• CAMRA Kernow

    The Cornwall branch of the Campaign for Real Ale.


    Campaigning to protect the beers and pubs you love!

  • CAMRA Kernow

    Dedicated to supporting Cornwall's pubs and breweries.

  • Beer Fests!

    We're hosts of Falmouth Beer Fest. Cornwall's largest festival of real ale.

Join the Campaign for Real Ale today... membership has loads of great benefits and can cost less than a pint a month! CAMRA now has over 160,000 members nationally! Could you be the next?


... and what we do...

Founded in 1977

CAMRA Kernow is the Cornwall branch of the Campaign for Real Ale.

Supporting Local Pubs

Helping to protect the pubs & beers you love is at the heart of what we do.

Falmouth Beer Festival

We host Kernow's largest real ale fest in Falmouth every October.

St.Ives Beer Festival

We also host Falmouth's smaller sister real ale fest. Held late May/early June.

Newsletters & Guides

We publish several local town pub guides plus our newsletter 'One & Ale'.

Having Fun

We're a sociable lot who like a drink. Join us to enjoy brewery trips & more.

One & Ale Online

As well as being available for free in Kernow's pubs our newsletter is also downloadable in ePub format.

Grab the latest issue now to view via your computer, smartphone or tablet's eReader.


Handy Stuff

Some useful links.


The country's most comprehensive pub database, www.whatpub.com Hosted & maintained by CAMRA.


Help us to keep track of what's good (or bad!) by returning your findings via CAMRA's National Beer Scoring System.


Find out more about the Campaign for Real Ale. Visit our organisation's main website, www.camra.org.uk.

Social media

Discover CAMRA Kernow on your favourite social media streams. Find us on Facebook, Twitter & Google+.

Our Local Guides

CAMRA Kernow pub guides are available for Falmouth and for Newquay and can be found, for free, in the region's bars, hotels, B&Bs and guest houses. We're aiming to publish more guides as time allows and a St.Ives version is already in the pipeline.

Meet the C'mitty

Unpaid volunteers, all, we are a small team with great skills (or so we like to muse when we're 'in drink').

See the faces behind the campaigning.


Branch Chair

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Gerry Wills

Vice Chair (acting Chair)

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Ann Burnett


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Clint O'Connor


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Steve Willmott

Membership Secretary

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Gerry Wills

Beer Festival Organiser

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Jan Wills

Beer Festival Secretary

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Steve Willmott

Editor, One & Ale

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Chris Mason

Advertising Co-ordinator, One & Ale

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Steve Barber

National Beer Scoring System Co-ordinator

I manage the collection and analysis of scores of beer quality from CAMRA Members for pubs in Cornwall to help us select pubs for the Good Beer Guide.

Steve Barber

Tasting Panel Chair

I run the CAMRA Tasting Panel for Cornwall to provide Tasting Notes for Cornish beers in the Good Beer Guide and nominations of Cornish beers for the Champion Beer of Britain competition.

Rod Davis

Pubs Officer

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Fran Brennan

Press & Web Officer

For all things related to publicity and web-chimpery, look no futher. If you have any beery news (or if you've found a gremlin on the website or our social feeds) give me a shout.

Doug Polman

Social Secretary & Festival Ents Organiser

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Chris Riley

Young Members' Representative

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Phil Barry

Branch Contact

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Linda Dopson

Apple (Cider) Representative

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Diary Dates

CAMRA & non-CAMRA Events
(click event titles to add to your own diaries)


A lovely bit of footage from our 2014 St.Ives Beer Festival. With many thanks to Cornishpastyman1 for ace film work.

Our Festivals

Our ale fests are always well-supported, with Falmouth Beer Festival being the largest event of its kind in the county. Each has dedicated social streams enabling fest fans to keep fully up to speed. In addition, we have our own Fest App, which provides sortable beer lists, notes on festival champions and much more, all streamed straight to your device.


St.Ives Beer Festival

Thu 28th

Sat 30th


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Falmouth Beer Festival

Thu 22nd

Sat 24th


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Latest News

Adventures in beer... and other tittle tattle.

January 2015



Stop Pub Closures!

CAMRA is pressing the Government to act now to help save pubs in light of the latest figures…

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New Website

The long-awaited revamp of CAMRA Kernow's website has happened at last…

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December 2014



Grand Opening of Driftwood Spars Brewery & Shop

CAMRA Kernow members enjoyed a trip to celebrate the opening of the new brewery and shop at the Driftwood spars, St.Agnes. Pete Martin (the brewer) showed us his newly-refurbished two-storey brewery building…

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Last Call for the Christmas Party

CAMRA Kernow branch members, if you haven't yet booked for our 2014 Christmas knees-up…

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News in the stream

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