Welcome...

to the website of Hull & East Yorkshire CAMRA! We are part of the Campaign for Real Ale, an organisaton of volunteers fighting for consumer rights within the pub-going sector. Our aims are to protect those consumer rights, to encourage the use of well run community pubs, and to promote the responsible enjoyment of quality real ale.

Locally we now have over 1100 members but we are always on the lookout for more people to help the campaign... and you could have a lot of fun whilst you're doing it! So if you enjoy real ale, good pubs and good company then why not join up? Visit the Main CAMRA Website where you can see the benefits for yourself.

What's Going On? Are you about to have a beer festival at your pub, or a meet the brewer night? Doing something out of the ordinary? Hull & East Yorkshire CAMRA would love to hear about it, but we won't know if you don't tell us! Please get in touch if you're doing something special and we'll do our best to let our members know about it. We have a Twitter feed, a Facebook group and mailing lists which can all be used to advertise and promote your events so what are you waiting for?

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Latest News...

Chilli Devil, Manor Street, Hull

We welcome an old friend of our beer festival Ian Ibbetson to the real ale scene with the opening of his own real ale and chilli bar. It is housed in the old cafe "The Brief' in Manor Street, near to Land of Green Ginger, we wish Ian every success.

Admiral of the Humber, Carr Lane, Hull

The Admiral of the Humber will be closed from 20th May until 23rd June for major refurbishment and the addition of a 22 room hotel above the pub. There will also be a new external beer terrace. There sister pub the Three John Scotts will be open as usual

Corn Exchange, Lowgate, Hull

Dexters@Ye Olde Corn Exchange has now reopened after a small refurbishment as the Corn Exchange. 4 real ales now on offer and food in the form of pies from Pieminister also available. We wish the new management team of Malcolm and Darron all the best in their new venture.
CAMRA card carrying members please remember to ask for your discount on real ale

The Malt House - Howden

New establishment has opened in Howden with opening hours 12:00 - 23:00, 7 days a week. It's a family run business in the heart of Howden offering a selection of food and drinks unique to the town with the menu changing through the seasons

The Bear Inn, South Cave

The Bear at South Cave has now been granted ACV status after the owners failed in there appeal against the nomination. See Pub Protection page for further details.

Up and Coming Campaigns




Mild In May - check back for further information






May is Cider Month - check back for further information




Community Pubs in April - A community pub offers the perfect social environment for all to enjoy. Whether you want a quiet pint after work, time with the family, a romantic meal or a game of darts with friends - a great pub should be able to adapt to the needs of the community
Community Pubs Campaign Community Pubs Month takes place to raise the profile of pub-going. We would like to encourage you and all of the community to pop into your local pub during the month to show your support. When the community and licensee work together it makes the local pub a thriving community asset and not one that sadly makes it on to the "21 that closes every week" list!

To find your community pub visit WhatPub or click on our Pub Guide on the left hand menu


The launch of the official 2017 City of Culture beers

Breeze, brewed jointly by Great Newsome and Yorkshire Brewing Company was launched on Wednesday 22nd March at the Minerva pub on Hull Marina by Martin Green from the City of Culture team. A report on the beers on offer is in the current edition of Pub Mirror (PM99) which you can read via our link on this page.

Hull Real Ale & Cider Festival 2017 - change of date

Due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to change the dates of the above festival, the press release below explains the reasons behind this decision

Hull Real Ale and Cider Festival Release

The annual Hull Real Ale & Cider Festival run by the Hull & East Yorkshire branch of CAMRA the Campaign for Real Ale, held at Holy Trinity Church has had to be rescheduled until later this year due to extensive improvement works taking place in the church.

The increasingly popular event, attendances have risen from 1400 in 2013 to 4200 in 2016, was originally scheduled to take place from April 27th to April 29th at the historic church but will now be held at the venue on a larger scale on November 16th, 17th and 18th.

The earlier dates would have clashed with interior works in the church as part of Holy Trinity’s £4.5m development project. Rescheduling the popular event until November will enable CAMRA to make full use of the greater space that will then be available in the remodelled nave.

Festival organiser Stewart Campbell said: “Regrettably we have had to reschedule the event, through no fault of CAMRA or Holy Trinity, but this gives us the opportunity to put on a bigger and better festival in November. The festival committee has been making preparations since last Autumn and can now concentrate our efforts on making this the best festival we have held. It will be even more extraordinary because the church will have been transformed into Hull Minster by then. The extra space in the church will enable us to have entertainment and more food and trade stalls. The beer will still be wonderfully cool in November. We can’t wait!”

For further information please contact Stewart Campbell, Festival Organiser 07500 543199 ku.gro.armac.lluh@riahC

Rev Matt Woodcock, Pioneer Minister, Holy Trinity Church, 07852 340616

Green Dragon, Beverley

We are pleased to tell you that the Green Dragon is now part of the members discount scheme, so CAMRA members with a current membership can claim a 20p discount on a pint of real ale on production of their membership card

Head of Steam, Trinity Square, Hull

The newly opened Head of Steam is offering 20p discount off a pint and 10p on a half on cask ales only for CAMRA MEMBERS. Don't forget to take your CAMRA membership card.

Festival News

This Years Hull Real Ale & Cider Festival is on 16th to 18th November 2017, again at the Holy Trinity Church, Hull. Check our Twitter and Facebook pages over the next few months for updates and of course this web site and the dedicated festival page:
Hull Real Ale & Cider Festival 2017

Sponsorship Packages 2017

Click on the logo to go to the Hull UK City of Culture home page

Local Festival News

Festival are being held at the following locations, please check our Local Beer Festival & Events page for further details, these festival are non-CAMRA events unless otherwise stated:

28th - 30th April - Driffield Beer & Cider Festival, Driffield Showground
17th June - Great Newsome Festivale, Great Newsome Farm, South Frodingham, Winestead - 1pm to 9pm
8th - 10th September - Stackhouse Bar, Hornsea

Please check our social media sites and website for updates.

Is your local holding a beer festival then why not ask the landlord/landlady/licensee to email the detail to us at ku.gro.armac.lluh@ofni

Regional CAMRA Beer Festivals

list for 2017 updated see Local Beer Festival page for more information.

Web Site updates:

Branch Contacts updated and PM99 added (see link below)
Home page updated with news from Cottingham and the 2017 Official beer launch - 24th March 2017
Full Cider POTY list added in Pubs of the Year page - 27th March 2017
Front page updated with up and coming campaigns and Local Festivals page updated - 28th March 2017
Pubs News updated, front page updated - 6th April 2017
Home page updated - 7th April 2017
Local Festival page updated - 19th April 2017
Branch Diary updated with GBG Survey trip dates for the year, Home page updated with latest news - 27th April 2017



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