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 1.2.12

With this latest release you can now:
- Quickly mark a pub as visited, without creating a post, as well as modify the date
- Quickly say if you have tasted a beer without creating a post, as well as modify the date
- Edit your posts
- Delete your posts

In addition to this:
- Beers show as (Bottled) to distinguish them from Cask where appropriate.
- Improvements have been made to the brewery search
- Various bug fixes

NOTE: Visits from the Greenius version of the app will be converted from 'posts' to 'visits' over time.

Customer Reviews

2.1 out of 5

41 Ratings

41 Ratings

So disappointing


This should be a perfect way to manage the pub listings from the hard copy Good Beer Guide! Just bought the 2018 guide and it’s packed with data. The list of breweries is huge now, and I suspect many pages of pub listings have been shelved.

Updates to the printed guide must be happening all the time, and the boom in breweries is immense. What better way to keep everything up to date than a digital App that connects to a live database of pubs, breweries, beers, ciders etc... ?

I would cheerfully pay an annual subscription and ditch my big fat book which is becoming unmanageable. There is no way I would find an entry in the printed guide - and then go on line to see if it still exists !

The possibilities for the App are great, with fully comprehensive lists, users filters, mapping locations, beer score feedback, favourites etc etc....

This App tries weakly to do some of this, but falls way way short! Such a huge disappointment...

Come on CAMRA, put some serious work into this and you can stop printing the guide!

Still issues January 2018


I can now find all pubs in my area, I just have to ensure I don't qualify the searches at all, e.g. select child friendly or other ‘feature’. There may be other ‘features’ I have yet to find, but the biggest problem I have so far is not being able to score fast changing beers that aren’t listed in the beers a pub sells and the app presents you with. You seem to have no way of entering these like you could in the web based system that preceded this app, which makes it largely useless for beer scoring in most of our local pubs/brewery taps.

So bad it is laughable - if it wasn’t so sad

Big Tram

Absolutely hopeless. Virtually no information about each pub. A search function which is a complete mess and no help whatsoever (try finding a pub by a location other than ‘near me’ - the search returns a list of pubs from all over the place).
For heaven’s sake, CAMRA, put a bit of effort into your app. This one has been done without care, thought, intelligence or development skills. You should be thoroughly ashamed of yourselves. This is such an embarrassing effort that my toes curl for you. How could anyone - absolutely anyone - have signed off on this? They should hang their heads. It is woeful.


Campaign for Real Ale Ltd
38.9 MB
Food & Drink
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this application.
Frequent/Intense Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
© 2017 Campaign for Real Ale Ltd
In-App Purchases
  1. Good Beer Guide Full Access £4.99
  2. Good Beer Guide Full Access £0.99
  3. Good Beer Guide Full Access £1.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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