Campaign for Real Ale

Branch Diary

Here is our branch diary of meetings and socials for the next few months. For further details, including location and maps, click on the event name.

Upcoming Branch Events:

  • Branch AGM Saturday 16 November 2019 14:00 Griffin, Caversham

    Notes:

    1. Access to the room is via a staircase and there is no lift.

    2. The pub car park now has ANPR and charges for non-customers. Customers need to enter their registration number on a screen at the bar to get 3 hours of free parking.

    CAMRA members only, please.
  • Brakspear Brewery and the town of Witney social Saturday 23 November 2019 12:00 Read description for location information

    Brakspear Brewery and the town of Witney social. The pick-up is at 12 noon outside the Clifton Arms, Cav (10-15 mins walk from Reading BR) with the tour commencing at 2pm. The tour lasts for approximately an hour and a half. There will also be a chance to enjoy some pubs in Witney after the event, as the minibus departs at 6.30pm. We should arrive back in Caversham around 8pm. The price of the trip includes coach transport, brewery tour is just £10. If you would like to go, please contact Quinten Taylor by email at ku.gro.armacgnidaer@buptahw by 6th Nov. Payment will be taken in cash on the day.

  • Ale Trail planning meeting Tuesday 26 November 2019 20:00 Castle Tap, Reading
  • POTY judging / First Thursday of the Month social Thursday 5 December 2019 20:00 Nags Head, Reading

    POTY judging, First Thursday of the Month Social. Nags Head, 5 Russell St, RG1 7XD. We will move on c21:00 to Alehouse, 2 Broad St, RG1 2BH. To finish the night.

  • First Social of the Year Thursday 9 January 2020 19:00 Zerodegrees, Reading

    We will have a table for 12 people in the upstairs part of building from 19:00.

    If people wish to eat, they will have their normal menu https://www.zerodegrees.co.uk/menu/?filter_venue=reading and people that are planning to eat can use our table from 19:00-20:00, at 20:00 we will be a drinking social like a normal Thursday social.

  • POTY judging / First Thursday of the Month social Thursday 6 February 2020 20:00 Fox & Hounds, Caversham

    POTY judging, First Thursday of the Month Social. Fox & Hounds, 51 Gosbrook Rd, Cav, RG4 8BN. We will move on c21:00 to Greyfriar, 53 Greyfriars Rd, RG1 1PA. To finish the night.

Past Events:

  • Oxford Beer Festival Thursday 24 – Saturday 26 October 2019 Oxford Town Hall
  • Tutored Cider Tasting Sunday 20 October 2019 15:30 Castle Tap, Reading

    Everything you wanted to know about cider but were afraid to ask! Join us during Cider Month for a sampling tour of traditional cider. Learn how it is made and the styles and varieties found across the country.

    No previous knowledge is expected or assumed. All are welcome, free entry!

  • Craft Beer South Friday 11 – Saturday 12 October 2019 Read description for location information
  • Branch Business Meeting Tuesday 8 October 2019 20:00 Queens Head, Reading
    CAMRA members only, please.
  • Ascot Beer Festival Friday 4 – Saturday 5 October 2019 Ascot Racecourse
  • First Thursday of the Month Social Thursday 3 October 2019 20:00 Alehouse, Reading
  • BurghFest Friday 27 – Saturday 28 September 2019 Read description for location information

    More details at http://www.burghfest.uk/

    The Burghfield Beer and Music Festival
  • Henley Beer Festival Saturday 21 September 2019 12:00 Read description for location information
  • Gala Awards Night Wednesday 18 September 2019 20:00 Castle Tap, Reading
  • Branch Business Meeting Tuesday 10 September 2019 20:00 Castle Tap, Reading
    CAMRA members only, please.
  • First Thursday of the Month Social Thursday 5 September 2019 20:00 Crown Inn, Theale

    We will move on c20:45 to visit 2 more Theale pubs.

  • Social with BSE & SWM CAMRA branches Saturday 24 August 2019 13:00 Nags Head, Reading

    Social with BSE & SWM CAMRA branches. Nags Head, 5 Russell St, RG1 7XD from 13.00. Optional excursion across to Double Barrelled Brewery Taproom.

  • Branch Business Meeting/SGM Thursday 22 August 2019 20:00 Park House (University of Reading), Reading

    8pm: Special General Meeting

    Purpose of meeting:

    (i) To amend Clause 12 of the branch constitution to change the start of the branch financial year from 1 September to 1 December.

