Branch Diary

Official Branch, Regional and National CAMRA events are listed here See the East Lancs Events Calendar page for all events in and around our area Updated 9th November

  • Regional Meeting: West Pennines Area Saturday 23 November 2019 13:00 West Pennines Region

    Find out what's happening accross the West Pennines region. Meet at Blackpool Cricket Club 12.30 for a 1pm from start. All welcome

  • Branch Social *FULLY BOOKED* Sunday 24 November 2019 Rossendale Area

    *Update* We've had confirmation that the club will be open from 2pm, so those of you lucky enough to know where it is you can make your own way there yourselves. Alternatively meet up in the Casked Ale House & Ginporium beforehand and then we’ll make our way there by taxi and blindfold anyone who’s not been there before (part of that may not be true)

    Want to visit an 19th wooden club which has no electricity and is still powered by gas light? It’s called the Kimberley Club somewhere in the Rossendale Valley, in a location we cannot divulge to keep its exclusivity. Even the locals don’t know where it is, or they’re not telling. Legend has it that it was carried to its present location up the hill overlooking the valley, and would you believe they only got toilets 1999, just 65 years after getting planning permission!

    Intrigued? Excited? You should be. Not many have the opportunity the visit and Pete Clegg has secured us 20 places *which is now fully booked* We’ll be getting taxis from the Casked Micropub in Rawtenstall at 1:40 so meet up there before or get left behind.

  • Branch Meeting Sunday 8 December 2019 14:00 110 Club

    Our regular bi-monthly meeting

  • Branch Social Monday 30 December 2019 Chorley

    For this year's Christmas Turkey Trot we're off to Chorley. Mark the date in your calendars now with more details to follow

  • Pre Pendle Beer Festival Social *UPDATED* Thursday 9 January 2020 19:30 Wallace Hartley

    *Updated as original entry was a duplicate of last year’s event in error*

    Join us for an informal social evening with a choice of 2 tours of some of Colne’s finest pubs and micropubs.
    Both tours will start at around 7:30 at the Wallace Hartley (Wetherspoons) finishing off at the Northern Whisper Tap.

    Tour 1 will be visiting Duke of Lancaster (formally The Shepherds), Red Lion (Sam Smiths), The Market Tavern (Free house)
    Tour 2 will be visiting the three micropubs in Market Street: The Tapsters Promise, Boyce’s Barrel, Cask’n’Keg

    Pendle Beer Festival runs from Thursday 30 January – Saturday 1 February 2020 and is held at the Colne Muni. See pendlebeerfestival.co.uk for all details and how to volunteer. Please note from 2020 all volunteer’s must be have a valid CAMRA membership which will be checked when you sign up.

  • Branch Social *DATE CHANGED* Saturday 18 January 2020 Pendle Area

    Mark the date now for the Annual coach trip around the Pendle area. The cost is £12pp and we will meet up in Nelson at 11-30am returning by 6pm. Register your interest with Pete Clegg by email ku.gro.armac.scnaltsae@laicos

  • Lancashire Branches Meeting January 2020 *NEW* Saturday 18 January 2020 Lancashire Branches Area

    Mark your diaries now for the next Lancashire Branches meeting!

    Held at Black Horse, Preston

    Papers for the meeting will be uploaded to the Members' Area of the West Pennines website , but if you wish these to be emailed to you (and are not already on the distribution list) contact Maggie at moc.liamg@armacscnal.

  • Manchester Beer & Cider Festival Thursday 23 – Saturday 25 January 2020 Manchester Central

    The North's largest celebration of beer - celebrating Northern brewing from Coast to Coast.

    Whatever your taste in beer, cider or perry, you'll find plenty of it at #MBCF20. We will have a massive selection of cask ale from Merseyside, Manchester, Yorkshire and Humberside on or Coast To Coast bar, an enlarged selection of Beers From The Wood, two 'craft' keg bars of finest UK and international keg beers, dedicated bars from some of the country's favourite breweries and a refreshed range of modern but traditional craft cider.

