The Clun Valley Beer Festival

Map of the Clun Valley

Map of the Clun Valley

The famous Shropshire poet A. E Houseman said of the Clun Valley in his collection of poems “A Shropshire Lad”:

“Clunton and Clunbury, Clungunford and Clun are the quietest places under the sun”

but perhaps not always when the Clun Valley Beer Festival occurs.

The Clun Valley Beer Festival 2016 takes place on Friday 30th September and Saturday 1st October when all the pubs in the Clun Valley join in.

Transport is provided between the pubs.

The Clun Valley pubs that are participating include:

The Kangaroo Inn, Aston on Clun

The Crown Inn, Clunton

The Hundred House Inn, Purslow

The Sun Inn, Clun

White Horse Inn, Clun

The Crown Inn, Newcastle

Some pubs lay on food and entertainment for the festival.

There is a Web address for the beer festival:

but please note that this redirects to a Facebook page:

where you can find details about the 2016 festival bus timetable and lists of the beers for this year.

Map image of the Clun Valley taken from OpenStreetMap

Blue Remembered Hills

Blue Remembered Hills

Blue Remembered Hills


“Blue Remembered Hills” is one of the most famous lines from Alfred Edward Housman (26 March 1859 – 30 April 1936), usually known as A. E. Housman, an English classical scholar and poet, best known to the general public for his cycle of poems A Shropshire Lad.

The relevant lines are:

Into my heart an air that kills
From yon far country blows:
What are those blue remembered hills,
What spires, what farms are those?

Housman first published A Shropshire Lad, a collection of sixty-three poems, at his own expense after several publishers had turned it down.