The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is an independent, voluntary organisation campaigning for real ale, community pubs and consumer rights. CAMRA was formed in 1971 by four men however now has over 150,000 members making it the most successful consumer group in Europe.

CAMRA supports real ale and well-run pubs and believe their continued existence play a critical social role in UK culture.

CAMRA is governed by a board of directors who are elected at AGM and work on a volunteering basis. We have over 200 branches across the UK, enabling members to campaign and socialise in their local area. CAMRA also has a professional staff of thirty people responsible for central campaigning, research, membership services, publishing, marketing, press and administration.

CAMRA is financed by membership subscriptions, sales of books and merchandise and proceeds from national and local beer festivals. CAMRA is a not for profit company, limited by guarantee.