What we're about

Canterbury, Herne Bay & Whitstable is one of 200 local CAMRA branches, covering the three main towns in the area plus outlying villages.

As well as supporting CAMRA's national and local campaigns, the branch has an active social calendar. We also hold monthly meetings to discuss CAMRA business, always at a pub in the branch area.

The branch area is home to the Kent Beer Festival (http://www.kentbeerfestival.com/) and we organise the CAMRA Cricket Tents at Kent County Cricket Club’s annual Cricket Weeks, held in Canterbury and Tunbridge Wells. See Cricket Tents (https://www.meetup.com/CAMRACanterbury/pages/21639342/Cricket_Tents/)

For our latest news, or If you have photos or information to share, then head over to our Meetup discussions (https://www.meetup.com/CAMRACanterbury/messages/boards/).

If you are visiting the branch see Public Transport (https://www.meetup.com/CAMRACanterbury/pages/21639372/Public_Transport/)

If you are not from the Canterbury, Herne Bay & Whitstable area, find out about your local CAMRA branch by visiting CAMRA near you: http://www.camra.org.uk

All Canterbury, Herne Bay & Whitstable Branch (CAMRA) members are encouraged to Join Us on Meetup so that you can RSVP for events, participate in discussions, and receive our branch news. If you wish to limit Meetup to only our branch emails follow the guidance here: http://bit.ly/CAMRACHWPrivacy

Find us on social media: Facebook (http://facebook.com/CAMRACanterbury) page or twitter @CAMRACanterbury

Join to learn about real ale but, most of all, to have some good social fun.

Upcoming events (2)

Visit to White Cliffs Festival of Winter Ales!

Dover Town Hall

We visit this great beer festival in the historic Maison Dieu at Dover every year. Warning: all beers are 5% and above! Most of us go on Friday. For the Friday visit, we suggest the 1322 train from Canterbury East. The festival is a 5 minute walk from Dover Priory station. There are 2 trains an hour for travelling back to Canterbury. Some members will be travelling by the 15 bus (about 3 per hour) from Canterbury Bus Station. The festival is about 5 minutes walk from the Pencester Road bus station. Admission is free to card-carrying CAMRA members. For non-members, it's £5 Friday and £2 Saturday. The beer list is available on Facebook. If you are going on Saturday, we usually reserve a table in the main hall for Canterbury branch and friends. Don't go too late or the selection of beers may be a bit limited. The festival is open on Saturday from 1030 to 1800 (unless the beer runs out first)

Annual General Meeting and social

Victoria Hotel

At our AGM we review the past year, and elect a committee. We urgently need people to stand as committee members, especially as social secretary (to coordinate socials) and pub protection officer (to keep an eye on planning applications). All the other posts are also open to anyone interested. Contact us if you need more information. Guests are welcome. The Victoria has plenty of parking round the back, and is on several bus routes. Both the Canterbury stations are within walking distance.

Past events (117)

Herne and Herne Bay Pub Crawl

The Butchers Arms

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