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

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

Upcoming events (5+)

Pub crawl of Sandwich (with optional walk)

The Crispin Inn

We will be visiting Sandwich with its medieval buildings, listed public houses, town walls and riverside walks. There will be a walking option of about one hour, weather permitting, for those who want to build up a thirst. We are going to walk through the town, along the river and then back round the town wall. We will then visit four of the best pubs in town before returning to Canterbury. If anybody wants to have something to eat we will be spending over an hour in the GBG listed Crispin Inn which does a wide range of food and snacks including a Caribbean menu, We are travelling by bus from Canterbury Bus Station and will be meeting at Bay D3 where we will catch a service 43 bus. For those who want to join the walk, we will catch the 10:56 bus. Those who want to miss the walk and join us at our first pub, The Crispin Inn, should catch the 11:56 bus which arrives at Sandwich Guildhall at 12:32. The Crispin Inn is about 6 minutes walk from the Guildhall. We will catch the 16:21 bus back which is due in Canterbury at just after 17:00. Those who want to join us during the pub crawl or to leave earlier or later should consult the Stagecoach East Kent web site for bus times. There is a frequent service. Similarly consult the web site for best fare options. The pub plan for the day is below with the walk beforehand between 11:30 and 12:30. For any further information, please contact John Hedington on [masked]. THE PUB PLAN The Crispin Inn 4 High Street CT13 9EA 12:35 - 13:50 The Admiral Owen 8 High Street CT13 9EB 13:50 - 14:30 The Mermaid's Locker 8 Cattle Market CT13 9 AF 14:35 - 15:20 The Red Cow 12 Moat Sole CT13 9AU 15:25 - 16:10

CAMRA Branch Monthly Meeting - Apr 2019

Marine Hotel

This is the monthly branch committee meeting which discusses branch activity and CAMRA business items. All CAMRA members are welcome to attend. Minutes from the previous meetings can be found by clicking on Discussions ( https://www.meetup.com/CAMRACanterbury/messages/boards/ ) above and selecting the appropriate link. Please see other events for branch social meetups. Find the Pub Information on https://whatpub.com

Pub crawl in Rye

The Globe Inn Marsh Rye

A visit to the charming historic cobbled town of Rye in East Sussex has been planned for Saturday 27th April, with visits to some of its best pubs and an option for lunch probably in the GBG listed Ypres Castle Inn which as the name suggests is next to the castle with a pub garden and fabulous views over the harbour. We will leave Canterbury at 10:42 and spend about 6 hours in Rye. The train journey is just over one hour with a change of trains at Ashford International and the fare if you have a discount card is £10-85 and £16-40 without a card. Return to Canterbury West will be at 19:00 or earlier if you wish to leave the pub crawl before the end. Below is the pub plan for the day; you can of course leave and rejoin the pub crawl at any time. Extra time at the Ypres Castle Inn allows you to visit the Ypres Tower (admission £4 and £3 for over 65's) and wander around the grounds and take in the views. We are going to try to book a table nearer the time at The Ypres Castle for anybody who wants to eat there. Food is also available at The Globe Inn Marsh for those who fancy an alternative. Details of all pubs can be found on WhatPub and pub menus for The Globe Inn Marsh and The Ypres Castle Inn can be found on their web sites. ITINERARY Sturry Railway Station dept. 10:37 Canterbury West Station dept. 10:42 Ashford International arr. 11:00 Ashford International dept. 11:24 Rye arr. 11:45 then 12 minutes walk to: Globe Inn Marsh 10 Military Road TN31 7NX 12:00 - 12:40 then 18 minutes walk to: Ypres Castle Inn Gun Garden TH31 7HH 13:00 - 14:00 then 6 minutes walk to: Rye Waterworks micro pub Tower Street TN31 7AT 14:10 - 15:00 then 5 minutes walk to: Standard Inn The Mint TN31 7EN 15:05 - 15:50 then 2 minutes walk to: Mermaid Inn Mermaid Street TN31 7EY 15:55 - 16:45 then 2 minutes walk to: George in Rye 98 High Street TN31 7JT 16:50 - 17:35 then 4 minutes walk to: Rye dept. 17:47 18:47 Ashford International arr. 18:09 19:09 Ashford International dept. 18:35 19:35 Canterbury West arr. 18:53 19:53 Sturry arr. 18:58 19:58 Return train fare from Canterbury West: No discount card £16-40 With discount card £10-85

CAMRA Branch Monthly Meeting - May 2019

Maidens Head

This is the monthly branch committee meeting which discusses branch activity and CAMRA business items. All CAMRA members are welcome to attend. Minutes from the previous meetings can be found by clicking on Discussions ( https://www.meetup.com/CAMRACanterbury/messages/boards/ ) above and selecting the appropriate link. Please see other events for branch social meetups. Find the Pub Information on https://whatpub.com

Past events (83)

Pub of the Year 2019 Presentation CHANGE OF DATE

The Tyler's Kiln Public House

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