Welcome to the Rochdale, Oldham and Bury Branch of CAMRA

The Branch covers the Metropolitan areas of Rochdale, Oldham and Bury, and is one of 8 within the CAMRA Greater Manchester Region covering the Greater Manchester area. As a Branch we tend to use Rochdale as the administrative centre of the Branch, as it is reasonably easy to get to by public transport from most of the areas across the Branch. This is why all of our Branch meetings are currently held in The Baum, Rochdale.

For getting around the Branch go to Transport for Greater Manchester.

Follow this link for more details About the Branch

Branch Magazine

The latest Magazine, More Beer Winter 2016 is available for downloading. Want to know where you can get one (if you don't wish to download one) go to More Beer distribution list.

Members Area

Are you a ROB Camra member?

You can sign in to the Members Area using your CAMRA membership number (less any 0's at the front) and your postcode as the password, no spaces. This site is case sensitive!

This page is for ROB Camra members only and will provide various links for the ROB Camra Branch use.

Please visit the members area to

  • Read the latest edition of CAMRA Calling
  • Vote for the 2017 ROB Camra Pub Of The Year
  • Find out how to select entries for the 2018 Good Beer Guide

Nominating entries for the Good Beer Guide 2018 and voting for Pub Of The Year 2017

The branch has reviewed how it selects pubs for the Good Beer Guide and Pub Of The Year

Voting forms and full procedures can be found in the Members Area

You will need to be an ROB Camra member to vote for POTY 2017 and to nominate entries for the GBG 2018

Assets of Community Value

The following information is taken from the National Camra Website http://www.camra.org.uk/nominating-as-a-camra-branch

Information for CAMRA Branches

CAMRA is working with branches across the country to protect valued local pubs by listing them as Assets of Community Value.

Want to list your pub as an Asset of Community Value?

•There are two ways to nominate your pub as an ACV. Either download our Online Nomination Form (see link above to National Camra website) and fill out the details with information on your local pub.

•Fill out the local council form yourselves and CAMRA's Support Team will provide you with the land registry documents needed to submit the application. Simply email ku.gro.armac@vca

Why is listing an ACV so important for the Branch?

•Have more of a say over what happens to pubs in your local community. You will be consulted if any pub you have nominated is threatened

•Nominating your pub removes the permitted development rights which ensures the pub is protected in planning law should it come under threat

•Connect with other local groups, members of the community, MPs and Councillors to campaign to protect your local pub

•Engage positively with licensees

Want to learn more?

Attend one of our workshops this year on ACVs. We will be discussing how to access CAMRA's Support Service, how to list your local and hear from other Branches leading the way with ACV nominations. We have already hosted workshops in Bristol and Manchester. The upcoming workshops are:

Leeds: The Grove, Saturday 12th December 2pm-4pm.

St Albans: Saturday 5th March 2015 12pm-2pm.

Please email ku.gro.armac@vca to reserve your place.

Good Beer Guide 2017

The latest edition of the Good Beer Guide is now available and can be purchased at branch meetings at a discounted rate.

CAMRA nationally has also released the Good Beer Guide 2017 in popular ePub and Kindle formats plus Sat Nav versions

GBG E-book

GBG Sat nav

GBG Mobile

You can also purchase the latest GBG here Good Beer Guide 2017.

Get your pub on the Map!

Download the Pubs update form that you can fill in and send to The Branch Pubs Officer. Alternatively log on to What Pub? to submit updates and corrections.


The Branch Membership Secretary welcomes new members to the branch when they join CAMRA, but we only write to branch members who have not supplied a current e mail address. Our preferred method of communication is by e mail. Written mailouts happen infrequently, due to the costs and time involved.

If you have an e mail address and would like to be updated on a regular basis, please contact the Branch Membership Secretary

Branch members that supply an email address receive a monthly newsletter "Camra Calling" with up to the minute news from the branch, as well as reminders about meetings and socials.

You can also read "Camra Calling" by signing in to the Members Area using your CAMRA membership number (less any 0's at the front) and your postcode as the password, no spaces. This site is case sensitive!

If you used to receive e mails and have stopped receiving them, is it because you have changed your e mail address and not told us? Again, please contact Branch Membership Secretary.

In addition any Branch member can sign up to our ROB CAMRA Yahoo Group. We use this group to communicate information and updates on events taking place in the branch area to the members and it really is a useful tool.

Social Media

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