Pub OTW

Wednesday 15th August 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 8th August 2018

The Anchor

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 1st August

The King Charles II

Our first of the month is the KC2. Arriving 8ish and a quick meeting at 9. Important one this week as last meeting before M5. Lots to discuss. Great choice of real ales in this most historic of all Worcester's pubs. In the centre of town on New Street.

Wednesday 25th July 2018

The Plough

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 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 3oth January 2018

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.

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

The Talbot

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

The Dragon

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 14th March 2018

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.

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 27th December 2017

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.

13th December 2017

The Cardinal's Hat

An old, old favourite of Worcester Re-enactors and Worcester's oldest pub. Still 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 22nd November 2017

The Maltster

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

Imperial Tavern

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

The Portobello

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 7th June

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. Try anything brewed by the Pope family themselves: it's only £3 a pint. First of the month so it's a meeting.

Wednesday 31st May 2017

The Wheatsheaf

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.