Category Archives: CAMRA

Campaign for Real Ale

CAMRA and FSB back pub reform Bill

            CAMRA and FSB back pub reform Bill -Tied Public Houses (Code of Practice) Bill has potential to offer simple solution to counteract loss of valued community pubs CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, and the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) have given their full backing to Martin Horwood MP… Read More »

CAMRA Hails Big Society Support for Community Owned Pubs

CAMRA Hails Big Society Support for Community Owned Pubs 43% of UK adults willing to join efforts to save threatened local pub CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, has today welcomed the Prime Minister’s endorsement of pubs as local assets and the promise of Government support for communities wishing to save threatened pubs through community… Read More »

CAMRA, Greg Mulholland MP

        ALL PARTY PARLIAMENTARY SAVE THE PUB GROUP PRESS RELEASE Greg Mulholland MP re-elected Chair of All Party Parliamentary Save the Pub Group -Leeds North West MP to continue leadership of Parliamentary group -Northampton South MP elected as a Vice Chair Issued: Friday June 11th 2010 Status: For immediate use The post election re-launch… Read More »

BBPA a la Brigid Simmonds and the Publican

Brigid Simmonds claims that the shortcomings in the BEC Report have been addressed and a positive “response” achieved to it’s new code. No further action will be required by the Business and Enterprise Committee with the OFT and the RICS conclusions. Am I on another planet or is Brigid Simmonds? Why is Peter Luff very… Read More »

Government Must Overrule OFT Decision on Pub Company Ties

CAMRA, The Campaign for Real Ale, has criticised the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) for failing to protect consumers by taking no action following the consumer group’s super-complaint submitted in July and has called on the Government to refer unfair tie arrangements in the pub sector to the Competition Commission. In this morning’s response to… Read More »

What is Real Ale?

What is Real Ale? In the early 1970s CAMRA coined the term ‘real ale’ to make it easy for people to differentiate between the bland processed beers being pushed by the big brewers and the traditional beers whose very existence was under threat. Many pubs and brewers use the term to describe their beers, but,… Read More »


CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, is an independent, voluntary, consumer organisation which campaigns for real ale, real pubs and consumer rights. Membership is open to all individuals although corporate entities such as breweries and pubs are not members; we currently have over 100,000 individual members. CAMRA is governed by a voluntary unpaid national executive,… Read More »