Licensees find out about CAMRA

Resources given to Punch licensees
Some of the resources given to licensees attending the workshop

An award winning pub in a Worcestershire village brought together a director from the UK’s largest beer and pub consumer organisation with licensees from the UK’s largest Pub Company.

The workshop held on 23rd February 2017 at the Coach & Horses in Harvington near Evesham (2016 Worcestershire CAMRA pub of the year) was run for Punch Taverns, the UK’s largest pub owning company. Developed and run by Brett Laniosh who has set up an independent beer consultancy, it showed licensees how to work with CAMRA to benefit both their pubs and consumers alike.

“CAMRA has so many great resources and materials that licensees can use to help them in their business and this workshop was a great way to show licensees the support available at a local, regional and national level from the organisation”, Brett explained.

As well as taking away publicity materials and key information licensees were shown the free online pub guide WhatPub?. Licensees were largely unaware of the site and were shown full details of their pub in the guide including photos. Other areas of the workshop included, the National Beer Scoring Scheme and how pubs are selected for the Good Beer Guide, the Champion Beer of Britain, branch magazines and the benefit of joining the organisation.

David Pawson, Head of External PR & Communications, Punch Taverns said, “Brett was a pleasure to work with through the process of organising the workshop, and the delivery was excellent and engaging. Brett has a very good knowledge of the Beer and Pub industry which showed through on the day and we hope we can work together again in the future.”

Attending the workshop were licensees from the Nottingham Arms in Tewkesbury, Black Swan in Henley in Arden, Plough & Harrow in Leamington Spa, Sportsman Rest in Cardiff, Prince Albert in Stroud, Horse & Jockey in Sedgley, the Queens Head in Meriden and managers from Punch Taverns.