York CAMRA Branch

York CAMRA is a branch of the national Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). CAMRA is a well-established national organisation with more than 160,000 members which aims to promote traditional real ale and pubs.

Upcoming Events

  • May 20 – Cycle Social: Meet at The Winning Post, then cycle to Ainsty Ales Tap Room and The Ship in Acaster Malbis before heading over to enjoy the various pubs in Bishopthorpe.
  • May 24 – Spring City Pub of the Season presentation @ The Minster Inn.
  • May 31 – Branch meeting and AGM.
  • June 18 – Yorkshire Regional Meeting @ York
  • June 22 – Pub of the Year presentation @ The Blue Bell

Further details can be found on our diary page.

York CAMRA Pub of the Year 2022

Congratulations to the The Blue Bell, Fossgate on being awarded our Pub of the Year 2022!

A well-deserved winner among a tough field of eight excellent nominees. Thank you also to all members who helped whittle down the hundreds of fantastic pubs in our branch area and who ranked the final shortlist.

Congratulating the Blue Bell on their win, Chairman Chris Tregellis said:

“Whenever I visit the Blue Bell I always seem to get into a pleasant conversation with someone and always enjoy the experience. It’s fitting that the Blue Bell should be our 2022 Pub of the Year and I look forward to chatting to many more real ale drinkers on 22nd June when the presentation is made.”

We are looking forward to celebrating The Blue Bell at our presentation evening on June 22 alongside CAMRA members and regulars.

York CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival 2022

While not yet confirmed, we are currently making plans for this year’s festival with the provisional dates of 14-17 September. It will continue to focus on Real Ale, showcase local breweries and offer a wide variety of drinks including foreign keg beer, real cider and perry,  wines and mead. It also includes a wide variety of food and music.

York Branch Area

The York branch covers an extensive geographical area, which includes Selby, Tadcaster and rural parts of North and East Yorkshire, as well as the city of York itself.

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Neighbouring us is the Scarborough Branch of CAMRA who have their own website.

Branch Meetings and Socials

All events are published on our website calendar, along with local beer festivals.

Ouse Boozer – our quarterly magazine

Issue 142 Winter 2019

Our magazine, Ouse Boozer, is distributed free to real ale pubs in the branch area and available to download from the branch website.

Latest issue is Winter 2019.

Check out the archive for issues going back to 2012.

Due to COVID-19, production our Ouse Boozer was paused. We are working on producing a few stand alone editions in the coming months and will look to resume regular quarterly publishing in 2022.