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.
Tuesday 18 February 2020
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.
WhatPub details Details The Engine Kenilworth
- 8. Branch Polo & T-Shirts details
Tuesday 18 February 2020
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.
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 .
- 2. Coventry City centre site for first Micro pub planned
Sunday 9 February 2020
More details from Cov Live webite https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/micro-pub-planned-coventry-city-17711214
Planing details from Coventry planning potal http://planning.coventry.gov.uk/portal/servlets/ApplicationSearchServlet?PKID=806793
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Thursday 23 January 2020
- 3. City Centre shock closure
Wednesday 22 January 2020
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.
- 4. The Squirrel In City Centre Shut
Thursday 16 January 2020
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,
- 7. The Grapes put up for sale
Thursday 16 January 2020
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.
Twitter / GrapesSave
- Thursday 31 October, 17:56 : Petition chng.it/6Rk66wkC to @coventrycc to protect ACV listed heritage asset The Grapes, Radford: Please RT @ThePubChampion @ProtectPubs @SAVEBrit @HistoricEngland @PlunkettFoundat @PubistheHub_uk
- Thursday 31 October, 17:51 : Petition chng.it/6Rk66wkC to @coventrycc to protect ACV listed heritage asset The Grapes, Radford: Please RT @covobservernews @Coventry2021 @covcamra @BBCCovWarks @covtelegraph @Coventry_City @live_coventry @covcampus
- Wednesday 30 October, 14:57 : Coventry City Council: Protect The Grapes Hotel, Coventry from deterioration for the local community. - Sign the Petition! chng.it/6Rk66wkC via @UKChange
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.
- 5. Awards winning Warwickshire Pub has new owners
Wednesday 8 January 2020
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
- 5.Branch Wins Award
Monday 6 January 2020
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.
- 6. More awards for Dhillon’s Brewery.
Monday 6 January 2020
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: https://europeanbeerchallenge.org/
- 7.Coventry & District CAMRA Pubs of the year 2019
Thursday 2 January 2020
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. .
BRANCH PUBS OF THE YEAR 2019