Great Malvern Beer Guide: Your Great Malvern guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

Latest reviews from Great Malvern

76 /100
Nags Head (Bar)
19-21 BANK STREET
“Excellent pub, very busy with a good vibe outside and inside on a Saturday eve. Sheltered and heated beer garden where we sat down and tasted quite a few of their ales. 14 cask ales with good variety and rotation. Craft beers on a few kegs. Visited with all kinds of people. Friendly, hardworking staff. (Visited with Finn 01.02.2020).“
Rune 2 days ago
56 /100 GRAHAM ROAD
“Central located hotel bar serving five cask ales, from Malvern Hills, Ledbury and Wye Valley, among them. Medium sized room, a bit narrow, around a bar in the middle. Polite service. (Visited with Finn 01.02.2020).“
Rune 2 days ago
80 /100
Nags Head (Bar)
19-21 BANK STREET
“Top pub with a great selection.“
Finn 27 days ago
62 /100 GRAHAM ROAD
“Cozy bar with a handful beers. One from Ledbury on our visit.“
Finn 27 days ago
84 /100
Nags Head (Bar)
19-21 BANK STREET
“Wonderful boozer. Great location, at the foot of a whopping great hill. Homely, traditional pub, with friendly service and friendly locals. Nice range of beers on cask - unusual for a quaint country pub of this sort. It was a real pleasure to drink here, just before ascending the North Hill. I could happily while away many a sunny afternoon, or wintry evening here.“
DanielBrown 607 days ago
74 /100
Morgan (Bar)
52 CLARENCE ROAD
“Proper community pub pretty close to the Railway Station. Quite traditional inside, there is a tight bar area with a range of Wye Valley ales, but also a couple of local guests. The real gem is the outside patio area, which is really popular. The food looked good but not tried. Well worth the walk over.“
imdownthepub 985 days ago
54 /100 50 BELLEVUE TERRACE
“Rather a grand hotel in the centre of Malvern, backing on to the Malvern Hills and next to a pleasant public par. It’s a hotel bar, so expect a library type atmosphere, hushed whispers, ladies wat lunch. The main reason for looking in is the chance of a local guest ale. Cool and comfortable. Dog friendly.“
imdownthepub 985 days ago
58 /100 50 BELLEVUE TERRACE
“Small convenience store backing on to the Malvern Hills range in the Bellevue Terrace, close to the Mount Pleasant Hotel. There is a smallish but reasonably interesting range of local bottled beers along with some easy to get hold of nationals. Beers from Friday Street and Lakehouse will certainly be of interest.“
imdownthepub 985 days ago
68 /100 WORCESTER ROAD
“Just occasionally Wetherspoons really surprise and this was certainly a case in point. Presumably it was quite a grand hotel in a previous life and it maintains reasonable grandeur with the new owners. Neat and tidy throughout, there is a veranda with a grand view, clean and comfortable. There is a decent range of beers available with some local beers. There are plenty of staff, really helpful. Good all round.“
imdownthepub 985 days ago
72 /100
Nags Head (Bar)
19-21 BANK STREET
“Popular pub a little walk from the north end of Great Malvern but well worth the effort. Lots of beer choice on our visit, although the sign that says to ask about the craft ales came back with quite a blunt answer! The cask choice was a good mix of local and guest beers. A fair amount of food was being ordered which created a bottle neck at the bar. Lovely sun terrace and hidden garden area. Dog friendly. Really worth visiting.“
imdownthepub 986 days ago
84 /100
Nags Head (Bar)
19-21 BANK STREET


A New Year and a new pub to visit, in fact I was quite amazed that I hadn’t been here before. I’d lived in Worcester in the late eighties and early nineties and was a very active local CAMRA member visiting stacks of pubs throughout the county, so really surprised I’d not been here before now. We visited on Sunday 1st January 2017, we being me, Loz, Mum and Keith. The Nags Head should probably be more accurately listed on here as being in Malvern Link. It’s a short walk across Link Common across the A449 Worcester Road to Malvern Link railway station 10-15 mins or 20-25 mins will get you to Great Malvern station. The 44D bus from Worcester is the best bus option. There is a small car park, otherwise plenty of parking along adjacent roads.

