Local pubs represented in beer ‘bible’

Good Beer Guide showcases the best of the country’s beer scene.

The region’s best pubs are celebrated in the latest edition of the best-selling Good Beer Guide, out today.

The Guide, now in its 46th edition, is published by the real ale campaigning group CAMRA and highlights the best places in the UK to get a decent pint.

New recommendations in Birmingham include the Physician in Edgbaston and the Harborne Hop House, while familiar names include the Lamp in Highgate (an ever-present for over twenty years) and the city’s CAMRA Pub of the Year 2015-17, the Inn on the Green in Acocks Green.

CAMRA’s willingness to embrace developments in the beer world means that more fashionable outlets such as the 1000 Trades bar in the Jewellery Quarter are also included, while proving that good beer doesn’t have to be drunk in a traditional pub setting, the Sheldon Marlborough Cricket Club in Yardley joins its long-established cricketing counterpart at Kings Heath. The recent boom in micropubs is also represented by Stirchey’s Wildcat and new entrant the Knowle Ale Rooms, amongst others.

Further afield there is continued recognition for such Black Country stalwarts as the Vine (Bull & Bladder) in Brierley Hill, the Beacon Hotel in Sedgley and Wolverhampton’s Great Western.

The CAMRA Good Beer Guide is out now.