West Berkshire Branch of CAMRA

West Berkshire CAMRA Branch Club of the Year 2012. - Winners - The Hungerford Club, Hungerford.

It has been another good year for the Hungerford club on the real ale and cider front. Following on from last year's award of the West Berkshire CAMRA Club of the Year, West Berkshire CAMRA have awarded the Hungerford Club its Club of the Year for 2012. This award is judged primarily on the quality of real ale and cider served by the Club, and also by its adherence to CAMRA values.

The Hungerford Club

Adrian Bean, Chairman of West Berkshire CAMRA said of the club, 'One of the ways that we see the club supporting CAMRA's  aims is the way it follows some of our monthly campaigns. For example, they have stocked different milds through May, which is the month that we look to promote mild ale. The club also looks to provide the members with a range of different beers and takes account the members wishes.'

Hungerford Club Chairman Chris Ticehurst (L) proudly shows off the Club of the Year award 2012 with Bar Steward Jim Lawton (centre) and Club Secretary Terry Noble (R)

The Hungerford Club has been closely allied with CAMRA for many years, and one of the advantages of CAMRA membership is guest entry to the Club - you just need to carry your current CAMRA membership card or a current copy of the Good Beer Guide. Normally you will find four real ales on tap, always in excellent condition, served in comfortable surroundings by friendly staff. One or two of these beers, like Maggs’ Mild from West Berkshire Brewery, will be brewed locally. Also available are bottles of Cidernik's cider which is produced locally in Kintbury.

The Hungerford Club provides several indoor games including darts, snooker and cribbage. It has affiliated tennis and bowling clubs. It is located in The Croft, an attractive development to the west of the town, between the railway and the Kennet and Avon canal, a few minutes away from Hungerford town centre. It can be reached by road via Church Street, taking the first right (Croft Road) under the railway bridge, then right again; there is ample parking at the side of the club. By foot, the path at the end of Church Lane provides an even shorter route.

The Club was presented with their award during the 2012 AGM of the West Berkshire CAMRA branch on Tuesday 12 June. The Hungerford Club now goes forward to the Central Southern regional stage of the CAMRA Club of the Year competition.

Members of West Berkshire CAMRA celebrate with the Hungerford Club during the award presentation.