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 preseve the place where it is drunk, the British public house. For more information on CAMRA‘'s aims visit the CAMRA national web-site.

Branch members relax over a game of pool after the Pub of the Season presentation (Winter 2014) to the Turkey Inn, Goose Eye, Keighley..and the Keighley and Craven bit?

Keighley 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! More normal behaviour is depicted in the photos, taken at our Pub of the Season presentation to the Turkey Inn, Goose Eye, Keighley on 16th December 2014.) 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 quarterly newsletter.

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 Secretary
  • Ian Berry
  • Pub Campaigns Coordinator
  • Richard Candeland
  • Secretary and Alesman Newsletter Editor
  • Fred Baker
  • Social Secretary
  • Jenny Baker
  • Publicity Officer
  • Denny Cornell-Howarth
  • Vice Chair
  • Julie Boyle
  • Skipton Beer Festival Organiser
  • Jeremy Brooksbank TBC
  • Pub Protection Officer
  • Steve Lax
  • Clubs Officer
  • Position vacant, volunteers please apply.

  • Other Posts
  • Branch Contact
  • Tony Davies
  • Tasting Panel Co-ordinator
  • Sam Weller
  • Webmaster
  • Richard Candeland
  • WhatPub Coordinator
  • Richard Candeland
  • Facebook
  • Denny Cornell-Howarth
  • Twitter
  • Dermot Kennedy

  • Brewery Liaison Officers
  • Brewery
  • Brewery Liaison Officer
  • Beer Monkey
  • Richard Ednay
  • Bridgehouse
  • Denny Cornell-Howarth
  • Cobbydale
  • Post vacant, volunteers please apply.
  • Dark Horse
  • Dave Sanders
  • Goose Eye
  • Andy Mosby
  • Littondale Brewing Company
  • Julie Boyle
  • Naylors
  • Tamsin Candeland
  • Ryedale
  • Francis Huggins
  • Settle
  • Richard Candeland
  • Three Peaks
  • Eddie Murphy
  • Timothy Taylor
  • Tony Davies
  • 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.

Keighley and Craven members promote Skipton Beer Festival 2014

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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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