    CAMRA members can buy advance tickets and will receive complimentary beer tokens on entry on production of their membership card.

    Wednesday 22nd : Trade & CAMRA members only (no advance tickets). Thursday 23rd: Noon - 10.30pm Friday 24th: Noon - 10.30pm Saturday 25th: Noon - 7pm

    See mancbeerfest.uk for all info

  • 16th Pendle Beer Festival Thursday 30 January – Saturday 1 February 2020 Muni Theatre, Colne

    Get ready to sample a huge selection of real ales and ciders, craft beer and - for the first time this year - we'll have a gin bar too!

    See www.pendlebeerfestival.co.uk for all details of the 16th Pendle Beer Festival or follow on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

    Interested in volunteering? Download a Pendle Beer Festival 2020 Volunteers Form for a volunteers form. Please note from 2020 all volunteer’s must be have a valid CAMRA membership which will be checked when you sign up.

  • Fleetwood Beer And Cider Festival 2020 Thursday 6 – Saturday 8 February 2020 Blackpool & Flyde Branch

    The annual Fleetwood Beer and Cider Festival returns in 2020. Over 100 beers, ciders, perries, and a large selection of bottled beers from around the globe. Live music Fri and Sat evenings. More details to follow and available at www.blackpool.camra.org.uk . This is their 38th effort, go along and see if they've finally got it right!!!!

  • Branch AGM 2020 *NEW* Tuesday 18 February 2020 19:30 Bridge Bier Huis

    Join us for your chance to review the activities of the Branch over the last 12 months and find out what is planned for the next 12!

    An agenda and a list of motions will be circulated prior to the AGM, but if anyone has any they’d like to add they can contact Thomas or Emma by the end of January for consideration.

    Several members of the committee are stepping down so this is your time to step up. A list of current and soon to be vacant positions will be circulated in due course. Anyone wanting to join the Committee or interested in one of the many other branch roles can you please contact Thomas and/or Emma using the email addresses ku.gro.armac.scnaltsae@riahc and ku.gro.armac.scnaltsae@yraterces respectively.

    If standing for a position please arrange a “proposer” and a “seconder” (someone to put your name forward and support) Nominations may be accepted on the night, if supported by the majority. Role descriptions can be found on the Branch Contacts page.

    Thank you for your continued support and campaigning for real ale, real cider & perry, and the great British pub.

    *Please note the pub is normally closed on Tuesdays but they are opening especially for us*

  • Members’ Weekend, AGM & Conference 2020 Friday 3 – Sunday 5 April 2020 York

    Start planning your trip now

    Each year CAMRA’s Members’ Weekend, AGM & Conference welcomes around 1,000 members who come to meet up, discuss policy, vote in the AGM, visit recommended pubs and breweries and socialise in the Members’ Bar. By locating the event in a different area each year, the local CAMRA Branch can showcase the area’s best breweries and pubs, giving members the chance to discover and enjoy great beers and ciders from their region. Keep up to date at agm.camra.org.uk

  • 2020 Isle of Man Beer Festival Thursday 9 – Saturday 11 April 2020 Isle of Man

    Join our friends over the water for the 9th Isle of Man Beer and Cider festival held at Villa Marina, Douglas. They will have over 150 different beers, ciders and fruit wines from across the British Isles for your pleasure.

    Visit www.iombeerfestival.com for more information!

  • 13th Clitheroe Beer Festival Thursday 14 – Saturday 16 May 2020 Assembly Hall of St Michael and St Johns, Clitheroe

    Mark the date now for the 13th Clitheroe Beer Festival.

    CBF returns in 2020 for our 13th Festival - lucky for some if not all! Expect 60+ cask ales, a well stocked key keg bar, real ciders and perries - and NEW for 2020 - a Gin & Rum bar. Thurs preview evening 4.30pm-9.30pm. Friday & Saturday 12pm-11pm. £3 entry, FREE for CAMRA members. Hot food available, music on Friday & Saturday evenings. Sponsorship opportunities with great benefits, starts at just £75 to sponsor a barrel. Contact us for more info!