Westmorland CAMRA Home Page

Home page of the Westmorland Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale.

Westmorland CAMRA Pub of the Year 2015

The Orange Tree, Kirkby Lonsdale

Westmorland CAMRA is delighted to announce that their 2015 Pub of the Year is the Orange Tree in Kirkby Lonsdale.

It becomes the third pub in the branch to have won the award two times or more, congratulations to the team.

Westmorland CAMRA Pub of The Season Spring 2015

The Castle Inn, Kendal

At the same time it was decided to award the Westmorland CAMRA Winter 2015 Pub of the Season to the Castle Inn in Kendal.

Westmorland CAMRA Cider and Perry Pub of The Year 2015

Mortal Man, Troutbeck

The Westmorland CAMRA Cider and Perry Pub of the Year for 2015 is the Mortal Man at Troutbeck near Windermere. Many congratulations to the team there.

Westmorland CAMRA Pub of The Season Winter 2015

Duke William, Staveley

The Westmorland CAMRA Winter 2015 Pub of the Season is the Duke William at Staveley. Congratulations to the team there. The presentation will take place at the Branch meeting there on Monday 9th March.

CAMRA Super Regional Conference 28th Feb

There is to be a CAMRA North of England Super Regional on Saturday 28th February 2015. This will be held at Moorhouse's Brewery in Burnley. which is about half a mile from Rose Grove station, between 12:00 and 17:15.

The conference has been organised to allow members to understand more about how CAMRA operates, to contribute to how we deliver our key objectives and to provide feedback back to the executive.

It is expected that a group will be travelling from Westmorland branch using public transport. To register to attend, please go to http://www.camra.org.uk/super-regional-conference.

21st Westmorland Beer Festival

The 21st Westmorland Beer Festival was held at Kendal Town Hall between Tuesday October 7th and Saturday October 11th. If you came hopefully you had a good time, we did.

As it was the 21st birthday of the festival, there was a cake, here being cut by Tony and Ivor.

The provisional dates for next years festival are 29th September to 3rd October which is a little earlier in the year.

Cumbrian 5 Hop gets a Golden Silver

Hawkshead Brewery beer Cumbrian 5 Hop has won silver in the Golden Ales category at the Champion Beer of Britain Awards announced at the Great British Beer Festival. It was pipped to Gold in its category by Oakham Citra.

This is the first time for many years that a Westmorland brewery has won such an award, so congratulations to them.

The overall champion was Timothy Taylors Boltmakers Bitter with Oakham Citra the runner-up.

Lakes and Ale


Westmorland Beer Festival

Pictorial History of Kendal Pubs

Its Better Down The Pub

Good Beer Guide

Lake District Pub Walks