Bear and Ragged Staff

Heart of Warwickshire

Campaign For Real Ale


Ale Trail

Help us to celebrate the 40th anniversary of CAMRA in Warwickshire and win prizes!

Collect your Ale Trail from the bar, visit the 22 pubs listed* and win.

* The Plough at Stretton on Fosse is currently closed and will reopen as a restaurant. Your card will be considered complete without a stamp for this most southerly pub in the trail.

  • Be a Brewer for a Day at Long Itch brewery
  • A meal for two with free beer at The Harvester, Long Itchington

More prizes to be confirmed - please check back.

Harbury Beer Festival 2014

Friday 29th August 2014
5.30pm - 11.30pm
Saturday 30th August 2014
11.30am - 4.00pm
6.00pm - 11.30pm

Harbury Beer Festival takes place on the Friday and Saturday following the August bank holiday each year.

The dates published in the January 2014 edition of our Branch Magazine are incorrect.

Beers from all over the country will be drawn together to demonstrate that women can brew beer just as well as the men - some might say better than them - but they have had more practice as they did all the brewing during medieval times when the men were out working the fields.

Alongside these, the usual collection of Warwickshire breweries will be featured.

To mark the Heart of Warwickshire branch's 40th year, we are asking as many of the local breweries as possible to produce a special anniversary ale and we will be running a competition to judge the best in advance of the start of the festival.

See our festival page for more details

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Problems with a pub?

Report short measures and other service related issues regarding pubs in our area to Trading Standards on the Warwickshire County Council site or by e-mail to

Trading Standards Information Advice Line
Warwickshire County Council
Old Budbrooke Road
CV35 7DP
Phone: +44 (0) 1926 414000
Fax: +44 (0) 1926 414014

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About the Heart of Warwickshire branch

Our branch serves the central part of Warwickshire, including Leamington Spa, Warwick, Southam and the surrounding villages.

We are just one of seven CAMRA branches which cover the present administrative county of Warwickshire. The others are:

  • Coventry & North Warwickshire (including Nuneaton & Bedworth sub-branch)
  • Redditch & Bromsgrove
  • Rugby
  • Shakespeare (covers Stratford-on-Avon)
  • Solihull & District
  • Tamworth & Sutton Coldfield

For more information, see CAMRA Near You (West Midlands Region).

Places to visit in our area

For details of some tourist attractions in our area, see the Tourism pages on the Warwickshire County Council site.


CAMRA's mission is to act as the champion of the consumer in relation to the UK and European drinks industry. It aims to:

  • Maintain consumer rights
  • Promote quality, choice and value for money
  • Support the public house as a focus of community life
  • Campaign for greater appreciation of traditional beers, ciders and perries as part of national heritage and culture

Find out more about membership benefits.