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…

47th Loughborough Beer Festival
7 March 2024 - 9 March 2024

47th Loughborough Beer Festival

The beer festival is back at the Polish Club this year following damage to the Town Hall by a fire at the next door HSBC bank.  This is always a good festival to attend.


Coach trip to Halifax
23 March 2024

Coach trip to Halifax

Coach trip to this famous West Yorkshire town to enjoy an Ale Trail of 22 pubs & bars plus the market and beautiful historic Piece Hall. Cost for coach is £20.75 To book please click here.  Please do so ASAP as this trip can only go ahead if we have enough people. No payment is…


Leicester Beer Scene

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

    Nominations are now closed Nominations are now open 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…


  • Leicestershire Drinker Winter Issue Out Now
    Leicestershire Drinker Winter Issue Out Now

    The latest issue of the popular, county-wide Leicestershire Drinker magazine is now available in pubs across the area. You can also read or download the magazine on your phone, tablet or computer. Grab your free copy for the latest news, gossip and beer-related stories now!


  • Castle re-opens under new ownership
    Castle re-opens under new ownership

    The Castle has re-opened under new ownership. Previously operated by DMU Students Union it has been bought and refurbished by the owners of the White Hart in Loughborough. 3 Hand pumps provide beers from Charnwood, Timothy Tailor and Titanic. The upstairs rooms have been opened to provide extra seating capacity and there is access to…