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.

Bolton Beer & Cider Week 2019

Bolton Branch of The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) are excited to announce the launch of Bolton Beer and Cider Week from 7th to 16th June 2019. – full details here

Pub of the Year 2019

We are delighted to announce that the Branch Pub of the Year is The Brewery Bar in Horwich.

Club of the Year 2019

Bolton Ukrainian Club has held on to its title for another year.

Community Pub of the Year Award

Bolton CAMRA are launching its Community Pub of the Year Award.
For more information click here


The next branch meeting will be held on Thursday 2nd May 8pm at the Hen & Chickens on Deansgate.


13th April – Local trip in Bolton – full details here

18th May – Mild Trail – full details here

7th – 16th June – Bolton Beer & Cider Week.   This will include the Rivington Beer Walk. – details will be listed here as events are confirmed.

15th June – Rivington Beer Walk – Details to follow

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

Our Whatpub videos are here, and the Whatpub website is here.




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)

Not From Bolton? Details of other Greater Manchester branches are available by clicking here, and for further afield at the CAMRA national website – click here.



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.



Click here to join online

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.

Active Campaigning
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.

Book Discounts
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.




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