News Update

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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Revitalisation After 45 years of being one of the largest single-issue consumer groups in the world, the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) could be coming to an end.
The organisation is embarking on a consultation of as many as possible of its nearly 180,000 members to ask them who and what it should represent in the future - and it may no longer be focussed on real ale.
The Liverpool Consultation Meeting is on the  6th August 2016, 2 - 4pm at the Augustus John, Peach St, City Centre, Liverpool, L3 5TX

For further details and to sign up:

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9498930917 7acd7e4565 b Liverpool branch will be competing with St Helens in this year’s Inter CAMRA branch bowling match  on 23 rd  July starting at 1pm at the Brown Edge in St Helens.

Afterwards we will be moving on to the CAMRA Merseyside Pub of the Year, the Cricketers, who are hosting a beer festival that weekend.

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  • Here is a list of branch events and other real ale events known to the branch. Should you know of any real ale events that should be included in a future newsletter please email details to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
    Members can attend committee meetings. Please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for details. 
    For information regarding coach trips please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or phone Ian on 07521 741 586. 


  • Thursday 7th July – Cycle or walk to the Rock the Boat Brewery. CANCELLED
  • Thursday 7th July – Cycle ride around Maghull & Lydiate, including the Scotch Piper. Meet Sue & Steve at Maghull station 6.00pm.
  • Saturday 9th
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Geoff Edwards reports.

Two of Liverpool’s historic pubs have closed their doors following a long-running dispute with Punch Taverns over leases and rents.
The Grade Two listed Lion Tavern on the corner of Moorfields and Tithebarn Street, which features in CAMRA’s National Inventory of unspoilt pub interiors, was also Liverpool’s longest continuously operating pub. It has now closed its doors for the first time in 180 years. The Lion is named after the famous Liverpool and Manchester Railway locomotive that starred in ‘the Titfield Thunderbolt’ film.



The Cross Keys in Earle Street

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Tony Williams reports
The Ale House opened on 2nd July at 674/676 Prescot Road in Old Swan. Lee Clark has converted the old Job Centre next to the library into a micro pub. This pub is larger than the other micro pubs in our area, with all the space being needed on the opening afternoon. A number of the customers were not regular real ale drinkers. Hopefully this pub will convert them. To start with there are six beer engines, with two set aside for cider, Three more beer engines will be

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Rock the Boat have produced another beer in collaboration with staff from Rigby’s and the Fly in the Loaf. Summer Pale Ale, 4.5%, made with Admiral and Fly (American) hops, both proper bitter hops. The beer will be available in the three Manx pubs in Liverpool during July.

The Baltic Fleet Brewery had to suspend brewing for a few weeks. The issues have now been resolved and Summer Ale was back on tap at the end of June. This also delayed the brewing of the second beer, American Pale Ale, 4.2%. This will be available during July. This is to

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  • Great British Beer Festival 2016
  • MerseyAle
  • CAMRA Revitalisation
  • Inter CAMRA branch bowling match
  • Diary
  • Lion and Cross Keys Close
  • Old Swan Ale House Opens
  • Brewery News

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:

Branch Contact, Jean Pownceby This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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