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)

Branch meeting, all welcome

Online event

Our monthly online meeting to discuss developments in the local pub and brewery scene. Please let us know if you have any news. There's quite a lot going on as we come out of lockdown, and we need to support pubs and breweries as much as we can.
Join us on meet.google.com/zib-zwta-zuj

Film on micropubs, premiere at Gulbenkian, discount for early booking

Here are the details:
My name is Syd Heather and I’m a freelance filmmaker from Kent. A few years back me and my colleagues Dan Eycott and James Coyne crowdfunded a micropub documentary and although covid interrupted our original plans to release last year, as micropubs and cinemas start to re-open, we’re also now ready to FINALLY share our film with an actual audience!

We’ll be hosting the film premiere of MICROPUBS - THE NEW LOCAL in Kent at The Gulbenkian on Saturday 12th June 2021. £10, or £5 for limited early bookings.

Considering all the above and the fact that we feature a number of Kent micropubs & microbreweries including The Butcher’s Arms, The Freed Man, Firkin Alehouse, Tankerton Arms, The Handsome Sam, The Dartford Jug, The Malling Jug, The Door Hinge, The Hackney Carriage, and Kent Brewery, do you think our documentary will be of interest to you and your members?

Tickets for the covid-secure screening are currently just £5 (discount applied at basket) and will include a Q&A with the core team. Martyn Hillier will also be in attendance and we’re trying to get a local microbrewery to support or sponsor the event in some way if we can.

We know Kent CAMRA members love micropubs and that’s why we wanted to host the first ever screening in the true birthplace and home of the micropub concept, so we’d love to share our film with as many craft beer enthusiasts in the country as possible.

You can find a trailer and all the event details here:

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