CAMRA is divided across the whole of the UK into Regions; these Regions are then split up into individual Branches. Barnsley Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is in the Yorkshire Region, within the administrative county of South Yorkshire, and is one of four branches in that area. Barnsley's Membership has now reached over 470.
The aim of the Barnsley CAMRA website is to give the reader information on the activities of Barnsley CAMRA as well as news on beer, pubs and events in our area. We hold regular Branch meetings, trips to pubs and breweries and other social events. We are part of a national organisation that aims to promote real ale and cider, as well as preserve the traditional British Pub. Nationally, the campaign as of March 17th 2013 stands at 147,874 members and is growing month on month. Click on the CAMRA logo on the top right-hand-side to find out more information on the organisation nationally.
On the 12th December 2012, members of Barnsley CAMRA joined in the Mass Lobby of Parliament. We had a meeting with Michael Dugher (MP for Barnsley East) where he supported our campaign and bought us a beer at the Strangers Bar. His website notes our visit (you will need to scroll down) and so does the blog pages from Linda.
Yorkshire CAMRA Newsletter of the Year 2007 and 2009
The newsletter has been Barnsley CAMRA's voice to the drinking public since 1983, and the archived PDF copies are being uploaded and will soon all be online from 1983.
use the menu or follow this link to our archived editions where all our current BARs are available to view. To see our current issue, just click on the image.
Feedback and Web Forms
If you have any comments about the Barnsley CAMRA website or any comments on pubs or breweries in the Barnsley area you can contact the branch by using the Web forms on the left or use the Contact Us link at the foot of the page. The Web forms are also used for nominations for Pub of the Season and Pub and Club of the Year as well as voting for Good Beer Guide entries.
If you are a CAMRA member in the Barnsley area; why not join us at one of our branch meetings, socials or survey crawls. If you are not a member you are more than welcome to join us on most of our events. On the right is a list of the next events coming up. Details of all our local events are listed on the Socials page.
If you are thinking of joining the campaign, click on the Join CAMRA link at the foot of the page to find out more.
Barnsley Branch Contact:
Margaret Croft is the first person to contact; Margaret will help you if possible or put you in contact with someone who can help with your particular query. Margaret's phone numbers are - 01226 714492 (H) 07734 155792 (O2 Mobile).
You can find her email address and other contacts information by using the Contact Us link at the foot of the page.
If you would like to contact CAMRA HQ, you can email email@example.com or visit camra.org.uk or phone 01727 867 201
While you browse the site you may notice that our pages end with the shtml extension as well as php instead of the more familiar html or htm. The editor has opted to use Server Side Includes (SSI). If used properly, the SSI can help make pages more responsive and as is the best for a volunteer run site, can even help make maintaining the site an easier task.