A Celebration

We are blessed with excellent pubs, clubs and brewers that form a key part of the culture of County Durham. We have learned, more than ever, how important our pubs and clubs are at the centre of our communities. We are celebrating being back in them, the excellence they offer and the communities they are at the heart of.

A number of pubs and clubs are directly joining in by offering real ale and particularly locale during the celebration. A list of those joining in and the ales/events they are offering can be found on our website via this link: https://www.camradurham.org.uk/celebration

The branch is also offering competitions that will be advertised via email and social media during the celebration, with prizes on offer!

The celebration is from Friday 8th October, opening with real ale crawls in each of Sedgefield, Bishop Auckland, Chester le Street and Durham City. It ends on the 17th October. 

Welcome to the official website for the Durham Branch of CAMRA.

CAMRA Durham represent CAMRA across most of County Durham leading local campaigns to save our real ale pubs, clubs and breweries, and campaigning for a fair deal for real ale drinkers. We are also responsible for organising the annual CAMRA Durham Beer Festival. This is usually held after the August Bank Holiday in Durham City and showcases real ales from both local and national brewers along with a number of real ciders and perries. More information on the Beer Festival can be found on our sister site http://www.durhambeerfestival.org.uk/. Run by a committee of volunteers, we meet on a monthly basis in pubs around the Branch area to discuss local and national matters as well as general Branch business. These meetings are open to all CAMRA members. We also hold regular social gatherings where members can get together without the formal business of the monthly meeting. More information on the Branch, committee and our activities can be found here on our website.