East Lancs Branch

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Branch News

  • The cancellation of all CAMRA events and meetings has been extended up to the end of October Monday 10 August 2020
  • The cancellation of all CAMRA events and meetings has been extended up to the end of September Thursday 16 July 2020
  • Pubs reopening Saturday 4 July 2020

    After a little over 3 months from late March, or 106 days for those of you who were counting, pubs have started reopening. Whilst we know you'll be excited to get down the pub after lockdown, please follow the rules the pubs have in place, respect the staff and each other. Enjoy and all hail the ale!

  • Cider Pub of the Year 2020 competition update Friday 29 May 2020

    Unfortunately, the Cider Pub of the Year competition for 2020 has had to cancelled.

    Unlike the National CAMRA Pub of the Year 2020 award, which was announced in February, the voting and scoring process for the Regional and thereafter National Cider Pub of the Year awards, have not been able to take place due the to current restrictions posed by the coronavirus situation.

  • Good Beer Guide 2021 update Friday 29 May 2020

    Due to the coronavirus pandemic the schedule for the Good Beer Guide 2021 has been amended. The original publication date of 10 September 2020 has been moved to 29 October 2020. This will be reviewed regularly and revised again if necessary.

  • The cancellation of all CAMRA events and meetings has been extended up to the end of August Friday 29 May 2020
  • Pubs & breweries offering delivery and take-away list updated Tuesday 26 May 2020

    See the home page for the link for the most recently updated list

  • Raise a glass to our good friend Allan Seymour Thursday 9 April 2020

    Dear East Lancs CAMRA member,

    Unfortunately I have some very sad news for you, as Allan Seymour, one of our Rossendale members, died suddenly on 29th March. Allan was a lovely man who had been a member for many years and along with his wife Pam was always keen to help out with beer festivals and other CAMRA events.

    Regrettably only ten people will be allowed to attend Allan’s funeral, which is at 2pm next Tuesday, 14th April. If you’d like to remember Allan we suggest you raise a glass (preferably with a handle, as Allan always used one) at about 2.15pm next Tuesday.

    East Lancs CAMRA would like to send Pam our very best wishes at what must be a very difficult time.

    At some point in the hopefully not too distant future we will organise a wake to celebrate Allan’s life.


    East Lancs CAMRA

  • Rest in Peace Allan Seymour Monday 30 March 2020

    News has come through that Allan Seymour (from the Rossendale area) has passed away on Sunday. Our thoughts are with Pam and family ❤️

  • Update regarding the Covid-19 outbreak Wednesday 18 March 2020

    All events and meetings up to the end of June have been cancelled owing to the Covid-19 outbreak.

  • Branch Award Winners 2020 Thursday 20 February 2020

    Congratulations to the following Pubs & Clubs who are the Branch Winners for 2020 as announced at the AGM.

    Pub of the Year - SWAN WITH TWO NECKS, PENDLETON Runner up - Bridge Bier Huis, Burnley

    Club of the Year - ROLLS ROYCE CLUB, BARNOLDSWICK Runner up - Cherry Tree Cricket Club, Blackburn

    Cider Pub of the Year - GRANTS, ACCRINGTON Runner up - Buffer Stops, Rawtenstall

    See the Branch Awards page for all sub area winners. Keep an eye on the Branch News and Diary pages for date and time of presentations.

  • The funeral for Neil Stevenson will take place 1:30pm Thursday 13th February at Pleasington Crematorium nr Blackburn Saturday 8 February 2020

    *updates with details of the wake*

    Hotline 152 bus Burnley to Preston. Get off at Tower Road near Witton Park approx 1.2 mile away, which leads directly to the crematorium, passing Pleasington Playing Fields and involves some uphill terrain.

    Pleasington train station approx 1 mile away. Turn left out of the station, past the Butlers Arms, turn right after Pleasington Priory down Old Hall Lane, take the next left leading to the crematorium

    The wake will take place at Cherry Tree Cricket club afterwards. [459 Preston Old Rd, Blackburn BB2 5ND].

  • Rest in Peace Neil Stevenson Tuesday 28 January 2020

    It's with sadness to let you know that Neil Stevenson has suddenly passed away. We will pass on details of the funeral when we know.

  • Wishing all our members and their families a very Happy New Year! Wednesday 1 January 2020

    Well, here we are at the start of a new decade.

    There's a lot happening over the next couple of months in and around our region. Check out the Branch Diary and Events calendar for what, where and when.

    First of all, a reminder that the countdown for the Pendle Beer Festival 2020 has begun, only 30 days to go. Are you coming along? Have you registered to volunteer yet? Visit www.pendlebeerfestival.co.uk for all the information you'll need, and keep up to date on social media, links are in the left hand menu.

    The Branch AGM is coming up in February, and there are several committee and branch roles vacant, or will be by the AGM, and more volunteer's are always needed. Have a look at the various positions on the Branch Contact page, where there is information of how to look at getting more active in the branch.

    We would like to thank you as ever for your continued support in whatever you do for the East Lancs branch and CAMRA nationally. Be it holding a committee or branch role, beer scoring through WhatPub or on the GBG app, or by simply visiting the pubs and clubs of the East Lancs area and beyond, supporting them in the ever changing drinkers and social environment we live in.

    And remember as it's a leap year, we all have an extra day to enjoy a tipple of two, Cheers!

  • Request for volunteers for the 16th CAMRA Pendle Beer & Cider Festival 2020 Monday 11 November 2019

    Martyn Pashley is running staffing for 2020 and would like to ask for your help by volunteering to work as part of the team delivering our 16th festival.

    There are many types jobs spread over 1 week at the end of January. Regardless of how much time you are able to offer you will be made very welcome and we are sure you will enjoy your time working as part of a CAMRA event.

    We’d like to remind you that all members wishing to volunteer at the festival must complete and return a form (even if you’ve volunteered with us many times before!).

    Once you’ve completed and submitted your form, you will receive an acknowledgement email, confirming the days and times you have offered to work. If you need to change or cancel for any reason, please do let Martyn know know as soon as possible so we can amend the rota. We will endeavour to give you your preferred sessions/areas of work , but if we are over staffed then we may have to refuse your kind offer.

    Either complete the online form here, or download a copy of the form from the Pendle Festival Web site here , and send it back to Martyn using the email address below.

    Martyn will also be at the next Branch meeting at the 110 Club on Yorkshire Street in Burnley on Sunday 8th December, or at the Branch Social Evening in Colne on Thursday 9th January at The Wallace Hartley (Weatherspoons) meeting at 7.30pm.

    Please return the form to our Staffing Officer Martyn Pashley in person or e-mail: ku.oc.lavitsefreebeldnep@gniffats by Jan 12th latest , Thanks