Full Members

The British Beer & Pub Association is the leading body representing Britain’s Brewers and Pub Companies. Our members account for some 90% of the beer brewed in Britain today and own more than 20,000 of the nation’s pubs. A strong voice for brewing and pubs and their unique role in British life is as vital today as it was 114 years ago when the Association was formed.

We mobilise members, supporters, pub partners, beer drinkers and pub goers to create value for our sector and our national economy, and to create jobs and increase investment. We want to tap into the UK’s passion for great beer and great pubs.

As a member, the BBPA saves you money and helps your bottom line. Our work as the leading trade association for beer and pubs in Britain is delivering real value to the sector. From the hundreds of millions saved through beer duty cuts that we led the campaigns for, to pub-specific business rates relief worth millions, the BBPA brings real benefits to its members.

In the last twelve months alone we have represented our members at hundreds of meetings with Government Ministers and officials across many Whitehall departments with the sole purpose of ensuring that the voice of beer and pubs is heard loud and clear. We bring our collective years of experience and expertise in campaigning Government and shaping policy to remain the most authoritative voice for beer and pubs, respected right across Whitehall and Westminster.

Whilst we look to build the widest possible coalitions across the food and drink and tourism and hospitality sectors, the BBPA is the only body that retains a forensic focus on beer and pubs in representing our members with Government and delivering tangible results. If you want to speak to us about membership please use the contact form on this page.

Benefits of Membership

Insights, briefings and updates

The BBPA regularly updates members on key issues and provides detailed briefings across all issues impacting upon the sector. You will also receive a daily update on sector issues, a more comprehensive monthly round-up and a regular update from the BBPA CEO.


The BBPA holds a number of events throughout the year. Some are annual, notably the BBPA Dinner and Awards, and the joint BBPA/All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group Christmas reception. Others are organised on an ad-hoc basis to tackle specific sector issues.

Leading industry statistics

As a member, you will receive unrivalled statistics on the beer and pub industry free of charge. This includes the annual BBPA statistics handbook, annual barrelage survey and monthly beer sales volume survey. Further, through our partnership with CGA, you will also have access to key regional trends across the drinks categories.

BBPA panel membership

The BBPA facilitates a range of membership panels to set the strategic direction of our policy, communications and campaigns functions.

Access to SUSTAIN

As a member, you will gain access to the Sustain Drinks Packaging Partnership, which supports the beer and pub sector to increase transparency in waste disposal and promote recycling across the sector.

Compliance assistance with Climate Change Agreements (CCAs)

As a member, you will receive guidance in meeting the requirements of CCA, a voluntary scheme which allows energy intensive manufacturers (i.e. brewers) to receive a discount on their Climate Change Levy in exchange for meeting energy reduction targets.

Ongoing support from the BBPA team

The BBPA team holds specialist industry knowledge over a range of policy, communications and public affairs areas.

Access to export hub

Only members can access important information on key export markets, such as labelling requirements, and see a calendar of up coming events. Join a community of experienced exporters and share guidance and top tips to help navigate the complexities of new markets.

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J.W. Lees & Co

JW Lees is a family brewery company which was founded in 1828. JW Lees are based in Middleton in North Manchester and own JW Lees Brewery, JW Lees Pubs, The Alderley Edge Hotel, The Trearddur Bay Hotel and Willoughby’s Wine Merchants. JW Lees is a sixth-generation family business which employs just over 1,200 people, as well as letting a further 115 tied pubs to self-employed tenants. Cask beer is at the heart of JW Lees and we brew six cask ales as well as three lagers, three smooth beers and eight limited edition seasonal cask ales which are available throughout at different times of the year.