Heart of Warwickshire
Campaign For Real Ale
The CAMRA LocAle scheme was created in 2007 by CAMRA's Nottingham branch who wanted to support their remaining local brewers following the closure of Hardy & Hansons, and is a way of increasing the sale of local real ales in "local" pubs.
The term "local" is defined as up to 30 miles in the Sustainable Communities Act, with anything further not being considered "local", thereby giving rise to potential complaints to trading standards.
Along with other branch areas however, Heart of Warwickshire opted for a maximum of 25 miles as "local", ensuring that it "feels local" to the drinker. Real ales from regional and national brewers can also be considered alongside the smaller breweries and micros, providing they are brewed within this "local" area.
Unfortunately there have to be some conditions to gain accreditation into the scheme. A pub needs to:
The list of Locale pubs in our area is under review.
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