The Campaign for Real Ale celebrates its 50th anniversary this week.
The Campaign for Real Ale celebrates its 50th anniversary this week.

17 of Wakefield, Pontefract and Castleford's top pubs - according to the experts

The Campaign for Real Ale celebrates its 50th anniversary this week.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 3:39 pm

The group was started in a pub in Kerry, Ireland, when four friends, on a drinking holiday, united in their opposition to the growing mass production of beer and the homogenisation of the British brewing industry.

Interest in CAMRA spread rapidly, and within two years, more than 5,000 people had joined up, while by 1991, membership reached 30,000.

It is now the largest single-issue consumer group in the UK, with more than 170,000 members across more than 200 branches.

And to celebrate CAMRA’s golden jubilee, here are 17 pubs in the district that are featured in the Good Beer Guide.

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