2019 Good Beer Guide Launch

 King Charles Tavern – Good Beer Guide 2019 launch

The opportunity to discuss beer and brewing with brewers or cider and perry making with cidermakers has benefited visitors to recent CAMRA events held in Newbury.

Local brewers Kevin Brady (Indigenous) and Richard Marshall (Hermitage) were at the King Charles Tavern for the launch of CAMRA’s 2019 Good Beer Guide (GBG) on 25 September.

Branch Chairman, Andy Pinkard, explained that West Berkshire has only 11 GBG entries despite a revival in the quality of our real ale pubs. Beer scores, recorded by CAMRA members, are a vital part of the GBG selection process. Andy said ‘Cask ale is a live product. You have to look after it. We’re here to celebrate those pubs that do the right stuff.’

In the main bar, applause greeted the publicans as Andy introduced them and presented their GBG documentation. Afterwards, Joshua Khan led a group to the smaller front bar to pose for a photo, holding the Guide.