If you’re looking for a wifi hotspot over this winter you will find yourself spoilt for choice in West Yorkshire.
The Campaign for Real Ale’s new Good Beer Guide app aims to put good pubs and great pints at people’s fingertips by collating data from over 40,000 watering holes so that users can search for local pubs based on their individual preferences.
Filters include everything from providing a cosy fireplace or free wifi, to being dog friendly or selling real cider on tap.
Harnessing this data, the app has confirmed the areas with the most connected pubs are:
West Yorkshire - 746 pubs with wi-fi
Greater Manchester - 729 pubs with wi-fi
Devon - 722 pubs with wi-fi
App users can also connect with friends using a social feed which lets them share pictures and comments on the pubs they visit and the beers they try, highlighting their friend’s activities and keeping them up-to-date with the latest beer and pub news from CAMRA.
CAMRA’s Head of Publishing Simon Hall said: “The Good Beer Guide is already a hugely respected source of beer and pub information. The app is the next step, opening up the world of great beer and pubs to even more people and providing a new way for them to share their passion with others through pictures, tasting notes and reviews. It allows people to take the pub with them wherever they go.”
The app is optimised for smartphones and available on the App Store and Google Play. Users can subscribe for as little as £4.99/year* to access even more features and enhanced search tools, including the premium listing of 4,500 CAMRA-recommended pub listings from the Good Beer Guide, the UK’s best-selling beer and pub guide. Paid users can also use image capture to scan pump clips to instantly find out more information on the real ales on tap at the bar. They can then tag beers for other users to share what they are enjoying in real time.