The Good Beer Guide 2024 records loss of 60 breweries


The Campaign for Real Ale’s (CAMRA) Good Beer Guide celebrates its 51st edition this year and this  year the Guide, which surveys 4,500 of the best pubs across the UK, tells the story of an industry under threat. It finds that although it has recorded 82 new breweries, 142 have closed, and it says that this net loss of 60 breweries “is a worrying reminder that a lack of support from the Government means dire consequences for local businesses, in the wake of a cost-of-business crisis and the constant pressure of fuel bills.”

The cover and the foreword are by Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson, who shines a light on the cultural tradition of pubs, the importance of protecting the heritage, charm and welcoming nature of pubs and clubs, and not taking them for granted.

CAMRA Chairman Nik Antona said: “We’re honoured to have Bruce Dickinson pen the foreword for The Good Beer Guide 2024. As we enter our second half century of producing the Guide, there is no one better to introduce this year’s edition, and highlight what makes these institutions so worth visiting.

“The last few years have been an incredibly difficult time for the industry, and we need more support than ever before to keep our nation’s pubs and breweries open and thriving. I’d encourage everyone to use this year’s Guide to visit the very best pubs and breweries across the UK and support them for generations to come.”

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Category: Bar & Pub, Beer
Tags: CAMRA Good Beer Guide, Nik Antona, The Campaign for Real Ale