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.

Change of date: Ladybarn Fallowfield and Rusholme Stagger

This will take place on THURSDAY 17th April and NOT Friday 18th as advertised in other publications.

Sorry for any confusion but we all overlooked that the 18th was Good Friday.


Cider Drinkers Required

Would you like to help judge the Greater Manchester Cider Pub of the Year? If yes then full details here.


Beer Tax Reduced

The chancellor, George Osborne, has reduced the duty on beer for the second year running. This is down to the hard work of 6.700 CAMRA members who lobied Parliament.

Read the full story on CAMRA's main website.

Next major event - 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 April is The Bulls Head located at 84 London Rd, Manchester M1 2PN (Map) and it will be presented on Thursday 24th of April 2014.

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

Mild Magic - April 11 to May 18 2014

Stockport and South Manchester's award winning trail

Join us on this month long passport scheme travelling around a selection of the pubs 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 29 May - Saturday 31 May 2014

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 2014 - Bar Nuevo

A bar dedicated entirely to new beers from local breweries, and entirely new local breweries.

The number of beers and ciders on offer during the festival runs into the hundreds with up to one hundred and fifty British cask and bottled conditioned beers, plus foreign bottled conditioned beers and ciders and perries on offer to tantalise the taste buds. 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.

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.



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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