CAMRA LocAle is a new accreditation scheme to promote pubs that sell locally-brewed real ale.
What are the objectives of LocAle?
- To improve consumer choice due to more locally brewed real ales being available in pubs
- To help local brewers sell more real ale allowing them to expand, benefiting the local economy and real ale choice
- To reduce "beer miles" resulting in less road congestion and pollution
- To increase tourism as successful local brewers give the area greater distinctiveness and therefore tourist appeal
- To help pubs to thrive due to the wider availability of local real ales in pubs boosting the number of pub visits
In short CAMRA LocAle is about consumer choice, local jobs, supporting a sustainable environment, creating local distinctiveness and promoting local pubs.
Which are locally-brewed real ales?
Whether a given real ale qualifies as locally-brewed is determined by the distance from the pub to the brewery. The Coventry & District branch has chosen a distance of 30 miles.
Which pubs will be accredited?
A pub will be accredited when the Coventry & District branch has established that a pub consistently serves well-kept real ale (by being in our branch online pub guide) and that at least one locally-brewed real ale is on sale at all times.
What pubs are accredited right now?
Here are the pubs that have been accredited to date LocAle Pubs .
|Pub||Image||Address||Post code||Brewery (Beer miles)||Whatpub or other links|
|Broomfield Tavern||14-16 Broomfield Place||CV5 6GY||Church End (15), Froth Blowers (20)||Whatpub details:The Broomfield|
|Burnt Post||Kenpas Highway||CV3 6AW||Purity (22)||Details Burnt Post|
|Byatt's Brew house bar||Unit 7-8 Lythalls Lane Industrial Estate Lythalls Lane||CV6 6FL||Byatt’s (0)||Byatt's Brewery-Bar details|
|City Arms||1 Earlsdon street||CV5 6EP||Byatt’s (4), Purity (25)||Details City Arms|
|Cosy Club||Cathedral Lanes Shopping Centre, Broadgate||CV1 1LL||Warwickshire (10)||Cosy Club|
|Criterion Theatre||Berkeley Rd South||CV5 6EF||Byatt’s (5), Church End (16)||Details Criterion Theatre|
|Drapers||Earl Street||CV1 5RU||Purity (25)||What Pub Details Drapers|
|Gatehouse Tavern||46 Hill Street||CV1 4AN||Byatt’s (4), Church End (14), Kendrick’s (14), Church Farm (12)||Details Gatehouse Tavern|
|Hearsall Inn||45 Craven Street||CV5 8DS||Byatt’s (4) Church End (15)||Details Hearsell Inn|
|Old Windmill||22-23 Spon Street||CV1 3BA||Byatt’s (4)||WhatPub Details The Old Windmill|
|Open Arms||Daventry Road||CV3 5DP||Purity (23)||Details Open Arms|
|Rainbow||73, Birmingham Road, Allesley||CV5 9GT||Purity (29)||Details The Rainbow|
|Red Lion||Ansty Road||CV2 2EY||Purity (29)||Details Red Lion|
|The Golden Cross||8 Hay Lane||CV1 5RF||Byatt’s (4) Church End (14) Warwickshire (10)||Whatpub details The Golden Cross|
|Twisted Barrel Brewery & Tap House||Fargo Village Far Gosford Street||CV1 5ED||Twisted Barrel (0)||Details Twisted Barrel Brewery|
|The Tin at the Coal Vaults||1-4, The Canal Basin, St Nicholas St, Coventry||CV1 4LY||Byatt’s (Bottle Conditioned Beers) (3)||http://thetinmusicandarts.org.uk/|
|Albany Club (entry policy may apply)||10 Earlsdon Street Street||CV5 6EG||Byatt’s (4)||Albany Social Club|
|Almanack||Abbey End North Kenilworth||CV8 1QJ||Purity (18)||Details Almanack|
|Clarendon Arms||44 Castle Hill Kenilworth||CV8 1NB||Purity (18)||Details Clarendon Arms|
|Green Man||Warwick Road Kenilworth||CV8 1HS||Purity (18)||Details Green Man|
|Old Bakery||12 High Street Kenilworth||CV8 1LZ||Byatt’s (9), Purity (18), Churchend (20), Slaughterhouse (6)||Whatpub details The Old Bakery|
|Malt Shovel||Lower End Bubbenhall||CV8 3BW||Church End (20)||Details Malt Shovel|
Other pubs will be accredited in the near future.
How to find out if a pub is accredited?
Accredited pubs will have a distinctive sticker in the window and perhaps posters on the wall ...
and will use pump clip crowners to help identify the local brews on sale.
Updates to the list of accredited pubs will appear in future editions of PintSides.