Welcome to Central Manchester CAMRA

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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.

As a new branch we are still finding our direction and would be interested in hearing your views on how you think the branch could be active.

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:

Save the Sir Ralph Abercromby update – Gary Neville puts development plans on hold…

Breaking News: Gary Neville has asked Manchester City council to hold off from making any decision on the St Michael’s development as a result of “numerous complaints”, particularly those made by Historic England and campaign groups. It’s not yet clear what this means for the future of the Sir Ralph Abercromby or what Neville means … Continue reading Save the Sir Ralph Abercromby update – Gary Neville puts development plans on hold…

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Greater Manchester Beer Audit 2017

Many cities in the UK claim to be the ‘Beer Capital’ of the UK.  When actually we think Manchester can do better! At the last Greater Manchester Regional Meeting it was agreed that we, as a Region, would look to do a Beer Audit of all of the pubs in Manchester (Council boundary). The intention … Continue reading Greater Manchester Beer Audit 2017

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Our Branch Beer festival finds new home for 2017

Where will the new Central Manchester Branch find another venue for a beer festival? After a successful first beer festival at the People’s History Museum last July by the new Central Manchester Branch, a return for a 2nd Left Bank Beer Festival was thwarted by a quadrupling of the rent. Undeterred the Branch continued looking … Continue reading Our Branch Beer festival finds new home for 2017

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Camra Calling!?

Did you hear us? Using a new bit of kit we sent out a new newsletter out to all our members to keep them up to date with some of the activities within the branch. It does seem that this may not have reached as many as intended. It may also have gone to some … Continue reading Camra Calling!?

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CAMRA Discounts in the city

Did you know you can get a discount in many pubs on production of your current CAMRA membership card? Show your CAMRA card at any of these pubs and enjoy your discount! Albert Square Chop House, Manchester: 20% off cask ales. Bar Fringe, Swan Street, Manchester: 10p off a half and 20p off a pint of … Continue reading CAMRA Discounts in the city

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Save Ralph – Summary So Far

Campaigns don’t happen, or work overnight. It takes weeks, months and sometimes years to succeed or indeed fail. To help keep everyone up-to-date, however, here’s what’s happened so far with the campaign to save the Sir Ralph Abercromby on Bootle Street, Manchester 9/9/15 Manchester City Council (MCC) considered a report concerning an emerging Strategic Regeneration … Continue reading Save Ralph – Summary So Far

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Revitalisation Project

Revitalisation Project

The campaign is now taking a good, long, hard look at itself and asking “Do we need to change?”

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Save The Sir Ralph Abercromby

Sir Ralph Abercromby

The Sir Ralph Abercromby pub dates back to the early 19th century and the Peterloo Massacre. Despite 200 years of history, Manchester City Council’s Regeneration Team is planning to allow developers to demolish this historic building.

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