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Rutland CAMRA

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Motion for Rutland and Leicestershire to have separate entries in Good Beer Guide to be voted on at CAMRA AGM.
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Hopefully, you have now received your copy of April's What's Brewing, it arrived on the dark side of the A1 today.

Our motion to gain independence in the Good Beer Guide is on page 11 and whilst we are the last motion to be considered that may well bode well for us.

All I need now is some support, I will ask Leicester & Hinckley CAMRA Branches to help out, but some closer to home support will help – big time.

If you can’t make it, then on page 13 there is a proxy from that will enable you to obtain a proxy Vote.


Jon Whowell Chairman Rutland CAMRA

Welcome to Rutland CAMRA

Formed in 2008, we were formerly a sub branch of Leicester CAMRA, we became a full branch in July 2011.

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is an independent consumer organisation whose major objectives are to maintain consumer rights and choice with regard to UK beer and pubs. We are a voluntary organisation with over 145,000 members and have been described as the most successful consumer group in Europe. CAMRA promotes good quality real ale and pubs, as well as acting as the consumer's champion in relation to the UK and European beer and drinks industry.


Welcome message from our Chairman

Welcome to Rutland

Thank you for visiting our website, we are a small branch but very active and friendly.

I have taken over, on an interim basis, as Chair from Graham Proud who has moved out of the County along with his partner Lisa James, our esteemed and respected Treasurer, they are now running the Free Trade Inn in Sileby – well worth a visit

So again welcome, welcome, welcome to our website and hopefully our beautiful County. We have around 60 pubs, 2 breweries. We are easy to get to being in the heart of England. So get here when as soon as you can – a warm welcome awaits you.

Rutland CAMRA became a fully independent branch 3 years ago and we have kept the CAMRA flag flying by arranging our own Rutland CAMRA Beer Festival in Oakham, this year its 18-20 July more is on this site. We supply volunteers to neighbouring Branch’s festivals; we have a number of survey trips and social visits throughput the year and would love to welcome you to these.

Our Membership is maintained around the 120 mark, we would love to increase this you can join by going to . Our Real Ale pubs are very popular and we hope to get more customers to help us keep their pubs alive.

So please enjoy your visit to our site and if you need more information go to

We may be small in area but we are a very active Branch and we look forward to meeting you.

Jon Whowell

Chairman Rutland CAMRA

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Last updated 29th March 2014