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.

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 web@york.camra.org.uk so we can update this page.

York breweries and pubs open for beer and food collection or delivery during COVID-19 crisis

NameOnline storeNotes
Bistro Guymenu on website

Order by phone
Fresh pizza for collection on Friday and Saturday evenings
Collection only
Order by phone 07946224960 from the special menu (on website)
Brew York
Brew York
Brew York online storeDelivery 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
Ebor, Bishopthorpe

Ebor menu on facebookMeals for collection, inc their famous Sunday lunches

Order by phone 01904 706190 on Mon, Tue, Wed between 5-7pm

Collect Fri, Sat 5-8pm
Sun 12-4pm
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
Marcia Inn, BishopthorpeMarcia menu on FacebookPizzas on Sat eve, and Sunday lunches for collection
Order by phone 01904 706185

Sat pizzas 4-8pm
Sun lunches 12-4pm
Minster InnFacebook pagePizzas and beer take outs

Order by phone 01904 849240

Open for collection
Thu, Fri, Sat 3:30 - 9

For delivery service & menu go to Deliveroo
PivovarPivovar online storeCans and cask beers in 4pint take outs

Free delivery to York & local area for orders over £5
Rook & GaskillRook & gaskill online storeTake out cask & craft beers and pizzas!

Order online and book a collection slot
Sun Inn, ColtonMenu on websiteMeals and beers for collection

Order by phone 01904 744261

Open Tue-Sat, see menu for hours
House of Trembling Madness, LendallHOTM online storeWide selection fo cans and changing cask & craft beers for delivery and collection.

Inner York delivery free for orders over £40, for other costs see website
Victoria VaultsBeers listed on FacebookOrder by phone 0793 854 0800 or email info.victoriavaults@gmail.com

Delivery in York

Selection of Brass Castle and Bad Seed mini kegs (5 litres/8.5 pints). Ainsty Ale mini kegs coming week comm 8 June.
Walmgate Ale House / Chopping Block Menu on websiteOrder by phone
01904 629222 or online for collection

Meals, wine and beers

Open every day except Monday
York Gin
York gin online storeIt's not beer but it's local and it's good!

Free delivery within 3 miles of York ring road

Local breweries delivering to York or open for collection during COVID-19 crisis

BreweryWhat's availableHow to buyDelivery and discounts
Ainsty Ales
BottlesOrder 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.
CansOrder through Brass Castle
Bad Co
CansBad co storeUse code BADCO20 for 20% discount.
Bad Seed
Cans and mini kegsOrder through Brass CastleFree delivery to York on Fridays - order on Brass Castle website.
Brass Castle
Cans, bag in box, mini kegsBrass Castle storeStocking 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
BottlesOrder via email jackie@halfmoonbrewery.co.uk

Half Moon beers
Delivering Tuesdays and Sundays.

Jolly Sailor\
Jolly Sailor brewery logo
Bottles, bag in boxJolly Sailor storeFree delivery service within 50 miles of brewery - YO8 5AB
Cans, Roosters storeFree delivery on orders over £50.

20% off all cans
Bottles, cansOrder by phone 01423 358382 or email sales@rudgatebrewery.co.uk

Rudgate store
Delivery to all HG and YO postcodes
Sam Smiths
BottlesThe Little Delicatessen, High Street, Tadcaster
Open 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday
BottlesTreboom storeFree delivery in York
Turning Point
Turning Point
Cans, mini kegs and regular tastingsTurning Point store£5 flat delivery
Yorkshire Heart
BottlesYorkshire Heart store

Pubs outside York delivering locally during COVID-19 crisis

Pub What's AvailableHow to order
Mended Drum, HubyOne cask & two keg beers available and food

Menu on facebook
Call 01347 810264 to order
White Bear, StillingtonTwo 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, RaskelfCask 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, SelbyCask 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.

Find to the virtual pub here https://theredonlion.co.uk/

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.

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

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

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, 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

Heritage Pubs

York is blessed with a number of delightful pubs with historic interiors. Find historic York pubs, and historic pubs nationwide on the Heritage Pubs Website.

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.