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Roger Protz celebrates Britain’s Family Brewers with a series of virtual tastings (6/11/2020)
Renowned author and beer expert Roger Protz is leading a series of virtual beer tastings featuring beers from his book, The Family Brewers of Britain.
CAMRA app helping pubs trade through lockdown generates £100k for the industry (11/11/2020)
Beer lovers have been supporting their local pubs and breweries by ordering over £100K worth of beer, cider and perry using CAMRA’s beer delivery app Brew2You.
Just a few days left to get your nomination in for CAMRA’s Pub Saving Award! (13/11/2020)
There are just a few days left to nominate a community group for CAMRA’s prestigious Pub Saving Award, which recognises local campaigning efforts to save beloved pubs.
Change law to guarantee all publicans a decent living, Scottish Government urged (11/11/2020)
The Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee has today published its report into legislation proposed by Labour MSP Neil Bibby to govern the relationship between tied pub tenants and pub-owning businesses.
Scapegoated pubs need funding deal to survive winter: CAMRA NI (13/11/2020)
Responding to last night’s announcement by the Executive that pubs will remain closed until 27th November, please find the below comment from Ruth Sloan, Chair of the Campaign for Real Ale in Northern Ireland.
Discover cider’s rich history with the Ciderologist Gabe Cook (6/11/2020)
CAMRA has worked with the ciderologist Gabe Cook to bring members an exclusive new article all about cider’s rich history in Britain as part of its Learn & Discover platform.
CAMRA slams proposed ban on takeaway beer sales for pubs and brewers (2/11/2020)
Responding to the proposed ban on takeaway beer sales for pubs and brewers, please find the attached comment from CAMRA National Chairman Nik Antona:
CAMRA comments on the release of the Pubs Code Review (3/11/2020)
Responding to the release of the Pubs Code Review, please find the attached comment from CAMRA National Chairman Nik Antona:
CAMRA welcomes the decision to allow beer and cider takeaway sales during lockdown (3/11/2020)
Responding to the decision to allow beer and cider takeaway sales during lockdown, please find the attached comment from CAMRA National Chairman Nik Antona:
Furlough support is a lifeline – but pubs need greater support to avoid thousands of permanent closures (6/11/2020)
Responding to the announcement that the furlough scheme will be extended until March 2021, please find the attached comment from CAMRA National Chairman Nik Antona:
Iconic Good Beer Guide issues stark COVID-19 warning, as brewery numbers decline for the first time in nearly two decades (29/10/2020)
The 48th edition of the Campaign for Real Ale’s iconic Good Beer Guide 2021 hits bookshelves tomorrow, warning Brits of the devastating impact of COVID-19 on Britain’s pub culture and highlighting the first decline in the number of independent UK breweries in over a decade.
CAMRA praises pubs in England offering free children’s meals this week (27/10/2020)
The Campaign for Real Ale has praised the community spirit of publicans across England this week for offering free meals to local children during half term.
Cider producer Simon Gibson wins top award for lockdown excellence (20/10/2020)
Simon Gibson has been recognised by the Campaign for Real Ale’s Pomona Award for creating interactive mixed cider boxes during the lockdown restrictions and complementary private tasting sessions to help people across the country not only learn about cider and perry production but actually try their hand at blending the product.
Discover cider and food pairing with CAMRA (21/10/2020)
CAMRA has published its latest video guide teaching viewers the secrets behind pairing cider with food, put together by drinks educator Alison Taffs.
Make or break moment for Welsh pubs as we know them (19/10/2020)
Responding to the announcement that pubs across Wales will be forced to close for two weeks from Friday 23 October, please find the below comment from CAMRA Director for Wales Chris Charters.
Tier 3 announcement is sink or swim moment for Greater Manchester’s pubs – CAMRA (20/10/2020)
Commenting on the expected decision to apply Tier 3 restrictions to Greater Manchester, please find the attached comment from CAMRA Chief Executive Tom Stainer.
Without proper support South Yorkshire pubs risk closing for good - CAMRA (21/10/2020)
Responding to Tier 3 restrictions being placed on South Yorkshire from Saturday, please find the attached comment from CAMRA Chief Executive Tom Stainer.
Extra week of closures and new tiered restrictions could be end of Scotland’s pubs as we know them - CAMRA (21/10/2020)
Responding to the First Minister’s announcement for further restrictions for pubs, please find the attached comment from CAMRA’s Director for Scotland Joe Crawford.
CAMRA responds to Chancellor’s announcement on extra financial support for pubs (22/10/2020)
Responding to the Chancellor’s announcement of grants and changes to the Job Support Scheme, please find the attached comment from CAMRA Chief Executive Tom Stainer.
‘Local Fox Cider’ wins top award for making a difference (16/10/2020)
The first winner of CAMRA’s Pomona Award is announced – Elisabeth Pelger, developer of the social enterprise Local Fox Cider – a project that combines cider production with food waste reduction and volunteer upskilling to create a fine product that benefits the local community.
Discover cider making with Ciderologist Gabe Cook (15/10/2020)
CAMRA has launched its latest instalment on ‘How Cider is Made’ with the help of the Ciderologist Gabe Cook for its Learn & Discover platform.
CAMRA crowdfunds for new title: Modern British Cider by Gabe Cook (13/10/2020)
The Campaign for Real Ale has launched a Kickstarter initiative to crowdfund for the new title – a first for CAMRA Books.
CAMRA members make the most of Cider Month (13/10/2020)
CAMRA members are gearing up for Cider Month, which runs throughout the month of October to coincide with the harvest season. To mark the occasion, CAMRA will be supporting a new cider initiative to help people learn more about cider and perry.
Heineken fine shows urgent need to give Scotland’s publicans protections in law (15/10/2020)
The decision by the Pubs Code Adjudicator for England Wales to fine Edinburgh-based Heineken UK’s pub arm, Star Pubs and Bars, £2 million for serious and repeated breaches of the Pubs Code should be a wake–up call for the Scottish Government.
Pubs and brewers must get financial help to survive Tier 2 “danger zone” (15/10/2020)
Responding to the decision to apply Tier 2 restrictions to London, Barrow-in-Furness, Chesterfield, Elmbridge, Erewash, Essex, North East Derbyshire, Sheffield and York from this weekend, please find the attached comment from CAMRA National Chairman Nik Antona:
CAMRA comments on PCA fines for Star Pubs and Bars (15/10/2020)
Responding to the announcement that Heineken UK’s pub arm, Star Pubs and Bars, has been fined £2m after being found to have seriously and repeatedly breached the Pubs Code, please find the attached comment from CAMRA National Chairman Nik Antona:
Make or break moment for pubs as we know them: CAMRA NI (15/10/2020)
Responding to the announcement that pubs across Northern Ireland will be forced to close except for takeaway and delivery services from Friday, please fine the attached comment from Chair of CAMRA NI Ruth Sloan:
Scapegoated pubs will need funding deal to survive PM’s announcement (13/10/2020)
Responding to the Prime Minister’s announcement of a three-tier local lockdown for England, please find the attached comment from CAMRA Chief Executive Tom Stainer:
Learn about the renaissance of cider with CAMRA and Gabe Cook (7/10/2020)
CAMRA has launched a new video guide on its Learn & Discover platform detailing the ‘renaissance of cider’ that is changing the face of the industry.
CAMRA responds to First Minister’s announcement on further restrictions for Scotland’s pubs (7/10/2020)
Responding to the First Minister’s announcement for further restrictions for pubs, please find the attached comment from CAMRA’s Director for Scotland Joe Crawford.
North West Hospitality grants welcome but not enough to stop permanent pub closures: CAMRA NI (7/10/2020)
Responding to the Finance Minister’s announcement of grants for businesses affected by local lockdown restrictions in the Derry City and Strabane Council area, please find the attached comment from Chairperson of CAMRA NI (Campaign for Real Ale) Ruth Sloan.
Get to grips with beer tasting with beer sommelier Jane Peyton (30/09/2020)
CAMRA has launched a new video guide on its Learn & Discover platform helping its members get to grips with beer tasting.
