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 summer 2014, the total membership of CAMRA topped 164,000 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.
Dave and Chrissie running it as a freehouse. Until the end of May it is drinks only and then Chrissie plans to offer simple pub food like a Ploughman's Lunch. Dogs on leads are welcome. Please mention that you heard about the pub reopening via CAMRA when you visit.
On Sunday night [3 May 2015], Kiren from the Bladebone Inn, Chapel Row, tweeted: 'Thank you to every one who has supported us for the last 3.5 years. The bell is about to ring for the final time in 30 mins. Goodbye.x'
No further information about the reason for Kiren leaving the Enterprise Inns pub has yet been made available.
With voters heading to the polls on 7th May, now is the perfect time to ensure pubs and real ale are priorities for the next Government. CAMRA has now launched its General Election campaign and has produced a Manifesto for Pubs and Real Ale.
So far more than 570 candidates have pledged to:
CAMRA's goal is to improve on the 670 candidates who supported us before the 2010 General Election.
CAMRA's Head of Communications Tom Stainer said: "CAMRA now has around 170,000 members, more than many of the main political parties, so it's important politicians listen to and reflect the views of our members when it comes to real ale, real cider and perry and pubs. "Supporting pubs as vital community assets as well as ensuring Britain's brewing industry gets the support it deserves should be high on any prospective candidates list of priorities."
Please help support this campaign by:
Regional CAMRA Vacancies
If you are interested in these posts, please contact Nick Boley, Central Southern Regional Director, for further details:
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