Central Manchester

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Welcome to the Central Manchester branch of CAMRA

Central Manchester CAMRA

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

We at Central Manchester know why #PubsMatter to us. They are a social and cultural hub in our communities. They are where we celebrate our wins and commiserate our losses. They welcome us without prejudice and provide some excellent Beers and Cider!

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The Key Campaign at present is to save the Britons Protection pub 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. Our next branch meeting will be held there and Allan Hudd will tell us more.

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

News and Events

Next Branch meeting will be on Tuesday 9th August at The Derby Brewery Arms 6.30 for 7pm. We hope you can all join us! .

Our next Social event will be Thursday 25th August starting at 6.30pm inside Mackie Mayor where Blackjack's Jack in the Box is located. Second on the list is The Rose & Monkey and then across the road to Bar Fringe. Last stop Pie and Ale which is just off Stevenson Square. You can join or leave whenever you want so come down, say Hi and have a drink.

We're having a Beer Festival! Central Manchester Beer and Cider Festival. Volunteers form here: https://comms-tool-media.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/cma/files/Volunteer%20form%2053Two%202022.docx

Pub Preservation

Six central Manchester pubs are designated as Heritage pubs by CAMRA and feature in Real Heritage Pubs of the North West edited by Geoff Brandwood and containing wonderful photography by Michael Slaughter.

One of our Heritage Pubs, The Britons Protection, is under threat. More information: Protect the Britons Protection.

Classification for listing Buildings are classified in grades to show their relative importance warranting preservation and are : · Grade I – of exceptional interest · Grade II* – of more than special interest · Grade III – of special interest *Currently all listings for pubs in the Manchester Central Branch area achieve a Grade II designation.

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 at Beer Nouveau) 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 2022

Pub of the Year: The Smithfield Market Tavern

Cider Pub of the Year: The Marble Arch

Cider and Perry

Real Cider and Perry #NotFromConcentrate

Manchester Cider Club meets monthly.

Central Manchester CAMRA helped form the Cider Club in 2019.

The April Cider Club was with – with our very own Temperance St Cider, at Beer Nouveau

The June Cider Club was at GRUB with Chris Hewitt from Dunham Press Cider near Altrincham

The next Cider Club is on Thursday 21st July from 7pm with Matt Billing from Ascension Cider at Fierce bar, 57 Thomas Street, M4 1NA.

Tickets £15: https://thecatintheglass.co.uk/product/july-21st-mcr-cider-club/