North London

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

50th Birthday Awards

CAMRA was founded by four beer lovers in 1971. Over the next couple of years, its membership grew and branches began to form all over the country including here in London where the North, South and West London branches were formed. So we are commemorating the occasion by a number of initiatives celebrating pubs.

Back in 1973, there were only around 115 premises recorded as selling real ale in London. Although that number has grown many fold, sadly only three quarters of the original number still exist and are selling cask. But the fact that there are still some and that these pubs are one of them is a cause for celebration.

So we are delighted to present certificates to the pubs for selling cask beer both in 1973 and 2023. A real landmark.

The Engineer, Camden Town

Happy management team accept their Award

The Lansdowne, Camden Town

An Award worth winning.

The Spread Eagle, Camden Town

Branch Chairman Colin Coyne presentsthe Award for 50 years of real ale..

The Island Queen, Islington

Manager Conor happily accepts his Award.

Manager Conor receives his Award.

Carpenters Arms, Fitzrovia

A former Wenlock Brewery pub in Fitzrovia accepts its Award.

Craft Beer Co. Covent Garden

The White Hart Covent Garden

Colin Coyne Branch Chairman (right) presents the Award to the pub.

The Flask Hampstead

The Old Nick

Pub of Pubs 2023

CAMRA’s North London Branch’s has been running its Pub of the Year Competition since 1993. The Branch is now in its 50th year and so they thought it would be great to celebrate pubs by running a Pub of Pubs’ Competition. This featured all the pubs that have won the Pub of the Year over the thirty years the Competition has run. CAMRA members voted the Pineapple, in Leverton Street the winner, followed by the Southampton Arms in Highgate Road.

Click HERE for the full details

Pineapple - Pub of Pubs 2023 - Colin Coyne and Pineapple staff