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CAMRA West Cumbria Real Ale Guides

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CAMRA West Cumbria Real Ale Premises and Brewery Guides

Welcome to our website, through which we hope to bring to your attention, and guide you around a wealth of interesting, historical and picturesque real ale premises, and breweries located in West Cumbria, the Shangri-la of the Lake District. There are four branches of CAMRA (The Campaign for Real Ale) in Cumbria, namely Furness, Solway, West Cumbria and Westmorland.  This website covers the CAMRA West Cumbria branch area, bordered by Mawbray in the north, Waberthwaite in the south, Scales in the east, and the Solway and Irish Sea coast in the west. The area spans two council authorities, Allerdale and Copeland and covers c. 600 square miles.

Each premises and brewery has been surveyed by a branch member, however due to the extensive, largely rural nature of the branch area,  the entries may not always be up to date. The date of the Edition indicates the likely currency. CAMRA cannot accept responsibility for any errors or changes. You are recommended to check, using the contact details, before setting out to the more remote premises. Each guide has been placed onto this site in downloadable (PDF) format. These can be printed as A4 two side printed, full colour, double fold down to A6. If available, please set your printer to two side printing.

There are ten area guides in total, comprising “Cockermouth”, “Bordering Cockermouth”, “Keswick”, “Outer Keswick”, “Maryport, Aspatria & Solway Coast”, “Workington Area”, “Whitehaven”, “A5086 Rowrah to Egremont”, “A595 Hensingham to Gosforth” and “A595 Holmrook to Waberthwaite”. Reported changes will be placed on the “Updates” page and “new” editions. There is also a Brewery Guide. It is intended that this will offer locals and visitors alike detailed information on all our Branch real ale serving premises and breweries


Please assist us in keeping this data up to date by letting us have your observations and comments. Please use the Enquiry Form.

This page updated 23 August 2018.