Club of the Year 2023: Hungerford Club

The Hungerford Club, tucked away in The Croft, near its tennis courts and bowling green is a popular social hub for all generations.

On Wednesday 19 April 2023, West Berkshire CAMRA Secretary Mike Avery presented Hungerford Club Steward Debbie Hutchins with West Berkshire CAMRA Club of the Year 2023.

Mike congratulated Debbie on the high standards of cask ale served at the Club where Fuller’s London Pride is the regular beer together with one or more changing guest ales.

Debbie, who has been running the bar since April 2021, said ‘It’s good fun, I love it’ when asked about her role.

In the evening, the Club was busy with tennis players and bell ringers expected later on. The Club is also the base for snooker and darts players, a Friday night supper club and a monthly ‘Ladies that Lunch’ meeting.

Daily opening hours have been extended to include afternoons but with a 5pm close at weekends. CAMRA members are welcome but non-members must be signed in.

Debbie is organising the annual August Bank Holiday beer festival (Saturday 26 – Monday 28 August 2023) which will feature ten beers and two traditional ciders. Live music and food will be available and festival admission is free and open to all.

In recent years the Club has been awarded West Berkshire CAMRA Club of the Year 2019, 2020 and 2022, also winning Central Southern CAMRA Regional Club of the Year 2019.