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CAMRA revitalisation project

Is this the end of the Campaign for Real Ale?

After 45 years of being one of the largest single-issue consumer groups in the world, the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) could be coming to an end. The organisation is embarking on a consultation of as many as possible of its nearly 180,000 members to ask them who and what it should represent in the future – and it may no longer be focussed on real ale. One of its four founders, Michael Hardman, has returned to lead the Revitalisation Project – a wholesale review into the purpose and strategy of CAMRA. Members of the organisation will be invited to share their [...]

Sandford Park Alehouse

CAMRA announces pub of the year

Former nightclub The Sandford Park Alehouse has been crowned the best pub in the country by The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Just three years after being opened on the site of a former nightclub, the Sandford Park Alehouse in Cheltenham has been named the Campaign for Real Ale‘s National Pub of the Year. Pub of the Year organiser Paul Ainsworth said: “The Sandford Park impressed the judges on every level, but especially the quality and choice of its real ales, where the scores were among the highest ever recorded in the contest. Judges also appreciated the stylish modern decor, the knowledgeable, [...]

Pub is The Hub appeals for donations

Going to the pub is good for you

Going to the pub is good for your wellbeing New research from Oxford University today reveals that people who have a ‘local’ pub are not only significantly happier than those who do not, but also have higher life satisfaction and have more close friends. The report, written by Professor Robin Dunbar for CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale) outlines that having a strong social network significantly improves both your happiness and your overall health. The more people you know, and the more often you see them, the better you feel and the healthier you are. Face-to-face meetings are absolutely vital to maintaining [...]