Maidstone & Mid Kent

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Welcome to CAMRA in Maidstone and Mid Kent

Our area spans between West Peckham in the west, Lenham in the east, Hucking in the north and Hawkhurst in the south. It includes areas such as West Malling, Cranbrook, Sutton Valence, Staplehurst and, of course, Maidstone itself.


The Maidstone and Mid Kent branch's annual showcase event at the East Malling Research Centre which is usually held on the first Saturday of September each year.

Our next festival will be on :-

3rd September 2022

We aim to have around 70 real ales and 30 ciders and perries on offer along with live music and food vendors.

VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED! If you’re a CAMRA member and can help us before, during or after the Festival, then please contact our East Malling Festival Staffing officer.

Branch Pub Directory

A map and guide to the pubs and clubs in our branch area that serve real ale.

LocAle is a CAMRA accreditation scheme to promote pubs that sell locally-brewed real ale.

An up to date list of accredited branch pubs is available on our LocAle page.

We also maintain a list of pubs that serve Real Cider and Perry.

Draught Copy

Draught Copy is the free quarterly newsletter of the Maidstone and Mid-Kent, Bexley and Gravesend and Darent Valley branches of CAMRA.

Upcoming Branch Diary events and Local Beer Festivals

Branch News

We also have a group which you can join to share news on real ales, breweries and pubs in the area and receive reminders about meetings and events.