CAMpaign for Real Ale - Shakespeare Branch covers south Warwickshire and east Worcestershire, including the towns of Alcester, Broadway, Evesham, Shipston-on-Stour and (of course) Stratford-upon-Avon. CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale is an independent, voluntary organisation campaigning for real ale, community pubs and consumer rights. CAMRA has more than 160,000 members across the world, and has been described as the most successful consumer campaign in Europe. CAMRA supports well-run pubs as the centres of community life – whether in rural or urban areas – and believe their continued existence play a critical social role in UK culture. CAMRA also supports the pub as the one place in which to consume real ale (also known as cask-conditioned beer, or cask ale) and to try one of over 5,500 different styles now produced across the UK.