Campaign for Real Ale


Here is the latest news about pubs and beer in general in the branch area.
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  • Champion Beer of Britain Voting Tuesday 15 October 2019

    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/.

  • New Union is Cumbria Pub of the Year Monday 2 September 2019

    Phil Walker accepting Cumbria Pub of the Year for the New Union from Dave Stubbins The New Union in Kendal has been awarded CAMRA Cumbria Pub of the Year. In the picture landlord Phil Walker is accepting the award from regional co-ordinator Dave Stubbins. Well done to Phil and his team.

  • Bowness Bay Brewery Acquires Appleby Brewery Thursday 22 August 2019

    Apparently Bowness Bay Brewery have acquired Appleby Brewery, along with the WIndmill Brewery in Standish. See https://www.in-cumbria.com/news/17825171.bowness-bay-brewery-acquires-windmill-brewery-appleby-brewery/ for more details,

  • New Micropub in Kirkby Stephen Tuesday 9 July 2019

    There is a new micropub opened in Kirkby Stephen called The La' L Nook. It is at 1 Croft Street (CA17 4QJ) and has 4 handpumps.

  • Westmorland CAMRA Website gets an award Saturday 6 July 2019

    2019 Website Finalist AwardThe Westmorland CAMRA website has been rewarded with an award for making the 2019 CAMRA Best Branch Website Final.

  • CAMRA discount at the The Fleece, Kendal Thursday 4 July 2019

    The Fleece in Kendal is now offering a 10% discount for all CAMRA members on our five hand pull lines of real cask ale.

Pubs of the Year

  • New Union is CAMRA West Pennines Region Cider Pub of the Year 2019 New Union, Kendal

    Phil Walker Accepting West Pennines CAMRA Cider Pub of the Year 2019 Continuing a successful year, the New Union in Kendal has been voted CAMRA West Pennines Region Cider Pub of the Year 2019. This means it has been voted the best Cider pub in Cumbria, Lancashire and the Isle of Man. Congratulations to Phil and the team. New Union Awards 2019

  • New Union is Cumbria Pub of the Year 2019

    The New Union has been selected as the Cumbria CAMRA Pub of the Year, and now goes forward to compete with the winners of the Lancashire and Isle of Man awards for West Pennines Pub of the Year.