Welcome to the not particularly weird nor wonderful world of Chester & South Clwyd CAMRA branch. We are just one of many branches of the Campaign for Real Ale - a group of over 162,000 members whose collective aim is the promotion of traditional cask ale as opposed to nasty fizzy keg and the downright unpleasant smoothflow nonsense. We also champion consumer rights and strongly support the public house as a focus of community life.
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Cheshire Beer Festival 2014
Chester Roodee Racecourse

Friday 14th & Saturday 15th November

This year the Chester Real Ale Festival transforms itself into the Cheshire Beer Festival 2014, encompassing all the CAMRA branches within the county.

The venue will be Chester Racecourse, which provides more space compared to the Guildhall. 

NB Please note Friday After 6pm has now sold out ONLINE only. Tickets for this session are still available in the pubs.

For full details click HERE ! For Beer List click HERE. Ditto for Cider

The Bleeding Wolf, Scholar GreenCheshire Heritage Pubs (11/10/14)
A report from our social around all the CAMRA listed pubs with interiors of national importance in Cheshire. Alas, none are in our branch! 

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Night at the Museum (10/10/14)
A review of the recent beer festival at the Ellesmere Port Boat Museum 

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Fox & Hounds (15/09/14)
Continuing with the doom and gloom, a planning app is in for Eyton's village pub. 

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Bucks Stops Here (05/09/14)
More bad news as the Good Beer Guide listed Buck House Hotel at Bangor suddenly ceases trading. 

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Gone for a Burton? (27/08/14)
It's not looking good for the Golden Groves

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Branch Area Pub Guides

Whether you're on a three-day anger management course in Chester, travelling to see your beloved Braintree United play Wrexham or planning a stag-do in Langollen wearing Bavarian lederhosen, you'll need to take a peek at our area guides to find out where serves cask beer. 

Area Pub Guides >> 

Pubs Under Threat

The Beeston Castle, Tiverton (RIP)In common with the rest of the nation, locally there are plenty of pubs - good, bad and indifferent - with uncertain futures. Closed, boarded up or derelict, what fate awaits them? A new licensee in thrall to a greedy pub co? Conversion to an Indian restaurant, coffee shop or private house? Further years of abandonment, rot and decay? Demolition and redevelopment? Or maybe, renaissance under wealthy new owners with an entrepreneurial eye.  

Shut Pubs >>  


Coming Soon

Friday 31st October - 2nd November

Piper Beer Festival

Friday 7th November
Big Hand Weekend Wind-down

Friday 7th - Saturday 8th November
Kelsall Beer Festival

Friday 7th - Saturday 8th November
Mold Beer Festival

Friday 14th - Saturday 15th November
Cheshire Beer Festival

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CAMRA Chester & S.Clwyd

News In Brief

New look for ex-Fat Cat

Marford Area (24/08/14)
Trevor re-opens

Lion Cask (22/08/14)
Lees back in Newbridge

Tyn Award (22/08/14)
Minera pub recognised

Third Spoons? (03/08/14)
Wetherlodge for Chester?

Riderless Horse (26/07/14)
Churton pub closed


WhatPub provides details of over 35,900 pubs serving real ale, making it the definitive online pub guide for the real ale drinker. In addition, WhatPub provides full details for over 24,000 of those pubs, with details of real ales available, opening times, and description of the pub. Click on image to access.

Pubs Matter

CAMRA's campaign to support the nation's community pubs. Click on image to access.

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