CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2024: The 16 Manchester pubs featured including Society and Smithfield Market Tavern

There are loads of Greater Manchester pub and breweries recognised in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2024

Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has released its annual Good Beer Guide for 2024 and it features a whole range of pubs and breweries from across Greater Manchester.

Each year, the pub and brewer consumer organisation surveys 4,500 of the best pubs across the UK and compiles them into a handy guide for beer and ale fans to explore.

In total, there are 159 pubs featured in Greater Manchester, including 36 new entries, and 60 breweries, including three new ones. It also states that nine breweries have closed since the last edition.

The Good Beer Guide is also a useful tool to assess the state of the UK’s pub and brewing industry. In the UK overall, there are 82 new breweries, but 142 have closed, which CAMRA say is a worrying reminder of lack of support from government in preserving these local businesses, which have suffered greatly during the cost of living crisis.

CAMRA have also pointed out the “unlawful demolition” of some pubs, calling the loss of the Crooked House in Himley a “national scandal.”

At the same time however, there are 910 newly featured pubs, which offers some hope for the industry.

The forward of the book has been written by none other than heavy metal icon Bruce Dickinson from Iron Maiden. In it, he stresses the cultural tradition of pubs in the UK and urges readers not to take them for granted.

CAMRA Chairman Nik Antona said: “The last few years have been an incredibly difficult time for the industry, and we need more support than ever before to keep our nation’s pubs and breweries open and thriving. I’d encourage everyone to use this year’s Guide to visit the very best pubs and breweries across the UK and support them for generations to come.”

Here are all 16 Manchester pubs featured in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2024.

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