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:

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


CAMRA’s manifesto for the 2017 General Election

On the 8 June, the UK will go to the polls for the General Election. We need your help to ensure Candidates in Manchester know how important beer and pubs are to you as a potential voter. CAMRA is asking General Election Candidates to pledge their support for Britain’s pub goers and beer drinkers by committing … Continue reading CAMRA’s manifesto for the 2017 General Election


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)


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


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!