North London

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Local Pubs

The North London Branch looks after a large geographical area and, as a consequence, a large number of pubs. Want to find a Pub in North London? Not sure where it is? Then go to our on-line pubs database at Local online pub guide. Or try this one

Map of CAMRA NL Branch Pubs (Marked as OPEN) Green Tankard denotes REAL ALE available as at July 2022

Or try out

Quite a bit of this remains work-in-progress so we welcome news and pictures on pubs to get it more and more up to date but it should contain information on all pubs in the Branch area which we think sells cask beer. Send information to our Pubs Officer - see the contacts page.

You can also find historic information about WC1 here

WC1 Pubs

Pub News

Every two months, the North London Branch sends details of changes taking place to pubs in the Branch area to London Drinker magazine. Because of space constraints, it is not possible for LD to reproduce the submission in full but you can find it here

These updates cover all London CAMRA Branches.

CAMRA's LocAle scheme

A number of these are now members of CAMRA's LocAle scheme, details of which can be found here

LocAle Pubs

Each year we make Awards to pubs as, respectively

Pubs of the Season

Branch Chairman Colin Coyne (left) presents Paul Evans with the Award.

7th February 2020

Many pubs off the main drag are suffering with low awareness and footfall often leading to their closure but nothing can be further from the truth for the Colonel Fawcett! And it has been rewarded by winning the Award as the CAMRA North London Winter 2019/20 Winter Pub of the Season. Camden’s hidden gem wins local CAMRA award

Pub Awards - Pub of the Season

and our

Pub of the Year

Congratulations to The Queen's Head, Acton Street on winning the North London 2022 Pub of the Year Award. Full details click here

Pete Czubala manager at The Queen's Head (left) receives the 2022 Pub of the Year Award from Branch Chairman Colin Coyne.

details of past winners can be found here

Pub Awards - Pub of the Year

Asset of Community Value (ACV)

What is an Asset of Community Value (ACV)?

Under the Localism Act 2011, community groups in England can ask their local council to register their valued local pub as an Asset of Community Value (ACV). Once the pub has been placed on the Council's list of ACVs it will usually remain there for five years. If the pub goes up for sale, the community are offered 6 months to develop a proposal and raise money to bid for it, which is known as the 'community right to bid'. Designation as an ACV does not, however, restrict who owners can sell to, or at what price. It also does not affect an owner's ability to seek planning permission to change the use or redevelop a property after it has been designated. A list of ACVs for our branch pubs in Brent, Camden, Hackney, Haringey and Islington are listed below:

North London CAMRA ACVs

Want to get your local pub listed as an ACV?

Firstly, visit your local council's website and download the ACV nomination form. Contact North London CAMRA for advice: ku.gro.armac.nodnolhtron@noitcetorpbup. You can also download CAMRA’s guide on how to nominate a pub as Asset of Community Value (ACV):

Traditional cider and perry

It was not that long ago that only five pubs in the Branch area sold traditional cider and perry, now there are many more and details can be found here

Pubs selling Cider and Perry

Our 2020 Cider Pub of the Year is The Brave Sir Robin

It's the Award that counts! for more info click on

Trad pub wins CAMRA North London’s top cider pub award for the third time. Branch Chairman John Cryne (left) presents Assistant Manager Kieron with the 2019 Cider Pub of the Year Award.

CAMRA Discounts

CAMRA members can obtain benefits in a number of pubs across the Branch area, usually in the form of discounts against the cost of beer, details of pubs offering such a discount can be found here, remember you will need to show a valid membership card.

Discounts for CAMRA members

The North London Branch has produced a series of

Local Pub Guides

covering its area, details of which can be found by clicking here:

Local Pub Guides