Westmorland

Campaign for Real Ale

Welcome to the Westmorland CAMRA Home Page

The Flag of the county of Westmorland Covid-19 Rainbow on white

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

The branch AGM will take place on Monday 18th October. It is expected to take place at the Barrel House in Kendal or opposite in the Venue if that is available.

All officer positions are available for election, if interested please respond to the email that will be sent out. If you do not receive the email, contact ku.gro.armac.dnalromtsew@pihsrebmem.

If you are not comfortable to attend a face to face meeting, please send apologies and if you are willing to provide any branch assistance include that in the response.

In this obviously difficult time, CAMRA has started a campaign called Pulling Together, to encourage pubs, brewers and cider makers to come up with innovative ways to keep their business afloat during this crisis – whether that be launching a new online shop, offering beer or cider takeaways or providing redeemable gift vouchers for locals. More details on the news page, and at https://camra.org.uk/pullingtogether/.

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.