News Update

Here is a list of branch events and other real ale events known to the branch.

Saturday 7th January – New Year local coach trip to Chorlton-cum-Hardy and Lymm. Departs from outside Ship & Mitre at 10.50am.
Saturday 14th January – Coach to the pub festivals at Kash Bar and the Helter Skelter in Frodsham. Coming home via Chester. Departs from outside Ship & Mitre at 10.30am.
Saturday 14th January – CAMRA regional meeting in Chester. Email for details This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Wednesday 18th January – Liverpool & Districts branch AGM. See
Thursday 26th to Saturday 28th January – Liverpool Organic Real Ale Events Winter Ales

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WP Best Beer in the North West for Hawkshead Brewery 

Windermere Pale is Champion Beer of the North West. 

The Hawkshead Brewery beer is on the march to the Champion Beer of Britain finals after being declared the best beer in the North West by CAMRA (Campaign For Real Ale) at its Liverpool Beer festival, on Wednesday night. 

Windermere Pale has been given multiple awards by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) since it was launched in 2009 plus it has a silver medal from “the Oscars of the brewing industry,” the International Brewing Awards. It is a low gravity (3.5%

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Over the weekend we received the devastating news that our committee member Tony Williams had passed away suddenly. Our thoughts at this very sad time are with his brother Robert. Tony was a great campaigner for the branch and a good friend to everyone on the committee. He will be sadly missed by all.

Tony's funeral will be at Springwood Crematorium,in Rosemary chapel,  at 2:30 on Thursday 16th March. Afterwards there will be food & drinks at the Masonic pub in Garston.

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The judging process for this year’s competition is now complete. All the judges have now submitted their scores and I can now announce a winner.

Firstly, before I do, I would like to give a big thank you to all the judges, nine of them in all, for spending their own free time (and money !) to visit all five pubs on the shortlist TWICE in the space of only six weeks...I hope it wasn’t too onerous a task !

Secondly, the competition was very close this year, particularly between the top two, with under 60 points between sounds a lot, but believe me….it isn’t

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  • Tony Williams
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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 

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Contact Us

Liverpool & District CAMRA:

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