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:

Assets of Community Value (ACV)

The Sir Ralph Abercromby Manchester city council have decided that they will not accept the Sir Ralph Abercromby as an Asset of Community Value.  However, the developers of Jacksons Row have decided to withdraw their planning application. It is unlikely that this planning application has been completely withdrawn and we expect them to come back … Continue reading Assets of Community Value (ACV)

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Manchester Beer Audit 2017

Saturday 20th May is the day to cement Manchester’s place as the premier city of the UK beer scene The Manchester Beer Audit will set out to record every draught beer (cask and keg) on sale in the pubs of and bars of the City of Manchester on Saturday 20th May. Visit the webpage at mcrbeeraudit.co.uk to … Continue reading Manchester Beer Audit 2017

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Festival orders beer!

We have some very exciting news from Central Manchester CAMRA HQ! After a number of recent planning meetings and healthy discussion, the Branch have started ordering our beer for the festival. We’ve put a lot of thought into what beers to order and we think you’ll enjoy the choices we’ve made. Confirmed orders include beer … Continue reading Festival orders beer!

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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). On the … 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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