What is CAMRA?

CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale) is a national consumer organisation whose main aim is to promote cask conditioned beer aka “real ale” and to preserve the place where it is drunk, the British public house. For more information on CAMRA‘'s aims visit the CAMRA national web-site.

..and the Keighley and Craven bit?

Branch members relax over a game of pool after the Pub of the Season presentation (Winter 2014) to the Turkey Inn, Goose Eye, KeighleyKeighley and Craven CAMRA are the local branch of CAMRA in the area covering the towns of Haworth, Keighley, Skipton, Settle and Grassington, which spans the boundary between the current English counties of West Yorkshire and North Yorkshire. It includes the Worth Valley, famous for its steam railway and the Bronte sisters, and a large part of the southern Yorkshire Dales, with its spectacular limestone scenery. Click here, for a map of the branch area.

The area boasts just under 150 pubs, at least 120 of which sell real ale, ranging from historic rural inns to bustling town-centre hostelries.

Who are we?

Branch members enjoy the mince pies, Pub of the Season presentation, the Turkey Inn, Goose Eye, Keighley, December 2014We are all ordinary people who enjoy a pint or two of real ale in convivial surroundings and have joined CAMRA to make sure we can continue to do so. There are over 350 CAMRA members in the Keighley and Craven area, of whom about a fifth take some part in branch activities. We think we are a socialble bunch, so if you like real ale, why not join us! (Check out the video clip at the foot of this page to see the strange things we sometimes get up to! New members are always welcome.

To join, simply go to the CAMRA national site and fill in the online form. Other ways to join are described on our “Join us” page.

What do we do?

We organise events and campaigns locally to further the aims of our parent organisation organisation. For more details check out the Campaigning and Events pages on this web-site. We also nominate pubs for national CAMRA publications, such as the annual Good Beer Guide, produce our own local guides and a thrice-yearly magazine.

Branch organisation

Our activities are planned and organised at our regular branch meetings (usually held on the first Tuesday in each month), with the help of our committee, elected at our Annual General Meeting, held in February each year. The current committee is:

  • Branch Committee
  • Chairman
  • Colleen Holiday
  • Treasurer
  • Glynne Davies
  • Membership Sec.
  • Gill Shaw
  • Pub Campaigns
  • Colleen Holiday
  • WhatPub/Beer Scoring
  • Jeremy Brooksbank
  • Secretary
  • Fred Baker
  • Social Secretary
  • Jenny Baker
  • Publicity Officer
  • Post vacant
  • Beer Fest. Organiser
  • Sarah Zera (with R Zera & J Brooksbank)
  • Pub Protection
  • Dermott Kennedy
  • Clubs Officer
  • Position vacant

  • Other Posts
  • Branch Contact
  • Jenny Baker
  • Tasting Panel
  • Sam Weller
  • Webmaster
  • Jeremy Brooksbank
  • Alesman Editor
  • Fred Baker
  • Facebook
  • Sara Zera
  • Twitter
  • Post vacant

  • Brewery Liaison
  • Brewery
  • Contact
  • Bridgehouse
  • Glynne Davies
  • Cobbydale
  • Post vacant
  • Copper Dragon
  • Dave Sanders
  • Dark Horse
  • Dave Sanders
  • Goose Eye
  • Andy Mosby
  • Lamb
  • Colleen Holiday
  • Craven
  • Fred Baker
  • Settle
  • Richard Candeland
  • Timothy Taylor
  • Julie Boyle
  • Wishbone
  • Ian Parker

If you wish to contact any of the members listed above, please do this through the Contact Us page on this website.

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Meet some active members

Glynne and Julie venting casks at Keighley Beer Festival 2014

Above: Glynne and Julie venting beer at Keighley Beer Festival 2014.

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