Wednesday 13th February 2019
The Berkeley Arms
Hidden away in the back streets of St. Johns (not the one way out in Spetchley) - we've been there before, not hard to get to for the St. John's contingent, which is just about everyone these days.
Wednesday 6th February 2019
The King Charles II
Arriving 8ish and a quick meeting at 9. We need to talk about LHIW which is just around the corner. Great choice of real ales in this most historic of all Worcester's pubs. In the centre of town on New Street. Note, if it's busy we'll be in the Swan next door.
Wednesday 30th January 2019
The Lamb and Flag
Now under new ownership by a craft brewery this compact and bijou haunt is a Worcester legend. Located on the Tything, easy to find. Utterly changed inside. Kind of a special "fifth Wednesday in a month" pub. Also a top restaurant so may be busy.
Wednesday 23rd January 2019
Bull Baiters, St. John's
Worcester's first Micro Pub is one of our favourite spots. Situated right in the centre of St. John's, it ticks all the boxes for us. We also like Chris the landlord and he stocks great and interesting beers and we always have a good time there. You can even hear yourself think. We were last there as WR December 2017!
Wednesday 16th January 2018
The Brewers Arms
Our St. John's regular "3rd Wednesday of the month" pub. A proper locals' pub. Does Wye Valley ale (Butty Bach and HPA) so we're happy. Also, the pork scratchings, sourced from a local butcher, are second to none. They look after us and we, in turn, drink their beer for them.
Wednesday 9th January 2019
Down Lowesmoor, the Firefly is part hipster central and part Edwardian Gentlemen's club. They now have a vegan menu which will excite not many of you. Good interesting beers and plenty of nooks and corners in which to sit.
Wednesday 12th December 2018
Winner of the Worcester News Pub Of The Year, we haven't been to the Bedwardine for a while and are clearly missing out. Up there on Bromyard Road it's quite accessible for the St. John's brigade, but there is parking for those who need it.
Wednesday 28th November 2018
We'll be there for the stiffener before Time Travellers' so we normally make this the POTW the Wednesday before. Tradition. Opposite the Glover's Needle. One of Worcester's best-loved real-ale pubs. A no-nonsense, no-tv, no-juke-box, old-fashioned pub full of characters... like us.
Wednesday 14th November
The Paul Pry
Fantastic locally brewed beer in this quirky triangular-shaped old pub. Worth a visit just for the wonderful interior tiles and bar architecture, but the beer, food and atmosphere will have you wanting to stay and come back regularly. Now owned by the Pope family who are Pope's Brewery.
31st October 2018
The Cardinal's Hat
BATH night is our (now) regular "full kit" night to celebrate Balaclava, Agincourt, Trafalgar and Halloween, which all fall around about now-ish. Wear your best kit, wear your strangest kit, but wear kit. The venue: an old, old favourite of Worcester Re-enactors and Worcester's oldest pub. Does some great beers, open fires, patio out the back and the scene of many a costumed party. Down on Friar Street in the middle of town.
Wednesday 24th October 2018
The Chestnut Tree
Chosen by Maggie, we haven't been there for a while and it's a good pub on the city side of the river.
Wednesday 10th October
The Mug House
Used to be Ian's favourite spot, but is also great for those who like their pubs on consecrated ground. As such it is quite rare. Bit of a trip out to Claines but worth it. We last visited in March.
Wednesday 26th September 2018
The Bush, St. John's
We haven't done the Bush for a long time. It's been through many landlords but is an important St. John's pub that deserves a visit. Has good beer - Cannon Royall if memory serves.
Cap and Gown
Wednesday 12th September 2018
The Cap and Gown
Down on the Tything serving Hook Norton beers, it's been a while since we've visited this pub.
Wednesday 22nd August 2018
The Crown at Hallow
Haven't been there for a while as a group. This is a great dining pub a little way out of town on the St. John's side, and hopefully still a good drinking pub too.
Wednesday 8th August 2018
The Anchor at Diglis has been improving over the years we've been going there and is now quite the gastro venue. At this time of year we favour the beer garden.
Wednesday 11th July 2017
The Camp House Inn
The time has come again for our annual amble up the banks of the Severn to the lovely and quirky Camp Inn at Grimley. Meet at the Wheatsheaf from 7.00 for a quick livener then we walk together up to the camp to sample the cider and admire the peacocks.
Wednesday 27th June 2018
Bentley's Birthday Barbecue Bash
Mike is going to be 60 and has declared this Wednesday "Bentley Day". We shall be meeting at the Bull Baiters for a pint and then retiring to chez Bentley for a barbecue in a departure from the "drink beer in pub" routine. Happy Birthday Mike.
