York CAMRA Branch

CAMRA Members Weekend, AGM and Conference is CANCELLED

Due to government advice on mass gatherings, it is with regret that we must cancel the Members’ Weekend in York this April. We are looking at options for how we can successfully conclude AGM business without a physical meeting, so would encourage anyone who has not already done so to vote remotely for the Ordinary and Special Resolutions and the National Executive elections, as you will no longer be able to do so at a physical meeting.

17 March Press Release from CAMRA about PM’s calls to avoid pubs

CAMRA responds to the PM’s calls to avoid pubs during virus outbreak


York Branch Area

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.

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.


Meetings and Socials

York branch organises a lively socials diary – you can find more details on our website calendar – and all our social trips are open to all. For CAMRA members who want to get a bit more involved, we hold monthly branch meetings in a pub in York city centre.

York Beer census is on 7 March 2020 and we’re looking for volunteers to help us survey more than 200 pubs. Find more details and volunteer on this dedicated page.

Most months of the year you can find a local beer festival, battle of the breweries or meet the brewer events happening somewhere in or around York. We list all the ones we know of on the local beer festivals diary (if we have missed one off then please tell us!) and some notable Yorkshire and national beer festivals on the national beer festivals diary.

Issue 142 Winter 2019

We publish a quarterly magazine, Ouse Boozer, that is distributed free to real ale pubs in the branch area.

We organise a beer festival each year in September, held on the Knavesmire near York Racecourse.

Are you organising a beer festival? Read our FAQ for beer festival organisers page and let us know where and when the festival is happening so we can add it to the diary.


FAQ Pages

IMPORTANT. If you are a beer festival organiser or a licensee and have a question for us please check our FAQ pages first, Beer festival organiser,  Licensee.
Of course if you can’t find what you’re looking for do get in touch. Thank you.


Heritage Pubs

Unspoilt pubs — here is your definitive guide to the nation’s most important historic pub interiors. Since the 1960s few pubs have escaped major changes but this website helps you seek out the best historic examples we have left. They range from simple unaltered village pubs to glorious late-Victorian extravaganzas. Each is very special in its own way.

For more information please visit the Heritage Pubs website.