LocAle

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 .

Coventry Pubs
PubImageAddressPost codeBrewery (Beer miles)Whatpub or other links
Broomfield Tavern14-16 Broomfield PlaceCV5 6GY Byatt’s (4), Church End (15), Froth Blowers (20)Whatpub details:The Broomfield
Burnt PostKenpas Highway CV3 6AWPurity (22)Details Burnt Post
Byatt's Brew house barUnit 7-8 Lythalls Lane Industrial Estate Lythalls Lane CV6 6FLByatt’s (0) Byatt's Brewery-Bar details
City Arms1 Earlsdon streetCV5 6EPByatt’s (4), Purity (25)Details City Arms
Cosy ClubCathedral Lanes Shopping Centre, BroadgateCV1 1LL Byatt’s (4), Warwickshire (10) Cosy Club
Criterion Theatre Berkeley Rd SouthCV5 6EFByatt’s (5), Church End (16)Details Criterion Theatre
DrapersEarl StreetCV1 5RUPurity (25)What Pub Details Drapers
Gatehouse Tavern46 Hill StreetCV1 4AN Byatt’s (4), Church End (14), Kendrick’s (14), Church Farm (12)Details Gatehouse Tavern
Hearsall Inn45 Craven StreetCV5 8DSByatt’s (4) Church End (15)Details Hearsell Inn
Old Windmill22-23 Spon StreetCV1 3BA Byatt’s (4), Sperrin (10)WhatPub Details The Old Windmill
Open ArmsDaventry RoadCV3 5DPPurity (23)Details Open Arms
Rainbow73, Birmingham Road, AllesleyCV5 9GTPurity (29)Details The Rainbow
Red LionAnsty RoadCV2 2EYPurity (29)Details Red Lion
The Golden Cross8 Hay LaneCV1 5RF Byatt’s (4) Church End (14) Warwickshire (10)Details The Golden Cross
Twisted Barrel Brewery & Tap HouseFargo Village Far Gosford StreetCV1 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/
Warwickshire Pubs
Almanack Abbey End North Kenilworth CV8 1QJ Purity (18) Details Almanack
Clarendon Arms44 Castle Hill Kenilworth CV8 1NB Purity (18)Details Clarendon Arms
Green ManWarwick Road Kenilworth CV8 1HS Purity (18) Details Green Man
Old Bakery12 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.

List under development