Welcome to the Stockport and South Manchester CAMRA Branch

We are a very active branch of 1,300 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 All 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.

Changes


 August Stagger

This will take place on Friday 29th August and not on the 22nd as advertised in some places.

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 August is the Cocked Hat (former Pack Horse),
2 Market Place, Stockport SK1-1EW Map and it will be presented from
8pm onwards on Thursday 28 August 2014.

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

 

National Cycling Centre Summer Beer Festival

Friday 22nd August 4pm till 10pm
Entry Including Programme £2.00

Saturday 23rd August 12noon till 10pm
Entry Including Programme £3.00
Live Entertainment from 7PM

Sunday 24th august 12noon till 9pm
Entry Including Programme £2.00
Live Entertainment from 2PM

Glass hire £2.00

£1 off entry for CAMRA members

Details here

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

Winter Warmer Wander - Coming soon

 
This year the Winter Warmer Wander will run from Saturday 29th November to Sunday 11th January 2015
 

What does it involve?
It is a pub passport trail where you have to collect stickers for drinking beers which are associated with Winter/Christmas. This year's exact rules still have to be determined, but will include cask conditioned stouts, porters, old ales and barley wines over 4.5%-5% strength. To reflect the increased strength, you only need to drink a half in each pub you visit to participate.

Collect sufficient stickers and prizes such as entry tickets to the Manchester Beer and Cider Festival, bottles of beer and t-shirts are up for grabs.

This year Robinson's, brewer of the world beating Old Tom, have offered to sponsor the event. This means those eligible for a beer will be presented with a bottle of Old Tom (while stocks last - so get your cards in early).

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.

Campaign for Real Ale: Click here or on our logo (top right of screen) at any time    Join here

 

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.

 

JOIN THE FIGHT

The impact of CAMRA's efforts is down to the support of over 123,000 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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