East Lancs Branch

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Branch News

  • ***CLITHEROE BEER FESTIVAL POSTPONED*** Sunday 28 March 2021

    Please note this event has been postponed until 2022 due to the ongoing Covid pandemic restrictions

    Mark the date in your diaries we’ll be back 12th to 14th May 2022 at the same venue

  • Pubs reopening roadmap announced Monday 22 February 2021

    These are the earliest date pubs can reopen (with the usual social distancing restrictions, 2 metres apart, wearing a mask etc.)

    If the easing of covid restrictions results in a spike of cases then these dates can be put back. Let’s hope not.

    April 12
    Pubs can reopen for outdoor service only (Hope the weather holds)

    Book your table in the beer garden, marquee or similar to avoid disappointment as it will be busy. Unlike a previous lockdown there will be no requirement to have a “substantial meal”. The “rule of six” will still apply. Friends or family can to meet up but not exceed two households.

    May 17
    Pubs can reopen for indoor service

    The “rule of six” will still apply with a maximum of two households allowed to meet both indoors and outdoors.

    June 21
    All restrictions lifted

    Fingers crossed everything has gone well during the reopening period and life is back to normal. Indoor and outdoor you can meet whoever you like (or even those you don’t).

  • ***PENDLE BEER FEST 2021 CANCELLED*** Wednesday 6 January 2021

    Sadly, the ongoing Covid pandemic has forced us to cancel the festival this year.

    We made this decision with a heavy heart, but opted for cancellation rather than postponement till later in the year due to planning constraints given the uncertainty the hospitality industry is still facing.

    However, we are set to return in February 2022 at The Muni, Colne, Lancashire, and look forward to being back bigger and stronger than ever!

    This year's theme would have been university towns, so perhaps you can find your own beers in-keeping with this theme and raise a glass to us coming returning next year

  • Happy New Year! Friday 1 January 2021

    We would like to wish all our members and their families a very Happy New Year.

  • 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