Hello there!

Welcome to the Leicester branch of the Campaign for Real Ale.

We’re all about pubs, pints and the people who enjoy them. Our branch has around 1,600 members from all ages, backgrounds and walks of life and organises events to promote real ale, including regular social activities, day trips, brewery visits etc, as well as producing our Leicestershire Drinker magazine.

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is an independent voluntary organisation campaigning for real ale, community pubs and consumer rights. We have over 160,000 members and are Europe’s most successful consumer campaign.

What’s coming up…

Vintage Bus Outing
11 May 2024

Vintage Bus Outing

*****This trip is now fully booked but please complete our booking form below to be added to the reserve list should we get any cancellations***** Join us for a day out on this lovely ex-Leicester Corporation PD3 bus. We can now confirm we'll be having a tour around pubs, brewpubs and brewery taps in the…


Leicester Beer Festival
4 July 2024 - 6 July 2024

Leicester Beer Festival

Leicester Beer Festival is back this July.  Buy your tickets now.    


Leicester Beer Scene

  • Pub of the Year 2024
    Pub of the Year 2024

    The judging is complete, the scores have been verified, and we can now confirm the winners of the CAMRA Leicester Pub Of The Year:We split the branch into 3 categories – Urban, Suburban and Rural, as well as having an overall winner. In the Urban category:Winner – Blue Boar, LeicesterRunner-Up – Salmon, Leicester In the…


  • Leicestershire Drinker Spring 2024 issue now available

    In good pubs throughout Leicestershire. Or available online.


  • Nominations for the Good Beer Guide and Pub of the Year

    Nominations are now closed for pubs to be selected for inclusion in next years Good Beer Guide and for our Pub of the competition. Nominations for the Good Beer Guide will be considered at the selection meeting on 25th January. Nominations for Pub of the Year will be used to draw up a short list…