CAMRA releases a new season of the popular podcast Pubs. Pints. People. (2/10/2020)
The Campaign for Real Ale has released a second season of the popular podcast Pubs. Pints. People. which is available to download on Apple Podcast and Spotify.
Under current trading restrictions many pubs, clubs and breweries will not last until Christmas, CAMRA warns (30/09/2020)
The Government must publish the evidence behind its decision to impose a curfew on pub opening and offer a new financial support package for affected businesses – or risk many pubs, clubs and breweries closing for good.
CAMRA responds to Matt Hancock's statement regarding the 10pm curfew for pubs and hospitality (1/10/2020)
Responding to the statement to the House of Commons by the Health Secretary Matt Hancock, please find the below comment from Chief Executive of CAMRA Tom Stainer.
Derry and Strabane pubs need financial help to survive local lockdown closures – CAMRA NI (2/10/2020)
Commenting on the decision to limit pubs in the Derry and Strabane Council area to takeaways, delivery and outdoor dining only, please find the below comment from Chairperson of CAMRA NI Ruth Sloan.
Changes to the tax system could give pubs a fighting chance against cheap supermarket booze, says CAMRA (2/10/2020)
The launch of a public consultation by HMRC and the Treasury on how best to change the system of taxation on alcohol in the UK is the ideal opportunity for the Government to take bold action to protect pubs from closure, according to CAMRA.
Pub-goers urged to choose cask to celebrate Cask Ale Week (21/09/2020)
CAMRA is calling on pub-goers to choose cask–conditioned ale during Cask Ale Week, taking place from Thursday 24 September to Sunday 4 October. https://camra.org.uk/press_release/pub-goers-urged-to-choose-cask-to-celebrate-cask-ale-week/
Cheers for Stockport Beer Week 2020! (21/09/2020)
Normally at this time of year, CAMRA Stockport and South Manchester would be putting the final touches to a series of events in Stockport Town Centre to celebrate National Cask Ale Week.
CAMRA responds to the Government’s 10pm curfew on pubs and restaurants (22/09/2020)
In response to the Government announcement that pubs and restaurants will be forced to close at 10pm from Thursday onwards, please find the attached comment from CAMRA National Chairman Nik Antona.
CAMRA responds to the Prime Minister’s new pub restrictions (22/09/2020)
In response to the announcement from the Prime Minister that new restrictions on pubs may be in place for the next six months, please find the attached comment from CAMRA Chief Executive Tom Stainer.
CAMRA responds to the Scottish Government’s new pub restrictions (23/09/2020)
In response to the announcement that pubs will be under curfew from Friday, please find the attached comment from CAMRA’s Director for Scotland, Joe Crawford.
CAMRA response to the Chancellor’s Winter Economy Plan (24/09/2020)
In response to today’s announcement from the Chancellor of a new economy plan and Job Support Scheme, please find below a comment from CAMRA’s National Chairman Nik Antona.
North East’s pubs will need financial help to survive local restrictions (17/09/2020)
Commenting on the decision to close pubs at 10pm as well as the imposition of restrictions on going to the pub with anyone outside your own household in County Durham, Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, please find the attached comment from National Chairman of CAMRA Nik Antona.
Discover 300 years of brewing tradition with new Roger Protz title: The Family Brewers of Britain (09/09/2020)
Award-winning beer writer Roger Protz charts 300 years of British brewing through the fascinating and sometimes fractious histories of the families still running them in his latest title, The Family Brewers of Britain.
Family brewers are historic gems (09/09/2020)
While most modern craft breweries are often found on industrial estates or under railway arches, many of Britain’s family brewers have buildings of historic interest and even great beauty. In his new book, The Family Brewers of Britain, Roger Protz singles out two that are Grade II-listed.
CAMRA urges Bolton to utilise Brew2You app to tap into the beer market (11/09/2020)
The Campaign for Real Ale is encouraging pubs, clubs, brewers and cider producers based in Bolton to tap into the Brew2You app and website to help generate takeaway and delivery drink sales during the local lockdown.
Bolton pubs need financial help to survive local lockdown closures – CAMRA (08/09/2020)
Commenting on the Government’s decision to close pubs in Bolton as part of local lockdown measures, please find the attached comment from CAMRA’s National Chairman Nik Antona.
CAMRA asks the Government to rethink tax changes for small brewers (24/08/2020)
CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, has urged the Government to change their plans to increase the amount of tax that small brewers across the UK will have to pay.
Just five days left to grab your tickets to the virtual Great British Beer Festival (24/08/2020)
Tickets to the virtual Great British Beer Festival will only be on sale for another five days, closing on 28 August to allow organisers time to fulfil beer orders before the festival.
Join the CAMRA podcast team at the virtual Great British Beer Festival (21/08/2020)
The hosts of the CAMRA podcast Pubs. Pints. People. will be joining the virtual Great British Beer Festival, taking place from 11-13 September.
Carlsberg-Marston’s merger must not damage British beers, brands and breweries (19/08/2020)
Responding to the decision by the Competition and Markets Authority to launch a Phase 1 investigation into the proposed joint venture beer company between Carlsberg and Marston’s please find below comment from Tom Stainer, CAMRA Chief Executive.
After a near sell-out CAMRA releases more tickets for the virtual Great British Beer Festival (12/08/2020)
After a near sell out, more tickets are now on sale for the virtual Great British Beer Festival, taking place from 11-13 September and organised by the Campaign for Real Ale.
Tom Kerridge urges Brits to ‘stay supportive’ of the Great British pub (03/08/2020)
Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge has thrown his support behind the Great British pub, penning the foreword for CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide 2021, which is set to be released on 29 October 2020.
Learn how to make beer and cider at CAMRA (04/08/2020)
CAMRA has launched new tutorials on its Learn & Discover platform, which includes the first instalment in a series on the creation of cider, and the second in a four-part audio series on the key ingredients of beer.
PM urged to cut the price of a pint to boost pub jobs, as footfall declines (05/08/2020)
The Campaign for Real Ale is calling on the Prime Minister to cut tax on pints served in pubs to boost jobs and spending, following a recent survey which has found that 42% of people are visiting the pub less often than they did before lockdown.
The Great British Beer Festival goes virtual (06/08/2020)
The Great British Beer Festival, which usually takes place this week at Olympia in London, is making its virtual debut from 11-13 September 2020.
CAMRA comments on possible pub closures in Scotland due to Aberdeen outbreak (04/08/2020)
Following the news that the First Minister of Scotland has said she would consider closing pubs again following a recent outbreak in Aberdeen (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-53637070), please find below comment from Sarah Crawford, CAMRA National Director.
Support package essential to save pubs and jobs – CAMRA NI (06/08/2020)
Commenting on the Executive’s decision to delay the opening of pubs that don’t serve food, please find the attached comment from Chair of consumer group CAMRA Northern Ireland Ruth Sloan.
Discover the history of IPAs and expand your beer terminology at CAMRA (27/07/2020)
CAMRA has released an article on the history of IPA, developed by award-winning writer Pete Brown, and the third edition of a ‘beer drinker’s dictionary’ on its new Learn & Discover platform, to help members further their beer knowledge.
Cut tax on beer sold in pubs – CAMRA (21/07/2020)
Responding to the Government’s announcements on an alcohol duty review and a review of the Business Rates system in England, please find the below comment from National Chairman of CAMRA Nik Antona.
Cut tax on beer sold in pubs, not supermarkets – CAMRA NI (21/07/2020)
Responding to the UK Government’s announcement that they are reviewing alcohol taxation “to support the alcoholic drinks and pubs sector in the longer term”, please find the below comment from Chair of CAMRA NI Ruth Sloan.
Cut tax on draught beer to save pubs – CAMRA Scotland (21/07/2020)
Responding to the UK Government’s announcement that they are reviewing alcohol taxation “to support the alcoholic drinks and pubs sector in the longer term”, please find the below comment from CAMRA’s Director for Scotland Sarah Crawford.
CAMRA responds to Small Brewers Relief changes (22/07/2020)
Responding to the Government’s proposed changes to Small Brewers Relief, please find the below comment from National Chairman of CAMRA Nik Antona.
