Launch of the Good Beer Guide 2016

Friday 11 September, 12 Noon until 7pm 

Small Bar in King Street, central Bristol (BS1 4DZ)


The Good Beer Guide is CAMRA's best-selling guide to Britain's 4,500 top real ale pubs and will be launched at the Small Bar, King Street, Bristol, BS1 4DZ from 12 Noon until 7pm on Friday 11 September 2015. 
The cover price of the Good Beer Guide is £15.99, but it will be available to card carrying CAMRA members at the discounted price of just £10. For the launch day only it will also be available to non-members that attend at the special, one-off promotional price of just £13.  

The GBG contains information about pub facilities for families and the disabled, history, architecture, food, accommodation, local places of interest... and, of course, the beer: the best pubs serving the finest real ale in the country. Unique to the Guide – a list of every brewery in the country, large and small, with details of all the cask-conditioned and bottle conditioned beers they brew, with professional tasting notes.              

There is also a full list of CAMRA’s National Inventory of Pubs – pubs with interiors of outstanding historic interest. Helping to save these pubs for posterity.

All entries are surveyed on a regular basis by CAMRA members. Other guides may only send a questionnaire and are never visited. There is no charge for entry into the Good Beer Guide.

An entry in the Good Beer Guide is a stamp of approval from CAMRA and the Bristol & District branch take this seriously. The number one consideration for entry is consistently good quality real ale. We endeavour to survey all year round to check on this and hold an open and democratic selection meeting. 

We certainly don't rest on our laurels, which is why there are new entries and deletions every year. These days there are many excellent real ale pubs in the Bristol & District branch area and competition is tougher than ever to secure a coveted entry in the Good Beer Guide. Some pubs will certainly be disappointed to find that they didn’t make it into this edition.


If you would like to assist us in our never ending quest to find the best real ale pubs, please come along to a branch meeting (see the Diary page for details). 


You can buy a copy of the Good Beer Guide from us at the launch, at a branch meeting or you can order one over the Internet from CAMRA by clicking here (link should be working soon!)


If you have any feedback about existing or potential Good Beer Guide pubs in our branch area you can email Martin Gray:


The selection process used by the branch to arrive at our Good Beer Guide entries is documented HERE