CAMRA News

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CAMRA encourages beer lovers to ‘tap into’ taprooms this Tryanuary (15/1/20)
The Campaign for Real Ale is encouraging beer lovers to ‘tap into’ brewery taprooms this Tryanuary with 14 recommendations from its members.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-encourages-beer-lovers-to-tap-into-taprooms-this-tryanuary/

CAMRA calls for more taprooms across Northern Ireland (15/1/20)
The Campaign for Real Ale is encouraging beer lovers to ‘tap into’ brewery taprooms this Tryanuary with 14 recommendations from its members – including Belfast’s own Boundary Brewing.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-calls-for-more-taprooms-across-northern-ireland/

CAMRA comment on agreement to restore Northern Ireland Assembly (10/1/20)
Commenting on the announcement of a deal which could see the restoration of the Executive and the Northern Ireland Assembly, please find the attached statement from Chair of the Campaign for Real Ale Northern Ireland Ruth Sloan.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-comment-on-agreement-to-restore-northern-ireland-assembly/

CAMRA comments on the news that Redbridge Council has voted to adopt a Late Night Levy (10/1/20)
Commenting on the news that Redbridge Council has voted to adopt a Late Night Levy, please find the attached statement from Geoff Strawbridge, CAMRA Regional Director for London.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-comments-on-the-news-that-redbridge-council-has-voted-to-adopt-a-late-night-levy/

CAMRA comment on new ONS data ‘Economies of Ale’ (16/1/20)
In response to the new ONS report, ‘Economies of ale: changes in the UK pubs and bars sector, 2001 to 2019’, please find the below comment from Nik Antona, CAMRA National Chairman.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-comment-on-new-ons-data-economies-of-ale/


National CAMRA award recognises campaigners for saving their local pub (5/1/20)
Campaigners who saved a pub in Ryton and made it the first community pub in the Tyne Valley have received a national award for their efforts from the Campaign for Real Ale.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/national-camra-award-recognises-campaigners-for-saving-their-local-pub/

Tyne Valley campaigners receive national award for saving their local pub (5/1/20)
Campaigners who saved a pub in Ryton and made it the first community pub in the Tyne Valley have received a national award for their efforts from the Campaign for Real Ale.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/tyne-valley-campaigners-receive-national-award-for-saving-their-local-pub/

Royston campaigners recognised by CAMRA for saving their local pub (5/1/20)
Campaigners who saved a historic 17th-century pub in Guilden Morden, Cambs have been named runner-up in CAMRA’s national Pub Saving Award.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/royston-campaigners-recognised-by-camra-for-saving-their-local-pub/

CAMRA’s prestigious Champion Beer of Britain award will include new beer styles (7/1/20)
CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, will include new beer styles in its Champion Beer of Britain competition, the winner of which is announced each August at Great British Beer Festival in Olympia London.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camras-prestigious-champion-beer-of-britain-award-will-include-new-beer-styles/

Welsh pubs need more help with business rates to help save them from extinction – CAMRA (7/1/20)
CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, has welcomed the announcement by the Welsh Government that they will be extending help for high street businesses, including pubs, with the cost of Business Rates.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/welsh-pubs-need-more-help-with-business-rates-to-help-save-them-from-extinction-camra-2/


CAMRA throws its weight behind Tryanuary (3/1/20)
The Campaign for Real Ale has announced that it is sponsoring Tryanuary 2020 in order to encourage more people to support pubs during the month of January.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-throws-its-weight-behind-tryanuary/

CAMRA comment on the Pubs Code Adjudicator’s ruling on sediment allowances for cask beer (3/1/20)
Commenting on the arbitration, please find the attached comment from Tom Stainer, CAMRA Chief Executive.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-comment-on-the-pubs-code-adjudicators-ruling-on-sediment-allowances-for-cask-beer/


Local pubs offer free Christmas dinner for those in need (17/12/19)
If you’re at a loose end this Christmas with no family or friends nearby, your local pub might be able to help. These pubs are offering Christmas dinner on the house to the elderly, vulnerable, lonely, or just anyone needing company this year.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/local-pubs-offer-free-christmas-dinner-for-those-in-need/

CAMRA comments on the Pubs Code Adjudicator’s 2019 Tenants Survey (19/12/19)
Commenting on the results of the Pubs Code Adjudicator’s 2019 Tenants Survey, please find the attached statement from Tom Stainer, CAMRA Chief Executive.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-comments-on-the-pubs-code-adjudicators-2019-tenants-survey/

CAMRA comment on the Queen’s Speech (19/12/19)
Commenting on the Queen’s Speech, please find the attached statement from CAMRA Chairman Nik Antona.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-comment-on-the-queens-speech/


CAMRA reveals the 12 pubs of Christmas (9/12/19)
CAMRA members are celebrating the 12 pubs of Christmas, specifically chosen because each offers something unique and special this festive season.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-reveals-the-12-pubs-of-christmas/

Welsh pubs need more help with business rates to help save them from extinction - CAMRA (9/12/19)
CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, has called on the Welsh Government to use its forthcoming Budget to offer further help for pubs burdened by Business Rates.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/welsh-pubs-need-more-help-with-business-rates-to-help-save-them-from-extinction-camra/

CAMRA comments on the election outcome (13/12/19)
Commenting on the outcome of the election, please find the below statement from CAMRA Chairman Nik Antona.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-comments-on-the-election-outcome/


