Welcome to the Rochdale, Oldham and Bury Branch of CAMRA

The Branch covers the Metropolitan areas of Rochdale, Oldham and Bury, and is one of 8 within the CAMRA Greater Manchester Region covering the Greater Manchester area. As a Branch we tend to use Rochdale as the administrative centre of the Branch, as it is reasonably easy to get to by public transport from most of the areas across the Branch. This is why all of our Branch meetings are currently held in The Baum, Rochdale.

For getting around the Branch go to Transport for Greater Manchester.

Follow this link for more details About the Branch

Members Area

Are you a ROB Camra member?

You can sign in to the Members Area using your CAMRA membership number (less any 0's at the front) and your postcode as the password, no spaces. This site is case sensitive!

This page is for ROB Camra members only and will provide various links for the ROB Camra Branch use.

Please visit the members area to

  • Volunteer to help at the Manchester Beer & Cider Festival in January 2015
  • Vote for Branch Pub of the Year 2015
  • Vote for Branch Cider Pub of the Year 2015
  • Nominate entries for the Good Beer Guide 2016

Branch Pub Of The Year 2014

The Branch has decided on the Pub Of The Year (POTY) for each of the Metropolitan Boroughs of Rochdale, Oldham and Bury and these were selected at an all members meeting in February 2014.

The area winners for 2014 POTY have been announced as:

Rochdale: The Baum, Rochdale

Oldham: The Carrion Crow, Oldham

Bury: The Hare and Hounds, Holcombe Brook

Branch POTY 2014 - The Carrion Crow, Oldham

At the April meeting the POTY for the Branch was decided, by a show of hands, as The Carrion Crow, Huddersfield Rd, Oldham. The award was presented to Tony and Landlady Julie, by Peter Alexander, ROB CAMRA Chairman who, in his remarks, praised Tony for his dedication to real ale and his skill in getting the business to the stage that it has become an award winner. Tony in turn said in his speech, that he is immensely proud to have won the award as he has only been there three years and is amazed that he has come so far in such a short time. He remarked that his initial aim was to get in the Good Beer Guide within three years and now that he has exceeded this beyond his wildest expectations.

This prestigious award is given to the pub that the branch feels has been truly outstanding during the previous 12 months. Given the scope of the branch and the number of contenders, winning it is no mean feat.

The Carrion Crow will go on to be judged alongside the other POTY's in the Region and a decision will be made as to which one will represent the Region in the "Super Regional" and on to the National Competition.

Details of the "rules" are in the CAMRA PUB OF THE YEAR - Criteria.

good beer guide 2015

Good Beer Guide 2015

The latest edition of the Good Beer Guide is now available and can be purchased at branch meetings at a discounted rate.

CAMRA nationally has also released the Good Beer Guide 2015 in popular ePub and Kindle formats plus Sat Nav versions - so warm up your toys!

GBG E-book

GBG Sat nav

GBG Mobile

You can also purchase the latest GBG here Good Beer Guide 2015.

Get your pub on the Map!

Download the Pubs update form that you can fill in and send to The Branch Pubs Officer. Alternatively log on to What Pub? to submit updates and corrections.


The Branch Membership Secretary welcomes new members to the branch when they join CAMRA, but we only write to branch members who have not supplied a current e mail address. Our preferred method of communication is by e mail. Written mailouts happen infrequently, due to the costs and time involved.

If you have an e mail address and would like to be updated on a regular basis, please contact the Branch Membership Secretary

Branch members that supply an email address receive a monthly newsletter "Camra Calling" with up to the minute news from the branch, as well as reminders about meetings and socials.

You can also read "Camra Calling" by signing in to the Members Area using your CAMRA membership number (less any 0's at the front) and your postcode as the password, no spaces. This site is case sensitive!

If you used to receive e mails and have stopped receiving them, is it because you have changed your e mail address and not told us? Again, please contact Branch Membership Secretary.

In addition any Branch member can sign up to our ROB CAMRA Yahoo Group. We use this group to communicate information and updates on events taking place in the branch area to the members and it really is a useful tool.

Social Media

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