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You can find all CAMRA news at https://www.camra.org.uk/about/media-centre/press-releases/

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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.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-reveals-the-12-pubs-of-christmas/

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.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/welsh-pubs-need-more-help-with-business-rates-to-help-save-them-from-extinction-camra/

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.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-comments-on-the-election-outcome/


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.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-names-the-best-bottled-beer-in-britain/

CAMRA comment on the Scottish Labour manifesto (6/12/19)
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-comment-on-the-scottish-labour-manifesto/

CAMRA comment on the Scottish Greens manifesto (6/12/19)
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-comment-on-the-scottish-greens-manifesto/

CAMRA comment on the Alliance Party manifesto (6/12/19)
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-comment-on-the-alliance-party-manifesto/

CAMRA comment on the Conservative manifesto (6/12/19)
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-comment-on-the-conservative-manifesto/

CAMRA comment on the Scottish Conservatives manifesto (6/12/19)
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-comment-on-the-scottish-conservatives-manifesto/

CAMRA comment on the SNP manifesto (6/12/19)
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-comment-on-the-snp-manifesto/


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.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-names-the-best-four-member-clubs/


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.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/warm-up-this-winter-next-to-these-roaring-pub-fires/


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.
https://www.camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-names-the-top-four-pubs-in-the-country/

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.
https://www.camra.org.uk/press_release/local-pendleton-pub-is-among-the-top-four-in-the-country/

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.
https://www.camra.org.uk/press_release/local-berkshire-pub-is-among-the-top-four-in-the-country/

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.
https://www.camra.org.uk/press_release/local-hertfordshire-pub-is-among-the-top-four-in-the-country/

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.
https://www.camra.org.uk/press_release/local-hudswell-pub-is-among-the-top-four-in-the-country/

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!
https://www.camra.org.uk/press_release/a-lifelong-friendship-wins-john-young-memorial-award/


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.
https://www.camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-calls-on-mps-to-cut-business-rates-for-northern-irelands-pubs/

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.
https://www.camra.org.uk/press_release/birminghams-biggest-beer-festival-partners-with-lovebrum/

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.
https://www.camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-comment-on-business-rate-report/


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.
https://www.camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-backs-castle-rocks-open-letter-to-the-bbc/


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.
https://www.camra.org.uk/press_release/newly-re-opened-pub-in-kendal-wins-national-cider-award/

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.
https://www.camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-to-join-the-inaugural-women-in-beer-festival/

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.
https://www.camra.org.uk/press_release/meet-brewers-and-cider-producers-and-learn-about-your-favourite-drink-at-local-camra-festival/

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.
https://www.camra.org.uk/press_release/get-your-tickets-to-the-best-beer-show-in-birmingham/

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.
https://www.camra.org.uk/press_release/voting-for-the-next-champion-beer-of-britain-beings/

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.
https://www.camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-welcomes-new-bbpa-boss/

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.
https://www.camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-responds-to-marstons-pub-sale/