    (ii) To amend Clause 7 of the branch constitution to insert a comma that was omitted in error when the constitution was adopted.

    Reason for changes:

    (i) To allow sufficient time in this and future years for beer festival accounts to be prepared and submitted.

    (ii) To correct a drafting error and bring the clause into line with that in CAMRA’s model branch constitution.

    Proposed changes:

    (i) Amend Clause 12 to replace September with December, as follows: “The financial year of the Branch shall commence on the first day of September December in each year.” Rest of clause to remain unchanged.

    (ii) Amend Clause 7 to add a comma after Committee, as follows: “A Special General Meeting of the Branch may be called only on the decision of the Branch Committee, on written request signed by 5 members of the Branch or by one tenth of the Branch membership (whichever is the greater), or by the National Executive.” Rest of clause to remain unchanged.

    Interpretation:

    Financial year 2018/19 to run from 1 September 2018 to 31 August 2019.

    Financial year 2019/20 to run from 1 September 2019 to 30 November 2020.

    Financial year 2020/21 to run from 1 December 2020 to 30 November 2021.

    Subsequent financial years to run from 1 December to 30 November the following year.

    Only the National Executive or their duly appointed representatives or members of the Branch are entitled to vote at the SGM. The quorum for the SGM is seven members present (who are entitled to vote). The changes need to be approved by at least two thirds of those present and entitled to vote, and only become effective once they have been approved by the Directors of CAMRA or their duly authorised representative (in effect this means the Regional Director). That approval needs to happen before the end of August in order for the change to take effect in time to amend the 2018/19 financial year.

    8.10pm: Branch Meeting

    CAMRA members only, please.
  • Social No. 4 Bus Crawl Saturday 3 August 2019 12:30 Read description for location information

    (c12:30) Social No. 4 Bus Crawl. Bus from Reading 11:45. Meeting at Three Frogs, London Road, Wokingham RG40 1SW (10% discount for CAMRA), moving on at 13:45 to catch 13:57 bus to Shute End stop 14:01 in Queen’s Head, 23 The Terrace, Wokingham RG40 1BP for 14:10. Moving on at 14:50 to catch 15:01 bus, we will then do 4 pubs on way back to Reading, finishing the day in the Retreat at 18:30 to 19:15.

  • First Thursday of the Month Social Thursday 1 August 2019 19:30 Fisherman's Cottage, Reading

    We will be entering a quiz team, £1.50 per person and a maximum of 6 in a team. We have booked a table for 10 to 12 people.

  • Beer Festival Social Friday 26 July 2019 12:30 Desborough College, Maidenhead

    Beer Festival Social. Meeting at Maidenhead Beer Festival, Desborough College, Maidenhead SL6 2QB. https://www.maidenheadbeerfest.camra.org.uk/ Train from Reading 12:03 and returning at 17:10.

  • Maidenhead Beer Festival Thursday 25 – Saturday 27 July 2019 Desborough College, Maidenhead
  • Annual walk to Bell Inn Sunday 21 July 2019 10:10 Read description for location information

    (c10:10) Annual walk to Bell Inn, Bell Lane, Aldworth RG8 9SE. Meet Reading Station for 10:15 train to Cholsey. We will leave Cholsey Railway Station at 10:35 and walk to Bell Inn via The Ridgeway (6 miles) arrival Bell Inn c13:00, we plan to leave Bell Inn at c14:30 and walk to Bull, Reading Rd, Streatley RG8 9JJ via The Ridgeway (4 miles, Total 10 miles), arrival Bull c16:00. From the Bull we can do a pub & Club on walk to Goring railway station. Return train to Reading 18:14 or 19:14, arrival Reading 18:29 or 19:29. We will also do Regional COTY / POTY judging.

  • Branch Business Meeting Wednesday 17 July 2019 20:00 Royal Oak, Tilehurst

    CAMRA members only, please.

    CAMRA members only, please.
  • First Thursday of the Month Social Thursday 4 July 2019 19:30 Swan, Pangbourne

    Meet at Swan, Shooters Hill, Pangbourne RG8 7DU. We will move on at c20:15, for a pub crawl of Pangbourne to include another two pubs & one Club.

