Welcome to Central Manchester CAMRA

 About Us

Welcome to the Central Manchester branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).  Formed in 2016, we are a new branch campaigning to promote real ale, real cider and pubs across the Central Manchester area.

We aim to keep our members and the public updated on the latest real ale and cider developments, as well as campaigning for our fine pubs and clubs across the city of Manchester.

Upcoming Events

Feel free to attend one of our meetings or social events, all are welcome! The Branch diary is always progressing with the assistance of our enthusiastic social secretaries, who are always on the look out for interesting trips with which to tempt us.

You can also keep up to date with us on Twitter and Facebook:

Merry Chrismas All!


Good Beer Guide Survey

Good Beer Guide online survey There is an online survey about the future of the Good Beer guide. Please complete this survey as the feedback will have an influence on the future direction and content of the Good Beer Guide. Click on the link: http://www.camra.org.uk/gbg2018survey As we now have the newest edition of the ‘Good … Continue reading Good Beer Guide Survey


Do you fancy being best mates with a brewery?

Fancy speaking directly to a Brewer on a fairly regular basis? Getting to know more about what they brew, how much the brew and getting to know what makes them tick? You could do so by becoming a Brewery Liaison Officer (BLO)! What is a BLO? – basically the link person between CAMRA and the … Continue reading Do you fancy being best mates with a brewery?


The Marble Arch wins Pub of the Year award at festival

Best Pub The ‘Best Pub’ category in the Manchester Food and Drink awards recognises the finest pubs in the region, focusing on the quality and range of the ales/beers on offer, as well as the atmosphere. The Marble Arch beat off stiff competition from pubs from across the region including The Magnet in Stockport and … Continue reading The Marble Arch wins Pub of the Year award at festival


Manchester Needs You!

“Manchester needs you! You probably know the Greater Manchester branches of CAMRA organise the magnificent Manchester Beer and Cider Festival and have done so since its inception four years ago. We have now found our new (and hopefully permanent) home in the centre of Manchester in the Manchester Central Convention centre – which you may … Continue reading Manchester Needs You!


How the Champion Beer of Britain (CBOB) and Champion Winter Beer of Britain (CWBOB) competitions work

All cask conditioned beers available for 3 months, during a calendar year, can be entered into the selection process that starts during September and October, when members can vote for their favourite beers in each of CAMRA’s style categories. Voting is usually by region (not all the same as CAMRA’s regions, as some are amalgamated), … Continue reading How the Champion Beer of Britain (CBOB) and Champion Winter Beer of Britain (CWBOB) competitions work


A Great Beer Festival!

The second beer festival that the Branch has run was at 53Two, a new, small theatre and event venue opposite Britons Protection, under the Metrolink bridge that runs alongside Manchester Convention Centre (ex GMEX)  – it used to be the old Baur & Millet Car Showroom some years ago We can say that the event … Continue reading A Great Beer Festival!


Sir Ralph Abercromby Saved

The Sir Ralph is saved from Neville’s Bulldozers The historic pub has been spared demolition in Neville’s redesigned plans for the St Michael’s development. The news comes a few months after Gary Neville asked to put the plans on hold due to ‘public outcry’ and admitting that the original plans were flawed.  The latest proposals … Continue reading Sir Ralph Abercromby Saved


Festival starting to take shape

Work is well underway building the bars for the weekend. Beers are arriving all the time and we’re things are taking  shape! More beers added to the bar:


Manchester Stakes its Claim as Cask Capital of Britain

June 23, 2017 – Manchester has emerged as the cask beer capital of Britain, following a major new study into the beer sold in the city’s pubs and bars. The Manchester Beer Audit 2017 found 411 different cask ales on sale in venues throughout the Manchester City Council area, beating nearest rival Sheffield, which boasted … Continue reading Manchester Stakes its Claim as Cask Capital of Britain