CAMRA membership counts – join CAMRA to save our nation’s pubs (06/07/2020)
The Campaign for Real Ale is urging all beer-lovers and pub-goers to join the campaign to be a part of the post-lockdown recovery efforts to save British pubs.
Meet the Brewer and the Beekeeper at the Red (On)Lion (08/07/2020)
Join Martin James, owner and beekeeper at Panther Brewery, as he discusses brewing with honey and tastes his award-winning ales, at 6pm on 21 July at the Red (On)Lion.
Brush up on your beer and cider terminology with CAMRA (09/07/2020)
CAMRA has released new content on its Learn & Discover platform, to help members further their beer and cider vocabularies.
CAMRA responds to the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Summer Economic Update (08/07/2020)
Responding to the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Summer Economic Update, please find the below comment from CAMRA’s Chief Executive Tom Stainer.
Learn the language of cider and explore herbal beers at CAMRA (01/07/2020)
CAMRA has launched new content on its Learn & Discover platform to help members get to grips with cider and herbal beers.
Struggling pubs need freedom to stock local products to survive post lockdown (01/07/2020)
Every pub across the UK should be allowed to stock and sell beer and cider from small, local and independent brewers and cider producers to help them recover post-lockdown.
Struggling pubs need freedom to stock local products to survive post lockdown – CAMRA Scotland (01/07/2020)
Every pub across Scotland should be allowed to stock and sell beer and cider from small, local and independent brewers and cider producers, to help them recover post lockdown.
Struggling pubs need freedom to stock local products to survive post lockdown – CAMRA NI (01/07/2020)
Every pub across Northern Ireland should be allowed to stock and sell beer and cider from small, local and independent brewers and cider producers, to help them recover post lockdown.
CAMRA urges people to get back down the pub safely (02/07/2020)
Consumer group CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, has released an easy to follow guide to help people use and support their local pubs safely over the coming weeks and months.
CAMRA debates the future of the pub with architects at the London Festival of Architecture (23/06/2020)
The London Festival of Architecture will host a debate on the future of the pub in CAMRA’s virtual pub the Red (On)Lion on Thursday 25 June at 6pm.
Try WooHa’s new core range at the Red (On)Lion (23/06/2020)
Head Brewer, David Rogerson, of Wooha Brewing Company will be leading a tasting of the brewery’s core beer styles at CAMRA’s virtual pub, the Red (On)Lion. The event, taking place on Tuesday 30th June at 6pm, will include a tasting of five of their beers.
Join Ciderniks for a tasting session on the Red (On)Lion (24/06/2020)
Nick Edwards, of West Berkshire cider makers Ciderniks, will be hosting a tasting of five of their vegan-friendly drinks on 7 July at 6pm on CAMRA’s virtual pub, the Red (On)Lion.
Discover heritage pubs across the South East with CAMRA’s latest title (25/06/2020)
The Campaign for Real Ale has now covered every corner of the UK with the publication of its latest pub guide, Real Heritage Pubs of the South East.
A taste of Crumbs Brewing at the Red (On)Lion (25/06/2020)
Morgan Arnell, owner of Crumbs Brewing in Reigate, will be leading a unique tasting of three of their beers, taking place on CAMRA’s virtual pub the Red (On)Lion at 6pm on 14 July.
CAMRA comment on pubs reopening in England (23/06/2020)
Responding to the Prime Minister’s announcement on the reopening of pubs in England from 4 July please find the attached comment from Tom Stainer, Chief Executive of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).
Outside seating plans will help locals survive and thrive - CAMRA (25/06/2020)
Responding to the publication of UK Government legislation to help pubs in England and Wales by allowing them to use outdoor space for extra seating, please find the attached comment from CAMRA National Chairman Nik Antona.
Majority ready to get back down the pub, survey finds (15/06/2020)
A survey of 22,000 pub goers and beer drinkers across the UK polled by the consumer organisation CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, has found that two thirds of people are confident to get back down the pub when their local re-open.
New CAMRA app generates £50K for the industry (15/06/2020)
Beer lovers have been beating the lockdown blues ordering £50K worth of beer, ciders and perries through Brew2You, a popular beer delivery app launched by the Campaign for Real Ale.
Think Big, Drink Small with Felix James at the Red (On)Lion (19/06/2020)
Brewer and co-founder of Small Beer Brew Co. Felix James will be leading an online tour of their Bermondsey brewery on CAMRA’s virtual pub the Red (On)Lion, alongside a tasting of their four vegan, low-ABV brews.
Learn how to taste cider with the Campaign for Real Ale (19/06/2020)
CAMRA has published two new pieces of cider–focused content as part of its new Learn & Discover offering: a video guide on how to taste cider by cider writer James Finch, and an article revealing the story of women and cider by Cath Potter.
CAMRA welcomes new research that demonstrates the positive impact of local beer festivals (29/05/2020)
Following to new research released from Northumbria University, which measures the economic impact of local beer festivals with a particular focus on York, please find attached a comment from Tom Stainer, CAMRA’s Chief Executive.
Celebrate Beer Day Britain with a beer tasting at the Red (On)Lion (01/06/2020)
Beer sommelier and Beer Day Britain instigator Jane Peyton will be hosting an online beer tasting to mark the UK national beer day on 15 June at 6.15pm.
New content for beer lovers to Learn & Discover (04/06/2020)
CAMRA’s online Learn & Discover Zone will be home to new content from beer writers, educators and experts throughout June and July. Each week there will be new guides, articles, videos and podcasts exploring everything there is to know about beer, cider, perry and pubs.
CAMRA volunteers are invited to a series of virtual workshops (05/06/2020)
In celebration of Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June), CAMRA is holding a series of online workshops and tutorials for its dedicated volunteers via its virtual pub the Red (On)Lion.
Furlough scheme announcement could spell death knell for pubs – CAMRA (29/05/2020)
Responding to the announcement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer that under the furlough scheme businesses will be asked to contribute national insurance and pension contributions from August, 10% of wages in September and 20% of wages in October, please find the attached comment from CAMRA Chief Executive Tom Stainer.
Join Roger Protz in tasting some of Buckingham’s best beers (28/05/2020)
Famed beer writer Roger Protz will be leading a tasting of six beers from the Chiltern Brewery, Buckinghamshire on Tuesday 2nd June at 6pm.
Call to slash rents to ensure pubs survive re-opening (29/05/2020)
Large pub company bosses need to scrap or dramatically reduce rent payments to help save pubs survive the rest of the year.
Cask beer essential to pubs post-lockdown (29/05/2020)
A survey conducted by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) reveals that UK pub-goers are missing cask beer during lockdown and would be much less likely to return to pubs that stop stocking beer from independent, local breweries once they reopen.
Celebrate a Mild with beer expert Des De Moor (29/05/2020)
Beer expert and author Des De Moor will be leading a tasting of the beer style Mild in CAMRA’s virtual pub The Red (On)Lion on Tuesday 9 June at 6pm.
Public reminded that “we’ll cheers again” at the local (29/05/2020)
The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is reminding beer drinkers that we will cheers again at the local by sharing positive messages about pub re-openings with new social artwork.
CAMRA calls for greater financial support to see pubs through lockdown and beyond (27/05/2020)
Please find the below comment from CAMRA National Chairman Nik Antona.
CAMRA comments on the death of St Austell brewing director Roger Ryman (29/05/2020)
Commenting on Roger Ryman’s death, please find the attached comment from CAMRA’s Chief Executive Tom Stainer.
Learn ‘beer basics’ with a master beer trainer (19/05/2020)
Master beer trainer Christine Cryne will be leading a second 'Introduction to Beer’ virtual session for budding enthusiasts on Saturday 23 May at 4pm.
Get to grips with home brewing at CAMRA's next virtual masterclass (19/05/2020)
Homebrewer Andy Parker - who channelled his hobby into setting up multi-award-winning Elusive Brewery - will be leading a free virtual session about homebrewing on Tuesday 26th May at 6pm.
Popular beer delivery app now available for Android users (21/05/2020)
A popular beer delivery app launched by the Campaign for Real Ale is now available for Android users.
