West Berkshire Branch of CAMRA

Branch Details.

The West Berkshire branch of the Campaign for Real Ale covers the area of the Royal County west of a line from Aldworth to Aldermaston and includes the towns of Newbury, Thatcham, Hungerford and Lambourn.

It was formed in 1986 as a successor to the former Newbury branch, which was set up in 1974.

Meetings are held twice a month at a different pub in this area, usually on a Tuesday evening, and are open to all-comers, members or non-members. One of the meetings in the month is normally a social get-together; the second one deals with business.

As part of its campaigning activity the branch organises social functions (such as an annual beer-based dinner), brewery visits and a home-brewing competition, and campaigns very hard against the closure of rural pubs.

West Berks CAMRA's main campaigning organ is its free quarterly magazine, Ullage, which is distributed to nearly every pub and many other outlets within a 12-mile radius of Newbury.

To view the branch's documents including the branch constitution, please click here.

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