Welcome to the SOLWAY Branch of CAMRA - The Campaign for Real Ale
Our branch area extends from the Scottish border in the north, east to the Cumbria/Northumberland border near Nenthead, down to Penrith, along the A66 to Mungrisedale, before going north through the northern fells to Ireby and out to the Solway coast at Silloth.
If you live within our area and have an appreciation for Real Ale then you will be more than welcome at any of your meetings or socials. Branch Diary
Existing CAMRA members can access Branch Meeting minutes in the Members' Area, using their CAMRA membership number and the same password that they use to log onto the National CAMRA website.
Next Branch Meeting - Monday 20th 2013, The Spinners Arms, Cummersdale, Carlisle starting at 8pm
Congratulations to Gary and Wendy and all at the Agricultural Hotel, Penrith, for winning our 2013 Pub of the Year award - see our Awards page for more details.
After being pipped last year by the Kings Head in Carlisle 'the Aggie' has deservedly won our 2013 Pub of the Year. The Agricultural Hotel won our Pub of the Season in Summer 2011 and has now won our top award. The pub is a regular entry in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide and has a Casque Marque Accreditation.
Opening hours are from Mon-Thurs 11 to11, Fri and Sat 11-11.30 Sun 12-10.30, with a monthly quiz on the last Friday of the Month.Food is served all day until 9pm
Pub of the Season - Spring 2013 - The Magpie Inn, Carlisle.
Congratulations to Anthony and Sharon on winning our pub of the season award.
The Magpie is a traditional locals pub situated approximately 2 miles from city centre. The pub was extensively refurbished in summer 2010 returning it to its original Harry Redfern design - now stunning. No keg beers are sold in this pub. Usually has three handpumps serving a range from of beers from the Barnsley Brewery. The cost of the beer in this pub is one of the cheapest in the Solway area. A worthy winner of our Pub of the Season.
Opening hours are from 12noon to 11pm every day.
Pub of the Season - Winter 2012 - The William Rufus (Lloyds No 1), Carlisle.
Congratulations to Matt Potts and his staff on winning our pub of the season award.
National CAMRA News
- CAMRA Members Discount for Newbury’s Real Ale Raceday and JLT Lockinge Stakes
A pint of the best Great British ale in the ‘Crafty Filly’ and world class horse racing, what better combination? The Racecourse Newbury will host its most prestigious race of
- Fair Deal For Your Local: Time for Pubco Reform
We have a very real opportunity to help save the Great British pub. Your support secured the first cut in beer duty for 50 years now please join us and
- MPs and Lords raise a glass to CAMRA’s successes at Parliamentary Reception
On the 24th April, CAMRA held our annual Parliamentary Reception. The event was attended by Jo Swinson, Minister for Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs; Community Pubs Minister Brandon Lewis; Andrew
- Here's why you should List Your Local
Blog post first hosted by LGiU: http://www.lgiu.org.uk/2013/04/12/local-pubs-and-community-value/ High property values and planning laws mean that more and more pubs are being targeted for conversion into supermarkets, betting shops, and housing developments.
Twitter / CAMRA_Official
- Friday, 13:50 : Last chance to win Cheddar Ales with the GBBG, up for grabs 6 cases until 19/5 when you order your GBBG http://t.co/ru1EGuHoUw #GBBG #CAMRA
- Friday, 13:40 : RT @TheLastZHN: & help save all tied pubs @ioh_online with the @camra_official http://t.co/ET6qcyQvLK campaign. #fairdeal4yourlocal Make a …
- Friday, 13:25 : RT @IoH_Online: Is your local pub under threat? @CAMRA_Official shows communities how to save a #pub. You CAN do it! http://t.co/uM6tGP0fMZ…
- Friday, 10:20 : #FF - @IBDTP Follow to keep up to date with the #Itsbetterdownthepub campaign which #CAMRA is backing!
- Friday, 10:18 : RT @KingGrimlock: A new certificate has arrived from @CAMRA_Official noting the historic importance of the pub. Thanks guys! http://t.co/xT…