Hello fellow real ale fans - welcome to the Plymouth CAMRA website!
The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is an independent, voluntary organisation campaigning for real ale, community pubs and consumer rights. We now have over 190,000 members and have been described as the most successful consumer campaign in Europe.
Visit the National CAMRA website CAMRA HOME.
For national news and articles about pubs, breweries, beer festivals and more, please follow this link WHAT'S BREWING
CAMRA Members vote for change
At CAMRA’s National Members Weekend, Conference and AGM 2018, held at the University of Warwick, in Coventry, over the weekend of 20-22 April, nearly 18 000 members voted to change the way that CAMRA campaigns. For the first time in 47 years, we have voted to change our Articles of Association, and to formalise what we have been doing informally for a number of years. See the full results HERE
National Executive Election (volunteer Board of Directors)
There were a record number of 10 candidates vying for the four positions this year (2018). NE members serve for a period of three years before the position is up for re-election. All members of the NE are unpaid volunteers, exactly the same as Plymouth branch committee members, and give a considerable amount of their free time to The Campaign. See the results HERE
At local level, CAMRA’s Plymouth branch has nearly 1 000 members and organise events to promote real ale, including regular social activities, day trips, brewery visits etc, as well as producing our popular Drake's Drinker magazine. The Plymouth CAMRA branch area is located entirely within Devon. It consists of the city of Plymouth, and extends northwards up to the A30, but just south of it, following the Parish Boundary lines around Lydford and extending eastwards towards Okehampton (located in North Devon branch), then south through the Dartmoor Forest to South Brent, and then to the South Coast. As well as the city, Plympton, Plymstock, and the market town areas of Ivybridge and Tavistock are located within the branch area.
The boundary lines are the River Tamar to the west, the south coast, the River Avon to the east and the Parish Boundaries just south of the A30. Burgh Island and Avonwick are located in Plymouth CAMRA branch area. Bodmin, Callington, Launceston, Liskeard, Saltash and Torpoint are located in CORNWALL BRANCH area. Kingsbridge, Salcombe and South Brent village are located in SOUTH DEVON BRANCH area. Holsworthy and Okehampton are located in NORTH DEVON BRANCH area.
CAMRA South West
We also have a CAMRA SOUTH WEST Regional website, with details of regional events, links to all South West CAMRA branch websites and details of all known South West breweries, listed both alphabetically and by branch- please check it out.
CAMRA members should sign in and visit the Members' Area for details of National and Regional events, including national and regional beer festivals, Regional Social activities and Regional Meetings. To sign in, please use your CAMRA membership number and password. If you do not know your password, please click HERE
Our LocAle Scheme encourages pubs to stock at least one beer from a local brewery located within 30 miles from the pub. This helps to reduce “beer miles”, boosts the local economy and creates an increased sense of local identity and pride – let’s celebrate what makes our region unique ! Please follow the link for full details of this scheme.
CAMRA Discount Scheme
The CAMRA Discount Scheme enables pubs to promote their business to our members and hopefully encourage more trade. The discount given will be advertised free of charge in our Drake's Drinker Magazine, as well as on this website and the National CAMRA website. We can also provide posters to advertise the offer to visitors. If you are the licensee of a pub and are interested in taking part in this scheme, please contact our Branch Vice Chairman, Ian Dickinson, at ku.gro.armac.htuomylp@namriahceciv
Map of the South West southern branches and a more detailed map of the Plymouth CAMRA Branch area
Twitter / CAMRA_Official
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- Monday, 12:16 : RT @PlunkettFoundat: 🍻 EVENT: Join us @ABAXStadium for this FREE #MoreThanAPub event aimed at those exploring the finance options availa… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
- Sunday, 17:30 : CAMRA beer festivals, organised by local branches, take place all over England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Irelan… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
- Sunday, 11:55 : A pocket guide to creating exciting world beers at home, CAMRA'S Essential Home Brewing by @tabamatu is available n… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
- Saturday, 21:30 : "Picking up an award like this reminds us of the history of British brewing, which along with the contemporary Amer… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…