Business rates holiday welcome but help must be extended to breweries as well as pubs – CAMRA NI (19/05/2020)
Responding to the extension of the business rates holiday for hospitality businesses announced by Finance Minister Conor Murphy MLA today, please find the attached comment from Chair of the Campaign for Real Ale in Northern Ireland Ruth Sloan.
CAMRA responds to the Greene King decision to offer a reduction in rent for tied pub tenants (19/05/2020)
Responding to the announcement that Greene King is to offer a reduction in rent for tied pub tenants from 11th June, please find the attached comment from CAMRA National Chairman Nik Antona.
CAMRA seeks beer drinker’s views on reopening the nation’s pubs (13/05/2020)
With the UK Government stating that pubs could start to re-open from July, the Campaign for Real Ale has launched a survey for pub-goers, and beer and cider drinkers to determine their attitudes towards pub-going once lockdown lifts.
CAMRA shines a spotlight on women in beer (13/05/2020)
Award-winning podcaster and beer communicator Emma Inch will lead a discussion on the role of women in beer in CAMRA’s new virtual pub, the Red (On)Lion.
CAMRA responds to the Prime Minister's statement on new COVID-19 measures (13/05/2020)
In response to the Prime Minister's statement on the COVID-19 measures as announced on Sunday 10 May, please find the attached comment from Nik Antona, CAMRA's National Chairman.
Financial support needed to protect pubs, as roadmap confirms they will be last to open – CAMRA NI (13/05/2020)
Commenting on the Northern Ireland Executive’s framework for taking decisions about easing lockdown and the First Minister’s comments that the final stage may not be reached until December, please find the attached comment from Chair of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) in Northern Ireland Ruth Sloan.
CAMRA welcomes Ministerial taskforce on re-opening pubs (13/05/2020)
Responding to the Government’s announcement that a Ministerial taskforce will be set up by the Department for Business to plan for re-opening pubs and restaurants safely, please find the attached comment from CAMRA National Chairman Nik Antona said.
Order fresh local beer to your door with just the click of a button (06/05/2020)
The Campaign for Real Ale has launched a new app to help customers purchase fresh local beer and cider from pubs, breweries and cider producers hoping to stay afloat during the lockdown.
Online beer sales spike as Brits prepare for a lockdown bank holiday weekend (07/05/2020)
Following the launch of a new beer delivery app Brew2You yesterday (6 May), more than 5,000 users flooded the platform to get their beer ordered in time for the bank holiday weekend.
Win an American craft beer tasting for a lockdown hero (27/04/2020)
Beer-lovers can nominate a ‘lockdown hero’ – someone who has gone the extra mile to help others during lockdown – to win a free American craft beer tasting, with brews included.
Brush up on Belgian beers with Jane Peyton at the Red (On)Lion (29/04/2020)
Beer sommelier Jane Peyton will be hosting a free tasting of Belgium’s singular beer styles, on Tuesday 5 May at 6 pm.
‘Take a tour’ of the nation’s best-looking pubs (30/04/2020)
As the nation’s pub-goers face uncertainty on the re-opening of our beloved locals, they are invited to ‘tour’ the nation’s best-looking pubs as CAMRA announces the winners of its prestigious Pub Design Awards.
The Hall & Woodhouse in Swindon wins big for its stunning new build design (30/04/2020)
The Hall & Woodhouse, a new build pub in the town centre of Swindon, has taken home the ‘New Build Award’ in CAMRA’s prestigious Pub Design Awards.
Plau in Preston wins big for its stunning design and conversion (30/04/2020)
Plau in Preston, Lancashire, a converted pub that reopened in 2018 after a gap of 105 years, has taken home the ‘Conversion Award’ in CAMRA’s prestigious Pub Design Awards.
Old Mill Bar in Leek is highly commended for its stunning design and conversion (30/04/2020)
The Old Mill Bar in Leek, a previous textile mill converted to a bustling pub has been highly commended for the work put into its conversion from a textile mill into a pub in CAMRA’s prestigious Pub Design Awards.
The Zetland in Middlesbrough wins big for its stunning design and conservation (30/04/2020)
The Zetland in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire has taken home the ‘Historic England Conservation Award’, for its painstaking restoration and conservation in CAMRA’s prestigious Pub Design Awards.
The Farmers Arms in Devon wins big for its stunning design (30/04/2020)
The Farmers Arms in Woolfardisworthy, Devon is one of two pubs that has won the ‘Refurbishment Award’ in CAMRA’s prestigious Pub Design Awards.
The Peterborough Arms in Wiltshire wins big for its stunning design (30/04/2020)
The Peterborough Arms in Dauntsey Lock, Wiltshire is one of two pubs that has won the ‘Refurbishment Award’ in CAMRA’s prestigious Pub Design Awards.
The Shakespeare in Bridgnorth wins big for its stunning design (30/04/2020)
The Shakespeare in Bridgnorth has been awarded the ‘Joe Goodwin Award’ for best street-corner local in CAMRA’s prestigious Pub Design Awards.
Pubs and breweries offered a new route to market with CAMRA app (30/04/2020)
The Campaign for Real Ale is launching a new app called Brew2You on 6 May which will allow customers to order their favourite drink from local pubs and breweries trying to stay afloat during lockdown.
Ciderologist Gabe Cook leads a cider tasting in CAMRA’s virtual pub (17/04/2020)
Ciderologist Gabe Cook will lead a virtual cider tasting session to uncover the wonderful world of cider styles on Tuesday 28 April at 6 pm.
CAMRA backs calls for 12-month business rates holiday to save pubs from extinction (20/04/2020)
CAMRA, the consumer group representing beer drinkers and pub goers, has backed calls for the Executive to extend business rate reliefs for pubs from three months to 12 months.
Prolonged social distancing to hurt the pub sector – CAMRA (23/04/2020)
In response to Professor Chris Whitty’s comments that social distancing will be needed until at least the end of 2020, please find a comment from CAMRA attached.
CAMRA comment on the Scottish Government's strategy to exit lockdown measures (24/04/2020)
Responding to the Scottish Government’s strategy to exit lockdown measures, which state that gathering in pubs is likely to be banned or restricted 'for some time to come', please find the attached comment from CAMRA Director for Scotland Sarah Crawford.
New CAMRA podcast hits the airwaves (14/04/2020)
A new CAMRA podcast entitled Pubs, Pints & People hits the airwaves today, making its debut on Apple Podcast and Spotify.
Nearly 2,000 pubs, breweries and cideries are offering takeaway or delivery services during lockdown - CAMRA (16/04/2020)
Nearly 2,000 pubs, breweries and cideries are now offering takeaway or delivery services to help keep themselves afloat and keep customers served during the coronavirus lockdown, according to the Campaign for Real Ale.
CAMRA comment on new figures showing an 82% drop in beer sales during COVID-19 crisis (17/04/2020)
Commenting on new SIBA figures showing craft beer sales have dropped 82% during the COVID-19 lockdown, please find the attached comment from CAMRA Chief Executive Tom Stainer:
Dodds urged to open hospitality grants scheme up to drinks producers to save NI brewing industry from collapse (04/04/2020)
Consumer group CAMRA NI calls for COVID-19 grants to be given to local independent brewers in face of pub and restaurant closures and a ban on selling beer online.
CAMRA invites new Labour leader for a pint down the virtual pub (04/04/2020)
Labour’s new leader Keir Starmer and deputy leader Angela Rayner have been invited to share a pint with CAMRA and discuss the benefits Britain’s beloved locals bring to communities.
CAMRA’s on the hunt for beer and cider educators to drive online learning (06/04/2020)
The Campaign for Real Ale is urgently looking for beer and cider educators to develop a syllabus of educational materials so that beer drinkers and pub-goers can learn more about their favourite drink during the current lockdown.
Join a free expert-led virtual beer tasting at the Red (On)Lion (07/04/2020)
Master beer trainer Christine Cryne will be leading a virtual beer tasting session to explore some of the wonderful beer styles available in the UK on Tuesday 21 April at 6pm.
