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.

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 June 2016 is the Heaton Hops, 7 School Lane, Heaton Chapel, Stockport SK4 5DE Map and it will be presented from 8pm onwards on Thursday 30th June 2016.

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


Mild Magic - 8 April to 15 May 2016

Stockport and South Manchester's award winning trail

Join us on this month long passport scheme travelling around a selection of the pubs who are selling mild in the area. Collect stickers and win prizes. The more you participate the greater the prize.


Full details, final pub list and location map available here.

Stockport Beer and Cider Festival

Thursday 2nd June - Saturday 4th June 2016

Come along to the Stockport Beer and Cider Festival. The Festival is held each year the weekend after the late May Bank Holiday at Edgeley Park and is amongst the largest CAMRA organised festivals in the North of England.


New for 2016 - Novel Beers on Bar Nuevo

A competition is being held with a number of home-brewers and the wining beers will be commercially brewed by local breweries. There could be one beer from each of five categories being judged, but do not worry, if they are not up to scratch we will not commission them to be brewed. These beers will be being showcased on Bar Nuevo, along with brand new beers from regional micros.

The number of beers and ciders on offer during the festival will run into the hundreds along with a selection of British and foreign bottle conditioned beers. More details when available.

However the festival is more than just a beer and cider festival - great live entertainment is available each session in our separate entertainment suite, stalls, hot and cold food and a cracking atmosphere make the festival the premier event in the Stopfordian calendar.

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

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Better known as CAMRA - The Beer Drinkers Champion

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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.

 

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