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Ipswich and East Suffolk

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Welcome to the Ipswich and East Suffolk branch of CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale

About Us
Founded in 1974, The Ipswich and East Suffolk Branch is one of around 200 in the UK and meets every few weeks to discuss matters around local pubs, breweries and real ales. We also jointly organise the
Ipswich Beer and Cider festival and Real Ale Runabouts, as well as supporting the Festival of Beer and Brewing at the Food Museum in Stowmarket. We also arrange various social events throughout the year.
Branch diary

Pubs in our branch area

Details of all the pubs in the area we cover.

Brewers in our branch area

Information about our local breweries.

Branch Contacts
Real Ale Runabouts

We run monthly bus trips to visit pubs around Suffolk (and beyond). This is a list of our planned trips.

All trips will leave Tower Ramparts bus station (layby near Cricketers) at 11.15am. Cost is £13 – Tickets from Ipswich Buses Enquiry Office

Good Beer Guide / Pub of the Year selection process

Our process for selecting entries to the Good Beer Guide and our annual pub of the year awards.

Branch members can register their nominations/votes on our online voting system (only available during the nomination & voting periods).

Pubfinder Android apps

We have Android apps mapping all the pubs in our branch area (and the rest of Suffolk). One shows all open pubs, the other shows over 2100 former pubs.

Last Orders Magazine

Last Orders is a free local CAMRA magazine written, printed and distributed across Suffolk and North East Essex. It has been distributed since 1978. The editor is always keen to receive news of any pub changes, forthcoming beer festivals, new local brewers or new beers from local brewers.

Other local CAMRA branches

Links to our friends in nearby areas.