Welcome to West Berks CAMRA

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.

The total membership of CAMRA has topped 188,000 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.

2019 Regional Pub Of the Year Final: looking for votes.

Are you a West Berks CAMRA Branch Member? If so you are eligible to vote for the Central Southern Regional POTY.

Find out who is in the final and please take part by filling out the 2019 final judging form.

2019 West Berkshire CAMRA Outstanding Community Pub

In 2018, the Cottage Inn, Cow & Cask and Old London Apprentice shared the Outstanding Community Pub award. For 2019, the branch is looking for a new pub to gain this award and receive valuable publicity.

Voting has now closed for nominations and the Community Pub award will be decided at our next Branch Meeting.

Nominations for any previously unrecognised town or country pub in our area will be judged. Factors influencing the award include charity support, team games, noticeboards, group meetings and activities like beer festivals, quizzes, trips, live music and performances.

Please watch our social feed and come back here to see if your local Community Pub has won the award.