LocAle is a campaign which aims to promote local brewers and to help the environment at the same time by keeping the distance travelled between pub and brewery small. LocAle was devised by the Nottingham CAMRA branch in 2007 following the demise of local brewer Hardy & Hansons. Since then CAMRA has rolled out the scheme on a national basis, and our scheme was launched in August 2009 at the current North East Regional Pub of the Year, the Boathouse in Wylam.

The concept is very simple: we offer accreditation to pubs which commit to sell at least one locally produced real ale at all times. Our scheme stipulates that the beer should ideally come from within 30 miles of the pub (although due to the large geographical nature of the branch this is subject to discretion in Northumberland where 30 miles is sometimes the equivalent of nipping to the local shop!) We provide information leaflets, posters, pump crowners and window stickers to help drinkers spot LocAle and accredited LocAle pubs, and also give the pubs publicity through this website and our branch newsletter, the Canny Bevvy. Once the scheme is well established, a leaflet will be produced and distributed amongst all the participating pubs.

If you are a licensee and would like to join the scheme or would like some more information, or you are a customer and know of a pub which regularly sells local beers, please contact the LocAle co-ordinator Dave Vaughan via locale@cannybevvy.co.uk.

Current Accredited LocAle Pubs

LocationPub NameUpdated
AllendaleGolden Lion Hotel2014-02-24
AllenheadsAllenheads Inn2014-02-24
AlnmouthHope & Anchor2014-01-12
AlnwickJohn Bull Inn2014-02-24
AlwintonRose & Thistle2014-01-26
BedlingtonRed Lion2014-02-15
BirtleyBowes Incline Country Pub & Hotel2014-03-23
BlaydonLa Taverna2014-02-03
CattonCrown Inn2014-03-06
CorbridgeDyvels Inn2014-02-24
Cornhill-on-TweedCollingwood Arms2012-11-10
CramlingtonJohn the Clerk of Cramlington2014-02-24
Dipton MillDipton Mill Inn2014-02-27
EarsdonCannon Inn2014-02-26
EglinghamTankerville Arms2014-02-27
Eighton BanksWaggon Inn2014-03-23
EmbletonGreys Inn2014-05-09
FellingOld Fox2014-06-23
GatesheadLindum Club2014-01-25
GreenhaughHolly Bush Inn2014-07-01
HaltwhistleHaltwhistle Comrades Club2013-09-21
HaltwhistleMilecastle Inn2014-05-25
Hedley on the HillFeathers2014-02-24
High HortonThree Horse Shoes2014-02-24
LangleyCarts Bog Inn2014-02-24
Low FellTap @ Carters Well2014-06-26
Low FellGateshead Rugby Club2014-04-05
Low Newton-by-the-SeaShip Inn2014-02-27
MatfenHigh House Farm Visitor Centre2014-02-24
MeldonDyke Neuk2013-12-02
MorpethTap & Spile2014-01-19
MorpethJoiners Arms2014-01-26
MorpethBlack Bull2014-02-01
Newcastle upon TyneBacchus2014-02-24
Newcastle upon TyneChillingham2014-03-06
Newcastle upon TyneTwin Farms2014-02-01
Newcastle upon TyneCrown Posada2014-02-24
Newcastle upon TyneNew Bridge2014-06-10
Newcastle upon TyneCenturion2013-12-20
Newcastle Upon TyneJob Bulman2014-02-24
Newcastle upon TyneOld George Inn2014-03-10
Newcastle upon TyneStrawberry2014-03-23
Newcastle upon TyneNorthumberland Hussar2014-01-27
Newcastle upon TynePercy Arms2013-12-19
Newcastle upon TyneThree Bulls Heads2014-01-22
Newcastle upon TyneTown Wall2014-01-11
Newcastle upon TyneCharles Grey2014-01-13
Newcastle Upon TyneBorder Minstrel2014-01-26
Newcastle upon TyneSausage Emporium2014-01-16
Newcastle Upon TyneCounty2014-02-27
Newcastle Upon TyneQueen Victoria2014-02-24
Newcastle upon TyneCumberland Arms2014-02-24
Newcastle upon TyneBodega2014-02-24
Newcastle upon TyneLady Grey's2014-02-24
Newcastle upon TyneFree Trade Inn2014-03-25
Newcastle upon TyneTrent House2014-02-24
Newcastle upon TyneBroad Chare2014-02-24
Newcastle upon TyneBridge Tavern2014-02-24
Newcastle upon TyneDuke of Wellington2014-02-24
Newcastle upon TyneRedhouse2014-02-27
Newcastle upon TyneBridge Hotel2014-02-24
Newcastle upon TynePleased To Meet You2014-02-27
Newcastle upon TyneCrow's Nest2014-05-06
North ShieldsOddfellows2014-02-01
North ShieldsPub & Kitchen2014-01-22
North ShieldsLow Lights Tavern2014-03-02
Old HartleyDelaval Arms2014-03-17
OvinghamBridge End Inn2014-03-02
RenningtonHorseshoes Inn2014-02-27
StamfordhamSwinburne Arms2013-12-21
ThroptonThree Wheat Heads2013-12-02
TynemouthTynemouth Lodge Hotel2014-03-02
TynemouthLola Jeans2014-03-10
TynemouthHugos at the Coast2014-02-24
WarkBattlesteads Hotel2014-02-24
Whitley BayBriar Dene2014-02-24
WylamBlack Bull2014-02-24