News Update

CAMRA has celebrated cider and perry during the month of October for a number of years now and, this year, we are introducing a second opportunity to celebrate this traditional drink in the month of May.

May might seem a strange time to celebrate a drink made from apples and pears but there is some logic in the timing. May is a time when the apple and pear trees in our orchards are in blossom and, without the orchards and tree blossom, we wouldn’t have the fruit to make the ciders and perries that are on offer throughout the year.

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Cask POTY Banner 2016

The result from this year's competition to find Liverpool & Districts CAMRA Pub of the Year (POTY) was a lot closer than in previous years. But I am please to announce the winner is CASK (@LiverpoolCask) in Stoneycroft.

This micropub, located on Queens Drive near the junction with Derby Lane, became the first of it's kind in Liverpool when it opened in July last year. From the number of votes cast by local members for it to be entered into the competition, it has clearly been popular with real ale drinkers from across the branch area. Consequently, the scores given by the judges and positive comments

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Closing time finally called at one of Liverpool’s iconic pubs.
Saturday April 9th was a sad day indeed for those who have enjoyed drinking in the quirky Bridewell pub and savouring not only its ales but its history as a jailhouse and police station, its food and the many events that have taken place in the upstairs function room, ranging from whisky tastings to book launches, and including lots of live music. But that night the doors were closed on it all for good.
Such closures must be a wake-up call for us all – ‘use it or lose it’. ’In

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Big Bog Brewery

Big Bog discovered in Speke!
No...this is not an announcement of an archaeological find in L24 but rather confirmation that our branch has yet another 'new' microbrewery!
Big Bog Brewing Company Limited, to give it its full name, started life in Waunfawr near Caernarfon five years ago and has a well established customer base in pubs all across North Wales. But last year, the company decided that they needed to move to larger premises in order to keep up with demand and to enable it to expand into Merseyside and beyond.
Once they had secured funding to build the new

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A Message from Liverpool and Districts CAMRA Committee.

"MerseyAle is, and will remain one of the main campaigning tools of Liverpool and Districts CAMRA. The committee is currently undertaking a review. We are committed to MerseyAle's future and plan to consult widely.


Sonia James-Henry (Branch Chair)

Carol Cherpeau

Mike Chandler 

Sue Daniels 

Steve Downing 

Geoff Edwards

Andre Fu

Mel James-Henry 

Howard Perry 

Tony Morgan

Ian Rayner

Tony Williams


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  • Cider in May
  • Great British Beer Festival 2016
  • POTY 2016 Winner
  • The Bridewell
  • Big Bog Brewery
  • MerseyAle

CAMRA Members - Are you missing out

Take noticeLiverpool & Districts CAMRA keeps in touch with members on email on a regular basis: giving a synopsis on all beery events (both CAMRA and non-CAMRA) and special news such as pub awards, and reminders about branch socials and meetings.

We are keeping members up to date with what is going on within the branch without using CAMRA funds on snail mail letters.

Liverpool & Districts are keen to keep in touch. So, if you are a CAMRA Member and want to be kept up to date with what’s happening, both locally and nationally, please make sure that your email address is logged on the CAMRA website.

This is very easy to do:

  • Log onto the CAMRA website –
  • Click the Login tab and sign in with your membership number and password (your postcode).
  • Click the My Membership tab then click Edit your membership information.
  • Click Enter/Amend My Record. Edit and Save your changes.

Any problems? email the branch Membership Secretary 

Welcome to the Website of CAMRA Liverpool & District

Welcome to our new website. The new site still needs some tidying up so please bear with us. I am aware the site is slow and some of the pages are out of date. This is been worked on. The new site is designed to be more responsive and easier to use on mobile phones and tablet. All the content from the previous site is still here.

Why did we change the website? The system we used to manage the website was no longer supported. Eventually all the plugins we use would stop working and we would have no website.

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Members can use to search for details of pubs across the UK and then look up details such as opening times, descriptions, facilities and of course details of the real ale and cider on offer.

Contact Us

Liverpool & District CAMRA:

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