About Ipswich & East Suffolk Camra
CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) is a national consumer campaign run to promote Real Ale and a greater awareness in local pub and responsible beer drinking issues.
The Ipswich & East Suffolk Branch is one of about 200 branches that exist in the UK and usually meets monthly on Tuesdays to discuss issues related to local brewers and local pubs. It also organises the Ipswich beer festival and supports the Museum of East Anglian Life's Stowmarket beer festival and the John Peel centre beer festival.
For branch committee and other information please see this page
The Ipswich & East Suffolk branch covers this area of Suffolk
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Our local news magazine is called Last Orders
Local branch campaigns currently include:
- Real Ale Runabouts: bus trips out to visit rural pubs.
- LocAle: promoting better availability of local beers in pubs
- Local beer festivals: supporting local brewers.
- helping local drinkers protect local pubs where the pub is treatened with closure
- Our branch Good Beer Guide and Pub of the Year rules.
- Access to local pubs for disabled drinkers.
- Other local campaigns.
The Camra Charter
Sets out the campaign's aims to:
- Promote the interests of regular pub-goers.
- Support the re-balancing of alcohol taxation to protect well-run community pubs, small brewers and traditional cider producers.
- Press for reform of beer tie arrangements to ensure a fair deal for consumers and allow local brewers to sell their beers to local pubs and to deliver a sustainable future for Britain's pubs.
- Seek to address issues of alcohol-related harm through a more targeted, nuanced policy approach that supports pubs which play a positive rôle in community life and provide a safe and responsible place to enjoy a drink.
Join the National Beer Scoring Scheme.
For more information about national campaigns, see the Camra website.