CAMRA LocAle is an initiative that promotes pubs stocking locally brewed real ale. The scheme builds on a growing consumer demand for quality local produce and an increased awareness of green issues. The criteria for the LocAle distance varies per region – in London the brewery must be within 30 miles (about 50 km) of the pub.
The CAMRA LocAle scheme was created in 2007 by CAMRA’s Nottingham branch which wanted to support the tradition of brewing within Nottinghamshire following the demise of local brewer Hardys and Hansons.
When you see the LocAle pump-crown in a South East London pub, this indicates that this ale has travelled less than 30 miles from the brewery, many of which are in the South East London area. Some of these breweries are quite small but all are brewing their own unique beers and need our support.
Joining the Locale Scheme
If you are a pub within South East London you can participate in the LocAle scheme by contacting the branch. Pubs that always serve at least one real ale brewed within 30 miles can join the scheme.
To join this free scheme, please contact your Branch LocAle coordinator – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full details can be found in the CAMRA LocAle Scheme section on the national CAMRA website.
Current LocAle Pubs
Please click here to view a list of the pubs currently accredited to the Locale scheme in the South East London branch area.