Campaign For Real Ale

What does the future hold for CAMRA?

Big Interview

'There's no silver bullet'

By Ed Bedington

With challenges facing the sector and pub closures rising, how can CAMRA play a positive role to help the sector move forward?

Government asks: the Campaign for Real Ale is urging the Chancellor to reveal support for pubs and breweries in the Spring Budget (image: Getty/Klaus Vedfelt)

CAMRA demands support to save further closures

By Nikkie Thatcher

Consumer organisation the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has called on the Government to deliver a support package to save the nation’s pubs and breweries from shutting.

News of the brews: CAMRA estimated some 70% of beer made in the UK is produced by a few global brewers (image: Getty/Jonathan Knowles)

Eagle Brewery sale ‘highlights UK beer market imbalance’

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has reacted to the recent news of Carlsberg Marston's Brewing Company (CMBC) selling the Bedford-based Eagle Brewery, stating it ‘highlights the dominance of global brewers in the UK and further squeezes small, independent...

Event return: the coronavirus pandemic meant the Great British Beer Festival hasn't been available for two years

GBBF returns to capital

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) is set to start in London tomorrow (Tuesday 2 August) after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

CAMRA launches consultation to drive inclusivity: members and non-members asked to anonymously share experiences with the campaign (Credit: Getty/ alubalish)

CAMRA launches consultation to drive inclusivity

By Rebecca Weller

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has launched a consultation into inclusivity, diversity and equality within the organisation and at its events, in response to discussions in the wider beer and pub industry regarding continuing prevalence of discrimination and...

Perspective: CAMRA's new national chairman Jackie Parker is looking to the future

OPINION: ‘Judge CAMRA on the actions of the majority,’ says Jackie Parker

By Jackie Parker, CAMRA national chairman

The dust has yet to settle on what will go down in history as one of the Campaign for Real Ale’s (CAMRA) most turbulent weekends, but new national chairman Jackie Parker's outlook for the the organisation’s future is optimistic and she also has some...

Next move: licensees reveal what CAMRA should be doing in the next 12 months

Great British Beer Festival

What licensees want from CAMRA

By James Beeson

Campaigning to further reduce beer duty and improving education around cellar management are just two things pub landlords want to see the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) do more of in the future.  

Image: the first barrier the cask-beer sector has to overcome

Cask ale: a glass half full?

By Jessica Mason

Cask ale has some difficulties to overcome, but with the correct application, it can maintain its rightful place at the bar of all good pubs.

My Pub: The Three Tuns, Sheffield

My Pub: The Three Tuns, Sheffield

By Liam Coleman

The unique size and shape of the Three Tuns is both a blessing and a curse. The manager of the Sheffield pub, Kate Major, explains how its iconic triangular shape draws customers in, but how it also presents its own challenges for the closely-knit team.

CAMRA Pub Design Awards


CAMRA launches search for best designed pubs

By Nikkie Sutton

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has launched its National Pub Design Awards for this year in a quest to find the most stunningly designed pubs nationwide.

Cask Report Pete Brown for CAMRA


Death of the pint? Not at all...

By Pete Brown

Pete Brown relies on the world of statistics to compile the Cask Report - but when facts are used incorrectly, he refuses to tolerate it.

In pictures: Great British Beer Festival 2015


In pictures: Great British Beer Festival 2015

By Emily Sutherland

With over 900 beers and ciders on offer, this year's event was the biggest to date and saw Welsh brewers Tiny Rebel's Cwtch crowned as champion beer of Britain. 

Mike Berry:

Pubs matter - but enough to change planning laws?

By Mike Berry

Amid the silly hats, Royal and rock star appearances and general beery buzz of the Great British Beer Festival, the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) launched an important new campaign that could have a significant impact on the future of many pubs across...

CAMRA launches latest campaign

CAMRA launches new campaign on Pubs and Economy

By Michelle Perrett

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is launching a Pubs and the Economy campaign to highlight the fact that the pub industry employs over 500,000 people and adds £19bn a year to the British economy.

The Big Interview: Tim Bird

The Big Interview: Tim Bird

By Phil Mellows

Finally free of the corporate shackles and running his own pubs, Tim Bird, one of the pub industry’s foremost operations people, has been marshalling the skills and experience accumulated over decades to tackle one of the trade’s knottiest problems. Dog...

Simmonds: covenants not needed

Government stance on covenants slated by BBPA

By Michelle Perrett

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) claims the Government's new consultation into restrictive covenants is at odds with its drive to cut red tape.

CAMRA: pub design awards

CAMRA hails best designed pubs

By Adam Pescod

CAMRA has announced the winners of its prestigious Pub Design Awards, which celebrate pubs with vision and imagination.

Gross and Smith: making a success of the Lamb

Lamb at Satwell: lone sheep makes good

By Lesley Foottit

Chris Smith, of the Lamb at Satwell, Oxfordshire, talks to Lesley Foottit about making money from a pub three miles from the nearest house.