North West Yorkshire Camra

Branch News

OCTOBER – The Richmond Ale Festival at our new venue in the Richmond Cricket Club is this Friday 7th & Saturday 8th, click here our beer & cider list for the festival.

SEPTEMBER – Congratulations to the George & Dragon, Hudswell for winning this year’s Yorkshire Pub of the Year!! There were 18 nominations from the Yorkshire branches, so an amazing achievement, well deserved and a great success. Keep up the good work and the beer flowing.

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AUGUST – Well done to the Holly Hill Inn, Richmond for winning the August monthly award.

Congratulations to Darlington branch for winning this year’s Social Day and thanks to The Stanwick, Aldbrough St John for a great spread and use of their pub. Next year…..

JULY – Well done to the Richmond Cricket Club, Richmond for winning the July monthly award.

JUNE – Well done to the Richard III, Middleham for winning the June monthly award.

MAY – Well done to the Bishop Blaize, Richmond for winning the May monthly award.

APRIL – Well done to the Castle Tavern, Richmond for winning the April monthly award.

A big thank you to Billy our bus driver for the past years for branch meetings and survey trips who has sadly moved away, we all wish you the best of luck in sunny Portugal.


MARCH – Congratulations to the George & Dragon, Hudswell for winning our Pub of The Year 2016 award.

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Congratulations to Pennine Brewery for winning our Brewery of The Year 2016 award.

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Well done to the Little Tanner, Northallerton for winning the March monthly award.

FEBRUARY – Well done to the Hendersons Bistro, Aysgarth for winning the February monthly award.

JANUARY – Well done to the Fox & Hounds, West Witton  for winning the January monthly award.

DECEMBER – Well done to the Oddfellow Arms, Northallerton for winning the December monthly award.

NOVEMBER – Well done to the Truefitts Tap, Northallerton for winning the November monthly award.

Recent Awards

Recent Monthly Commendations

August 2016 – Holly Hill Inn, Richmond

July 2016 – Richmond Cricket Club, Richmond

June 2016 – Richard III, Middleham

May 2016 – Bishop Blaize, Richmond

April 2016 – Castle Tavern, Richmond

March 2016 – Little Tanner, Northallerton

February 2016 – Hendersons Bistro, Aysgarth

January 2016 – Fox & Hounds, West Witton

December 2015 – Oddfellow Arms, Northallerton

November 2015 – Truefitts Tap, Northallerton

October 2015 – George & Dragon, Hudswell

September 2015 – Golden Lion, Northallerton

August 2015 – Friar’s Head, Akebar

Recent Pub of the Season Winner

Winter 2015/Spring 2016 – Wheatsheaf, Borrowby

Summer/Autumn 2015 – Golden Lion, Leyburn

Winter 2014/Spring 2015 – Tithe Bar, Northallerton

Summer/Autumn 2014 – Cover Bridge Inn, East Witton

Winter 2013/Spring 2014 – Three Horseshoes, Wensley

Branch Hops



The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) was founded in 1971 and has been campaigning for real ale, pubs & drinkers’ rights ever since. CAMRA has over 200 branches around the UK and all our activities are led by volunteers. Our members give up their own time to work with pubs in their area, host beer festivals and campaign on a variety of issues.

CAMRA’s Key Campaigns

CAMRA members have chosen 4 main campaigns to concentrate over the next year to 18 months.

The key campaigns are:

1 Stop tax killing beer and pubs
2 Secure an effective government support package for pubs
3 Encourage more people to try a range of real ales, cider and perries
4 To raise the profile of pub-going and increase the number of people using pubs regularly
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