  • Branch Business Meeting Thursday 20 June 2019 20:00 Swan, Three Mile Cross

    CAMRA members only, please.

    CAMRA members only, please.
  • Social Curry Night Wednesday 12 June 2019 19:30 Royal Oak, Tilehurst

    Social Curry Night. Meet at Royal Oak, 69 Westwood Glen, Tilehurst RG31 5NW. We will move on at c20:15 to Himalayan Hot Spot, 1 School Rd, Tilehurst RG31 5AR. They have 3 course Meal for under £10 on Wednesday night. Please note we have booked a table for 20:45, if you would like to join us please email to book your place on the table by 9th June.

  • Twyford Beer Festival Friday 7 – Saturday 8 June 2019 Read description for location information

    More information at https://twyfordbeerfest.co.uk

  • First Thursday of the Month Social Thursday 6 June 2019 19:30 Park House (University of Reading), Reading

    (19:30) First Thursday of the Month Social. Meet at Park House, Whiteknights Campus, RG6 6UR. We will move on at c20:15, for a walk round the Whiteknights Campus, and stop for a drink at Wokingham Rd pub.

  • Beer Festival Sunday 26 May 2019 Castle Inn, Hurst
  • Ale Trail Wash-up meeting Wednesday 22 May 2019 20:00 Castle Tap, Reading
  • Branch Business Meeting Wednesday 15 May 2019 20:00 Royal Oak, Ruscombe

    CAMRA members only, please.

    CAMRA members only, please.
  • Social Pub Walk Sunday 12 May 2019 11:30 Sonning Golf Club, Sonning

    Social Pub Walk (4.5 miles total walking). Meet at Sonning Golf Club, Duffield Rd, Sonning RG4 6GJ. Moving on at c12:15 to walk to Coppa Club (Great House Hotel), Thames St, RG4 6UT and stop for a beer and then onto another Sonning pub. We will then walk back to Reading via the Thames tow path and stop for Sunday lunch at Fisherman's Cottage, 224 Kennet Side, RG1 3DW. Please note we have booked a table for lunch at 15:30. If you would like to join us please email to book your place on the table by 9th May. Bus times 14 Orange from Reading Station 11:00 to Ravensbourne Dr Arr. 11:20, 10mins walk to Golf Club,

  • Beer Festival Take-Down Social Monday 6 May 2019 10:00 Christchurch Meadow, Reading

    (10:00-16:00) Social. Join us at the site of Reading Beer & Cider Festival, Christchurch Meadow, Caversham RG4 8BY for working social where we’ll be helping to take down some of the beers and equipment. It’s a great fun way to meet new people, find out a bit more about the festival runs and see behind the scenes! Please note the site will be dry, but free tea & coffee. It not all heavy lifting, there are a large number of tasks that anyone can do, and we are always short of volunteers. If you have take home container, you may get some beer to take home.

  • First Thursday of the Month Social & Quiz Thursday 2 May 2019 20:00 Christchurch Meadow, Reading

    At Reading Beer Festival!

    At Reading Beer Festival!
  • Reading Beer & Cider Festival Thursday 2 – Sunday 5 May 2019 Christchurch Meadow, Reading
  • Branch Business Meeting Thursday 11 April 2019 20:00 Allied Arms, Reading

    CAMRA members only, please.

    CAMRA members only, please.
  • First Thursday of the Month Social Thursday 4 April 2019 20:00 Hop Leaf, Reading
  • Social Ale Trail Walk Sunday 24 March 2019 11:15 Fox & Hounds, Sheffield Bottom

    Social Ale Trail Walk (6 miles total walking). Meet at Fox & Hounds, Station Rd, Sheffield Bottom RG7 4BE. Moving on at c12:00 to walk to Aldermaston and stop for a beer (Non Ale Trail Pub) and then onto Rowbarge, Station Rd, Woolhampton RG7 5SH. We will stop for Sunday lunch. Please note we have booked a table for lunch, if you would like to join us please email to book your place on the table

    (6 miles total walking)
  • Branch Business Meeting Tuesday 12 March 2019 20:00 Castle Tap, Reading

    CAMRA members only, please.

    CAMRA members only, please.
  • Branch Business Meeting Tuesday 19 February 2019 20:00 Butler, Reading
    CAMRA members only, please.
  • 3rd Pub of the Year Social Sunday 17 February 2019 Read description for location information

    Walk to Flower Pot, Ferry Lane, Aston RG9 3DG from Henley Railway Station. We will stop for Sunday lunch. Please note we have booked a table for lunch, if you would like to join us please email to book your place on the table. Meet Reading Station, train times TBC.

