Welcome to the Central Manchester branch of CAMRA

Has my local re-opened?

The easiest way to check is by visiting WhatPub. The worker bees at Central Manchester CAMRA are keeping the entries for the area as up to date as we receive news of pubs reopening in the city centre.

Advice on getting back to the pub!

We know it’s been a hard slog without being able to visit your local, and with the news recently about re-openings, CAMRA has put together advice if you intend to visit your boozer, just click the image below:

Are you in the trade? Further advice on safe operations can be found on the Gov.uk websites. Applications can also be made to Manchester City Council for temporary table and chair licenses to operate outdoors.

Where to get great beer and cider direct to your door in Central Manchester

Central Manchester CAMRA want to celebrate how our local Pubs, breweries and taprooms are responding to the COVID crisis. Many have launched new services to make sure the drinkers of Manchester can get their hands on tasty ales and ciders.

Here we intend to share details of those offering services during this difficult time. Remember, not all heroes wear capes:


Alphabet Brewery: Online shop/ delivery service Within M60 – same day delivery service available.

Beatnikz Republic: Online Shop – Deliveries to ‘M’ postcodes, plus free ‘click and collect’

Beer Nouveau: Call in at the Ardwick ‘On-road Offie’ for growler re-fills, takeaway beers etc.

Blackjack: Online Shop/ delivery service

Cloudwater: Online shop – 25% discount for NHS staff and key workers

Joseph Holts: Online shop (via Best of British)

Manchester Union: Online Shop

Marble: Online Shop

Seven Bro7hers: Online shop/ delivery service

ShinDigger: Online shop/ delivery service (Within M60 motorway – free same-day delivery) They also deliver wider – see website for info.

Track Brewing Company: Online Shop – free local delivery to all ‘M’ postcodes

Wander Beyond Brewing: Online shop

Pubs and Shops

The Angel: Take-away beer and wine available

Beermoth: Online store – Free local delivery on orders over £20 to ‘M’ postcodes

Crown & Kettle: Real cider, Cask ale, Keg beer and lagers to take away

Port Street Beer Shop: Online shop – currently for collection only

Crowdfunding Pubs

This is a very difficult time for our pubs and clubs in the city, and some have set up crowdfunding to make sure they can open their doors again in the future.

Britons Protection

The Pilcrow Pub

Pubs and Breweries are setting up new services all the time, as we get news, we will be updating this website and the Manchester WhatPub pages.

You can also check out the Central Manchester facebook group

Missing the pub? Join us for a virtual beer at the Red (On)Lion

Are you aware of any other breweries or pubs in the are offering off-sales or deliveries? Drop us a line and we’ll get them on this list!

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.

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 membership page.