BRANCH MEETING – 30 April 2014



The next branch meeting is on 30 April, at 8.15pm.

The venue is the Dog and Partridge, Manor Street – all are welcome to attend.







BCBF2014logoDATES: 24 – 26 April

VENUE: Bolton Ukrainian Club, Castle Street, Bolton BL2 1JP.      Click here for a map.

WHAT’S ON?  50+ Real Ales and 8 Ciders and Perries. We now have the provisional beer list – click here to view. Hot food, drinks and snacks are available at all sessions.




Thursday  24th April:             4:00 – 10.30pm               Admission £2*

Friday 25th April:                   12:00 – 10:30pm            Admission £2* (£3 after 5:30pm)

Saturday 26th April:              12:00 – 10:30pm            Admission £2*

*+ £2 (refundable) glass hire and £5 beer tokens  

CAMRA members £1 entry at all sessions on production of valid membership card.

Over 18s only except Saturday 12:00 – 4:00pm





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Bank Top Brewery


7th May 2014 - Pub of the Year and Cider Pub of the Year Presentation – Bank Top Brewery Tap







8th May 2014 - Horwich Mild Mile








28th May 2014 – Branch Meeting, Sweet Green Taven




whatpubCAMRA’s Whatpub website is now online – this will replace the Bolton Pubs Section on this website.

Click here to visit






Fair Deal For Your Local






Community Pubs Campaign



It’s Better Down the Pub



BOLTON BEER BREAKS – Winter 2013 / 2014 Edition In Your Local Now


The Autumn 2013 edition of Beer Breaks – Bolton CAMRA’s magazine – is out now and available in your local pub.

Issues 1 and 2 of Bolton Beer Breaks are still available online - click here to download your copies.




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)

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.



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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.