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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.

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Click on relevant logo above for branch pubs participating in the LocAle and Discount Schemes.

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 search bar

LATEST NEWS

Latest update 17/8/15. Pages updated - Home -  Meetings & Socials

PLEASE NOTE: Due to a change of management the September branch meeting has been moved to Hogarth's, Ilkeston 8.00pm start.

FACEBOOK UPDATE. The new Facebook page is now operating.

Please use this link. Could I please ask all members to like the new page to give us maximum publicity. Thanks.

  PUB OF THE YEAR 2015

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 APRIL 2015

Saturday 25th April saw a branch social  to the Mapperley and Carlton area. Pictured above was the first port of call Duke of Cambridge, Woodborough Road.

                               

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: webmaster@erewash-camra.org with a current contact email address for your premises. Thanks in advance.

BEER SURVEYING

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 subjects:- Beer Surveying information / CAMRA Branch Awards

Please 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 racheldavis99@btinternet.com

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