Skip to main content

Guild Member Profile

  • 17 Pershore Road, Halesowen, West Midlands, B63 4QJ
  • 0121 550 3963
  • Email Stephen

Stephen Pratt

Retired Town Planner
  • Full member
  • author
  • beer-historian
  • beer-writer
  • town planner
  • Midlands
  • camra
  • beer
  • beer-travel
  • historical
  • history-of-beer
  • pub history

What is the one thing you'd like to tell visitors to the Guild's website?

I regularly submit beer related articles to local CAMRA and other magazines, based on trips abroad and at home, beer styles, pub histories and other beer related matters.  Most of my articles are published in local CAMRA magazines, including Ales & Tales and AleSabrina. I also write articles on pub and brewery history for the local Black Country Bugle newspaper. I have also published my own book in May 2022, “Pubs & Breweries of the Black Country” of which I have sold over 1,000 copies. It had now been republished by Brewin Books.   I published my second book, “Tales from Black Country Taverns” in March 2024. I have also submitted several articles for consideration in the Beer Writers Awards.

What you can offer as a writer/beer lover?

Research and information on beer, bars and breweries in the UK and many foreign countries; heritage pubs and pub histories in the West Midlands;

What do you like most about being a Guild of Beer Writers member?

Contact and inclusion with fellow-minded beer writers

Pieces of work by Stephen:

  • Pubs & Breweries of the Black Country

    A 200-page book detailing the pubs and breweries in the Black Country (past and present). £9.99 available from Black Country Society books website.

  • Tales from Black Country Taverns

    A 200-page book telling the full history of 80 iconic Black Country pubs, including the sadly lost Crooked House at Himley. £9.99 available from Black Country Society books web site.