The Cambridge & District branch of the Campaign for Real Ale – better known as CAMRA – is one of over 100 branches around the UK. Members of CAMRA are all members of a branch – normally the branch where they live.

The branch’s most visible activity is the Cambridge Beer Festival. First held in 1974, it was the first ever CAMRA beer festival to be held. These days it is one of the largest beer festivals in the country, organised and run entirely by volunteers.

The beer festival is not all the branch does however. Our main campaigning focus is pub protection – pubs are closing around the country at an alarming rate, and the Cambridge area is far from immune from this trend. The pressure on housing in the area means that it’s all too easy for pub companies to make a quick bit of cash by selling pubs on for redevelopment. Read more about our campaigning activity.

The branch area covers the south eastern corner of Cambridgeshire, centred around the city of Cambridge.

News

  • Around the Branch in April 28 March 2019- Here’s news of some of what’s happening in and around our branch area over the next few weeks. It’s a[...]
  • Award winners 2019 26 March 2019- Every year the branch gives awards to pubs, clubs and individuals. The awards were presented at the branch’s gala night[...]
  • Ale magazine for April 26 March 2019- The latest edition of Ale is on its way to the pubs, and it’s also available to read online.
  • Around the branch in March 27 February 2019- Here is our monthly roundup of events around the branch.  If you are a branch member and do not get[...]
  • February Ale magazine 1 February 2019- The Ale magazine for February 2019 is now on the way to the pubs in the area. If you can’t[...]
  • Around the branch in February 26 January 2019- Here is our monthly roundup of events around the branch. If you are a branch member and do not get[...]
  • Around the branch in January 29 December 2018- Here’s news of some of what’s happening in and around our branch area over the next few weeks.
  • Ale magazine out now 10 December 2018- The new issue of Ale magazine for November 2018 is now out.
  • Around the branch in December 1 December 2018- Here's news of some of what's happening in and around our branch area over the next few weeks.
  • Around the branch in November 1 November 2018- Here’s news of some of what’s happening in and around our branch area over the next few weeks. Wylde Sky[...]