Pub goers tell company bosses: Cancel rents during Coronavirus crisis to save our locals from permanent closure (09/04/2020)
Pub goers and beer drinkers across the country are sending thousands of emails to pub company bosses, asking them to take urgent action to cancel rents for pub landlords in order to save locals from permanent closure.
PCA statement on tied tenants - CAMRA comment (06/04/2020)
Commenting on the Pubs Code Adjudicator’s call for pub companies to demonstrate how they are supporting their tenants during the COVID-19 crisis, please find the attached comment from CAMRA Chairman Nik Antona.
Join us for a pint at the Red (On)Lion – CAMRA (03/04/2020)
CAMRA has created a virtual pub where beer and cider drinkers as well as regular pub-goers can get together for a pint to help tackle loneliness and social isolation felt during the Coronavirus lockdown and the closure of the nation’s pubs.
Learn all about Cellarmanship with new CAMRA title (02/04/2020)
Pub-goers and publicans facing weeks of lockdown will have the chance to brush up on their cellarmanship skills with the release of the new CAMRA title, Cellarmanship , by Patrick O’Neill.
CAMRA furloughs half its staff to protect the campaign (01/04/2020)
The Campaign for Real Ale has decided to furlough nearly half of its staff in order to protect its ability to campaign for as long as possible during the COVID crisis, as well as secure the jobs of all staff for as long as possible.
CAMRA welcomes confirmation in law on pub deliveries and takeaways in Scotland (02/04/2020)
The emergency Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill passed by the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday confirms that pubs can sell alcohol and food to take-away or for home delivery, where it is safe to do so.
CAMRA calls on pub owning companies to cancel rent for licensees (31/03/2020)
CAMRA is reiterating its call for pub owning companies to cancel rents for licensees during this unprecedented period of uncertainty during the COVID-19 crisis. Please find the below comment from National Chairman of CAMRA Nik Antona.
CAMRA NI responds to Stormont Budget for 2020/21 (01/04/2020)
Commenting on yesterday's Budget statement by Conor Murphy MLA, please find the below comment from Chair of CAMRA NI Ruth Sloan.
‘Safe and sensible’ distance selling online must be next step, as off-licences allowed to re-open (27/03/2020)
Consumer group CAMRA NI (Campaign for Real Ale) has called on ministers to allow local brewing and cider-making businesses to sell their products online, after they decided off-licences are allowed to remain open.
CAMRA responds to Wetherspoon's delay in paying suppliers (26/03/2020)
In response to Wetherspoon's delay in paying its suppliers during the Coronavirus crisis, please find the attached quote from CAMRA National Chairman Nik Antona.
Britain’s largest beer festival to be cancelled this August (25/03/2020)
The Campaign for Real Ale has announced that it will be cancelling its flagship event the Great British Beer Festival, due to take place from 4-8 August at Olympia in London. The announcement follows the Prime Minister’s decision to restrict all movement outside the home to combat the current Coronavirus crisis.
PM announces pub closures - CAMRA responds (23/03/2020)
Following the news that all pubs will be closed as soon as possible, please find the attached quote from CAMRA National Chairman Nik Antona.
CAMRA responds to new restriction on movement introduced last night (24/03/2020)
In response to the new restriction on movement introduced last night, please find the attached quote from CAMRA National Chairman Nik Antona.
CAMRA responds to Chancellor's decision not to cancel beer duty (24/03/2020)
In response to the Chancellor's decision not to cancel beer duty, please find the attached quote from CAMRA National Chairman Nik Antona.
CAMRA JOINS FORCES WITH PUBS AND INDEPENDENT BREWERS TO ‘PULL TOGETHER’ INDUSTRY AGAINST CORONAVIRUS (19/03/2020)
CAMRA responds to the news that pubs can operate as takeaways during COVID-19 crisis (19/03/2020)
CAMRA responds to the Government's measures to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 (18/03/2020)
CAMRA to cancel all beer festivals until the end of June amidst COVID-19 fears (17/03/2020)
CAMRA responds to the PM's calls to avoid pubs during virus outbreak (17/03/2020)
CAMRA Wales responds to the Budget announcement (16/3/20)
Commenting on the UK Government’s Budget from a spokesperson for CAMRA in Wales.
CAMRA responds to the Budget announcement (11/3/20)
Commenting on announcements in the Budget, please find the attached comment from CAMRA National Chairman Nik Antona.
CAMRA Northern Ireland responds to the Budget announcement (11/3/20)
Commenting on the UK Government’s Budget yesterday, please find the attached comment from the Chair of CAMRA NI Ruth Sloan.
CAMRA Scotland responds to the Budget announcement (11/3/20)
Commenting on the UK Government’s Budget yesterday, please find the attached comment from Scotland Director for CAMRA Sarah Crawford.
Tickets now on sale for the Great British Beer Festival (2/3/20)
Tickets have just gone on sale for Britain’s largest beer event of the year, the Great British Beer Festival.
CAMRA calls on local MPs to back specific duty cut (2/3/20)
Ahead of the UK budget on 11th March, CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, is calling on Northern Ireland’s MPs to back its radical proposal to save pubs from extinction.
CAMRA calls on Scottish MPs to back specific duty cut (2/3/20)
Ahead of the UK budget on 11 March, CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, is calling on Scottish MPs to back its radical proposal to save pubs from extinction.
CAMRA invites MPs to sample new tax plans for beer and pubs (2/3/20)
CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, is inviting MPs to learn more about its plans for a preferential rate of duty for beer sold in pubs.
New research shows the benefit of cutting tax on beer sold in pubs over supermarket (5/3/20)
CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, has launched a new piece of research conducted by Europe Economics into the impact of introducing a preferential rate of duty for draught beer.
CAMRA partners with UK brewers to help beer-lovers learn more about their favourite drink (5/3/20)
CAMRA will once again partner with British brewers to help beer and cider lovers learn more about their favourite drink at CAMRA festivals up and down the country.
CAMRA comments on Brains selling 40 pubs (3/3/20)
Commenting on the decision by S.A. Brain & Co. Ltd to dispose of 40 of their pubs, please find the attached quote from CAMRA National Chairman Nik Antona.
CAMRA calls on new treasury ministers to cut tax on beer sold in pubs (24/2/20)
CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, has written to the new Chancellor and his Treasury team to call on them to slash tax on beer sold in pubs.
CAMRA comments on appointment of Fiona Dickie as Pubs Code Adjudicator (25/2/20)
Commenting on the appointment of Fiona Dickie as Pubs Code Adjudicator, please find the attached quote from CAMRA National Chairman Nik Antona.
CAMRA comments on the “Unlocking Pubs’ Potential” report by the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group (27/2/20)
Commenting on the release of the report “Unlocking Pubs’ Potential” by the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group, please find the attached comment from Nik Antona, CAMRA National Chairman.
This round’s on us - Labour leadership contenders invited down to their local to talk pubs (18/2/20)
Labour leadership contenders Lisa Nandy, Keir Starmer and Rebecca Long-Bailey have been invited for a pint at their favourite pub for a chat with CAMRA about the benefits Britain’s beloved locals bring to communities and the threats they face.
Get your tickets for the inaugural Great Welsh Beer Festival (18/2/20)
Tickets are now on sale for the Great Welsh Beer Festival (GWBF), taking place in Cardiff from 22-25 April 2020 at Sophia Gardens.
Cheltenham Motor Club gets the hat trick by being named the best club in Britain for the third time (19/2/20)
A Cheltenham club which caters to motor enthusiasts has won the prestigious Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Club of the Year award for the third time, having also taken home the title in 2013 and 2017.
CAMRA comments on the news that pub hours will be extended for VE Day (13/2/20)
Commenting on the announcement that pub opening hours will be extended for the 75th anniversary of VE Day, please find the below quote from CAMRA Chairman Nik Antona said.
CAMRA reveals the best East Anglian brews (11/2/20)
Colchester Brewery and Lacons brewery take the top 3 honours in the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA)’s Champion Beer of East Anglia competition.
Action to save community pubs from closure vital in the fight to tackle loneliness (11/2/20)
Responding to the publication of the Welsh Government’s loneliness strategy.
