West Berkshire Branch of CAMRA

Welcome.

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is an organisation dedicated to fighting for the preservation of traditional British beer and traditional British pubs. Once described as 'the most successful consumer pressure group in Western Europe', the Campaign was formed by 4 journalists in 1971 who were horrified at the declining quality of British beer.

By the end of 2015, the total membership of CAMRA topped 175,000 members. These members are located throughout the United Kingdom organised into more than 180 branches similar to West Berkshire CAMRA.

Click on the links to learn about our branch and its area, about the people who run it, about our meetings and events, and about the best pubs for real ale in West Berkshire. You will also be able to see an online version of our Branch Magazine, learn the latest news, nominate a pub for the Good Beer Guide, and join CAMRA.

Update.

As from 1st Jun 2017 the West Berkshire Camra online and mobile beer scoring system was retired.

All scores should be submitted via WhatPub.com. All scores will still come through to us.

Help make beer and pubs a priority in this election

On the 8th of June, the UK will go to the polls for the General Election. We need your help to ensure that your local candidates know how important beer and pubs are to you as a potential voter.

This election gives us a chance to put forward CAMRA’s specific proposals to better support the UK’s beer drinkers and pub-goers. Together in 2015 we persuaded 1,160 candidates to pledge support for beer and pubs. As a result of this campaigning, we had 211 MPs who had promised to speak up in Parliament on our behalf.

Our campaigning efforts paid dividends: we’ve seen successes with a beer duty freeze in 2016, support for pubs facing high business rate bills and most recently on planning protection for pubs in England. But there is more to do. We need to make sure these successes are protected and push the next Government to ensure beer drinkers and pub-goers get a good deal as Britain prepares to leave the EU. CAMRA is asking election candidates to commit to do the following if elected:

  1. Beer: Celebrate and promote Britain’s 1,540 breweries
  2. Pubs: Support action to help pubs thrive
  3. Consumers: Represent the interests of pub goers, beer and cider drinkers
Please visit CAMRA’s website at www.camra.org.uk/pledgeforpubs to:

  • View our full manifesto asks
  • Contact your local candidates
  • See a list of which candidates have signed up so far

Want to get more involved? If you’re on social media, make sure to thank your candidates on Twitter and Facebook by using the hashtag #pledgeforpubs and #ge2017 when they confirm support. You can also upload a short video at the pub about why candidates should pull together for beer and pubs this election and tweet @CAMRA_Official.

Community Pub of the Year
2017

Nominations for Community Pub of the Year 2017 can now be submitted.

Find out how to nominate here.

Achievements
for
2016
Club of the Year Pub of the Year Cider Pub of the Year 20 year anniversary award
more more more more

Community Pub of the year Runner up Community pub of the year CAMRA Special Award
more more more
Asset of Community Value.
 
Check out which West Berks Pubs have been nominated as an ACV on info.westberks.gov.
If you have a local that you think should become an ACV then read our page on how you can help.