Category Archives: CAMRA

CAMRA’s Pub of the Year regional finalists

Drum-roll please. CAMRA (The Campaign for Real Ale) has revealed the four finalists for its Pub of the Year competition. The list of nominees provides some uplifting tales of pubs that have battled back from the brink to garner well-earned praise from both punters and judges. With 21 pubs closing every week, these shortlisted venues… Read More »

CAMRA’s Good Beer Knowledge book by Jeff Evans

The new edition of CAMRA’s Beer Knowledge could well be just the thing you need to impress family and friends down the boozer – after all, knowledge is power. Written by award-winning author Jeff Evans, this pocket-sized book is packed with beer facts, feats, records, stats and anecdotes to ensure that you are never lost… Read More »

CAMRA Book: Britain’s Best Real Heritage Pub

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has just released the much-anticipated new edition of Britain’s Best Real Heritage Pubs.  This book explores more than 260 pubs throughout the UK which have interiors of real historic significance – some of them stretching back a century or more.  The book has already sold more than 600 copies… Read More »

Castle Inn, West Lulworth wins CAMRA Real Cider pub award

A traditional 16th century thatched roofed pub in a small Dorset village has walked away with CAMRA’s top Real Cider award after being named Cider Pub of the Year. The Castle Inn, West Lulworth, Dorset has been crowned the best place in the UK to enjoy a pint of Real Cider by CAMRA (the Campaign… Read More »

Young drinkers turn to real ale

New research released to mark the launch of CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide 2015 shows that over a third of young people aged 18-24 have tried real ale and of those 87 per cent would drink it again. The book’s publisher CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, say that interest in real ale is increasing year… Read More »

CAMRA’s best pubs in Britain

The best pubs in Britain as judged by CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, have been released to mark the launch of the Good Beer Guide 2015, which publishes today. The 16 regional finalists of CAMRA’s Pub of the Year competition will go forward and have a chance to win the National Pub of the… Read More »

Otter Brewery’s Amber ale named best in the west

Otter Brewery’s Amber ale has been named the Champion Beer of Britain for the South West. Alan Cottee presented the award on behalf of CAMRA to Patrick McCaig and Head Brewer Keith Bennett. Each brewery can enter up to five beers and there are 16 regions across the country. This year they were all blind… Read More »

Timothy Taylor’s Boltmaker named Champion Beer of Britain

After over a year of local tasting panels and regional heats leading up to the finals, CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, is today proud to announce that Timothy Taylor’s Boltmaker has been crowned the ‘Best Beer’ in Britain at the Great British Beer Festival, Olympia, London. The West Yorkshire brewed real ale was judged… Read More »

London breweries take centre stage at GBBF

The number of breweries in London has continued to rise at a meteoric rate, with 52 real ale brewers now calling the capital their home compared to 44 this time last year – an 18 per cent rise. Even more impressive, this comes after brewery numbers doubled in the previous twelve months, jumping from 23… Read More »

CAMRA Pub Design Awards 2014

CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale) has launched its National Pub Design Awards 2014 in a quest to find the most stunningly designed pubs in the UK. The awards, held in association with English Heritage and the Victorian Society, recognise high standards of architecture in the refurbishment and conservation of existing pubs, and the construction… Read More »

Southampton Beer Festival

There will be close to 100 real ales available to lucky punters who attend this year’s Southampton Beer Festival at the Guildhall. Visitors can expect real ciders, perries and a wide variety of bottled beers from the UK and abroad when the big event takes place from May 29-31. The festival, run by volunteers of… Read More »

Dunham Porter: The Champion Winter Beer of Britain

The good folk at Dunham Massey Brewery were raising their glasses in celebration recently after scooping the top prize at CAMRA’s Champion Winter Beer of Britain awards. Dunham Porter, a traditional dark beer, took the top award which was handed over during a special presentation at the Costello’s Bar in Stockton Heath. It’s the second… Read More »

CAMRA Pub Design Awards 2013

The winners of CAMRA Pub Design Awards 2013 were recently announced, with pubs as diverse as a bar made from shipping containers and a railway platform conversion achieving accolades. Winners include the York Tap (pictured), situated on a York train station platform in a building converted from an old model railway museum – this year’s… Read More »

CAMRA’s top 16 pubs in the United Kingdom

Having just recovered from the Great British Beer Festival, beer drinkers around the UK are rejoicing at the release of the latest edition of the Good Beer Guide. To mark the launch of this beer tome, CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) has announced the 16 regional finalists of it’s Pub of the Year competition. These… Read More »

The Good Beer Guide 2014, edited by Roger Protz

With the Christmas countdown well and truly underway in the nation’s High Streets, what better way to forget all about it than thumbing through the brand-spanking new edition of CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide 2014. Yes, that’s right, the nation’s favourite booze bible has hit the streets offering a wealth of knowledge about pubs, beer and… Read More »

CAMRA’s Good Bottled Beer Guide by Jeff Evans

If, like me, you enjoy cracking open a bottle of beer in the comfort of your own home after a hard day at work then CAMRA has just the book for you. The consumer group has released it new edition of the Good Bottled Beer Guide, which this time features over 1800 bottle-conditioned beers*. This… Read More »

Wobbly Munk named best UK cider

Springfield Wobbly Munk may sound like one of Homer Simpsons drinking buddies, but cider connoisseurs will recognise it as the UK’s new champion cider for 2013. CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale) is celebrating it’s 25th year of campaigning for real cider and perry and recently announced the winners of the National Cider and Perry… Read More »

Book: Britain’s Best Real Heritage Pubs by Geoff Brandwood

What better way to while away an evening away from the pub than reading about what else, but the pub. A new publication from CAMRA, The Campaign for Real Ale, highlights the hidden gems of British pub architecture with 270 pub interiors of outstanding historic interest. Britain’s Best Real Heritage Pubs,written by Geoff Brandwood of… Read More »