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21st - 24th February 2018

Metropolitan Cathedral Crypt, Brownlow Hill (click here for map)




Weds 21st 6:00pm - 10:00pm £5*
Thursday 22nd 6:30pm - 10:30pm £7
Friday 23rd 12:00pm - 4:00pm £8
Friday 23rd 6:30pm - 10:30pm £10 (Entertainment) (SOLD OUT)
Saturday 24th 12:00pm - 4:00pm £9  (SOLD OUT)
Saturday 24th 6:30pm - 10:30pm £8 ( Entertainment)

The fabulous Brasswurst entertain you on Friday and Saturday night

*Wednesday night is free entry for CAMRA members and for non CAMRA members it is £5 (pay on the door). No Internet sales. No free beer vouchers and only a previous festival glass at

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On March 17th, 2018 the Liverpool CAMRA branch are organising a trip to Bowland Brewery!
This is a must-not-miss trip! But spaces are limited, so don't miss your spot and book now!
We have 33 tickets available. We will have 2 pickups/dropoff points:
Maghull Central Square Bus Stop, Westway, Liverpool, L31 0AE - 10.30am pickup. (expected dropoff 18.00)
The Ship and Mitre 133 Dale Street, Liverpool, L2 2JH - 11.00am pickup. (expected dropoff 18.30)
We would advise arriving at least 15 minutes before pickup to ensure you do not miss the bus.
We should arrive at the brewery about 12:30 and following
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Someone is going into pubs impersonating one of our committee members and asking for money for Good Pub Guide entries. We never go into pubs to collect money for anything. The Good Pub Guide is NOT a CAMRA publication. Entry into the Good Beer Guide is not bought but is decided via beer scores submitted by members into Whatpub. Merseyale adverts are NOT paid for in advance and we NEVER ask pubs for cash.

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Merseyale Dec 2017 COVER WEB 1Available to download, pdfMerseyAle December 201710.51 MB December 2017

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silhouetteFollowing the rebrand and crowdfunding project, Flagship Beer (formerly Ship & Mitre Brewing) are planning a bottle conditioned range. Pub stalwarts, Sublime (3.7% session pale) and Silhouette (4.5% dry Irish stout) will be joined by a new session porter and pale ale.

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Big Bog Brewery Big Bog Brewery in Speke now has a licensed bar and is due open at the end of January (actual date to be confirmed) on Fridays. Initially, it will open from 4-8pm and will serve beer from both traditional cask and key keg and hope to have at least 4 different beers available at each session.

They plan to advertise to business in the local area to raise awareness but the bar will be open to all. They have an active Twitter account (@bigbog) and will advertise their debut opening through this platform.

74, Venture Point West, Evans Road, Speke,

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The deadline for nominations for this year's Pub of the Year (POTY) competition has now passed.

The number of nominations cast, through various means, was slightly UP from last year.

Within both the city centre and the suburbs, over 40 different pubs were nominated. Although they didn’t make the shortlist on this occasion, I would like to give a special mention to the following pubs for the number of nominations they did receive, as they usually don’t get a mention….

Sanctuary Bar                                      Pi (Mossley Hill)

Augustus John                         Old Swan Ale House

Vernon Arms                                       Masonic (Garston)                                          

But, in no particular order,

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On Thursday 8th February, Liverpool & Districts branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) were informed of problems at the Lion Tavern in Moorfields. Since then members of the branch have been working to establish the facts. Heineken Star Pubs and Bars, the new owners of the pub, were contacted, and local media outlets have been informed.

At the time of the buyout, Heineken said that they would “work closely with the incoming licensees.” Star Pubs and Bars have also stated that, “rent will remain the same, and the vast majority of drinks currently stocked will remain available at

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Branch Diary

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CAMRA Members - Are you missing out

Take noticeLiverpool & Districts CAMRA keeps in touch with members on email on a regular basis: giving a synopsis on all beery events (both CAMRA and non-CAMRA) and special news such as pub awards, and reminders about branch socials and meetings.

We are keeping members up to date with what is going on within the branch without using CAMRA funds on snail mail letters.

Liverpool & Districts are keen to keep in touch. So, if you are a CAMRA Member and want to be kept up to date with what’s happening, both locally and nationally, please make sure that your email address is logged on the CAMRA website.

This is very easy to do:

  • Log onto the CAMRA website –
  • Click the Login tab and sign in with your membership number and password (your postcode).
  • Click the My Membership tab then click Edit your membership information.
  • Click Enter/Amend My Record. Edit and Save your changes.

Any problems? email the branch Membership Secretary 

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Members can use to search for details of pubs across the UK and then look up details such as opening times, descriptions, facilities and of course details of the real ale and cider on offer.

Contact Us

Liverpool & District CAMRA:

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