TWO pubs have received accolades from the Wyre Forest branch of Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA).

Wyre Forest CAMRA traditionally votes quarterly for a pub of the season - but this year, members decided to choose both a town pub and a rural pub of the summer.

The rural pub of the summer 2017 accolade was awarded to the Bell, at Pensax, which has been a consistent Good Beer Guide entry for 28 years. CAMRA members felt the pub served great beers and summer drinkers can sit outside and enjoy the views of the countryside.

While, the Station at Farfield, in Kidderminster, was named town pub of the summer 2017. CAMRA members said the pub was a true 'local' serving great beers and food, and is the hub of the community. They also added that the transformation of the beer garden this year clinched the award.

Nick Yarwood, chairman of Wyre Forest CAMRA, said: "The Station and the Bell are both fine summer pubs.

"As well as excellent beers served in superb condition, they both have gardens in which to enjoy the sunshine and a spot of lunch, and inside the atmosphere is friendly and buzzing.

"Well done to both as outstanding examples of town and country pubs."