Talks offered: CMBC said it has not received a response from CAMRA after offering to hold face-to-face talks weeks ago

CAMRA takes ‘Fresh Ale’ fight to Government

By Gary Lloyd

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has taken its fight against ‘Fresh Ale’ to the Government in a bid to prevent kegged ale from brewer Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company (CMBC) being dispensing through handpumps.

Time to change: hospitality sites will not have mandatory conditions to recycle drinks packaging (credit: Getty/Jacobs Stock Photography Ltd)

Trade bodies welcome DRS delay to October 2027

By Gary Lloyd

On-trade venues will not be forced to become mandatory return points in the controversial Deposit Return Scheme (DRS), which has been pushed back for introduction in October 2027.

Must protect pubs: Scotland Small Business Minister Richard Lochhead (credit: Scottish Government)

Mixed reaction to Scottish pubs code move

By Gary Lloyd

CAMRA and the SLTA have welcomed a move by the Scottish Government that will see the introduction of a Scottish pubs code from 7 October, if ratified, while the SBPA has expressed disappointment.

Threadbare tightrope: rising beer prices 'grim reflection' of modern life (Credit: Getty/FreshSplash)

CAMRA: beer prices a 'grim reflection' of modern life

By Rebecca Weller

Rising beer prices are a “grim reflection” of modern life and demonstrate the “threadbare tightrope” pubs and brewers are walking upon, the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has said.

Winter warmer: (l-r) CAMRA awards director Laura Emson, Simon Massey and CAMRA national chairman Nik Antona.

Snowflake takes GBBF Winter beer title

By Gary Lloyd

Sarah Hughes Brewery’s Snowflake has taken the title of Champion Winter Beer of Britain 2024 at the Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) Winter.

Secrets behind success: the MA spoke to operator George Greenway after the Tamworth Tap (pictured) was named CAMRA POTY


Secrets behind success at CAMRA's Pub of the Year

By Rebecca Weller

Owner of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Pub of the Year (POTY), George Greenway, has shared the secrets to his success at The Tamworth Tap with The Morning Advertiser (MA).

Ominous escalation: cost of a pint increases by 10% YOY (Credit: Getty/MarioGuti)

Pint prices jump 10% YOY

By Rebecca Weller

The Government “must act to secure the future of pubs” as the average cost of a pint of draught lager in the on-trade soars by more than 10% year-on-year (YOY).

Year off: The beer festival will return in 2025 (Credit: Getty/miodrag ignjatovic)

CAMRA flagship festival postponed

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The Campaign for Real Ale’s (CAMRA) Great British Beer Festival is taking time off in 2024 but will return the following year.

CAMRA calls for unlawful pub demolition to be made illegal

CAMRA: 'unlawful pub demolition should be illegal'

By Rebecca Weller

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has urged the Government to strengthen planning policy and enforcement legislation to safeguard historic venues following a parliamentary debate on the protection of heritage pubs.

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The Cask Project

Bring in the customers with Cask Ale Week

By Gary Lloyd

It’s the time of year when licensees across the land need to be pushing their hand-pulled beers as Cask Ale Week begins on Thursday 21 September and runs until Sunday 1 October.

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?

Shocking figures: 30 pubs a week lost in first six months of the year (Credit: Getty/whitemay)

More than 750 pubs shut in H1 2023

By Rebecca Weller

Some 30 pubs a week closed across the first six months of the year, “shocking” figures from the Campaign for Ale (CAMRA) have revealed.

Most pubs per captia: Arundel crowned Sussex pub hotspot (Credit: Getty/tbradford)

Arundel crowned Sussex hotspot for pubs

By Rebecca Weller

Arundel has been named Sussex’s number one pub hotspot with more sites per capita than any other town in the county, new research has revealed.

Government proposal: the High Street Rental Auction scheme would permit councils to auction the rental rights of commercial high street properties vacant for more than 12 months in a 24 month period  (image: Getty/Marilyn Nieves)

MPs join pub protection calls

By Nikkie Thatcher

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Pubs (Pubs APPG) has asked the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Select Committee to look at the impact the Government’s proposals for High Street Rental Auctions will have.

Planning rights issue: CAMRA has warned many pubs could be lost for good (credit: getty/onfilm)

CAMRA calls on Gov to save high street pubs

By Gary Lloyd

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) believes the Government’s ‘Levelling Up’ bill could put the future of thousands of pubs at risk and has called for their planning rights to be protected.

Perfect storm: Government has not done enough to protect brewers from events beyond their control (Credit: Getty/LauriPatterson)

Gov 'hasn't done enough' to protect brewers

By Rebecca Weller

Black Sheep Brewery’s notice to appoint administrators shows the Government “simply hasn’t done enough”, The Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA) has claimed.

Make or break moment: draught lager prices soar by 11.9% in year to March 2023 (Credit: Getty/Klaus Vedfelt)

Draught lager prices rocket by 11.9%

By Rebecca Weller

The average cost of a pint of draught lager soared by 11.9% in the year to March 2023, more than double the previous record-high year-on-year increase.

Row over offensive dolls: CAMRA caught up in Twitter storm

CAMRA slammed for response on offensive dolls

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has condemned a pub’s decision to display golliwog dolls but its response has come under fire as not going far enough to stamp out racism.

Erosion of margins: cost of a pint of draught lager increased 1.3% between October 2022 and January 2023 (Credit: Getty/10'000 Hours)

Pint price up 8p in 3 months

By Rebecca Weller

The average cost of a pint of draught lager increased by 1.9% in the three months to January 2023, the latest data from the Office For National Statistics (ONS) has revealed.

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 53

The Lock In Podcast

Price of a pint

By Ed Bedington

How are you handling your pricing? The Lock In team tackle the difficult questions as inflation runs rampant - how much can you put your prices up by?

Worrying times ahead: Pint prices could rise and pubs close (Getty/ South_agency)

Pint price could hit £20

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Pubs could close and pint prices could rise to £20 if energy bill help is not extended for pubs, according to the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

Industry in need: Thousands write to MPs for help (Getty/ Dougal Watters)

Thousands write to MPs for pub support

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Thousands of the Campaign for Real Ale’s (CAMRA) members have written to their MPs seeking support for the pub sector, after reported delays in Government help reaching businesses.