Campaign for Real Ale

Welcome to the Westmorland CAMRA Home Page

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Welcome to the official home page of the Westmorland Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale.

It is time for CAMRA members to vote for their shortlist for the Champion Beer of Britain. This not only leads to the selection of the overall CAMRA Champion Beer of Britain, but also the beers that are selected for the Great British Beer Festival at Olympia,

This year it appears that you can not only select beers from the West Pennines area but can also add beers from the National list. There are multiple categories for which you can select five beers in each, but you do not have to select five in each category.

This is a good way to get our local breweries noticed on a wider platform. Votes need to be cast by the 1st of November. Voting is at https://cbob.camra.org.uk/.

CAMRA Westmorland represents CAMRA across the south eastern third of Cumbria leading local campaigns to save our real ale pubs, clubs and breweries, and campaigning for a fair deal for real ale drinkers.

Run by a committee of volunteers, we meet on a monthly basis in pubs around the Branch area to discuss local and national matters as well as general Branch business. These meetings are open to all CAMRA members. We also hold regular social gatherings where members can get together without the formal business of the monthly meeting.

We were also responsible for organising the annual CAMRA Westmorland Beer Festival. This was usually held in November in Kendal Town Hall and showcased over 50 real ales from both local and national brewers along with a number of real ciders and perries. However, the festival is currently in abeyance, mainly due to lack of volunteers. More information on the Beer Festival can be found on our Westmorland Beer Festival page.

More information on the Branch, committee and our activities can be found here on our website, with the menu on the left.