CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale is an independent, voluntary organisation of nearly 185,000 members campaigning for real ale, community pubs and consumer rights.

CAMRA acts as the champion for beer drinkers and pub-goers on issues ranging from protecting pubs from closing down, keeping the lid on the price of a pint and ensuring there is fair competition in the beer and pubs market. CAMRA supports well-run pubs as the centres of community life and believe their continued existence play a critical social role in UK culture. For more information on our campaigns, please visit: http://www.camra.org.uk/campaigns

CAMRA is made up of thousands of dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly to further its aims. Over 200 local branches run 260 beer festivals across the country, including the National Winter Ales Festival and the Great British Beer Festival in London. CAMRA is governed by a National Executive who are elected at a Member’s Weekend for a three-year term and has a professional staff of fifty responsible for central campaigning, research, membership services, publishing, marketing, press and administration.

CAMRA is financed by membership subscriptions, sales of books and merchandise and proceeds from national and local beer festivals. CAMRA is a not-for-profit company, limited by guarantee. Any surpluses the Campaign generates are used for ongoing campaigning purposes.

More information about CAMRA can be found on their website at www.camra.org.uk/about