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.

What are you doing for Cask Ale Week?

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.

Absolutely right: new legislation withholds employers from keeping staff tips (Credit: Getty/ Peter Muller)

Allocation of Tips Bill 'welcome boost'

By Rebecca Weller

The terms outlined in the Allocation of Tips Bill were “absolutely right” and a “welcome boost” according to trade bodies and industry leaders across the sector.

To the rescue: CAMRA call for Gov support after hundreds of pubs shut down in 2021 (Getty/ whitemay)

Action needed as 2021 saw 290 pubs demolished or converted

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has called for Government intervention after its research showed an average of just over 5 pubs a week (290 in total) were demolished or converted to another use in 2021.

Beer Day Britain 2022: celebration returns on Wednesday 15 June after two-year hiatus due to pandemic

Beer Day Britain returns for 2022

By Rebecca Weller

Beer Day Britain is returning after a two-year hiatus caused by the Covid pandemic, with Brits encouraged to partake in the event at the pub.

Celebrating diversity: Pub Pride will take place this Friday

Sector set to celebrate Pub Pride

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is calling on people to celebrate Pub Pride on 27 May as part of its Summer of Pub campaign to encourage pub-going over the summer months.

Permanent fixture: 51% of licensees felt this years extra bank holiday should be made permanent while 49% did not (Credit: Getty/naumoid)

Licensees divided on making Jubilee bank holiday permanent

By Rebecca Weller

Making the extra bank holiday for the Queens Platinum Jubilee a permanent fixture would be a fitting tribute but thanking the service industry would be a better celebration according to licensees across the sector.

Great British Beer Festival 2022: CAMRA festival returns to London following 2 year hiatus due to the Covid pandemic

CAMRA festival returns after 2 year hiatus

By Rebecca Weller

The Campaign for Real Ale’s (CAMRA) Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) will return to London Olympia from 2 to 6 August 2022 following a 2-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 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...