BRANCH MEETING and AGM – Thursday 27th November 2014
8.15pm. The venue is The Spinning Mule (JD Wetherspoon), Nelson Square. Committee and branch positions are open for nomination and election,so this is a good opportunity to get involved with the branch. Please attend if you can!
This meeting is the last chance to nominate a pub for the 2016 Good Beer Guide, and, finally, don’t forget to bring your cider passport for the prize draw (only one sticker is required to qualify).
AUTUMN PUB OF THE SEASON PRESENTATION
Congratulations to the winner, Bank Top Brewery Ale House. The branch will present the award at the pub on Saturday 13th December at 3pm. Everyone is welcome to attend and join the celebration!
BOLTON CAMRA BEER FESTIVAL
9-11 April 2014 at Bolton Ukrainian Social Club. A new website for the Bolton CAMRA Beer Festival is on the way. The next beer festival meeting is at the club on 11 December with an 8pm start – volunteers are needed so please attend if you can!
MANCHESTER BEER AND CIDER FESTIVAL
21-24 January 2014 at Manchester Velodrome. Full details here.
QUICK CAMPAIGN LINKS
BOLTON BEER BREAKS
Find your branch magazine in your local, or download your digital copy here
GREATER MANCHESTER REGION
Click here for the region’s events diary.
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)
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.