Hull & East Yorkshire

Campaign for Real Ale

Welcome to the Website of the Hull & East Yorkshire Branch of CAMRA

About the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA)

CAMRA is considered one of the most successful consumer organisations across Europe. Founded by four real ale enthusiasts back in 1971, today we represent beer drinkers and pub-goers across the UK.

Our vision is to have quality real ale, cider and perry and thriving pubs in every community. Our mission is to promote and advocate:

the production, availability and consumption of quality real ale, cider and perry

pubs and clubs as social centres and part of the UK’s cultural heritage

the benefits of responsible social drinking

We do this by supporting and encouraging the beer and pubs trade by running beer festivals, lobbying Government for change, running numerous awards and developing bespoke pub finders and guides.

There’s plenty for everyone, whether you’re a dedicated campaigner, a beer connoisseur looking to learn more about beer or just want to meet up with friends in your local. Why not join the beer movement?.

Branch Area Map

Branch Area Map

The Branch Area is shown on the above map, with the boundaries shown in green A larger size map, that is downloadable, is available on the members page.

Branch Open Meetings 2023

Branch Open Meetings are held every other month on the first Thursday of the month. Except for March when the AGM (members only) will be held. They will commence at 7.30 pm, and finish at no later than 9.00 pm. This gives time for a social to take place after the meeting has finished.

THURSDAY 2nd November 2023:

The next open meeting will be held on THURSDAY 2nd November 2023, in the upstairs room in the George Hotel, Land of Green Ginger, Kingston upon Hull.

The meeting will provide members with the opertunity to vote on the nominations for the Good Beer Guide (GBG) 2025.

The meeting will commence at 7.30 pm and finish at 9.00 pm latest. A social will then be held until 10 pm.

The branch has recently held open meetings in the following pubs:

New Clarence
(Charles Street, Kingston upon Hull)

Station Inn
(Beverley Road, Kingston upon Hull)

White Harte
(Alfred Gelder Street, Kingston upon Hull)

(Willerby Road, Kingston upon Hull)

George Hotel
(Land of green Ginger, Kingston upon Hull)

Minerva Hotel
(Nelson Street, Kingston upon Hull)

The branch has also held committee meetings in the following pubs:

Scale & Feather
(Scale Lane, Kingston upon Hull)

Alexandra Hotel
(Hessle Road, Kingston upon Hull)

All are excellent pubs with a good range of real ales, and we are very grateful to the licensees for accommodating us.

Good Beer Guide (GBG) 2025 - Voting on the Nominations

Branch Pubs of the Year 2022

City (Kingston upon Hull)

Winner: Hop & Vine (Albion Street)

Runner-up: White Hart (Alfred Gelder Street)

Other Finalists: Alexandra Hotel (Hessle Road), Minerva Hotel (Nelson Street), St John's Hotel (Queen's Road), and Station Inn (Beverley Road)


Winner: Centurion Arms (Brough)

Runner-up: Monks Walk (Beverley)

Other Finalists: Chequers (Beverley), Dog & Duck (Beverley), Green Dragon (Beverley), and Hed'On Inn (Hedon)


Winner: Goodmanham Arms (Goodmanham)

Runner-up: Hugh Fitz-Baldric (Cottingham)

Other Finalists: Barrel Inn (Walkington), Beech Tree (Kirk Ella), and Ship Inn (Dunswell)

Village POTY 2023: Presentation of a framed certificate by Geoff Gaunt - Branch Chair (right), to Vito & Abbie Loggozi, the owners of the Goodmanham Arms in Goodmanham.

Photograps kindly provided by Stewart Campbell.

Branch Committee

November 2023: The Branch now has six Committee Members, and two Acting Committee Members.

Click on Contacts in the LH margin for the names and email addresses

Vacancies on the Branch Committee:

Secretary - Partly covered in an acting position by Alan Canvess

Pubs Officer - Kingston upon Hull

Pubs Officer - East Yorkshire (East)

Pubs Officer - East Yorkshire (West) Partly covered in an acting position by Jonathon Royle.

Pub Protection Officer

So, if you are a local CAMRA member, please consider applying for one of the vacant voluntary positions. If you are interested, or require more information, please contact Alan Canvess (Acting Branch Secretary). Email: ku.gro.armac.lluh@yraterces


In January 2023 there were 820 CAMRA members living in the Hull & East Yorkshire Branch area, which basically covers the HU postcodes, but we are always on the lookout for more people to help the campaign...... and you could have a lot of fun whilst you're doing it! So if you enjoy real ale, good pubs and good company then why not join up?
Visit the Main CAMRA Website where you can see the benefits for yourself.

Web Site updates:

Contacts Page last updated:
6th November 2023 by Alan Canvess
Home Page last updated:
6th November 2023 by Alan Canvess
Members Area Page last updated:
6th November 2023 by Alan Canvess

Committee Changes

Two committee members retired earlier this year after giving years of service to the branch:

Peter Fleming (Treasurer and Membership Secretary)

Jon Major (Pubs Officer - Kingston upon Hull)

The branch is very grateful to them, for the time and effort that they have put in over the years.

Save our Pubs

CAMRA campaigns to save pubs from extinction.

The value of pubs cannot be overstated. The pub and beer industry supports nearly 900,000 jobs in the UK and contributes £23.6bn to the UK economy annually.

CAMRA commissioned research from Oxford University which found that people who have a local pub are happier, have more friends and feel more engaged with their local communities. Many pubs help provide space for the local people to meet, tackle loneliness, and strengthen the local community.

Pub Mirror

Click on image to go to Pub Mirror 113

Committed To Cask Award

If you are a CAMRA member and you want to nominate a pub in the Hull & East Yorkshire Branch area for consideration for a future Committed To Cask award, please send your nomination to ku.gro.armac.lluh@yraterces