  • 2019 Ale Trail launch Saturday 9 February 2019 12:00 Allied Arms, Reading
  • First Thursday of the Month Social/Pub of the Year Social Thursday 7 February 2019 20:00 Nags Head, Reading

    2nd POTY, First Thursday of the Month Social. Nags Head, 5 Russell St, RG1 7XD. We will move on c21:00 to Greyfriar, 53 Greyfriars Rd, RG1 1PA. To finish the night.

  • First Pub of the Year Social Sunday 27 January 2019 12:05 Alehouse, Reading

    1st POTY Social. Meet Alehouse, 2 Broad Street, RG1 2BH. We will move on c13:15 to other POTY pubs for Sunday lunch.

  • Double-Barrelled Tryanuary Tap Room Reopening with Duration Saturday 26 January 2019 14:00 – 19:00 Double-Barrelled Brewery Tap, Reading

    Double-Barrelled Brewery will be holding a special Tryanuary event with Duration Brewing - not to be missed!

    More information at https://doublebarrelled.co.uk/duration-brew-day-tap-take-meet-brewer

  • Branch Business Meeting Wednesday 16 January 2019 20:00 Weather Station, Reading
    CAMRA members only, please.
  • Second Thursday of the Month Social Thursday 10 January 2019 20:00 Back of Beyond, Reading

    Starting at the Back of Beyond with a crawl of The Village afterwards.

  • Regional Pub Crawl of London Wednesday 2 January 2019 3Bs Cafe Bar, Reading
  • Regional Pub Crawl of London Wednesday 2 January 2019 Read description for location information
  • Fox & Hounds Beer Festival Thursday 20 – Sunday 23 December 2018 Fox & Hounds, Tilehurst
  • First Thursday of the Month Social Thursday 6 December 2018 20:00 Butler, Reading
  • Branch Business Meeting Monday 3 December 2018 20:00 TBC
    CAMRA members only, please.
  • Branch Business Meeting Monday 3 December 2018 20:00 Foresters Arms, Reading

    CAMRA members only, please.

    CAMRA members only, please.
  • Branch AGM + Pub Crawl Saturday 24 November 2018 13:30 Griffin, Caversham
    CAMRA members only, please.
  • Social to Oxford Beer & Cider Festival Friday 9 November 2018 Read description for location information

    Social to Oxford Beer & Cider Festival in Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1BX. Meet by Cider Bar in Old Library or meet in Four Candles, 47-51 George Street, OX1 2BE for breakfast at 11:20. Trains times from Reading 10:45 arrival Oxford 11:10, return from Oxford 18:31 or 19:02 arrival Reading 18:56 or 19:25.

  • First Thursday of the Month Social Thursday 1 November 2018 20:00 Fox & Hounds, Caversham
  • Thinking Drinkers Thursday 1 – Saturday 3 November 2018 Read description for location information

    The Thinking Drinkers are back on tour with a brand-new, hilarious, intoxicating bar-hop through history. Enjoy five free drinks as the award-winning experts take you from the symposiums of Ancient Greece to the classic British boozer via Wild West saloons, Victorian gin palaces and the secret Speakeasy. You'll learn a lot, you'll laugh a lot and, don't forget, you get five free drinks.

    More information and booking at https://www.readingarts.com/south-street/whats-on/thinking-drinkers-pub-crawl

  • Branch Business Meeting Tuesday 16 October 2018 20:00 Park House (University of Reading), Reading
    CAMRA members only, please
  • Berkshire Cider Celebration Saturday 13 October 2018 Read description for location information

    Cider Celebration/Berkshire Conker Championship

    Saturday 13th October 2018

    Crazy Dave's Cider, Holyport

    15:00hrs till 21:00

    FREE entry and also the first 2 pints of cider will be FREE (£3:00 a pint & £1:50 a half thereafter). Real Ale from Stardust Brewery will also be available for the beer drinkers however this is not included in the 2 FREE pint offer. There will be a charge for this £3:00 a pint & £1:50 for a half. Bottled ciders will be available for you to purchase to take home.

