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Heart of Warwickshire

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Champion Beer of Warwickshire - Thursday 13th November to Sunday 16th November

  • Thursday from 8pm - 11pm
  • Friday 6.00 - midnight
  • Saturday 12 noon - midnight
  • Sunday 12 noon - 11pm

Friday, 14th November from 6.00 pm to 12.00 pm Champion Beer of Warwickshire. Beer tasting. Come and vote for your favourite beers of the competition. What they are will be a mystery as they are all blind tasted. You will be able to buy a tasting board of 5 thirds to help you decide your favourite.

Saturday, 15th November From 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm Geoff Cross will be presenting a tasting session and a basic taste perception.

In the evening from 7.30 pm there will be a 40 Years of Beer & Music Charity Disco including a buffet - A night full of music from 1974 onwards. All money raised on this evening will be shared between Alzheimers Society and Cancer Research. Tickets £5 available at the bar now.

Sunday 16th November from 7.30pm there will be the "Beer Quiz" - Think you know everything there is to know about beer? Tables are booking up fast so get your team booked in now on 01926 499968. For more details please see the Wild Boar's web site.

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 were incorrect.

Beers from all over the country were 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 were featured.

To mark the Heart of Warwickshire branch's 40th year, we asked local breweries to produce a special anniversary ale and ran 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.