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

Join us for the presentation of the Cider Pub of the Year to the Marble Arch on Wednesday 25th May at 7pm!

Branch Meeting was held and the campaign 'Protect the Britons Protection' Campaign is ongoing! Details about the Campaign: Protect the Britons Protection.

Our next social is: Tour the historic pubs of Nantwich - joint Social with South Cheshire CAMRA - Saturday 21st May - sign up to our 'Social Group' on WhatsApp. Keep an eye on the Facebook event page for more details: https://fb.me/e/1xxPCPhrL

The train from Manchester Piccadilly will be at 11.30am on Saturday 21st May; we will guide you to our first pub the Leopard Inn which just 10 minutes away from Nantwich Station. You will have the opportunity to visit the following pubs. The Leopard, The Boot and Shoe, The Vine, The Red Cow, The Black Lion, The Oddfellows, The Crown, The Wickstead and Ebenezers.

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 May Cider will be online with Sam Filz founder of ANXO Cider, Washington DC Thursday 12th May from 7pm, with a tasting of four ciders from the US. Tickets, cider case and Zoom links will be available from: https://thecatintheglass.co.uk/shop/?yith_wcan=1&product_cat=merch-events