Welcome to the Central Manchester branch of CAMRA

Welcome to the Central Manchester branch of CAMRA

Calling all branch members: AGM 2020

Our Annual General Meeting is to be held on 2nd March 2020 in The Rose & Monkey Hotel, 31 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JZ.  Gathering at 6pm for a chat before starting promptly at 18:30, nominations for branch positions will be accepted up to the start time. Any branch member may stand for any role, however as the current Branch Secretary is standing down there is at least one vacancy, so please come along and join in.

There will be some nibbles provided to encourage your deliberations. 

After the AGM, there will be a short Branch Meeting to select both Pub of the Year and Cider Pub of the Year for our Branch.  If you feel that a specific pub or bar should be considered, you may nominate prior to or at the meeting as long as you are prepared to speak on its behalf; the pub must of course sell cask ale/ real cider/perry.

This is the website for the Central Manchester branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). We campaign for Real Ale, Cider and Perry, and Pubs and Clubs in the city centre of Manchester.

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About Us

For a long time, campaigning for CAMRA interests in Manchester city centre was traditionally split between the eight Greater Manchester branches.

In 2016 at a regional meeting, it was recognised that the city centre would be best served with its own dedicated branch of CAMRA.  And so the Central Manchester branch was born.

The Central Manchester branch was full of ambition and within the first four months of existence, held our first beer and cider festival at the People’s History Museum.

We continue to go from strength to strength, our diverse team of keen volunteers are proud to campaign for local Pubs and Clubs, putting real ale and cider at the heart.


Formed in 1971 by four like minded, real ale enthusiasts who shared a disappointment with the increasingly poor quality of beer, CAMRA campaigns to have good quality real ales, ciders and perries and to have thriving pubs and clubs in every community.

CAMRA is an independent consumer campaign and our campaign objectives are set by our membership.

Campaigns are run nationally, regionally and locally.  Nationally, CAMRA produces the Great British Beer Festival, the Good Beer Guide, the Champion Beer of Britain Awards and the Pub of the Year Award.

Thanks to the way Branches are structured, when you join the campaign you have the opportunity to join your nearest branch (e.g. Central Manchester) and get involved in the local campaigns social activities and beer festivals.

Central Manchester CAMRA has a number of campaigns and events, such as the Central Manchester beer Festival, Pub of the Year Awards and regular socials.  If you want to get involved, please contact us or see our memberships page.