A heritage pub that has been in the family for 250 years is named the best in the country (12/2/20)
The Bell Inn in Aldworth, Berkshire has won CAMRA’s prestigious Pub of the Year award.
CAMRA comments on the appointment of a new Chancellor (14/2/20)
Commenting on the news that Rishi Sunak MP has been appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Fixed Wheel’s ‘Blackheath Stout’ named best winter beer (4/2/20)
Fixed Wheel Brewery has scooped gold in CAMRA’s Champion Winter Beer of Britain competition with ‘Blackheath Stout’, a 5% ABV stout packed with malts, fruits and hops.
Liverpool Philharmonic pub becomes Grade I listed (7/2/20)
The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, Liverpool, has been upgraded to Grade I by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the advice of Historic England, making it the first purpose-built, Victorian public house to receive a Grade I listing.
Radical change to save Scottish pubs from extinction is missing from Budget (7/2/20)
CAMRA Commenting on the Scottish Budget, please find the attached comment from CAMRA Director for Scotland Sarah Crawford.
Digbeth Dining Club sets up shop at Birmingham’s Great British Beer Festival Winter (24/1/20)
Digbeth Dining Club has confirmed that it will be working with the Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) Winter this year to provide street food for the national festival’s premiere in Birmingham.
Birmingham gears up for the Great British Beer Festival Winter (27/1/20)
The winter version of Britain’s biggest beer festival lands in the city of a thousand trades, as Birmingham gears up for the Great British Beer Festival Winter, taking place at New Bingley Hall between Tuesday 4th and Saturday 9th February 2020.
Birmingham’s Great British Beer Festival Winter to debut ‘Discovery Zone’ (30/1/20)
The Great British Beer Festival Winter, taking place at Birmingham’s New Bingley Hall from 4-8 February, will play host to CAMRA’s Discovery Zone, aimed at empowering visitors to make more informed decisions at the bar.
Small brewers campaign group calls for changes to outdated alcohol laws (28/1/20)
Small brewers from across Northern Ireland have come together to call for changes to outdated and unfair alcohol laws which prevent them selling beer directly to the public.
Manchester Beer and Cider Festival partners with local brewers to help visitors learn more about their favourite drink (22/1/20)
Cloudwater, Wild Beer Co, Hawkshead and Thirst Class Ale will be supporting CAMRA’s Discovery Zone this year.
CAMRA encourages beer lovers to ‘tap into’ taprooms this Tryanuary (15/1/20)
The Campaign for Real Ale is encouraging beer lovers to ‘tap into’ brewery taprooms this Tryanuary with 14 recommendations from its members.
CAMRA calls for more taprooms across Northern Ireland (15/1/20)
The Campaign for Real Ale is encouraging beer lovers to ‘tap into’ brewery taprooms this Tryanuary with 14 recommendations from its members – including Belfast’s own Boundary Brewing.
CAMRA comment on agreement to restore Northern Ireland Assembly (10/1/20)
Commenting on the announcement of a deal which could see the restoration of the Executive and the Northern Ireland Assembly, please find the attached statement from Chair of the Campaign for Real Ale Northern Ireland Ruth Sloan.
CAMRA comments on the news that Redbridge Council has voted to adopt a Late Night Levy (10/1/20)
Commenting on the news that Redbridge Council has voted to adopt a Late Night Levy, please find the attached statement from Geoff Strawbridge, CAMRA Regional Director for London.
CAMRA comment on new ONS data ‘Economies of Ale’ (16/1/20)
In response to the new ONS report, ‘Economies of ale: changes in the UK pubs and bars sector, 2001 to 2019’, please find the below comment from Nik Antona, CAMRA National Chairman.
National CAMRA award recognises campaigners for saving their local pub (5/1/20)
Campaigners who saved a pub in Ryton and made it the first community pub in the Tyne Valley have received a national award for their efforts from the Campaign for Real Ale.
Tyne Valley campaigners receive national award for saving their local pub (5/1/20)
Campaigners who saved a pub in Ryton and made it the first community pub in the Tyne Valley have received a national award for their efforts from the Campaign for Real Ale.
Royston campaigners recognised by CAMRA for saving their local pub (5/1/20)
Campaigners who saved a historic 17th-century pub in Guilden Morden, Cambs have been named runner-up in CAMRA’s national Pub Saving Award.
CAMRA’s prestigious Champion Beer of Britain award will include new beer styles (7/1/20)
CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, will include new beer styles in its Champion Beer of Britain competition, the winner of which is announced each August at Great British Beer Festival in Olympia London.
Welsh pubs need more help with business rates to help save them from extinction – CAMRA (7/1/20)
CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, has welcomed the announcement by the Welsh Government that they will be extending help for high street businesses, including pubs, with the cost of Business Rates.
CAMRA throws its weight behind Tryanuary (3/1/20)
The Campaign for Real Ale has announced that it is sponsoring Tryanuary 2020 in order to encourage more people to support pubs during the month of January.
CAMRA comment on the Pubs Code Adjudicator’s ruling on sediment allowances for cask beer (3/1/20)
Commenting on the arbitration, please find the attached comment from Tom Stainer, CAMRA Chief Executive.
Local pubs offer free Christmas dinner for those in need (17/12/19)
If you’re at a loose end this Christmas with no family or friends nearby, your local pub might be able to help. These pubs are offering Christmas dinner on the house to the elderly, vulnerable, lonely, or just anyone needing company this year.
CAMRA comments on the Pubs Code Adjudicator’s 2019 Tenants Survey (19/12/19)
Commenting on the results of the Pubs Code Adjudicator’s 2019 Tenants Survey, please find the attached statement from Tom Stainer, CAMRA Chief Executive.
CAMRA comment on the Queen’s Speech (19/12/19)
Commenting on the Queen’s Speech, please find the attached statement from CAMRA Chairman Nik Antona.
CAMRA reveals the 12 pubs of Christmas (9/12/19)
CAMRA members are celebrating the 12 pubs of Christmas, specifically chosen because each offers something unique and special this festive season.
Welsh pubs need more help with business rates to help save them from extinction - CAMRA (9/12/19)
CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, has called on the Welsh Government to use its forthcoming Budget to offer further help for pubs burdened by Business Rates.
CAMRA comments on the election outcome (13/12/19)
Commenting on the outcome of the election, please find the below statement from CAMRA Chairman Nik Antona.
CAMRA names the best bottled beer in Britain (6/12/19)
A mighty Imperial Russian Stout, a delectable golden ale and a hoppy IPA have been named the best bottled beer in Britain by the Campaign for Real Ale. The announcement comes on the opening day of the BBC Good Food Show in Birmingham, where visitors have the chance to sample the winning brews first hand in a series of tutored tastings.
CAMRA comment on the Scottish Labour manifesto (6/12/19)
CAMRA comment on the Scottish Greens manifesto (6/12/19)
CAMRA comment on the Alliance Party manifesto (6/12/19)
CAMRA comment on the Conservative manifesto (6/12/19)
CAMRA comment on the Scottish Conservatives manifesto (6/12/19)
CAMRA comment on the SNP manifesto (6/12/19)
CAMRA names the best four member clubs (29/11/19)
Among the finalists include former winners the Cheltenham Motor Club in Gloucestershire (2017), the Flixton Conservative Club in Greater Manchester (2018), and the Appleton Thorn Village Hall in Warrington (2019). The Orpington Liberal Club in Greater London is also in the running, which has made it to the final four in past years.
Warm-up this winter next to these roaring pub fires (8/11/19)
From roasting chestnuts on an open fire to charming country inns and Tudor fireplaces, all recommended are word of mouth and – coming directly from CAMRA members across the country.
CAMRA names the top four pubs in the country (4/11/19)
The race is on for the national Pub of the Year competition, with three of the final four pubs having previously scooped the title.
Local Pendleton pub is among the top four in the country (5/11/19)
The Swan With Two Necks in Pendleton is one of the best in the country, as CAMRA reveals the final four pubs competing for its prestigious Pub of the Year award, to be announced in February 2020.
Local Berkshire pub is among the top four in the country (5/11/19)
The Bell in Aldworth, Berkshire is one of the best in the country, as CAMRA reveals the final four pubs competing for its prestigious Pub of the Year award, to be announced in February 2020.
