North Devon

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

What is CAMRA

What is CAMRA?

CAMRA is considered one of the most successful consumer organisations across Europe. Founded by four real ale enthusiasts back in 1971, today we represent nearly 200,000 members across the UK.

Our vision is to have quality real ale, cider and perry and thriving pubs in every community.

Our mission is to promote and advocate:

* the production, availability and consumption of quality real ale, cider and perry

* pubs and clubs as social centres and part of the UK’s cultural heritage

* the benefits of responsible social drinking

We do this by encouraging beer-drinking and pub-going with our beer festivals, pub finders and awards, and by lobbying Government for change to best support the industry.

There’s plenty for everyone, whether you’re a dedicated campaigner, a beer connoisseur looking to learn more about beer or just want to meet up with friends in your local. Why not join the beer movement?


Campaigning for pubs isn’t just about what the Government can do to keep pubs open. Local Councils and communities have a lot of power to help pubs thrive. With CAMRA's Campaigns you can find out about the vital work that is happening across the UK and outside of Parliament to save pubs, and how you can get involved.

Save our pubs - we are still losing many pubs here is how we can help.

Making friends at your local - under normal circumstances pubs are an important part of fighting social isolation

Local Plans - Find out how you can keep your local open through the planning process.

Pubs and Wellbeing - Pubs play a pivotal role in our communities and our personal wellbeing, find out how

Community Ownership - Many communities have come together to save their pub through community ownership - find out more.

Assets of Community Value - You can list your pub as a asset of community value to better protect it from future development.

Contacts and Joining

CAMRA – The Campaign for Real Ale, 230 Hatfield Road, St. Albans, Herts AL1 4LW tel +44 (0)1727 867201

Useful Links

E-mail HQ:
HQ web site:
Apply to join CAMRA:

Local North Devon Contacts: Who's who on the Committee