CAMRA's - Good Beer Guide 17+

CAMRA's online pub guide

Campaign for Real Ale Ltd

    • 4.1 • 813 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



The best beers, pubs, and bars in your pocket. With data taken from the UK's best-selling beer and pub guide - The Good Beer Guide, compiled by consumers.

The new Good Beer Guide mobile app has been the focus of intensive technical user experience development work to deliver a host of enhanced features.

New features accessible to all users include:

- Expanded basic search options providing listings of more pubs near you.
- Larger pub database contains enhanced listings for over 4,500 Good Beer Guide pubs and basic information on over 31,000 real ale pubs around the UK.
- Join the Good Beer Guide community with news feed and buddies social networking functions that allow you to let other users know where you are and what you are enjoying instantly.
- Share the moments with those who can't be there using integrated image capture features.
- Access even more detailed search results, including Good Beer Guide pub descriptions.
- Find over 7,000 real ales with tasting notes and information of over 1,400 UK breweries.
- Not sure what to pick at the bar, use the image capture feature to instantly search for a real ale, and then tag it for other visitors.

In-App subscribers get even more...

- Access even more detailed search results, including Good Beer Guide pub reviews.
- Open your Beer Book to find over 7,000 real ales with tasting notes and information of 1,400 UK breweries.

Our Auto-Renewable One Year Subscriptions cost £0.99 monthly, £1.99 quarterly, or just £4.99 yearly.

- Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase.
- Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period.
- Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal.
- Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase.
- No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period.

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What’s New

Version 1.5.0

Image fixes and other improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
813 Ratings

813 Ratings

Team Triplet ,

Good, but.......

I got the App after buying the GBG so as to locate real ale pubs whilst out and about. In terms of pub finding- spot on. What is not known, are any pubs missed off? But not an issue as there are plenty of pubs to try, many of which are serendipitous experiences.

With respect to the listing of beers, there are lots of gaps in the database. I suspect over time this will be resolved.
After paying the annual subscription, which due me is worth it with my travels, I was pointed to the CAMRA What Pub website. I had a look and concluded there is the same info as the App, but for out and about use I find the App so much better, as I arrive somewhere and then look rather than use advance planning.

Achmelvic ,

Nearly there

As a user of the mobile version of the GBG for at least five years including before the huge change to the more ‘social’ version it is kind of getting better but still one of my regularly used apps that had bugs, at least in my experience.
The near constant pop up request for Apple ID details when just using the app is annoying, especially as iOS doesn’t allow one to switch apps without killing the password box so if you have a complex password on your Apple ID which is saved in a password manager app it’s difficult to deal with. Yes that kind of Apple issues but no other app I use a lot prompt for Apple ID details as much as this one.
The what are you drinking function when checking in is a bit pointless as it doesn’t know many ales, it’s trying to be line other social beer apps but without the data. And at least on my XS going into that area means one has to kill the app as well the back link doesn’t work as in the taskbar area of the screen. Come on camra, the iPhone X with this screen layout has been out for 18 months.
As a camra member for 15+ years I so want this app to be perfect and it could be albeit like many people I use it primarily what the older non-social version was and why this is always renewed every year, it saves buying 8 carrying the paper version of the GBG around! Either fix the issues or strip out the not really working ‘social’ stuff.

Otto52 ,

Basically fine but poor support. Needs work.

I’ve been using this app since it was launched, and its predecessor before it. It is still buggy and has a few niggles. I have a continuing subscription yet every year at renewal it stops working telling me I need to buy a subscription, and any attempt to use the restore old sub function usually renders it unusable. This year it stopped working for a couple of days, then started again. I was on holiday at the time so this was highly inconvenient! None of my 4 local pubs are shown at the moment yet they are all open. My nearest pub is shown in the next village “8.4 miles away” yet it’s only about 5. The What Pub website gives the correct results so it must be the app, not the database. I can’t post a comment on the “I’m here” function without choosing a beer, and there are loads of missing ones. It needs a facility to enter plain text. So while it’s a hugely useful app it has too many frustrating limitations. I’m not interested in the social media functionality, I just want to be able to find a pub and record my visit - the original version allowed that. Support is difficult to obtain and recent attempts have met with nothing so maybe this review will help?

App Privacy

The developer, Campaign for Real Ale Ltd, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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