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See below for details of some of CAMRA's current campaigns (click on title to view more details on CAMRA website) :-

With pubs closing at a rate of 31 every week, CAMRA is working harder than ever to support local pubs through these difficult times.Well-run pubs play an invaluable role at the heart of their local communities, providing a safe, regulated and sociable environment in which people can enjoy a drink responsibly and interact with people from different backgrounds. CAMRA's own research shows that 84% of people believe that a pub is as essential to community life as a shop or post office.

The British pub is a unique institution; although most other countries have alcohol outlets of some kind, none of them offer the combination of social drinking, tolerance, conviviality and atmosphere you find in the traditional pubs of this nation. Nor, of course, are you very likely to find hand pumped real ale outside these islands. Drinking proper beer at a beer festival or at home is all fine and dandy but few would disagree that the best place to savour a pint is in a good pub.

Our historic pubs, especially our historic pub interiors, are under continuing threat from inappropriate alteration or even complete closure. CAMRA has developed a National Inventory of the most precious of our true heritage pubs, along with Regional Inventories of other pub interiors worthy of both protection and celebration.

CAMRA campaigns nationally and locally for high quality real ales in clubs. Many clubs already serve real ale, and indeed CAMRA has its own awards scheme for clubs serving a range of real ales in good condition.

CAMRA campaigns to promote and protect Britain's historic brewing industry, and since 1971 has helped save many breweries from closure, as well as encouraging new breweries to start up production.CAMRA launched its LocAle campaign in 2007 to encourage more pubs to stock locally brewed real ales. The LocAle scheme now has over 125 CAMRA branches participating with thousands of pubs accredited.

CAMRA supports the production of real cider and perry, and campaigns to highlight the amount of choice available to consumers.

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