Local Hertfordshire pub is among the top four in the country (5/11/19)
The Red Lion in Preston is one of the best in the country, as CAMRA reveals the final four pubs competing for its prestigious Pub of the Year award, to be announced in February 2020.
Local Hudswell pub is among the top four in the country (5/11/19)
The George & Dragon in Hudswell is one of the best in the country, as CAMRA reveals the final four pubs competing for its prestigious Pub of the Year award, to be announced in February 2020.
A lifelong friendship wins John Young Memorial Award (5/11/19)
Friendship can create some interesting outcomes and the evolution of the Craft Beer Company is a good example of how small starts can lead to something bigger!
CAMRA calls on MPs to cut business rates for Northern Ireland’s pubs (29/10/19)
The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is calling on MPs to reduce the business rates bill paid by local pubs, as the Northern Ireland Budget Bill is introduced to the Westminster. The Bill is expected to be passed in the coming days so that a Budget for Northern Ireland can be agreed before Parliament is dissolved for a General Election.
Birmingham’s biggest beer festival partners with LoveBrum (1/11/19)
The Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) Winter, which is coming to Birmingham for the first time, will partner with local charity LoveBrum to support ‘hidden gem’ charitable projects across the local area.
CAMRA comment on Business Rate Report (31/10/19)
CAMRA has welcomed the House of Commons Treasury Committee’s report on the Impact of Business Rates on Business.
CAMRA backs Castle Rock’s open letter to the BBC (8/10/19)
The Campaign for Real Ale has thrown its support behind Castle Rock Brewery, which wrote an Open Letter to BBC East Midlands condemning the use of stock images of real ale and community pubs to illustrate a story about alcohol abuse.
Newly re-opened pub in Kendal wins national cider award (1/10/19)
The New Union pub in Kendal has scooped CAMRA’s prestigious National Cider Pub of the Year Award for its wide array of real ciders and perries available.
CAMRA to join the inaugural Women in Beer Festival (4/10/19)
The Vice-Chair of CAMRA will be heading to Edinburgh next week to speak at the inaugural Women in Beer Festival (WIB Fest), organised by the local ‘women who beer’ group, Beers Without Beards.
Meet brewers and cider producers and learn about your favourite drink at local CAMRA festival (3/10/19)
Visitors to the Robin Hood Beer & Cider Festival, taking place from 9-12 October at the Motorpoint Arena, will for the first time have the chance to learn more about their favourite brew at CAMRA's new learning and discovery interactive area.
Get your tickets to the best beer show in Birmingham (3/10/19)
Tickets are now on sale for the Great British Beer Festival Winter (GBBF Winter), taking place for the first time in Birmingham from 4-8 February at New Bingley Hall.
Voting for the next Champion Beer of Britain begins (4/10/19)
CAMRA members have until 1 November to put their favourite beer forward for the UK’s most prestigious beer competitions - the Champion Beer of Britain.
CAMRA welcomes new BBPA boss (30/9/19)
Following the news that Emma McClarkin has been appointed as the new Chief executive of the British Beer & Pub Association, please find below comment from CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale.
CAMRA responds to Marston’s pub sale (1/10/19)
Following the news that Marston's will sell 150 pubs within its portfolio (as reported here), please find below comment from CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale.
CAMRA volunteers come together to celebrate Cask Ale Week (24/9/19)
The Campaign for Real Ale has thrown its support behind Cask Ale Week, with volunteers up and down the country organising events to celebrate the nation’s favourite drink, from meet the brewer events to educational presentations for the public.
CAMRA comment on the sale of 150 pubs to Admiral Taverns from Star Pubs and Bars (25/9/19)
Commenting on the sale of 150 pubs to Admiral Taverns from Star Pubs and Bars, please find the attached quote from Ben Wilkinson, CAMRA National Director.
1,500 pubs join forces to offer CAMRA members discounts (13/9/19)
Over 100 new pubs have joined CAMRA’s new voucher scheme since it launched on 1 July, taking the overall number of pubs accepting the vouchers to over 1,500.
CAMRA comments on business rates review in Northern Ireland (16/9/19)
Following the news that a consultation on business rate reform in Northern Ireland is due to take place, please find below comment from CAMRA.
Red Lion is the most popular pub name in Britain, according to the Good Beer Guide (9/9/19)
The Red Lion is the most popular pub name across the UK, followed by the Royal Oak and the Crown Inn according to the Good Beer Guide 2020, CAMRA’s premier publication featuring the very best pubs to find a great pint in the UK, to be published on 12 September.
Time called on ‘the usual’ down at the pub (10/9/19)
Long gone are the days of limited choice, according to the Good Beer Guide 2020, CAMRA’s premier publication featuring the very best pubs to find a great pint in the UK.
Quality control is a key threat facing today’s pubs, according to the Good Beer Guide (11/9/19)
Quality control is one of the biggest threat facing today’s pubs, according to the Good Beer Guide 2020, CAMRA’s premier publication featuring the very best pubs to find a great pint in the UK.
CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide puts education at the forefront (12/9/19)
Information on the brewing process, beer styles and tastings is front and centre in the Good Beer Guide 2020, CAMRA’s premier publication featuring the very best pubs to find a great pint in the UK.
CAMRA: Cut beer tax to save our pubs (1/9/19)
The Campaign for Real Ale has marked 1 September as ‘Pub Tax Day’ and has used the occasion to call for reductions in the tax charged on draught beer to halt the decline in Britain’s pubs and to keep beer affordable.
Rugby fans to fall victim of outdated licensing laws - CAMRA (4/9/19)
The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has warned that rugby fans will be the latest group to be let down by outdated rules on pub opening hours across Northern Ireland.
CAMRA comment on the Social Market Foundation report 'Pour decisions?' (6/9/19)
Please find attached a CAMRA comment following the publication of the Social Market Foundation report ‘Pour decisions?’
CAMRA unveils 10 pubs steeped in history for back-to-school (27/8/19)
CAMRA members from across the country have shared their recommendations on the best pubs to visit for any history buff as part of its ‘Summer of Pub’ campaign.
CAMRA comment on Mayor of London’s new pub closure figures (28/8/19)
Following the release of London pub closure figures from the Mayor of London, showing a year of stability for London pubs, please find the below comment from CAMRA.
CAMRA unveils 10 seaside pubs to catch some rays (20/8/19)
CAMRA’s members from across the country have shared their recommendations on seaside pubs to visit for Water Quality Month as part of its ‘Summer of Pub’ campaign.
Action to reverse pub closures vital to keeping town centres alive (21/8/19)
The Campaign for Real Ale has backed calls for the Scottish and UK Governments to take action to reduce and reverse premises closures in town centres across Scotland.
Best pubs in Britain named ahead of the bank holiday weekend (22/8/19)
The Campaign for Real Ale has revealed the best pubs across Britain to mark the close of its Summer of Pub campaign - an initiative to encourage pub-going throughout the warmer months.
Cut beer tax to boost beer and pubs in Northern Ireland, Chancellor told (23/8/19)
The Campaign for Real Ale in Northern Ireland is calling on the UK Government to consider cutting the tax charged on beer in order to help local pub and brewing businesses.
CAMRA comments on the sale of Greene King (19/8/19)
Following the news that Greene King has been sold to CK Asset Holdings, please find below a comment from the Campaign for Real Ale.
CAMRA comment on Belhaven and the sale of Greene King (21/8/19)
Following the announcement of the sale of Greene King, which owns Belhaven Brewery - the oldest brewery in Scotland, celebrating its 300th anniversary this year - please find below a comment from the Campaign for Real Ale.
CAMRA comment on Paul Newby stepping down as Pubs Code Adjudicator (22/8/19)
Following the announcement that Paul Newby will be stepping down as Pubs Code Adjudicator in April next year, please find the below comment from CAMRA.
CAMRA unveils 10 cider pubs to quench your thirst this summer (13/8/19)
CAMRA members from across the country have shared their recommendations of the top cider pubs to quench your thirst this summer as part of its ‘Summer of Pub’ campaign.
