West Berkshire Branch of 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.

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.

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.

National Beer Scoring System

Have you ever wondered how pubs are selected for the CAMRA Good Beer Guide?

Scoring beer in pubs is really easy!

The National Beer Scoring System (NBSS) is a 0-5 (0 = No cask ale available) point scale for judging beer quality in pubs.

Find out more about the National Beer Scoring System.

Or watch the videos below.