“BEER BUS” TRIPS (& “PUBLIC TRANSPORT GROUP TRIPS“)
This is how we get round some of the more elusive pubs in the patch. The Branch hires a minibus and driver, and we set off on a monthly adventure on a Friday night. These trips have now been run for more than 30 years and have proved to be a really fun way of doing the business of surveying. If it’s a purely country trip we usually manage 6/7 pubs in an evening, but in a market town we may just manage more.
Of course, there is a “work” element to all of this in that we do a beer score at each pub. These scores are a fundamental part of the Branch’s system for selecting pubs for the Good Beer Guide. And nowadays a group from the travelers like to do a survey of the pub for updating the WhatPub entry. OK, it may all sound demanding, but in truth it is not, and we actually manage to fit in some enjoyment! After all, where else could one get a hand crafted tour of West Shropshire pubs at such modest cost? Certainly there is a select group of members who would agree with the concept, as they’ve been doing these trips for all of those 30 odd years!
So if you fancy having some fun going round some of West Shropshire’s best pubs, and at the same time making a significant contribution to CAMRA, we would be delighted to have you ride the bus with us. You can use the Contact form to do this
WHERE WE’VE BEEN IN 2016
22 April 2016 Eastern part of the Branch. Horseshoe, Uckington, Hare & Hounds Withington, Haughmond, Upton Magna, Corbet Arms, Uffington, Fox & Hounds, Shawbury, Dog in the Lane Astley, Stanton Arms, Stanton upon Hine Heath
WHERE WE’VE BEEN IN 2015
19th June This was a Beckybus and was an extra to make up for not doing a brewery visit this month. We did pubs that have been rarely included on our normal survey trails. Wingfield Arms Montford Bridge, Bradford Arms Knockin, White Lion Llynclys, Limekiln Porthywaen, Horseshoe Llanyblodwel, Barley Mow Trefonen
29th May South west extremities This was the trip to the remotest part of our patch, also the highest pub. Herbert Arms Chirbury, Anchor at Anchor, Crown Newcastle-on-Clun, Sun Clun, White Horse Clun, Crown Clunton
To book on BEER BUS trips please contact DAVE GRAINGER on 01743 358975
Some reports from other outings:
“PUBLIC TRANSPORT GROUP (PTG)” TRIPS
Public transport, being what it is in Shropshire, means travel during daytime to the pubs that are open for lunchtime and afternoon sessions. A great way to get to know our fantastic county in the company of those who have been doing it for years!
All on Tuesdays (usually the 3rd Tuesday of the month)
For more information about the Tuesday PTG Trips please contact PETE DUCKERS on 01743 359903 or just turn up at the time normally indicated in What’s Brewing or listed on our Branch Diary & Events page. (The meeting point is usually the relevant stop at Shrewsbury Bus Station or the lobby of Shrewsbury Railway Station, probably best to make contact in advance if you plan to join the trip at another point)
Over the course of the year, the following Branch areas tend to get covered (some of the bigger towns are visited more than once):
In addition, a couple of trips each year normally venture outside the Branch area, to places such as Shifnal, Chester, Birmingham, Stockport and even Liverpool.