CAMRA launches search for Britain's most historic clubs

By James Wallin

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CAMRA wants to find clubs with a strong link to their heritage
CAMRA wants to find clubs with a strong link to their heritage
The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has launched its search for Britain’s best historic clubs.

The group says it is looking for everything from backstreet working men’s clubs to plush Golf clubs that have a strong link to their heritage.

John Holland, Chair of CAMRA’s Clubs Committee, said: “There are some fantastic clubs all over the UK and we want to find the ones with the best preserved interiors, either those in buildings which are of historic interest or which have remained unaltered since their construction – even if that was as recently as 1971.”

While CAMRA campaigns all over the country for high-quality real ales in clubs through the work of a dedicated Clubs Committee, the group is keen to stress that this search is about the clubs heritage, not what beer is served.

Holland said: “We are always on the lookout for Clubs which serve excellent real ale, but this initiative is about more than beer, it is about discovering the hidden gems around the UK and helping preserve them for the future – regardless of what drinks they have behind the bar. It’s for this reason that we would encourage all clubs which think they are of historic interest to get in touch, no matter what beer you serve.”

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