CAMRA unveils 10 pubs with a great view for ‘Relaxation Day’ (15/8/19)
CAMRA’s members from across the country have shared their recommendations on the best pub views ahead of Relaxation Day (15 August) as part of its ‘Summer of Pub’ campaign.
London is the ‘City of Beer’ (5/8/19)
CAMRA is encouraging pubs and festivals across the capital to celebrate all things beer this week as the Great British Beer Festival opens its doors at Olympia London.
CAMRA to focus on improving beer knowledge and appreciation (6/8/19)
The Campaign for Real Ale is continuing to play a leading role in helping beer-lovers across the country learn and discover more about their favourite drink.
Cheers to beer (gardens)! (6/8/19)
A recent YouGov survey conducted by CAMRA has shown that beer gardens are the most popular place to enjoy a beer this summer.
New brews on show at this year’s Great British Beer Festival (6/8/19)
More than 1,000 beers from 250+ breweries are on tap at the Great British Beer Festival, taking place from 6-10 August at Olympia London.
Rural Surrey brewery named ‘best in Britain’ (6/8/19)
A brewery located in the heart of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has come out top in a competition to name the best beer in Britain, according to CAMRA.
CAMRA bans discriminatory beers at its flagship festival (7/8/19)
CAMRA has banned beers with discriminatory names or artwork at its flagship event, the Great British Beer Festival, taking place this week at Olympia London (6-10 August).
Meet Britain’s premier beer writers at the Great British Beer Festival (7/8/19)
The UK’s most prolific beer writers will be descending on the Great British Beer Festival to meet beer-lovers and give special talks on their titles throughout the festival week (6-10 August at Olympia London).
Pubs are the beating heart of communities (8/8/19)
A recent YouGov survey conducted for CAMRA has shown that real ale drinkers are reaping the personal and social wellbeing benefits of pub-going.
Next great beer stop - Birmingham! (8/8/19)
As the Great British Beer Festival prepares for its final few days in London, CAMRA reveals that the festival’s winter counterpart will be moving to Birmingham for the first time next year.
Great British Beer Festival triples its wine and gin offering (8/8/19)
The Great British Beer Festival, taking place this week at Olympia London, has tripled its wine and gin offering this year to keep up with demand following a successful debut last year.
CAMRA unveils 10 pub gardens to grab a pint with friends in (30/7/19)
CAMRA’s members from across the country have shared their recommended beer gardens across the country as part of its ‘Summer of Pub’ campaign.
CAMRA unveils 10 brewpubs to mark International Beer Day (31/7/19)
CAMRA members from across the country have shared their recommendations on the top brewpubs across the country as part of its ‘Summer of Pub’ campaign.
CAMRA responds to Tower Hamlets blanket listing (2/8/19)
Following the announcement that Tower Hamlets has protected 35 pubs across the East End, please find below comment from CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale.
CAMRA unveils 10 pub walks for the family this summer (23/07/19)
CAMRA’s members from across the country have shared their favourite pub walking spots as part of its ‘Summer of Pub’ campaign.
Local pubs steeped in history are showcased in new book (24/07/19)
Stunningly preserved local pubs steeped in history are showcased in CAMRA’s latest title, Real Heritage Pubs of the South West , by Paul Ainsworth, Russ Durbridge and Michael Slaughter.
CAMRA unveils 10 eco-friendly pubs for ‘Plastic-Free’ July (25/07/19)
CAMRA’s members from across the country have shared their recommendations on the most eco-friendly and sustainable pubs across the country as part of its ‘Summer of Pub’ campaign.
CAMRA to work with pubs to make London the ‘City of Beer’ (19/07/19)
CAMRA is encouraging pubs across the capital to host ‘fringe’ events from 6-10 August to coincide with the Great British Beer Festival opening its doors at Olympia London.
CAMRA is on the hunt for the nation’s best-looking pubs (17/07/19)
Entries are now being sought for CAMRA’s prestigious Pub Design Awards. Anyone can submit a pub into the competition - as long as it has a stunning design to showcase.
Failure to change alcohol laws for Portrush Open leaves pubs in the rough (15/07/19)
CAMRA has expressed its disappointment that changes to licensing laws haven’t been put in place for the 148th Open golf tournament in Portrush which starts this Friday.
CAMRA comments on Stonegate buyout of Ei Group (18/7/19)
Following the news that Stonegate has bought out the Ei Group, please find below a comment from the Campaign for Real Ale. https://www.camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-comments-on-stonegate-buyout-of-ei-group/
This round’s on us – PM contenders invited down to their local to talk pubs (12/07/19)
The Tory leadership contenders have been invited for a pint at their favourite pub for a chat with CAMRA about the benefits Britain’s beloved locals bring to communities and the threats they face.
Breweries compete for the ultimate beer award (11/07/19)
CAMRA announces the 71 breweries that are finalists in the Champion Beer of Britain competition.
CAMRA responds to Pubs Code Adjudicator investigation (10/7/19)
Following the news that the Pubs Code Adjudicator has launched an investigation into Star Pubs & Bars Ltd, CAMRA made the below comment.
A summer of fun planned the Craven Arms, Enborne (5/7/19)
A rural pub nestled in the small village of Enborne will be organising a number of events this summer to help celebrate CAMRA’s Summer of Pub campaign - an initiative to encourage pub-going over the summer months.
A summer of fun planned the Towpath Inn, Gilwern (5/7/19)
A friendly canalside pub in Gilwern will be organising a number of events this summer to help celebrate CAMRA’s Summer of Pub campaign - an initiative to encourage pub-going over the summer months.
A summer of fun planned the Three Moles, Selham (5/7/19)
A rural pub nestled in the beautiful village of Selham will be organising a number of events this summer to help celebrate CAMRA’s Summer of Pub campaign - an initiative to encourage pub-going over the summer months.
CAMRA takes pride in supporting Stonewall (5/7/19)
CAMRA has announced that its flagship festival, the Great British Beer Festival, will be supporting Britain’s largest lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity, Stonewall, to mark both the charity’s 30th birthday and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in the US.
CAMRA responds to the Institute of Alcohol Studies call for higher alcohol taxes (5/7/19)
Following the report published in Drug and Alcohol Review which states that raising alcohol taxes by 10% would benefit the UK economy, please find below comment from CAMRA.
CAMRA celebrates London’s thriving LGBTQ+ venues (5/7/19)
Following the announcement by London Mayor Sadiq Khan that the number of LGBTQ+ venues has remained stable for a second year running after a decade of decline, please find below a comment from CAMRA.
Locals condemn plans to convert valued community pub into flats (4/7/19)
A profitable and popular venue and the last remaining community pub in the immediate area, the Three Crowns in Blackswarth Road, St George, Bristol is under threat.
Brewers Association to bring American brewing flair to the Great British Beer Festival (4/7/19)
The Brewers Association will be sponsoring the USA/Rest of the World Bar at this year’s Great British Beer Festival for the 15th consecutive year.
CAMRA statement on England being knocked out of the FIFA Women’s World Cup (3/7/19)
As England was knocked out of the FIFA Women’s World Cup this week, CAMRA have released a statement commiserating with the Lionesses.
British Beer & Pubs Association Chief Executive steps down (3/7/19)
A response to the announcement that Brigid Simmonds OBE, Chief Executive of the British Beer & Pubs Association will be stepping down from her role.
CAMRA comment on Heineken selling package of 150 pubs from across the UK (2/7/19)
CAMRA comments on the news that Heineken will be selling a package of 150 former-Punch pubs from across the UK.
CAMRA surveys licensees to investigate the effectiveness of the Pubs Code (25/6/19)
CAMRA is surveying tenants tied to large pub owning companies to determine whether the PubsCode is working for them.
The top 10 pubs to watch the Women’s World Cup (24/6/19)
The Campaign for Real Ale is encouraging football fans to head to their local pub to catch up on the Women’s World Cup games as part of its Summer of Pub campaign.
CAMRA works with the trade to help make pub-going more affordable (18/6/19)
CAMRA is overhauling its voucher scheme this summer to help make pub-going more affordable for members.