The East Hampshire Branch is part of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), and we support their aim to:
Protect and improve consumer rights
Promote quality, choice and value for money
Support the public house as a focus of community life
Campaign for greater appreciation of traditional beers, ciders and perrys as part of our national heritage and culture, and,
Seek improvements in all licensed premises and throughout the brewing industry.
CAMRA is an independent, voluntary organisation with over 100,000 members and have been described as the most successful consumer group in Europe, acting as the consumer's champion in relation to the UK and European beer and drinks industry.
We are part of the Wessex Region of CAMRA - see their website here...
Further details of CAMRA's work can be found at the "National CAMRA" link on the left.
You can join CAMRA using the "Join Us" link on the left.
Here is a dynamic map of the pubs in our East Hampshire area : Our Branch pubs
OR click on the "What?ub" link on the left and type in "East Hampshire" in the search box.
Our Branch Area
CAMRA East Hampshire's area now covers the "GU34" area that was previously incorporated as part of the Surrey Hants Borders branch.
Formed as a sort of sub-branch in 2001 from a lead taken by the late John Bodiam, we have supported the Surrey Hants Borders branch during the various campaigns and good beer guide selection activities.
But to be honest, the branch was really too large to be managed effectively as a single entity and therefore in 2010 it was agreed to reduce the size of the branch by forming this new one. With two branches instead of one resources and campaigning time can be more focused on local issues.
So after a flurry of the inevitable red tape and a few meetings, here we are!
During this period superb support was provided by the Surrey Hants Borders committee and by CAMRA especially John Buckley, Wessex Regional Manager. On behalf of East Hampshire branch, I would like to pass on my sincere thanks to everybody who supported this initiative.