Bolton CAMRA Beer Festival 2019
Due to unforseen circumstances, we have to let you know that this year’s beer festival will not be going ahead. It is with much heartfelt sadness that we had to make this difficult decision. However, please keep in touch as we hope to come back stronger than ever in 2020.
The next branch meeting will be held on Thursday 7th February 8pm at the Millstone on Crown St just off Deansgate. This meeting will include the vote for Branch entries to the Good Beer Guide 2020.
CIDER & PERRY PUB OF THE YEAR
The branch will be taking taking votes for the Cider & Perry Pub of the Year at the February branch meeting. Details here
PUB OF THE SEASON
The branch is currently taking votes for the Winter Pub of the Season. Online voting can be done here
19th January – Wigan trip – full details here
24 – 26 January 2019 – Manchester Beer and Cider Festival. Click the banner for the festival website.
16th February – Preston trip – Details to follow
23rd March – Leyland trip – Details to follow
13th April – Local trip in Bolton – Details to follow
18th May – Mild Trail – Details to follow
June – Rivington Beer Walk – Date to be confirmed
July – Huddersfield trip – Date to be confirmed
August – Wayfarer trip – Date to be confirmed
Have you ever wondered about how pubs get into CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide (GBG)? Unlike guides where paid individuals submit reviews, the GBG is an independent selection of pubs judged by local CAMRA members to consistently serve quality real ale. Read more about beer scoring and the GBG here
CAMRA’s UK Pub Directory and Beer Scoring.
CAMRA KEY CAMPAIGNS
Full details are on the CAMRA website campaigns pages
CAMRA campaigns for real ale, real pubs and consumer rights. We are an independent, voluntary organisation with over 100,000 members and have been described as the most successful consumer group in Europe. CAMRA promotes good-quality real ale and pubs, as well as acting as the consumer’s champion in relation to the UK and European beer and drinks industry. We aim to:
- Protect and improve consumer rights
- Promote quality, choice and value for money
- Support the public house as a focus of community life
- Campaign for greater appreciation of traditional beers, ciders and perries as part of our national heritage and culture
- Seek improvements in all licensed premises and throughout the brewing industry
Why not join us today if you care about great quality real ale and pubs?
National CAMRA Website – Click Here
Bolton Trading Standards – If you have concerns about short measures, top-ups refused – in short, if you are being ripped off, contact Trading Standards. Click Here or phone 01204 336586
Public Transport – Bus and Train timetables and route planners for Greater Manchester are available via Transport for Greater Manchester. Click here to visit their website, or phone 0871 200 2233 (7am to 8pm, Monday to Friday, and 8am to 8pm at weekends and bank holidays)
EDITORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS WELCOME
PUBLICANS: let us know what beers you are currently serving and if you are hosting any ale-related events – click here.
PUB-GOERS and FESTIVAL ORGANISERS – what’s happening with your local pubs? Are you organising a beer festival? If you have any news to share, click here .
NEWS AND RESOURCES – Have you been on a pub crawl or had an excellent pub experience? Have you seen a great ale-related website that you think we should link to? Or is there anything at all that you have come across that will be of interest to visitors to this site? Tell us about it – click here.
Benefits include £20 worth of JD Wetherspoon vouchers, holiday discounts, plus:
Exclusive members newspaper – ‘What’s Brewing’
A monthly colour newspaper informing you of beer and pub news and detailing events and beer festivals from around the country.
Exclusive members magazine – ‘BEER’
A quarterly copy of the magazine ‘BEER’ which is packed with superb features on pubs, beers and breweries.
Free / Discounted entry to over 160 beer festivals
Free or discounted admission to the 160 + beer festival that CAMRA organise, including the Great British Beer Festival.
Branch Social Activities
CAMRA is organised into 200 branches that cover the UK. Each branch runs a variety of socials events for their members.
Have the chance to campaign to save pubs and breweries under threat of closure, for the right to receive a Full Pint and a reduction in beer duty that will help Britain’s brewing industry survive.
Discounted Membership of the CAMRA Beer Club
The CAMRA Beer Club has been set up to provide a home delivery service to enthusiasts. All CAMRA members receive a £5 discount on each mixed case of 20 beers.
CAMRA produce a variety of books every year and as a member you are entitled to discounts on all of the books we produce including CAMRA’s best-selling, annual Good Beer Guide.