Pint Taken

Pint Taken Newsletter
  • Pint Taken is the Worcestershire County CAMRA newsletter

  • Pint Taken is published by the Worcestershire branches of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA)

  • 9o00 copies are distributed to real ale pubs in and around the county.

  • Awarded CAMRA West Midlands Region Newsletter of the Year 2007 and 2008. Shortlisted 2012



Download the Spring 2017 issue of Pint Taken in PDF format (6 Mb)

Earlier issues are available below.

To download a copy of the free Adobe PDF reader, click here


  • Contact Pint Taken by writing to Pint Taken, 4 Tilehouse, Redditch, B97 4PL or sending an email to


  • For more information or latest news, go the individual branch websites below

  • The current advertising rates are:

    £50.00 for a 1/4 page colour advert

    £80.00 for a 1/2 page colour advert

    £140.00 for a full page colour advert

    £190 for a full back page colour 

  • To request an advert in Pint Taken, please email



If you would like to subscribe to Pint Taken, please send 4 A5 size stamped addressed envelopes to Pint Taken Subscriptions, 192 Exhall Close
Church Hill, Redditch, B98 9JA, UK
Non UK residents please enclose 4 IRCs.

Do you have local news? Send it to editor (at)



We welcome any pub, beer, cider or perry news. Send it to editor (at)

Back Issues

The following back issues of Pint Taken can be downloaded in PDF format. 
Please allow time for them to download.
To download a copy of the free Adobe PDF reader, click here

 Spring 2017
 Winter 2016/17
 Autumn 2016
 Summer 2016
 Spring 2016
 Winter 2015/16
 Autumn 2015
 Summer 2015
 Spring 2015
 Winter 2014/15
 Autumn 2014
 Summer 2014
 Spring 2014
 Winter 2013/14
 Autumn 2013
 Summer 2013
 Spring 2013
 Winter 2013
 Autumn 2012
 Summer 2012
 Spring 2012
 Winter 2011/12
 Autumn 2011
 Summer 2011
 Spring 2011
 Winter 2010/11
 Autumn 2010
 Summer 2010
 Spring 2010
 Winter 2010
 Autumn 2009
 Summer 2009
 Spring 2009
 Winter 2008/9
 Autumn 2008
 Summer 2008
 Spring 2008
 Winter 2007/8
 Autumn 2007
 Summer 2007
 Spring 2007
 Winter 2006/7
 Autumn 2006/2007
 Summer 2006
 Spring 2006
 Winter 2005/2006
 Autumn 2005
 Spring 2005
 Winter 2004/5
 Autumn 2004
  Summer 2004
  Spring 2004
  Winter 2003/2004
  Summer 2003
  Spring 2003


Wyre Forest branch

Covering the North West of the county including Kidderminster, Bewdley, Stourport and Abberley



Redditch & Bromsgrove Branch

Covering the North East of the county and East Warwickshire including Redditch, Bromsgrove, Droitwich, Ombersley, Studley, Chaddesley Corbett and Inkberrow



Worcester Branch

Covering the South of the county including Worcester, Pershore, Malvern, Tenbury Wells and Flyford Flavell



Shakespeare Branch

Covering the extreme South East of the county including Evesham


Write for Pint Taken

It would be great if you could write an article for Pint Taken or send us news using the email address above. The following style guide is designed to help you.

The following style guide is offered in order to minimise differences in format between articles.

The aim being to present a newsletter that is less disjointed.

Many thanks to everyone who submits an article in whatever format!

 Printouts should be in an easy to read font.

Email is the preferred method of submission.

Files should be presented in text  or word format

Do not use styles or effects such as special fonts, headings, underlining etc as they will need to be converted.

Use left justified text with NO returns unless you want a paragraph break.

Paragraph breaks should be a new line with a single space on subsequent lines. These will be converted to a tab later.

Single spaces should be used in all cases, e.g. between words and after punctuation. Multiple spaces badly affect layout.

Capitals should be used for names but not for beer styles as follows:

Cameron’s Best Bitter is great bitter

Use CAMRA not Camra or camra.

Use the following format for money, time and date: £1.24, 8pm, 8.30pm, Saturday 21st September

If you use a spell checker, check that it is set to UK English and not US English (check with colour/color)

A common error is the use of the singular form for words such as brewery or company. Eg:

Of the two branch breweries, the Weatheroak brewery’s product range is larger.

Do not capitalise headings.

Be careful about libellous or defamatory remarks. Articles above 450 words are almost impossible to fit in and will either be split over two issues or dropped.

Priority (Higher to Lower) of articles:

  1. Adverts
  2. Local News
  3. Material submitted before deadline
  4. Short articles (less than 50 words)
  5. Seasonal articles
  6. Articles of “general” interest
  8. Technical or “CAMRA insider” type articles
  9. Long articles (above 250 words)
  10. Articles submitted after the deadline
  11. Very long articles (above 350 words)