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Welcome to the website of the Swale Branch of CAMRA, The Campaign for Real Ale.

Swale Branch covers the Towns of Faversham, Sittingbourne and surrounding villages plus the Isle of Sheppey, postcodes covered are ME9 to ME13 inclusive.

If you want to find out more information about what is happening in the rest of Kent then please click on KENT WEBSITE displayed in the top menu.

 If you have any comments or suggestions for this website please contact the webmaster via the contact page.

SWALE ALE - The Free Magazine of Swale CAMRA

The Summer 2019 edition of Swale Ale can be downloaded by clicking on the front cover .....

What is Real Ale?

Real ale is a type of beer defined by its traditional production.

Also known as "cask conditioned" beer; the fundamental distinction between real and other ales is that the yeast is still present in the container from which the beer is served, although it will have settled to the bottom and is not poured into the glass.

Because the yeast is still alive, the process of fermentation continues in the cask or bottle on the way to the consumer ensuring a fresh and natural taste.

What is CAMRA?

  • Consumer group founded in 1971
  • Over 192,000 individual members
  • Exists to promote and defend full-flavoured and distinctive beers and protecting our pub heritage.
  • For consumer rights
  • Volunteer led
  • Not-for profit
  • Promoting responsible drinking
  • Funded by membership subscription

Would you like to find out more or join CAMRA?

CAMRA is a unique independent consumer organisation, run by our members. We're a not for profit body run locally and nationally by elected, unpaid volunteers. We aim to maintain consumer rights, promote quality, choice and value for money, support the public house and campaign for greater appreciation of traditional beers, ciders and perries.

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DISCLAIMER - The views expressed on this site are not necessarily those of the Campaign for Real Ale LTD. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information on this site is accurate and up to date, no responsibility for errors and omissions can be accepted.

TRADING STANDARDS - If you need to complain about a licensed premises in your area, for serving consistently short measures, not displaying price lists etc, then contact your local Trading Standards Office.
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