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.
CAMRA’s COVID-19 response
Following government guidance, the following events are cancelled:
- All York CAMRA branch socials and meetings until further notice
- All upcoming CAMRA Beer Festivals on 3 month rolling basis
York CAMRA beer festival 2020 is cancelled
We regret to have to announce that this year’s York Beer & Cider festival has been CANCELLED. The need for Social Distancing is clearly going to endure for a considerable time. This would have a massive negative impact on our capacity, destroying the party atmosphere that many come for and making the event unviable in financial terms.
We plan to return to the Racecourse in 2021, provisional dates are 15-18th September 20201. I do hope to see you then.
Thank you to all members who have been involved in the organisation and planning.
How to support our breweries and pubs during COVID-19 crisis
1. Buy beer direct from the brewery – a number of local breweries are delivering to York and surrounds, or offering opening times where you can collect your order. Buying from the brewery puts the money direct into their tills and will help them keep the lights on.
2. Buy beer and food from the pub – a few pubs are keeping their kitchens open and delivering to their local area. If your local pubs is one of them then please support them and help them survive this unprecedented situation.
We’ve listed all the local breweries and pubs below. If you know any we’ve missed then please let us know on email@example.com so we can update this page.
York breweries and pubs open for beer delivery during COVID-19 crisis
|Brew York||Brew York online store||Delivery through DHL on a 1-2 working day turnaround.
Use code BYBEER20 at checkout for 15% discount on beer.
|Crooked Tap, Acomb||Open as off licence with one cask ale, cans and bottles|
Latest updates on facebook
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
& 12-6pm Sunday
Bring your own container for beer or buy 3l bag in a box
|The Fox, Holgate road||Online store for Ossett Brewery beers; cans and mini kegs. |
Ossett online shop
|Click and collect at the Fox on Thursdays 4-7pm|
|Pivovar, the owners of Pivni, York Tap, Tapped Brewery ||Wide selection of bottles, cans, 4-pints, cask and keg beers. |
|Free delivery on Fridays to postcodes YO1, YO10, YO17, YO19, YO23-24, YO31, YO41-42, YO60|
|House of Trembling Madness||Trembling madness store||Delivery to York only - delivery charges vary depending on location and value.
Order before 4pm for same day delivery
We know it's not beer but we all fancy a G&T sometimes
|York Gin store|
Or phone 07860 920298
|Free delivery within 3miles of York - here's the area>|
Local breweries delivering to York or open for collection during COVID-19 crisis
|Brewery||What's available||How to buy||Delivery and discounts|
|Ainsty Ales||Bottles||Order by phone 01904 703233 or email info@ainstyales|
Ainsty Ale beers
"Community Drive-Thru" at the brewery every Thursday 12pm-3pm.
|Free delivery to York for orders over £20. Delivering every other Tuesday.|
|Atom||Cans||Order through Brass Castle|
|Bad Co||Cans||Bad co store||Use code BADCO20 for 20% discount.|
|Bad Seed||Cans and mini kegs||Order through Brass Castle||Free delivery to York on Fridays - order on Brass Castle website.|
|Brass Castle||Cans, bag in box, mini kegs||Brass Castle store||Stocking Bad Seed and a few other beers as well as their own.
Free delivery to York on Fridays.
Join Crowler Club to support the brewery and exclusive deals and discounts on orders.
|Half Moon||Bottles||Order via email firstname.lastname@example.org|
Half Moon beers
|Delivering Tuesdays and Sundays.
|Jolly Sailor\||Bottles, bag in box||Jolly Sailor store||Free delivery service within 50 miles of brewery - YO8 5AB|
|Roosters||Cans,||Roosters store||Free delivery on orders over £50.
20% off all cans
|Rudgate||Bottles, cans||Order by phone 01423 358382 or email email@example.com|
|Delivery to all HG and YO postcodes|
|Sam Smiths||Bottles||The Little Delicatessen, High Street, Tadcaster|
Open 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday
|Treboom||Bottles||Treboom store||Free delivery in York|
|Turning Point||Cans, mini kegs and regular tastings||Turning Point store||£5 flat delivery
|Yorkshire Heart||Bottles||Yorkshire Heart store|
Pubs outside York delivering locally during COVID-19 crisis
|Pub||What's Available||How to order|
|Mended Drum, Huby||One cask & two keg beers available and food|
Menu on facebook
|Call 01347 810264 to order|
|White Bear, Stillington||Two cask beers and food |
Menu on facebook
|Takeaway 5-8pm every day plus 12-3pm Sundays
Delivery to Stillington village
Call 01347 810338 to order
|Old Black Bull, Raskelf||Cask beer and food|
Menu and latest beers on facebook
|Open 6-8pm Fri and Sat
Call 01347 821431 to order
Bring your own container for beer
|The Dog House, Selby||Cask beer |
Details on facebook
|Taking orders by Facebook messenger and delivering at weekend.|
Stay in touch while we social distance
CAMRA has created a virtual pub for beer drinkers and pub-goers to get together for a beer and tackle the loneliness and social isolation felt during the Coronavirus lockdown and closure of the nation’s pubs.
Within the walls opened The Online Arms on facebook welcoming locals.
And keep an eye out for online tasting sessions from some of your favourite breweries such as Turning Point and Tiny Rebel.
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.
Branch Meetings and Socials
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, all upcoming branch socials and meetings are cancelled. We look forward to welcoming you to them in the nearest future.
All events are published on our website calendar, along with local beer festivals.
Ouse Boozer – our quarterly magazine
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, our regular spring Ouse Boozer will not be published. We hope to be back in the summer.
FAQ for Beer festival organisers and licensees
Beer festival organisers – we can help get the word out on our website and social media pages. Check out our Beer festival organiser FAQ page.
Licensees – if you want to know more about real ale, locale, get Ouse Boozer delivered for your pub, then check out our Licensee FAQ page.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for get in touch – here’s our contacts page.
Unspoilt and heritage pubs
A new edition of the book, your definitive guide to the nation’s most important historic pub interiors is available on the CAMRA books online store.