York branch of CAMRA

York CAMRA is a branch of the national Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). CAMRA is a well-established national organisation with more than 160,000 members which aims to promote traditional real ale and pubs. The York branch covers an extensive geographical area, which includes Selby, Tadcaster and rural parts of North and East Yorkshire, as well as the city of York itself.

IMPORTANT. If you are a beer festival organiser or a licensee and have a question for us please check our FAQ pages first.
Beer festival organiser, http://yorkcamra.org.uk/faq-for-beer-festival-organisers
Licensee, http://yorkcamra.org.uk/faq-for-licencees/
Of course if you can’t find what you’re looking for do get in touch. Thank you.

York branch area

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Neighbouring us is the Scarborough branch of CAMRA who have their own website


York branch organises a lively socials diary – you can find more details on our website calendar – and all our social trips are open to all. For CAMRA members who want to get a bit more involved, we hold monthly branch meetings in a pub in York city centre.
Most months of the year you can find a local beer festival, battle of the breweries or meet the brewer events happening somewhere in or around York. We list all the ones we know of on the local beer festivals diary (if we have missed one off then please tell us!) and some notable Yorkshire and national beer festivals on the national beer festivals diary.


We publish a quarterly magazine, Ouse Boozer, that is distributed free to real ale pubs in the branch area. You can also find selected articles and pdfs of Ouse Boozer here on the website.


We organise a beer festival each year in September, held on the Knavemsire, near York race course. Planning for the 2015 beer festival is underway. You can also browse the archive of the 2013 beer festival.
Are you organising a beer festival? Read our FAQ for beer festival organisers page and let us know where and when the festival is happening so we can add it to the diary.


We have a Facebook page

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Follow us on twitter @YorkCAMRA for the latest updates


Join CAMRA there’s great benefits including discounts on the latest books on beer