CAMRA names the best bottled beer in Britain (6/12/19)
A mighty Imperial Russian Stout, a delectable golden ale and a hoppy IPA have been named the best bottled beer in Britain by the Campaign for Real Ale. The announcement comes on the opening day of the BBC Good Food Show in Birmingham, where visitors have the chance to sample the winning brews first hand in a series of tutored tastings.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-names-the-best-bottled-beer-in-britain/

CAMRA comment on the Scottish Labour manifesto (6/12/19)
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-comment-on-the-scottish-labour-manifesto/

CAMRA comment on the Scottish Greens manifesto (6/12/19)
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-comment-on-the-scottish-greens-manifesto/

CAMRA comment on the Alliance Party manifesto (6/12/19)
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-comment-on-the-alliance-party-manifesto/

CAMRA comment on the Conservative manifesto (6/12/19)
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-comment-on-the-conservative-manifesto/

CAMRA comment on the Scottish Conservatives manifesto (6/12/19)
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-comment-on-the-scottish-conservatives-manifesto/

CAMRA comment on the SNP manifesto (6/12/19)
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-comment-on-the-snp-manifesto/


CAMRA names the best four member clubs (29/11/19)
Among the finalists include former winners the Cheltenham Motor Club in Gloucestershire (2017), the Flixton Conservative Club in Greater Manchester (2018), and the Appleton Thorn Village Hall in Warrington (2019). The Orpington Liberal Club in Greater London is also in the running, which has made it to the final four in past years.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-names-the-best-four-member-clubs/


Warm-up this winter next to these roaring pub fires (8/11/19)
From roasting chestnuts on an open fire to charming country inns and Tudor fireplaces, all recommended are word of mouth and – coming directly from CAMRA members across the country.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/warm-up-this-winter-next-to-these-roaring-pub-fires/


CAMRA calls on MPs to cut business rates for Northern Ireland’s pubs (29/10/19)
The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is calling on MPs to reduce the business rates bill paid by local pubs, as the Northern Ireland Budget Bill is introduced to the Westminster. The Bill is expected to be passed in the coming days so that a Budget for Northern Ireland can be agreed before Parliament is dissolved for a General Election.
https://www.camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-calls-on-mps-to-cut-business-rates-for-northern-irelands-pubs/

Birmingham’s biggest beer festival partners with LoveBrum (1/11/19)
The Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) Winter, which is coming to Birmingham for the first time, will partner with local charity LoveBrum to support ‘hidden gem’ charitable projects across the local area.
https://www.camra.org.uk/press_release/birminghams-biggest-beer-festival-partners-with-lovebrum/

CAMRA comment on Business Rate Report (31/10/19)
CAMRA has welcomed the House of Commons Treasury Committee’s report on the Impact of Business Rates on Business.
https://www.camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-comment-on-business-rate-report/


CAMRA backs Castle Rock’s open letter to the BBC (8/10/19)
The Campaign for Real Ale has thrown its support behind Castle Rock Brewery, which wrote an Open Letter to BBC East Midlands condemning the use of stock images of real ale and community pubs to illustrate a story about alcohol abuse.
https://www.camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-backs-castle-rocks-open-letter-to-the-bbc/


Newly re-opened pub in Kendal wins national cider award (1/10/19)
The New Union pub in Kendal has scooped CAMRA’s prestigious National Cider Pub of the Year Award for its wide array of real ciders and perries available.
https://www.camra.org.uk/press_release/newly-re-opened-pub-in-kendal-wins-national-cider-award/

CAMRA to join the inaugural Women in Beer Festival (4/10/19)
The Vice-Chair of CAMRA will be heading to Edinburgh next week to speak at the inaugural Women in Beer Festival (WIB Fest), organised by the local ‘women who beer’ group, Beers Without Beards.
https://www.camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-to-join-the-inaugural-women-in-beer-festival/

Meet brewers and cider producers and learn about your favourite drink at local CAMRA festival (3/10/19)
Visitors to the Robin Hood Beer & Cider Festival, taking place from 9-12 October at the Motorpoint Arena, will for the first time have the chance to learn more about their favourite brew at CAMRA's new learning and discovery interactive area.
https://www.camra.org.uk/press_release/meet-brewers-and-cider-producers-and-learn-about-your-favourite-drink-at-local-camra-festival/

Get your tickets to the best beer show in Birmingham (3/10/19)
Tickets are now on sale for the Great British Beer Festival Winter (GBBF Winter), taking place for the first time in Birmingham from 4-8 February at New Bingley Hall.
https://www.camra.org.uk/press_release/get-your-tickets-to-the-best-beer-show-in-birmingham/

Voting for the next Champion Beer of Britain begins (4/10/19)
CAMRA members have until 1 November to put their favourite beer forward for the UK’s most prestigious beer competitions - the Champion Beer of Britain.
https://www.camra.org.uk/press_release/voting-for-the-next-champion-beer-of-britain-beings/

CAMRA welcomes new BBPA boss (30/9/19)
Following the news that Emma McClarkin has been appointed as the new Chief executive of the British Beer & Pub Association, please find below comment from CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale.
https://www.camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-welcomes-new-bbpa-boss/

CAMRA responds to Marston’s pub sale (1/10/19)
Following the news that Marston's will sell 150 pubs within its portfolio (as reported here), please find below comment from CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale.
https://www.camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-responds-to-marstons-pub-sale/