The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), founded in 1971, is one of the most successful consumer organisations in the world. Our vision is to have quality real ale, cider andperry available to all. Bolton CAMRA Branch represents the Campaign in the Borough of Bolton. We are run by our members, all volunteers who promote real ale, cider and perry and campaign for drinkers across the town by:

● Maintaining details of pubs and clubs in the Branch Area on WhatPub
● Providing entries to CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide
● Campaigning against the closures of pubs and clubs
● Lobbying politicians
● Promoting our local breweries
● Presenting Pub and Club Awards
● Organising Bolton Beer and Cider Week
● Producing and distributing Bolton Beer Breaks magazine
● Developing local Pub Guides and Ale Trails
● Running regular social events
● Volunteering at local and national beer festivals

You can help by becoming a member. Or think aboutvolunteering, even a few minutes a week can help. Contact us to find out how or come along to our Branch Meetings. Most of all enjoy and celebrate your real ale, cider and perry!

Branch Meeting

The next branch meeting will be held on Thursday 2nd May at the Bolton Ukrainian Social Club to include the Club of the Year presentation. The presentation will be at around 7.30pm with the meeting starting at 8pm.

Future Meetings

Tuesday 4th June at the The Brewery Bar in Horwich at 7.30pm

Thursday 1st August at the Northern Monkey Tap room in Chorley Street at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7.00pm

The winners this year are:

Pub of the Year

Winner – Bank Top Brewery Ale House, Horwich.
Runner-up – Blackedge Brewery Bar, also in Horwich.

Cider Pub of the Year

Winner – Beer School, Westhoughton.
Runner-up –   B33R@33, Horwich.

Club of the Year

Winner – Bolton Ukrainian Social Club, Bolton.
Joint Runners-up – Bradshaw Cricket Club.
                               Heaton Cricket Club.

Congratulations to the winners and finalists. Presentations are being arranged and everyone is welcome to come along and celebrate the best real ale outlets in the Bolton branch area. Details will follow soon. 

Branch Socials

All social events are now listed here

Bolton Beer & Cider Week

Bolton Beer & Cider Week will be returning in 2024. The provisional dates are 6th – 14th July 2024.