Real ale discounts

Can I get discounts on real ale in pubs?

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has recently launched a nationwide scheme to encourage pubs to offer a discount to CAMRA members on production of their membership card. The scheme is open to all pubs that sell real ale and can offer a discount of up to 20% on a pint of real ale. You can use the database available on the CAMRA website to find a pub near to you that is participating in the scheme.

Can I get discount on bottles of real ale in shops?

Some shops will provide discounts (usually 10%) on bottles of real ale to CAMRA members on production of their membership card. If you are a member of CAMRA contact your local branch to find out if there are any local shops that offer a discount. Supermarkets also offer promotions and discounts on real ales from time to time.

Can I buy beer straight from the brewery?

Some breweries enable you to buy beer straight from the brewery, either from the brewery tap or from the brewery shop. Often, this beer is supplied at a cheaper price than it is in shops and pubs. Visit Drink Real Ale from the Brewery, which provides details of breweries that provide draft real ale direct to the public. It can work out cheaper to take your own containers to fill with beer if the brewery is happy to do so (some will not do this because they believe their beer could be contaminated if the container is not clean enough). Others provide containers, sometimes free of charge, but usually for a small cost.

What benefits are available for CAMRA members?

There are a wide variety of benefits available for CAMRA members, including £30 of vouchers to use in a variety of pubs, up to 54% off the UK’s top attractions, 10% of Hoseasons holidays and Fred Olsen cruises, 20% off National Express coach prices and 10% off Cotswold Outdoor Clothing. Details of the wide variety of discounts can be found on the CAMRA website.

What other cheap food and drink is available?

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