Central Manchester

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Welcome to the Central Manchester branch of CAMRA. Read below why you Must score your beers when in any pub!

Central Manchester CAMRA

Welcome to the Central Manchester Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale...

Our 2023 Pub of the Year is Molly House. The certificate was presented in April.

Our 2023 Cider Pub of the Year is Fierce Bar. Presentation was made in May

The branch also decided in 2023 to give a special award to City Arms for consistently good beer choice and quality. Presentation was made in April.


If you like history then the CAMRA Magazine "Whats Brewing" has an archive of past productions (from 1973 to 2021) What's Brewing archive

We had a Beer Festival! 10th-12th November at 53Two. Worked very well and we are looking for a venue for another one - but possibly not this year due to the logistics. If you know of a potential venue (Irish World Heritage Centre is one we are looking at) get in touch


A previous campaign we ran was to save the Sir Ralph Abercrombie from demolition! Read an article about it here Sir Ralph Abercrombie. The article is by Tim Field a CAMRA Member from Trafford & Hulme Branch who aided our Campaign with some significant input.

The Key Campaign at present is to save Britons Protection in the form we know and love. It is facing the prospect of two unwelcome changes at the same time. Owners, Star Heineken (Star) want to take the pub back from the leaseholders and business partners. The other disconcerting prospect is a proposed new property development that will enclose and overshadow the BP, although there has been no planning applications for this so far.

For more information: Protect the Britons Protection.

In the meantime, please contribute to to their crowd funding initiative below. This will help defray their legal costs which have and will be incurred in their fight with Star . https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/savethebritonsprotection

You can also sign the ‘Save our pub’ petition here: https://www.change.org/p/save-our-pub-the-britons-protection/psf/share?share=1&source_location=combo_psf

Pubs Guide

Finding Real Ale and Real Cider and Perry in Central Manchester

Follow our Pub Information and Pubs News Pub Information and News

Map of Manchester Brewery Taps (provided by Branch member Steve Dunkley) https://greatermanchester.camra.org.uk/brewery-taps/

Map of Pubs recommended for Real Cider and Perry (provided by our Branch Cider Coordinator) https://www.ciderbuzz.co.uk/about

Central Manchester CAMRA Pub and Cider Pub of the year 2023

Pub of the Year: Molly House

Cider Pub of the Year: Fierce Bar

Cider and Perry

Real Cider and Perry #NotFromConcentrate

Central Manchester CAMRA helped form the Cider Club in 2019.

The Cider Club continues to meet monthly on the 2nd Thursday of the month at our new home at Fierce Bar The next one is on 14th December. Get your tickets for future events from Cat in the Glass (see link below)

Tickets and regular information about the Cider club can be found from: https://thecatintheglass.co.uk/product/february-9th-mcr-cider-club/