WhatPub.com is a new website run by Camra, launched in September to be the definitive online guide to real ale in the UK. Whatpub.com features 47,000 pubs, about 36,000 of which serve real ale, following a two-year project by thousands of Camra volunteers nationally, who have gone out to gather information about local watering holes. And due to this effort, Whatpub.com can now be enjoyed by everyone.

Whatpub.com, which has been designed to automatically optimise for use on laptops, tablets and mobile devices, offers more than 30 different search fields, ranging from dog-friendly pubs to those that offer newspapers or live music, making it possible to customise results to each person’s individual preferences – excellent for when away from home for business or pleasure.

For example, if you fancy lunch out at the Turkey Inn at Goose Eye and want to check the times they are serving food, WhatPub has the answer.

Camra director, Andy Shaw, said: “Camra has developed WhatPub to be the ultimate online pub guide for all pub-goers.

“It may even help encourage people who have stopped using pubs regularly, since WhatPub will help them find the ideal pub to suit their needs.”

WhatPub entries are written by local Camra members and then approved by dedicated branch volunteers. A full entry offers a description and pictures of the pub, the address, opening hours, who owns it, lists the regular real ales they stock, states whether the pub offers guest beers, and highlights the pub’s main features, such as availability of food.

It also gives a map of where the pub can be located, sat nav reference, OS reference and highlights local transport available.

WhatPub does not replace the Good Beer Guide but complements it. The Good Beer Guide lists the best pubs from the quality of real ale angle; WhatPub aims to list every pub.

While Camra endeavours to keep all information correct, we are reliant on volunteers, customers and licensees checking the accuracy and sending feedback so WhatPub can remain up to date. For people without access to the internet, Keighley and Craven Camra is currently working with Bradford Council to provide a comprehensive printed guide to pubs in the Keighley and Worth Valley area, to be launched at the beginning of 2014.


There are plenty of upcoming events open to both Camra and non-Camra members.
 October 24-27, Keighley  and Worth Valley Railway Beer and Music Festival
 October 25-27, Beer Festival at the Swan, Addingham
 October 29, Improved Pub presentation at the Airedale Heifer, Sandbeds, from 8pm
 November 12, Crawl of Eastburn and Steeton – meet at The Nightingale at 8pm
 November 14-17, beer festival at the Brown Cow, Keighley