Central Manchester

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Pub Information and News

Our Central Manchester WhatPub guide Steve Davis will keep us informed with updates and news about the Pubs and Bars in our branch area.

Our Pub of the Year for 2024 POTY is City Arms the presentation is being made on Wednesday 1st May from 7pm.

The 2024 Cider POTY has been decided as the Marble Arch Date of the presentation will be posted asap

Both the 2024 pubs will be entered into the Regional 2024 competitions..

All the Branch previous Pubs of the Year (POTY) and Cider Pubs of the Year (CPOTY) since the Branch was set up in 2016 are here Central Manchester Pub and Cider Pubs of the Year 2016 -

Pubs that have appeared in the Good Beer Guides.

Often come across an old Good Beer Guide and wondered what happened to a pub whose name you don't recognise? Well this document might be of assistance. It details what happened to the pub, and if it still a pub what the current name is.

Old Pub names in past Good Beer Guides

Pubs in the GBG from 1972 within the Branch area. These pubs would have been selected by the 3 original CAMRA Branches (North Manchester, Stockport and South Manchester and Trafford and Hulme) that used to have responsibility for CAMRA business within the City Centre. In 2016 a new Branch was formed - Central Manchester - that now has that responsibility.

GBG Entries upto 2024

Good Beer Guide Selection Policy

The branch feels it is essential to be transparent about the process we follow each year in selecting the pubs and bars in our branch area that go into the Good Beer Guide. Click on the attached link to download the policy.

Good Beer Guide Selection Policy (PDF)

Pub of the Year Selection Policy

Click the attached link to download this policy

Pub of the Year Selection Process