Scotland & Northern Ireland Pub of the Year 2017


Congratulations to the Bridge Inn, Peebles, on winning this year’s Pub of the Year award for the Scotland and Northern Ireland CAMRA Region. The pub is one of 16 which will go forward to the national Pub of the Year award. Best of luck!

Good Beer Guide 2018

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Featuring 4500 of the best real ale pubs in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, the 45th edition of the Good Beer Guide was launched on 14 September 2017. The original independent guide to good beer and good pubs also lists every real ale brewery currently operating and their key beers. Read more about this year’s GBG here.

Champion Beers of Scotland 2017

The Champion Beer of Scotland awards announced at the 2017 Scottish Real Ale Festival are as follows:

Gold: Loch Lomond Silkie Stout
Silver: Cromarty Rogue Wave
Bronze (joint winners): Isle of Skye Young Pretender and Sulwath Black Galloway

Congratulations to all the winning breweries!

Pints of View Summer 2017 issue out now


The Summer 2017 issue of Pints of View is now available in real ale pubs throughout the branch area. This issue includes all the regular pub and brewery news, plus features on the Scottish Real Ale Festival, member discounts, and how pubs get in the Good Beer Guide. Look out for a copy in a pub near you.

Beer Scoring Time Again!


It’s time for us to collect beer scores again. These will be used, in November, to compile the hit list of pubs that will be considered for entry into the 2019 CAMRA Good Beer Guide.

Never done a beer score? - This is your chance to provide a view on the beer quality in the pubs you visit over the next 8 months and contribute to the process of selecting of pubs for the next Good Beer Guide. The more members that contribute then the more accurate the end result, so please don't just leave it to others. Just a few scores for your local pubs would be a great help, especially if you live outwith central Edinburgh.

See the Beer Scoring page for more information on how to submit beer scores.