Bear and Ragged Staff

Heart of Warwickshire

Campaign For Real Ale


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October 2016

Join us for a day trip to the Black Country where we start with a few hours at the Dudley beer festival before moving on to a nearby pub for a traditional lunch at about 3pm. We then set off for home but stop off at 3 or 4 pubs on the way - this is the highlight of the trip for some. It's usually 9pm when we arrive back in Warwick and drop people off as conveniently as possible. 

We hire a minibus and pickup from Southam, Leamington and Warwick area (depending on where you live) hoping to arrive at Dudley Town Hall for opening time at 12 noon. The cost for the minibus will be about £25 per person depending on how full we get it. The festival itself has an entry package of £15 which includes £3.50 entrance, £2 refundable glass hire and beer tokens to the value of £9.50.

Register your interest by emailing or via our Facebook event

September 2016

Congratulations to The Wild Boar for being announced as runners up in the 2016 CAMRA West Midlands Regional Pub of the Year. The overall winner was the Earl Grey in Leek, Staffordshire.

A presentation to the Wild Boar will take place on Friday 23rd September at 8:30PM in the beer hall.

August 2016

The New Inn at Norton Lindsey closed on 22th July and is being put up for sale by Enterprise Inns. Offer have been made by developers who have no intention of keeping the premises as a pub. Norton Linsey Parish Council registered the pub as an ACV in 2013. The community have used this to trigger an expression of interest and now have 6 months to raise enough funds to buy the pub. For more information go to their website at

The festival takes place at the Band Factory, Althorpe Street, Leamington on 16th – 18th September. Go to for information about the festival.

They are also having a Homebrew Competition. Information on how to enter this competition is at