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Camra launches online pub guide

The Campaign for Real Ale has launched it first ever national online pub guide, which aims to help the UK public find the best pubs to suit their needs.

Following two years of research by Camra volunteers and members the new website – – features 47,000 pubs, around 36,000 of which serve real ale.

The website allows people to search over 30 different fields ranging dog friendly pubs to those that offer newspapers or live music.

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.”

The website offers a full description of each pub including details of the regular ales served, whether the pub serves guest beers and other key features such as the availability of food. Users are also able to score the quality of the beer served in the pub.

Shaw added: “WhatPub differs from many other pub websites which are based on details provided by the person who owns the pub, who may be a little biased. I would like to thank the thousands of Camra volunteers for their time and effort in submitting these entries. It is this process that makes WhatPub totally independent.

“WhatPub has plenty more future planned developments but we are very proud of the website launched today and CAMRA hopes everybody will enjoy using it.”

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