CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide 2022 has been published with pubs from across the UK being featured, including several pubs in Worcestershire.

The guide is made up of pubs which have impressed volunteers after they visited each one and tasted the beers they have to offer.

Volunteers rate the pubs based on their quality of beer, atmosphere, location and their ability to accommodate real ale drinkers.

Here’s a list of the pubs that all came out on top for Worcester and are among many other pubs who serve great pints.

Bull Baiters Inn

Location: 43-49 St Johns, WR2 5AG

Tripadvisor rating: 3.5/5

The guide describes this pub as “a small bar housed in a medieval building with an interesting history, previously a hall house.”

Cardinal’s Hat

Location: 31 Friar Street, WR1 2NA

Tripadvisor rating: 4.5/5

This is known as Worcester’s oldest pub and is located in the city centre.

Dragon Inn

Location: 51 The Tything, WR1 1JT (on A449, 300yds N of Foregate St station)

Tripadvisor rating: 4/5

This pub is inside a Georgian building and sits on the edge of the city centre. Snacks such as pork pies and sausage rolls are available.

Oil Basin Brewhouse

Location: 7 Copenhagen Street, WR1 2HB

Tripadvisor rating: 4.5/5

In this “cosy, dimly lit bar” you can grab yourself a wood-fired pizza plus other Italian options as well vegetarian friendly food.


Location: 23 Fish Street, WR1 2HN

Tripadvisor rating: 5/5

Plough is a Grade II-listed pub that offers locally sourced beers as well as some that are from further afield.

Postal Order

Location: 18 Foregate Street, WR1 1DN

Tripadvisor rating: 4/5

This is a Wetherspoon pub and is located in an old telephone exchange, offering “a wide range of ales of different styles and strengths, some from local breweries.”

Hop Pole

Location: 40 Friar Street, WR9 8ED (100yds from Norbury Theatre)

Tripadvisor rating: 4.5/5

You’ll find this 18th century inn between the Norbury Theatre and the fire station in the old part of Droitwich. The pub’s food and atmosphere was praised with the guide saying, “Good-value food is served at lunchtimes. Pub games and live music on some weekends add to the convivial atmosphere.”

You can buy a copy of the Good Beer Guide here.