CAMRA Books is the publishing arm of the Campaign for Real Ale. We publish books on beer, pubs, brewing and beer tourism. We published the first Good Beer Guide in 1974, and this annual title has gone on to become the UK's best-selling independent beer and pub guide, with a print edition, mobile app and e-book now available.
Our list continues to grow, with over 30 books in print and exciting new titles being added all the time. Our books are available for customers to purchase direct in the CAMRA Shop and are distributed to booksellers around the UK and beyond. Stockists include Amazon, Waterstones, WH Smiths & many more.
The Pub Manifesto, A Comedian Stands Up For Pubs
18 pubs close per week in the UK. Award-winning stand-up and pub aficionado James Dowdeswell – who grew up in a West Country pub – believes humour is the best way to make the plight of the pub public and to generate a response. To source the roots of the problem and to help crystallise what makes the perfect pub, James dissects, discusses and waxes lyrical on every aspect of pub culture. Dowdeswell's conversational prose style means reading this book is like sitting down with the author and discussing your ultimate pub over a beer.