Westmorland CAMRA Home Page

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

Westmorland CAMRA Club of the Year 2014

Westmorland CAMRA is delighted to annouce that our club of the year is the Netherfield Cricket Club in Kendal. Congratulations to all concerned.

Westmorland CAMRA Pub of the Year 2014

Completing the set this year is the George and Dragon at Dent which has added the CAMRA Westmorland Pub of the Year 2014 to its growing list of awards. Congratulations to Gary and his team.

There were joint runners up in this years award, namely the Riflemans Arms in Kendal which was also runner up last year, and the Hawkshead Brewery Beer Hall in Staveley

Best Beer in the North West

Cumbrian Five Hop by the Hawkshead Brewery has won the Champion Beer of the North West award at the Manchester Beer & Cider Festival.

Westmorland CAMRA Cider Pub of the Year 2014

After reaching the last four of the CAMRA National Cider Pub of the Year in 2013, The George and Dragon in Dent has followed up this success by winning the Westmorland CAMRA Cider Pub of the Year for 2014. Congratulations to Gary and his team.

Westmorland CAMRA Pub of The Season Winter 2014

Gilded Lily, Ambleside

Westmorland CAMRA are pleased to announce that their Winter 2014 Pub of the Season is the Gilded Lily at Ambleside. Congratulations to all concerned.

Pubco Petition

CAMRA has launched a petition calling on the Government to stick to its promise of reforming the giant pub companies.

To register your support go to www.pubscandal.org.uk.

Bowness Bay Waterbird

The Bowness Bay Brewery has launched a new Wheat Beer called Waterbird in support of the Waterbird Project. The beer is 4.5% ABV and a few pence from each pint or bottle will go to the project.

The Waterbird project is seeking to build a fully working replica of the original plane, which on the 25th November 1911 on Windermere became the first plane to successfully make a flight from water in Britain.

George & Dragon National Cider Pub Runner-Up

The George and Dragon in Dent is officially one of the four best Cider and Perry Pubs in the Country. Having won the Westmorland Cider and Perry branch pub of the year award, it has gone on to win first the Cumbria, then West Pennines and then Super Regional stages to make the final four where it has now been annouced as a runner-up. Congratulations and well done to Gary and his team.

2014 CAMRA Good Beer Guide Available

The new 2014 CAMRA Good Beer Guide is now available, listing the best Real Ale establishments in the United Kingdom. For your copy either follow the link on the right hand side of this page, or contact Tony Jackson.

Lakes and Ale


Pubco Petition

Pictorial History of Kendal Pubs

Its Better Down The Pub

Good Beer Guide

Lake District Pub Walks