Formed in 1971 by four men disgruntled with the increasing bad quality of beer, CAMRA campaigns for real ales, real pubs and consumer rights. We are an independent and voluntary organisation where membership
is open to all individuals (although not to corporate entities such as Breweries).
CAMRA aims to
• Maintain Consumer Rights.
• Promote quality, choice and value for money.
• Support the Public House as a focus of community life.
• Campaign for a greater appreciation of traditional beers, ciders and perries as part of national heritage and culture.
• Seek improvement in all licensed premises and throughout the brewing industry.
• CAMRA also seeks to promote real cider and perry through a sub organisation called APPLE. Like ale, these are traditional British drinks and like ale, the traditional product is very different to the 'dead' version.
Campaigns are run nationally, regionally and locally. Nationally, CAMRA produces the Great British Beer Festival, the Good Beer Guide, the Champion Beer of Britain Awards and the Pub of the Year Award. Thanks to our Branch structure members have the opportunity to join their nearest division and campaign and socialise locally. Indeed, with around 200 Branches throughout the UK there are regular local festivals, awards and guides produced across the country.
Such campaigns are finance through membership subscriptions, sales of products and from the proceeds of the many Beer Festivals. CAMRA is a not-for-profit company, limited by guarantee with accounts lodged annually to Companies House.
CAMRA Potteries contributes to this with annual events such as the Stoke Beer Festival, monthly Pub of the Month Awards and Socials, and the excellent quarterly publication - Potters Bar. If you want to get involved then contact us
or become a member