West Suffolk

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Welcome to the West Suffolk and Borders branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA)

Website last updated 26th November 2020

CAMRA 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.
Our local branch has over 1000 members so why not join us at our monthyl branch meeting, see diary for details.


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26th November
Accessing your West Suffolk CAMRA website whenever and wherever you are has just become a lot easier as it is now "mobile friendly"
In these CORVID times your local news and stories are even more welcome than ever to help keep your fellow members entertained and up to date..
Please send us your news and comments by email to ku.ro.armac.kloffustsew@retsambew
Also your feedback or suggestions about the new website would be appreciated.


25th November
Due to CORVID restrictions it has not been possible to print and distribute the Suffolk and North Essex CAMRA Magazine LAST ORDERS so resourcefull as ever the magazines editor Nigel Smith has published an e-version which other than not containing any adverts is full of the usual interesting and informative information about the local CAMRA scene.
If you are missing your copy of download your own copy by clicking here E-Last Orders


3rd November 2020
During the second lockdown due to start on 5th November the government had said pubs would not be allowed to sell take-a-way alcohol but thanks to pressure applied by CAMRA and their members contacting their MPs in unprecidented numbers the government has announced sales will be now be allowed in a relaxation of planned lockdown rules in England as follows

-Alcolol can be collected by customers as long as they do not enter the premises

-Customers must order their drink via a website, phone or text message.
-Deliveries are also allowed.

See Coronavirus Update page for pub contact information .



Your local beer is under threat. The Government is set to increase the tax paid by some small independent breweries in the UK. This could lead to brewery closures and less choice at the bar for you. CAMRA has joined calls for the Government to think again – we need your help to persuade them that this is bad for UK brewing and bad for consumers. You can help by signing the petitition. More info click here

*** 7 September 2020 *** The first of what is hoped will be quarterly Branch newsletters has just be published and circulated to members. A copy can also be downloaded from the 'Members Area' of this website

12 August 2020
West Suffolk CAMRA organising committee had hoped to be able to reschedule our beer festival for later in the year but regrettably due to the ongoing CORVID-19 situation the decision has been taken that this years festival will not now be able to take place and is therefore formally cancelled

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Also on this page Nostalgia "Pubs we have lost" Branch TwitterPub WalksDisclaimers

Want some nostalgia?
Some interesting recollections (well for us oldies anyway) just in about The Griffin from someone who used to manage the pub/restaurant back in the 1960s. Check it out on our Nostalgia page


Walk No. 1 Thurston-Pakenham-Thurston

This easy circular walk takes you through varied Suffolk countryside and villages and past three real ale pubs.
What more excuse do you need?
For more information see Pub Walks page or click here


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