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The CAMRA story is one we continue together. From our past to our future, the our story is one that includes you.

People from all walks of life join CAMRA. They’re brought together by a love of real ale, cider and perry, the traditions of the pub and a desire to protect them. Be part of the story and seek out your local branch. Keep real ale alive and share tasting notes. Volunteer at a festival or campaign to protect everything you love for the future. Discover the many ways to celebrate our shared passions.

As a CAMRA member you are helping to action positive change within the UK drinks industry. Your membership comes with all the tools you need to help make a real difference for consumer rights, to support licensees, and campaign on all the latest beer and cider issues.

For those with a real passion for campaigning we have volunteer campaigning roles too. Here are more reasons to join…

1. Campaign for great beer, cider and perry

As a member of CAMRA, you help to promote and protect beer, by actively supporting Britain’s pubs and breweries to get a better deal for beer drinkers. In fact, that’s why CAMRA is one of the most successful consumer rights organisations in Europe.


With a wealth of information available to members, you can learn and discover everything you need to know about beer or cider – its history, styles and how it’s brewed – in no time! Check out our dedicated Learn and Discover resources as well as our award-winning BEER magazine and What’s Brewing online news platform throughout the year.

3. Enjoy CAMRA beer festivals in front of or behind the bar!

Gain free or discounted entry to over 180 beer festivals every year around the country. Volunteer to be a staff member at a festival and gain some hands-on experience, or just enjoy the beer and camaraderie and benefits of attending a CAMRA beer festival.

4. Get involved and make new friends

As a CAMRA member you automatically join the CAMRA branch in your local area. Make new friends, and get actively involved as a beer scorer (for Good Beer Guide selection), committee member or festival volunteer, enjoy a variety of social events, or just learn more through your local branch and members.

5. Help save your local!

Unfortunately pubs close every week, so join to help preserve the great British pub. 

As a CAMRA member, you’re helping to save your local and everything that goes with it, including an affordable pint and access to great real ale, cider and perry.

6. FIND the best pubs ACROSS BRITAIN

Access the Good Beer Guide* book or app to find the best pubs and clubs around the country serving real ale and cider, individually selected by local CAMRA members. You will also be the first to hear about our national Pub and Club of the Year winners!   *Member prices apply. Also Good Beer Guide Privilege Club option.

7. Get great value for money

CAMRA offers a great membership deal at just £30.50* for a single membership. Together with a welcome pack, you will receive £30 worth of CAMRA real ale vouchers, discounts at over 3,500 pubs nationwide via our Real Ale Discount Scheme, and other great discounts and member benefits. *Direct debit rates: Joint £38.50 & U26s £22

8. Discover Pub Heritage and the great outdoors 

Get out, get active and get exploring our great British pubs – enjoy a pub walk across the wild terrain of Scotland, discover historic pub interiors in the Midlands or find the perfect pub garden near you. Whatever your interest, check out the CAMRA shop for a book to compliment it, and enjoy exclusive member discounts.

9. Enjoy great health benefits (really!)

We champion pubs and wellbeing – your local is at the heart of the community, and research shows that having a local pub can make you happier and healthier, and helps local communities to tackle loneliness and isolation. So make the most of your local using our online pubs database to discover pubs and real ale discounts in your area. 

10. Have your say 

 As a volunteer-led organisation, each and every member has a say in the future direction of CAMRA. 

Join our annual Members’ Weekend, AGM and Conference to have your say on the issues that matter to you, and influence CAMRA policy.

We would love to welcome you to the CAMRA family, so discover your reason and join us now!