Welcome to the British Beermat Collectors Society website.

Here you should find everything you want to know about our society and all things beermat collecting in the UK. You can find out our history, what we do, how we catalogue beermats, where your local meetings are, how to join, all about our prestigious beermat design annual awards and more importantly, how we raise money for charity every year.

There’s also information on beermats in general and tips on collecting and links to other sites related to brewery history or collecting breweriana.


Website Development

Now that the delayed 2022 National is out of the way, (thanks for coming everyone, from all feedback it has been a great success), we will be doing some revamps of our website. As such most pages will be taken down and temporary holding pages in place until the work is completed. We will keep the contact us page up and running so anyone can use the contact form there to contact us about information or advice needed, joining and mats they are disposing of. We have just 2 official BBCS meetings arranged so far this year, Stourbridge on Saturday 3rd June (details below) and the 2023 National in Burton-on-trent on Friday the 8th September.

One of the main aims of the society is to not only to promote beermat collecting in general but to support those within the beermat fraternity that collect mats. As such we are particularly pleased that one of our long standing members along with our friends at Beermatmania have set up a new meeting in Albrighton in Shropshire in May. This, coupled with the biannual London Charity meetings set up by Gary Moore are essential meetings to visit and are open to everyone, not just society members. Information on the meetings is also below.  See you all soon at one of the meetings.

Meeting information



STOURBRIDGE Saturday 9th Setpember 10.00 am (doors open from 9)

Venue: Green Duck Brewery, Unit 13 Gainsborough Trading Estate, Rufford Road, Stourbridge DY9 7ND.
Meeting starts at 10 am. For people arriving by train, head to Birmingham New Street and catch a connection to Stourbridge Junction.
For further details, please contact organiser Sam Mills, 46 Kinver Street, Wordsley, Stourbridge, W Midlands DY8 5AB.



London Charity Beermat Collectors Meeting: November 2023 (non Society meeting)

The next meeting will be on Saturday, 18th November starting at 12.30 pm.

It will be held in the upstairs room at a new venue – The Old King’s Head, King’s Head Yard, Borough High Street, London SE1 1NA.
It will be a private room, but I apologise for it being upstairs. As before it is intended to be social event so there is nowhere to park nearby and Congestion and ULEZ/LEZ charges apply.
I hope to get them to run a bar upstairs, but will not be able to confirm that until nearer the time.
The nearest Rail Station is London Bridge. For those arriving via the Underground, again to London Bridge – head to the Borough High Street/Borough Market exit and take the Borough High Street (East) exit. At the exit look to your left and up, and you will see the pub sign. The pub is tucked a few metres down inside the narrow yard, which is a through way.
There are loads of buses along Borough High Street or nearby Tooley Street to all manner of destinations.

I hope to see some of you there.