 pubs around the country in the competition run by Heineken-owned Star Pubs and Bars which holds the lease of this traditionally run pub.

    More details from CoventryLive website

    WhatPub details Details The Engine Kenilworth

    Tuesday 18 February 2020 The Engine pub in Mill Ends is the driving force for the community
  • 8. Branch Polo & T-Shirts details

    Branch Polo and T-shirts sporting the Coventry & District CAMRA logo. We have teamed-up with Beadlebop Design to produce these distinctive dark blue garments. For details about garment options and costs please click following link.

    Branch Polo & T-Shirt details

    They are now available to order by quoting Coventry CAMRA from Beadlebop Design, Unit 2A, Fargo Village, Far Gosford Street, Coventry CV1 5ED. If you are unable to visit the shop in person then for more details, placement of orders and payment Tel 07982 040502 or email moc.yks@pobeldaebofni .

    Tuesday 18 February 2020 The must have fashion item of the year for branch members ?
  • 2. Coventry City centre site for first Micro pub planned Sunday 9 February 2020 With all the closures some good news for drinkers
  • ...LOCAL WINTER NEWS 2019...

    Thursday 23 January 2020 News from the branch area
  • 3. City Centre shock closure

    A popular bar in Coventry has shocked customers by announcing it is "currently closed". Drapers' Bar & Kitchen, on Earl Street, announced the closure on a Facebook page saying the closure was "beyond the management's control".

    The full message read: "Dear Customer, due to circumstances beyond the management's control the premises are currently closed. For queries regarding existing bookings or other matters please contact Opus Business Services on 01908 087220."

    Click link for Coventry Live article.

    Wednesday 22 January 2020 Drapers' Bar & Kitchen closes its doors
  • 4. The Squirrel In City Centre Shut

    Punch Pubs & Co has around 1300 leased outlets in the UK. It is headquartered in Burton upon Trent in Staffordshire.

    After 15 years of trading we wish John, Cara and family every success in future.

    Local news articles click below,

    Popular Coventry pub set to close,,,Pub chain reveals why The Squirrel is closing

    Thursday 16 January 2020 Popular pub sold by owners Punch Pubs & Co
  • 7. The Grapes put up for sale

    The pub is on the market, once again. For "offers in excess of £720,000".More details click link to local newspaper article CoventryLive


    The Grapes has now been given 'Asset of Community Value' by Coventry City Council this is great news for the local people and all that took this task on. We wish them well in the next stage to help keep the Grapes as part of the local community

    Update on The Grapes November 2019

    Planning application for demolition and replacement with flats refused by Coventry City Council in May 2019. No appeal has yet been made against the refusal. The pubs was listed as an ACV in June 2019 and the owner has issued an 'intention to dispose' notice to Coventry CC. A company limited by guarantee run by a local businessman has made a request to be considered as a bidder. The ACV Moratorium ends on 10th March 2020.

    Protecting pubs. Well run pubs play a pivotal role in local communities, but are increasingly under threat of demolition or being converted to another use by large developers with 29 pubs closing every week. As a pub lover and local campaigner, your first step to saving a pub from this fate is to list it as an 'Asset of Community Value'. You can do this even before a pub is under threat, which will give the pub added protection under planning law. Please note that ACV listings only apply to pubs across England. If you have already listed your pub as an ACV, visit our planning help and guidance page, for additional resources and support.

    Pub Protection

    Link to Coventry planning asset of community value

    The Grapes Planning Application REFUSED

    Link to planning portal

    Thursday 16 January 2020 Update on The Grapes January 2020
  • 5. Awards winning Warwickshire Pub has new owners

    The Old Bakery in Kenilworth had new owners at the start of November. So, it’s a fond farewell to Alan & Janet after almost 15 years serving the community of Kenilworth and beyond. We wish them well in projects new. A warm welcome to local family members Suny, Sanj, Shyam and Sarj to this new venture for them. The beer range has already increased to include a more diverse range of beer styles, from golden ales through ambers to stouts etc. Some minor changes are to be made over the coming months with extended opening hours in the afternoon and a coffee machine in the bar area to give a different ambience. We look forward to seeing how all progress in the coming months. Welcome all. WhatPub Details The Old Bakery

    Wednesday 8 January 2020 All Change in the Old Town High Street
  • 5.Branch Wins Award

    For the second year in a row the branches website has won the West Midlands Regional CAMRA's website of the year well done to all that contributes information and keeps the site up to date.

    Monday 6 January 2020 Branch website wins in 2019
  • 6. More awards for Dhillon’s Brewery.

    Dhillon's Brewery have won three more awards in the 2019 European Beer Challenge held early this month for filter bottle beers

    Alegre Vienna Lager won silver

    Fair Lady American IPA won gold

    Red Rebel IPA English IPA won gold

    The European Beer Challenge (EBC) is operated by the Largest Beverage Awards Organisation in the World including CWSA & WWSA. The European Beer Challenge is held annually, with the EBC Blind Tasting taking place at the Royal Thames Yacht Club, Knightsbridge, London, England.

    More details on how this event works go to:

    Monday 6 January 2020 Bottles beers win awards
  • 7.Coventry & District CAMRA Pubs of the year 2019

    We are pleased to announce that our Pub of the Year 2019 for Coventry, West Midlands is the Broomfield Tavern, 14-16 Broomfield Place, Coventry CV5 6GY. Our Warwickshire area pub of the year is the Old Bakery, 12 High Street, Kenilworth CV8 1LZ. Also the branch cider pub of the year is the Old Windmill 22-23 Spon Street Coventry: City Centre CV1 3BA

    Please note the Old Bakery Kenilworth has new owners November 2019. We wish Alan and the staff a fond farewell. And welcome new owners Suny, Sanj, Shyam & Sarj to this new venture for them. .


    The Broomfield Tavern : Details The Old Bakery : Details The Old Windmill

    Thursday 2 January 2020 We are pleased to announce that our branch Pubs of the Year 2019 are ...