CAMRA Good Beer Guide

CAMRA Good Beer Guide


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The Good Beer Guide app is a service to help you find pubs in the UK that consistently serve cask conditioned real ale in good condition, as well as provide information about breweries and beers using information from the Good Beer Guide, UK's best-selling, independent guide to great beer and great pubs. With full reviews of 4,500 top pubs throughout the UK, as well as details of every real-ale brewery and their regular beers, the Good Beer Guide is published annually by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and now in its 40th year.

This is a free app with an optional annual subscription of £4.99 per year. Without a subscription the app will have limited functionality allowing you to find the nearest pub and brewery to you.

By signing into your account, the subscription features of app can be used on more than one device, and cross-platform, without additional cost. (so long as the app is installed on all devices).

The Good Beer Guide is created through the work of thousands of volunteer CAMRA members resulting in an annual publication containing the top 4500 pubs that consistently serve well conditioned real ale.

Simple to use, Good Beer Guide Mobile for iPhone offers the following features:

Complete entries for over 4,500 independently-selected urban and rural pubs, giving details of beer, food, opening hours, accommodation, transport links, pub history, disabled access, facilities for families and more. The entire content of the pubs and brewery sections of the Good Beer Guide 2013 book is included in the subscribed version.

Fully independent pub reviews, written by local CAMRA members.

Unique tasting notes for regular beers, written by trained CAMRA tasting panels. Any regular beers served at a pub have the full tasting notes about that beer.

All the information is in the app so there is no need to be online when you search for a pub or brewery. You only need to be online to download updates or search from an address / postcode.

The My Guide feature makes it easy to keep tasting notes, favorites, visited pubs, or your own review of the pub. Save your favourite pubs in My Guide, so you can quickly go back to them later.

Search from your current location, a postcode, place name or London tube station.

Interactive maps within the app help you find your way. Launch the full Maps application to get step by step directions.

Changes to pubs that are reported to CAMRA between editions are automatically updated in the app.

In this update, all customers who bought an edition of the Good Beer Guide Mobile before September 2012, can view the 2012 Legacy Edition. This will work even if you don’t have a subscription to the current Guide. When you activate the Legacy Edition; Favourites,Visited Pubs and Comments from the 2012 Edition will be retrieved.
Older Editions may be made available in a future version together with Favourites,Visited Pubs and Comments for each edition, providing that the app has not been uninstalled since.

This version requires Android 2.3 'Gingerbread' or higher. Most handsets from 2010 or later can be upgraded to 2.3 (including Galaxy S). Updates were pushed over the air by most operators to phones in 2011. Check the Android settings to see if an upgrade is available.

Good Beer Guide Mobile for iPhone is developed and published by Greenius Mobile.

Copyright © 2009-2015 Campaign for Real Ale Limited and Greenius Limited.

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Recently changed in this version

Breweries are included in searches.

Improvements to user interface.

Updated pub/brewery information.

Android Backup Manager should transfer account settings and My Guide when you reinstall or upgrade to a new Android phone/tablet.

Comments and ratings for CAMRA Good Beer Guide
  • (40 stars)

    by russ.giles on 23/08/2011

    Awful. Update fails to install. Multiple attempts; crashes, stalls and restarts. End result no Beer Guide!

  • (40 stars)

    by selstongreen on 05/08/2011

    Excellent, practical, responsive on my HTC Sensation. Works well for finding the best pubs nearby and I've had no bad experiences with battery.

  • (40 stars)

    by rorymacqueen81 on 30/06/2011

    I got this yesterday. It has worked twice but most times when you ask it to search for anything it goes to "Searching for pubs" or "Downloading list" or something, and stays like that doing nothing. Strange. Is this a phone problem (Motorola Flipout)?

  • (40 stars)

    by Clive P on 30/03/2015

    Hate apps asking me to turn on location services.I deleted it.

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    by Rob Jenkins on 28/03/2015


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    by Graham Holloway on 18/03/2015

    How do I get access to my account settings and My Guide after upgrading my phone? In the App Store it says: "Android Backup Manager should transfer account settings and My Guide when you reinstall or upgrade to a new Android phone/tablet" The native Android 'copy to new phone' using NFC did not do this. Which Android Backup Manager is being referred to, as there are so many? I have emailed sup

  • (40 stars)

    by David Bladen on 14/03/2015

    Says its a "taster" app. How can you try it out when virtually everything is locked?

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