CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) in the Erewash Valley
started in 1996, when a small group of like-minded real ale
enthusiasts met at the Good Beer Guide listed pub The Dewdrop in
Ilkeston. Their aim was to form the Erewash Valley branch of
CAMRA in a real ale area that was largely neglected by the
neighbouring branches of Nottingham and Derby.
We began life as a Nottingham sub-branch until May 2000 when we
branched out independently, growing from strength to strength
until we can now boast a branch membership of over 1,000 members,
a steady rise year on year.
Now - I can hear a number of you asking "Where is the Erewash
Valley?" - well, if you are a canal enthusiast you would
probably know but for those of you who are not, then the easiest
explanation would be that the area covered by our branch is
approx. 11 miles from North to South and 4 miles from East to
West lying along the valley of the Erewash Canal. This is
between Nottingham and Derby in the County of Derbyshire with
the M1 running up the middle of it and includes Long Eaton,
Ilkeston and Heanor.
Further details of all our branch meetings and social events can
be found on the MEETINGS "N" SOCIALS page of this website.
Click on relevant
logo above for branch pubs participating in the LocAle and
Click on logo to go to What Pub site. To list all real ale pubs
in the branch area please type Erewash Valley (CAMRA) in the
Latest update 25/5/15. Pages
updated - Home - Meetings & Socials - Pub News.
Muirhouse Brewery is
taking over the Last Post in Derby. See
Pub News for further
Ilkeston will see the
opening of a new micropub the Burnt Pig on 28th May. See
PUB OF THE YEAR
Wednesday 6th May 2015 saw the presentation of the
pub of the year to the Dewdrop, Ilkeston. New branch chairman
Chris Freer is pictured making the presentation to Kimberley
with Jack and Phil looking on.
BRANCH SOCIAL 25th
Saturday 25th April saw
a branch social to the Mapperley and Carlton area.
Pictured above was the first port of call Duke of Cambridge,
PUB OF THE SEASON
March 2015 saw the presentation of the winter pub of the season.
Pictured presenting the award was retiring Branch Chairman Kevin
February saw a social to the lesser frequented pubs of Ilkeston
organised by Michael and Carole Golds. The photo above was taken
in the Little Acorn which although a little of the main routes
is well worth a visit.
FOR THE ATTENTION OF PUB LANDLORDS AND
MANAGERS IN THE EREWASH VALLEY CAMRA BRANCH AREA. To update our
contact database it would be appreciated if you could email:
a current contact email address for your premises. Thanks in
What is Beer Surveying? What is involved? How do Pubs get into
the Good Beer Guide? How do I vote and rate by Ales? The
following two articles will give you more details n both these
Beer Surveying information /
CAMRA Branch Awards
submit your Beer scores using the
National Beer Scoring
Website or by emailing with your Name, CAMRA Membership
Number, Pub Name, Name of drink and score to