Welcome to the Stockport and South Manchester CAMRA Branch

We are a very active branch of some 1,550 pub, beer and cider lovers drawn from the south of Manchester and most of the old county borough of Stockport. For full details of boundary see the Area section of the About us tab by clicking here.

Our activities vary from social outings to beer festival, through regular monthly consumer surveying (better known as a Stagger or pub crawl), to campaigning about endangered beer types. For more information click here.

Fancy yourself as an ace reporter? Why not help with our award winning monthly magazine Opening Times. With at least 16, and often 24 A4 pages of copy required articles are always welcome. More details here.

Stockport Beer Week

22 September to 2 October 2016

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11 days of beer

Stockport now has no fewer than seven breweries and a thriving pub scene so how can we celebrate this?

This year the Beer Week is teaming up with local charity Walthew House which supports people in Stockport who have sensory loss. The week is co-sponsored by Stockport's Metro Taxis and Robinsons Brewery who will be holding a beer festival featuring beers from several Stockport and local breweries.

Stockport & South Manchester CAMRA are co-ordinating Stockport Beer Week from 22 September to 2 October.
(Yes we know that is more than a week, but we think it is so good we are dedicating 11 days to it!)

What is new for 2016? There is a town centre Stockport Beer Week Ale Trail (15 pubs - visit 12) where Robinsons have allowed landlords to source a guest beer from one of our local breweries.


Further details here.

Pub of the Month

With around 400 pubs to choose from in the Branch area, to be chosen for this award a pub has to have done something outstanding.

A number of contenders are considered, with a winner emerging after, a sometimes exhaustive, selection process. That is the hard part over, now to the presentation of the award. This takes place (usually) on the fourth Thursday of the month starting at 8pm.

The Pub of The Month for September 2016 is the Railway, Heaton Norris, SK8 1PX Map and it will be presented from 8pm onwards on Thursday 22nd September 2016.

For a fuller description of why this pub is Pub Of the Month read the full article.

Diary of Events

Here is the current "live" Stockport and South Manchester CAMRA Branch's Google diary

If you wish to open it as a separate window click here

Join the Campaign for Real Ale

Better known as CAMRA - The Beer Drinkers Champion

Do you want good beer, served in pleasant, friendly surroundings and at a fair price? So do we! That's why CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, continues to fight on behalf of you, the British drinker.

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CAMRA's Campaigns

Good beer: CAMRA promotes traditional ales through awards to those who brew or sell them at their best, through 150 annual beer festivals, and through the best-selling Good Beer Guide.

Pubs: With dozens of pubs lost or altered every week CAMRA fights the crass vandalism to your heritage. CAMRA also helps obtain Listed Building status for historic pubs, and promote the importance of "the local" to the community it serves.

Consumer rights: CAMRA campaigns for a fair deal for you the customer, on issues such as full-measure legislation and licensing reform. We act as a vigorous consumer voice in Westminster, Whitehall and Brussels.

Choice: CAMRA promotes independent brewers so you can have something other than national brands. We fight for a licensee's right to stock a guest beer which is free of any outside influence so that landlords can stock what THEY (and you their customers) want to drink.



The impact of CAMRA's efforts is down to the support of over 150,000 members (and growing) who fund our work and lend weight to our voice. The more members we have, the bigger the differences we can make. If you support what CAMRA is doing for Britains drinkers, why not help by becoming a member.

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