Welcome to the Rochdale, Oldham and Bury Branch of CAMRA - The Campaign for Real Ale
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. About the Branch. 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.
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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 winners for 2014 POTY have been announced as:
Rochdale: The Baum
Oldham: The Carrion Crow
Bury: The Hare and Hounds
Branch Overall POTY 2014 - The Carrion Crow, Oldham
At the April meeting the overall 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.
Details of the "rules" are in the CAMRA PUB OF THE YEAR - Criteria. For the full details of National Pub Of The Year 2014 - how its done and how it all fits together follow the link. 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. 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.
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! You can also purchase the latest GBG here.
Get your pub on the Map!
The Membership Secretary welcomes new members to the branch when they join CAMRA, but then we only write to branch members who have not supplied a current e mail address,however due to the costs and time involved this only happens infrequently. If you have an e mail address and would like to be updated on a regular basis please tell us what it is! 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. If you used to get these and have stopped getting them maybe that's because you have changed your e mail address and not told us? If so 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.
Twitter / CAMRA_Official
- Wednesday, 14:38 : Lobby your MP today & ask them to support a change in planning law to protect our valued local pubs: campaign.publicaffairsbriefing.co.uk/emailsupport.a… #pubsmatter
- Thursday 16th October, 15:47 : RT @BridgeDulverton: Very pleased to be in this new @CAMRA_Official beer book by @ATJbeer! Britains Beer Revolution! fb.me/73PRSMc2t
- Wednesday 15th October, 16:31 : Is your local pub under threat? Share your story via CAMRA's Pubs Matter campaign here: pubsmatter.org.uk/local-campaign… #pubsmatter
- Tuesday 14th October, 19:20 : Watch @RogerProtzBeer and @ATJbeer discuss new book Britian's Beer Revolution in our brand new video ow.ly/CIirg
- Tuesday 14th October, 11:25 : Following the removal of CAMRA's recent young members marketing leaflet, please find our official statement here: bit.ly/1rseVNe