The Thanet Branch of CAMRA : Campaign for Real Ale
Thanet CAMRA is one of over 200 CAMRA branches across the UK - it covers the three main towns in the area plus the outlying villages. As well as supporting CAMRA's national and local campaigns, the branch holds meetings to discuss CAMRA business, always at a pub in the branch area, as well as regular social events like pub walkabouts. All members are welcome to attend branch meetings and social events. The branch also organise the popular planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival. As well as this website you can follow the branch on facebook & twitter.
The Thanet Branch has been in existence since September 1975. It covers the eastern tip of the county of Kent, an area known as the Isle of Thanet. The island comprises the towns of:
Margate - a popular seaside resort home to the world's first heritage amusement park, Dreamland and the Turner Contemporary Gallery.
Ramsgate - with it's beautiful harbour, marina and sandy beaches.
Broadstairs - the seaside town famed for it's association with author Charles Dickens. Dickens lived at Bleak House, a large mansion that overlooks picturesque Viking Bay.
Branch publishes a Loop Pub Guide to promote using public transport to visit pubs
The branch has over 500 members, many who help with the branch's annual Easter Beer festival. A quarterly magazine, The Ale of Thanet, is published and distributed via local pubs, as is a guide to pubs located on the 'Thanet Loop' bus service.
Thanet Pubs offering discounts for card carrying CAMRA Members
- NauticAles (Ramsgate) will provide a CAMRA meeting hub on Saturdays between 12 and 3pm where they will offer 50p off a pint (Ale and Cider)
- Harbour Arms (Margate) will offer 10% off a pint anytime
- Old Bay Alehouse (Minnis Bay) 20p off a pint on Saturday lunch time
- Wheel Alehouse (Birchington) 20p off a pint on Tuesday
- The Tap Room (Cliftonville) 20p off lunchtime Monday and Tuesday
- Bake and Alehouse (Westgate) 20p off all day Tuesday
- London Tavern (Margate) 30p off on Tuesday
- The Fez (Margate) 20p off all day Monday
- Lifeboat (Margate) 50p off real ale Sunday
- Chapel (Broadstairs) 50p off real ale Sunday
- The Bottle Shop Off Licence Birchington on Sea - 10% off
- The Corkscrew Off Licence Westage on Sea - 10% off
Offers are correct as of 24th June 2019 - they may be withdrawn or altered at anytime please ask when ordering.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WHILST WE RECOVER FROM THE FIRST PHASE OF COVID-19 WE RESPECTFULLY ASK ALL MEMBERS TO
DECLINE ASKING FOR OR ACCEPTING ANY OFFERED DISCOUNTS - EVERY PENNY COUNTS IN THESE VERY DIFFICULT TIMES
TO HELP KEEP PUBS AFLOAT -Added 30/7/20