What is CAMRA?
What we do
CAMRA is an independent, voluntary, consumer organisation. Membership is open to all individuals, but corporate entities such as breweries and pubs are not members. CAMRA is governed by a voluntary unpaid national executive, elected by the membership. There are a dozen or so employed staff responsible for central campaigning, research, administration of membership, sales and so forth.
It is no exaggeration to say that CAMRA saved real ale in the U.K. and as a result saved many independent breweries. No new ale breweries were set up in the UK for the fifty years before we were founded.
For more information follow this link to the National Camra web site What is CAMRA?
When we speak of Real Ale we also mean real Cider and Perry. APPLE was formed by CAMRA in 1988 and its aim is to campaign for Real Cider and Perry as part of the CAMRA orgnaisation.
Benefits of CAMRA Membership
Benefits of being a member of CAMRA include receiving the monthly What's Brewing? newspaper, which is always full of interesting articles, and reduced admission charges to most CAMRA beer festivals. CAMRA Benefits also means that several books and guides, produced annually, are available to members at reduced prices.
There are national and local campaigns as CAMRA maintains its efforts to ensure the availability of traditional real ales. It is campaigning to ensure that every pint of beer bought actually contains a full pint: far too many do not. CAMRA campaigns for reduced tax on beer and assistance for smaller brewers.
Branches, like ROB, get involved in Campaigning locally to keep breweries and pubs open and to protect the heritage of Real Heritage Pubs. You can also contact your MP about many issues and if you want to know who they are and contact them you can Find your MP. You never know your MP may be a member of the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group
It should be pointed out that we also meet in pubs very often, where we talk and drink beer a great deal in variable proportions.
Contacts and Joining
You can contact Camra using the links below or you can attend one of our branch meetings or events where you will be most welcome. See Branch Diary for details or contact Mike Robinson, The Branch Membership Secretary
CAMRA - The Campaign for Real Ale
230 Hatfield Road
tel +44 (0) 1727 867201
E-mail HQ: CAMRA
CAMRA National website: National CAMRA
Apply to Join CAMRA now
Twitter / CAMRA_Official
- Sunday, 16:00 : It’s Cider Month, and CAMRA members can enjoy 10% off a case of Exmoor Cider from Exmoor Ales, as part of their exclusive member benefits! Find out more 👉ow.ly/DRPr50EMKwv pic.twitter.com/F6Xewm96G1
- Saturday, 18:00 : What makes cider and perry real, and why does CAMRA campaign to promote it? 🍎🍐 If you're a CAMRA member you can join a chat with our Cider Definition Review Group at 6.30pm on May 19 to learn more! #CiderMonth ow.ly/7DFz50EMKsk pic.twitter.com/0uCLtPeAMR
- Friday, 18:00 : Congratulations to the Portsmouth Arms, Basingstoke and the @HorseJockeyMel, Melling for being named joint winners of the Community Pub Heroes Awards, organised by @pubaid and @PubsAPPG 🏆 Thank you to @Bill_Esterson, MP for Sefton Central, for nominating the Horse & Jockey!
- Friday, 14:00 : Congratulations to Hogs Back Brewery, whose A over T has won Gold in CAMRA's Champion Bottled Beer of Britain! 🏆🎉 Durham’s Temptation took home Silver, and Harvey’s Imperial Extra Double Stout won the Bronze. Read the release on our website 👉 ow.ly/kHNY50EMGlK pic.twitter.com/bof5CRO5Ql
- Friday, 09:51 : Pubs will be open inside and out from 17 May! Here are three things that you can do to show your support 👇 pic.twitter.com/ym3S9HBxN5