North Beds CAMRA
The Campaign for Real Ale

The North Bedfordshire branch promotes the main aims of CAMRA and provides information about pubs, breweries and activities in this area. The core aims are the promotion of real ale, real cider and perry, and to promote pubs not just as places to drink but to highlight the important role they play at the heart of every community.


For more information visit CAMRA.ORG.UK 
for more information about the campaign, what real ale is and for details of current key campaigns.


If you live in North Bedfordshire and would like to join us in our many activities please go to the JOIN page for more information.


The North Bedfordshire Branch of The Campaign for Real Ale covers the County roughly North of the A507 and West of the A1/ B658. 


View our Boundary Map.

See the Guide to UK Free Addiction Helplines if you have concerns about your (or another family members) drinking..
Views expressed on this site may be those of individual contributors and not necessarily the views of CAMRA Ltd. or its North Bedfordshire Branch. We have no control over the web sites linked to on this site and therefore cannot accept any responsibility for the suitability or accuracy of information contained on those sites. The provision of a link does not indicate any endorsement of that site or its owners.
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CAMRA branches throughout the country have suspended all physical campaigning activities while the current coronavirus crisis lasts. This includes branch meetings, socials, brewery trips and festivals. However, North Beds branch will continue campaigning where it can.

CAMRA Campaigning and Coronavirus
Branch Diary
Branch Pub Awards
Bedford CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival
Keep up to date with our latest local Pub and Brewery news on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages
See our list of pubs offering takeaways under the latest restrictions on our Pub News page.
WhatPub has details of how many local pubs are operating since the easing of lockdown.  We have created a list of these pubs in our area with links to their WhatPub page and their websites so you can easily find out details of when they are open and any special measures in place. Go to our LOCAL PUB NEWS page for the listing.

CAMRA has put together a short animation here of some advice, hints and tips on using pubs responsibly and safely, in line with government guidance.
Latest Pub News
To locate your nearest brewery offering take-away services visit the  Brew2You website.
Tier 2 Rules for Pubs
Since 20th December 2020 all pubs and bars have been closed to customers but are permitted to serve food takeaways by delivery or collection. Under current rules, alcoholic drinks cannot be offered with takeaways, although CAMRA is campaigning for this to change. We are compiling a list of North Beds pubs and clubs offering lockdown services on our Pub News page as new information is available. However, many pubs are unable, or not wishing to operate only as a takeaway, and have closed until the restrictions are lifted.

The current restrictions are now designated ’Step 1’ of a 4-step plan.  If the vaccination programme is successful, and the threat from Covid-19 variants remains low, Step 2 will allow pub gardens and other outside spaces to reopen from 12th April 2021. Step 3 is scheduled for 17th May when pubs may allow inside, seated, socially distanced groups of up to six people (or more if from one or two households). If progress continues, Step 4 will remove all remaining restrictions from 21st June.
We’re asking you to contact your MP to support CAMRA's campaign to allow pubs to be able to sell alcohol in sealed containers to take home during the National Lockdown in England.  Use the form here on the main CAMRA website to add your name to our campaign.
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