Wednesday 13th June 2018
The Bell at St. John's
In the middle of St. John's, opposite the church. Good ales and we usually get the larger of the two snugs to ourselves. Can't say much fairer than that. We were last here in November.
Wednesday 23rd May 2018
The Berkeley Arms
Under new management and only recently re-opened, this week's pub is the Berkeley, over at Spetchley. Near to the Nightingale if that helps. The Berkeley Arms Evesham Rd, Spetchley, Worcester WR7 4QL
Wednesday 9th May 2018
Oil Basin Brewery
What is this madness? A NEW place? Yes. It's one of those cool microbrewery/pubs. Situated where that expensive wine bar used to be on Copenhagen street. It's tiny and serves some interesting beers. Copenhagen St, Worcester WR1 2HB
Wednesday 25th April 2018
The Miller's Arms, Pershore
A bit further afield this week for one of our occasional visits to Pershore. The Miller's Arms is on Bridge Street and we've enjoyed a drink there before. An opportunity for our (at least) 3 Pershore members.
Wednesday 11th April 2018
A pub charmingly described on Google thus: "Pub with framed pictures on wood-panelled walls, a pool table, a beer garden and TVs for live sport." Technically in Barbourne but really just a bit further down the Tything. WR1 1HT for those who need this sort of info.
Wednesday 28th March 2018
On the Tything. Arguably the best real ale pub in Worcester. The beer really is superb. But on Wednesday 28th you can also enjoy WRs' favourite band, Whole Caboodle, who will be doing a live set there that night. This is to be a HAT NIGHT. So wear a historically hysterical hat.
Wednesday 24th January 2018
Whitehall Inn at Rushwick
A slightly off-the-beaten-track pub, but a pleasant one. The address is Bransford Road, Rushwick, WR2 5TA
Wednesday 10th January 2018
Ye Olde Talbot
First chosen pub of 2018 is the Old Talbot just outside the Vue Cinema, corner of Friar Street and College Street. Mr. Bentley's choice.
Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Situated on the Cornmarket (for easy parking) this old pub was formerly known as Bar 12. We've been there I think, once before, but not been for a while.
B.A.T.H. Night Special
Balaclava, Agincourt, Trafalgar, Halloween.
Wednesday 25th October 2017
The Fox at Monkwood Green
We did it last year and it was a great success. We're doing it again. BATH Night - a kit night with sausages laid on by the affable landlord David. Minibus leaves The Brewers Arms, St. John's at 7.30. Leaves the Fox at 11. If you haven't yet done so, let Maggie E-J know you want to come. At time of going to press there were three seats left. It's a great little pub, out in the sticks. You can easily make your own way there if it suits.
Wednesday 13th September
On St. Nicholas Street in the centre of town, it's not been open much over a year in its current form, having been the Met Bar and even the Woo Woo bar. Back now as a proper real ale pub with great beer and pleasant interior.
Wednesday 30th August 2017
The Monkey House
This is an old cider house and it's a bit of a trip out, off towards Pershore, but should be worth it. Maybe we can phone around and liftshare. Here's the address: Woodmancote, Defford, Pershore WR8 9BW
Wednesday 23rd August 2017
The Swan with two nicks
Also known as the Duck, for obvious reasons. Proper pub. Proper old. Good ales, sometimes cheap (not quack). The hangout of people too rock n roll to be next door in the King Charles and too old to be in Heroes.
Wednesday 9th August 2017
On Bransford Road in St. John's. We've been there before, amusingly during some sort of over-50s singles night when various members of the group were offered interesting opportunities. Well... our Wednesdays are rarely dull.
Wednesday 26th July 2017
The Swan at Newland
You've passed it a million times even if you haven't been there. Lovely pub right on the road between Powick and Malvern. A first for Worcester Re-enactors.
Wednesday 27th June 2017
The Diglis Hotel
A great venue for a hot day. And it WILL still be hot by next Wednesday, honest. Out in the garden, by the river with some good ales. Pretty much as posh as we get in WR.
Wednesday 31st May 2017
In St. John's, overlooking the river. Nice to be on the balcony if the sun is out, also the starting point of our annual walk up the river. There are usually some good guest ales too.
Wednesday 10th May 2017
The Red Lion at Powick
A little off the beaten track (i.e. a drive) but an old favourite. Head out of Worcester towards Malvern and you can't miss it.