What is CAMRA?

CAMRA, The CAMpaign for Real Ale, is an independent, voluntary organisation campaigning for real ale, community pubs and consumer rights. In the present day, CAMRA has about 188,000 members across the world, and has been described as the most successful consumer campaign in Europe.

CAMRA supports well-run pubs as the centres of community life – whether in rural or urban areas – and believe their continued existence play a critical social role in UK culture. CAMRA also supports the pub as the one place in which to consume real ale (also known as cask-conditioned beer, or cask ale) and to try one of over 5,500 different styles now produced across the UK. 

CAMRA is governed by a National Executive - a board of directors - who are elected at AGM for a three-year term. At local level, CAMRA has over 200 branches across the UK, enabling members to campaign and socialise in their local area. CAMRA also has a professional staff of thirty people responsible for central campaigning, research, membership services, publishing, marketing, press and administration.

CAMRA is financed by membership subscriptions, sales of books and merchandise and proceeds from national and local beer festivals. CAMRA is a not for profit company, limited by guarantee.

Why not join us today if you care about great quality real ale and pubs?

See the Membership page for information about benefits of becoming a CAMRA member and seasonal membership promotions.