We are one of over 200 local branches of the Campaign for Real Ale.

Our branch area covers Renfrewshire and Inverclyde, from Inverkip in the West to Clarkston and Eaglesham in the East, and Greenock in the North to Uplawmoor in the South.

The Branch now has almost 400 members, from an ever increasing number nationally, currently standing at over 175,000. As a local group, we concentrate on local issues relevant to Real Ale

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We survey local pubs for inclusion in the best-selling independent guide to good beer and good pubs, the Good Beer Guide. This is published annually by CAMRA, and covers the whole country, allowing you to find good Real Ale wherever you are.

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We support the CAMRA LocAle initiative, which promotes pubs selling Real Ale produced locally (within 30 miles). We maintain a list of LocAle Breweries and a list of LocAle Pubs.

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We actively monitor the local planning applications for those that may lead to pub closure, and where appropriate add weight to those opposing such moves. Pubs are closing countrywide at an alarming rate, often resulting in a particular area losing all of its pubs, resulting in the loss of an important heart of that community.

About CAMRA

If you are a CAMRA member, you are welcome to get involved in any of the activities mentioned above, particularly meetings and social events. If you are not a CAMRA member yet, please see the Join page for even more reasons why you should join! Or at the very least, come along to one of our meetings or events and see what you're missing!

Awards

We present awards to local pubs and publicans in recognition of their excellence. Principally that is the branch Pub of the Year.

Beer Festival

We organise Paisley Beer Festival, the biggest beer festival in Scotland, held in April each year.

Socials

We also have regular monthly meetings plus a varied programme of social events and brewery tours.