North Hampshire

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

North Hampshire Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA) campaigns for good quality real ale, community pubs and consumer rights, all carried out with a lot of socialising, enjoyment and fun.

Welcome to North Hampshire Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), a group that enjoys pubs and beer festivals, supports local pubs and breweries, and campaigns for a better deal for the pub user.

With over 740 members the group's area stretches from across the northern reaches of Hampshire including the main centres of Andover and Basingstoke. Hartley Wintney and Odiham are included to the east; Whitchurch, Sutton Scotney and Stockbridge are to the west, and Tadley and Kingsclere are northern-ish, but we don't reach as far as the Watford Gap ;-)

The group is part of national CAMRA, with a membership of over 192,000 and which has been going strong since 1971.
Social events and meetings are regularly held with enjoyable walkabouts, town and city trails, while visits to beer festivals and breweries all appear from time to time within the calendar. Check out the Events and Branch Diary for new Events

Join us – it can be Fun.

Branch Virtual Meeting - Tuesday April 6th at 7pm.

If you wish to join in, please contact ku.gro.armac.htronstnah@namriahc for meeting links and agenda

Special 'Lockdown Heroes' Branch Awards

We have all suffered in different ways during lockdown but pubs and alcohol-related businesses have been notably hard-hit. Despite that, there have been 'Lockdown Heroes' who have made exceptional efforts to keep us supplied with beer and hope. Your branch would like to recognise these folk; breweries, suppliers or pubs. We are inviting nominations for an award to your local lockdown hero. First you need to propose a worthy recipient then get someone else to second the nomination (just one application please). Email your names and membership numbers with a paragraph explaining why you think they have been a hero, to ku.gro.armac.htronstnah@namriahc by the end of Sunday 7th March. Presentations will be made in May.

GBG Selection 2022 Nominations

The first stage of the Good Beer Guide 2022 selection process has now been completed from beer scores and confidence data. The next stage is inviting your nomination for a pub or club you feel is worthy of inclusion in the Guide, for great real ale, cider and welcome but which may have been overlooked in previous Guides. ALL nominated premises will be visited at least twice after re-opening (April 12th on) in order to be verified. Only 1 pub/club nomination will be accepted per person so you need to select your favourite drinking hole! We need nominations in by the end of play Sunday 7th March to ku.gro.armac.htronstnah@namriahc.


The competitions for Pub and Clubs of the Year, and Cider Pub of the Year are not being run nationally this year. Sadly our 2020 entries were not judged before lockdown. So our winners - Wonston Arms (POTY and Cider POTY) and BSSC (COTY) will be put forward again when judging re-starts. Luckily, we managed to present their certificates - Wonston on Saturday September 12th 2020 and BSSC on Sunday March 8th 2020


CAMRA has created a platform – Brew2You, which pubs, clubs, producers and breweries can join. The platform enables customers to search for beer, cider and perry locally, thus giving the customer access to more products and breweries/producers/pubs/clubs access to a wider set of customers.

Customers will be able to download an app onto their phone (available next week) and they can search for beer, cider etc from the participating breweries and pubs. The website ( is now live for pubs, clubs, producers and breweries to register and become a partner. Over the next few days, our aim is to accumulate as many pubs, clubs, producers and breweries as possible before the customer launch.

Contact: For any queries, comments, suggestions concerning the North Hampshire CAMRA Website please contact the Webmaster/Branch Contact va this link => Webmaster