There was a large covered patio area at the rear (where we entered from) and it looked like the large attached dining area at this end was an extension added at some point many years ago. I saw a Hunt Edmunds large grey slate disc on the wall here indicating that at one time this would have been an outpost of that long lost Banbury brewery or perhaps the landlord just liked collecting such things as inside near the toilets there was lots of old enamel signs and some brewerania. Inside the main bar area it had a really cosy feel, roaring open fire, low beams comfy seating, it was great. The bar was immediately ahead on entering and was L shaped, we sat off to the RH side as the rest of the bar area looked really busy with folk including many with dogs fresh from walks up in the hills just behind here.

The beer choice was excellent with 14 or 15 Cask handpump offerings and two Craft Keg from Brew By Numbers and Wild Beer Co. Amongst the cask offerings were four of the local St George’s brewey beers, one from Totally Brewed in Nottingham and a smattering of other interesting beers along with a few from the Marstons stable. We had a couple in here, the service was good, staff friendly and chatty and knew the beers. It was a good mix of folk in here and also the food looked good, it was certainly very popular. We really, really liked this place if I were in mum or Keiths position (they live about 5-6 miles away) then this would be a regular haunt for me, they were already deciding on when they were coming here next week for a meal.“
Fin 1152 days ago
72 /100 WORCESTER ROAD


We visited here with my mum and Keith last week, actually on Saturday 17th September to be precise. The Foley Arms is located fairly centrally in Great Malvern and occupies a fairly high position altitude wise so as others mention if you sit out on the rear patio you are probably 600-700 feet in height here and so get great views right out to the long ridge of hills which denote the Cotswolds rising above the Severn Valley. This is a Wetherlodge as it is an old hotel, actually it’s worth reading some of the history on this place scattered around and about particularly on Lady Foley who sounded an interesting sort but not the type of person you’d mess with. So the layout is bar off to the LH side in a separate room on entering toilets straight ahead downstairs (just for a change, never on the same floor as the bar in a Spoons eh?) if you walk through the bar the patio is at the rear.

Beer choice was good, a couple of large banks of taps offering a good wide ranging selection but we opted for the Craft choice and went for the Six Point Resin. They seemed to carry all of the Craft stuff that other JDWs offer and prices as ever were good.

The clientele here was not your normal Spoon types, let’s face it, we’re in Great Malvern so expect to see a few ’look at me type’s, yummy mummies with oversize push chairs, husbands with collars turned up and plenty of chatter about property (from the mums) and rail links to London and when might be a good time to cash in and move.....yawn...

I rather liked this Spoons, I suspect that the gorgeous weather, being able to sit on the patio and great views played a big part. One to return to if in the area. “
Fin 1250 days ago
70 /100 WORCESTER ROAD
“Good selection of beers with many changing "specials" Busy bar good prices“
Strut1066 1530 days ago
64 /100 WORCESTER ROAD
“It’s a wetherspoons. Stay in the hotel, which was nice. The usual good selection of guest ales. It also has great view from the patio. Over all a bit better than the average.“
Mr_Pink_152 2052 days ago
76 /100
Nags Head (Bar)
19-21 BANK STREET
“Popular real ale and cider pub, tucked under the Malvern Hills - good food, dogs welcome“
Lennerbenner 2265 days ago
68 /100 WORCESTER ROAD
“Set at the top of town this is a plush Wetherspoon in a grand building suitable for the hotel purpose it also serves, especially if you get a room facing the rear as the views across Worcestershire are wonderful. If you’re not paying for a room then the pubs rear patio offers the same view. Inside is comfortable too with traditional soft furnishings of this chain and window seats for the aforementioned view are available. There’s a number of rooms to sit in and the bar area occupies a large part of one of them. Real ales on two rows of pumps.“
ManVsBeer 2577 days ago