Welcome to the website for the West Suffolk and Borders branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) which is financed by membership subscriptions, sales of books and merchandise and proceeds from national and local beer festivals. CAMRA is a not-for-profit company, limited by guarantee.
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The event we've been waiting a whole year for is nearly here




Wednesday 18th to Saturday 21st April
Wed, Thurs, Fri 12.00-23.00 hrs Sat 12.00-21.00 hrs
Venue: The Apex, 1 Charter Square, Bury Saint Edmunds IP33 3FD
Click here for Transport and Parking information

90** Real ales from East Anglia
52** Real ales from around the UK
23** Ciders and Perries

For detailed beer and cider lists including downloads click here

Bottle Beer Bar with beers from around the world
Free Soft Drinks for drivers

NEW this year our "Top Shelf Lounge" with live Acoustic Music on Wednesday/Thursday from 5.00pm to 9.00pm,
Friday 12.00 noon to 10.30pm and Saturday from 12.00 noon to 8.00pm

"Guess the Hops" competition for a chance to win an exclusive private tour of Greene King's Westgate Brewery with the master brewer.

Admission £3 for non CAMRA members

The Festival in Numbers (Subject to availability)

10.5 The beer with the highest ABV% at this years festival

23 The number of real ciders and perrys

75 The number of real ale breweries represented

142 The total number of individual real ales in cask at this years festival

512 Miles - The furthest distance a Real Ale at our festival has to travel to be here

11,088 - The number of pints of Real Ale from cask available

*All beers and ciders are subject to availability

Volunteer artWe are looking for volunteers to help with all apsects of our festival.
If you would like to help even for a few hours download the volunteer form here

*with proof of membership **real beers and ciders are subject to avalability

Does your community need help to save or run a community pub?
The Plunkett Foundation will have an advice stand at the festival, for more info. see https://www.plunkett.co.uk/

For more on events happening in Suffolk see http://www.suffolktouristguide.com


We are just about to have a "Pub walks" page on this site but East Anglian Daily Times have beaten us to it. So if you can't wailt to try a pub walk take a look at this link http://www.suffolkmag.co.uk/8-suffolk-walks-with-cosy-pubs-along-the-way-1-5297830 If you know of a great walk that passes near a great pub please get in touch, see contacts page


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