    Parking is available however, attendees are encouraged to use public transport or car share. Great Western Railway offer a great service to Maidenhead Railway Station and a Bus service does run to Holyport. Taxi's are available & the cider shed is only a 10 minute ride from central Maidenhead.

    Camping is available on request (no Caravans or Motor Homes) - please contact Rod at ku.gro.armacskrebtsew@redic

    A day of celebration for the humble apple. Come along and enjoy the atmosphere of a cider shed whilst enjoying some cider. Talks on the cider making process & cider science will be given by Dave Snowden throughout the afternoon. There will be LIVE music on hand and bobbing for apples will be available for the kids. Crazy Dave's inaugural Berkshire Conker Championship will be contested for so get those conkers & shoe laces ready.

  • Pub crawl from Tilehurst to Theale Saturday 6 October 2018 11:30 Read description for location information

    Social, Pub crawl from Tilehurst to Theale. Meet at Fox & Hounds, 116 City Road, Tilehurst RG31 5SB, first pub Theale Falcon, 31 High Street, Theale RG7 5AH, the plan is to do all five Theale pubs.

  • First Thursday of the Month Social Thursday 4 October 2018 20:00 Nags Head, Reading
  • Burghfest Friday 21 – Saturday 22 September 2018 Read description for location information

    More details at http://www.burghfest.uk/

  • Autumn Beer Festival Thursday 20 – Sunday 23 September 2018 Castle Tap, Reading
  • Branch Business Meeting Tuesday 18 September 2018 20:00 Castle Tap, Reading

    In the back room.

    CAMRA members only, please.
  • 127 Bus Crawl Saturday 15 September 2018 11:20 Read description for location information

    Social 127 Bus Crawl. Meet at Shire Horse, Bath Road, Littlewick Green SL6 3QA. Catch 12:25 bus to Knowl Hill, lunch at Royal Oak, Round the Hill, Knowl Hill Common RG10 9YE. If we have time more pubs on A4 and them catch 14:30 bus to Twyford and more pubs in Twyford. Bus times 10:25 Reading, Friar Street (FC) and return to Reading on 16:55 from Twyford Crossroads, arrive Friar Street 17:27. Bus ticket Courtney Network All Zones ticket (£6.50p)

  • Gala Awards Evening Tuesday 11 September 2018 20:00 Park House (University of Reading), Reading

    Please note bar is cashless.

  • First Thursday of the Month Social Thursday 6 September 2018 20:00 Hop Leaf, Reading
  • Branch Social Saturday 25 August 2018 11:05 Read description for location information

    Social Marlow RBL Beer Festival. Train times 10:18 Reading, Marlow 11:01. Plan to stop in Bourne End on way back to Reading. Return trains from Marlow 6 mins passed the hour.

  • South Oxon Pub Crawl of Caversham Saturday 18 August 2018 12:30 Read description for location information

    CAMRA S.Oxon - Caversham Pub Crawl – Saturday 18th August – 12.30pm

    A short circular tour of six pubs in Caversham. Easy to get to from Reading station – North exit. Approx one hour in each pub, finishing at Fox and Hounds at about 5.30pm. From there a walk through Christchurch Meadows and over the new Christchurch cycle and footbridge will get you back to the station.

    1. Moderation – 213 Caversham Road. Owned by local Reading pubs group Star, smart popular pub, with 4 changing real ales from independents. Fusion food with Thai influence.

    2. Crown – 3 Bridge Street. Completely refurbished in 2017, modern décor, some exposed brickwork. Owned by Bermondsey Pub Co. At least 3 real ales, often including London Pride, Doom Bar. Good for burgers, sausages and hot dogs!

    3. Griffin – 10/12 Church Street. GBG 2018 entry. Chef and Brewer house, popular and spacious pub, serving good ales and food. 6 beers on hand pump, inc Brains Rev James, and often local independents such as Loddon.

    4. Baron Cadogan – 22-24 Prospect Street. Wetherspoons pub with around 6 ales on hand pump. Abbott and Ruddles County often feature, but other 4 changing beers usually include LocAle independents.

    5. Prince of Wales – 76 Prospect Street. Brakspear Pub Co, with 3 ales, including Braks Bitter, Ringwood Boondoggle and a changing beer from the Marstons list. Well-kept pub, but with sports screens. Freshly made pizzas from their stone-bake oven and paninis feature on the food front.

    6. Fox and Hounds – 51 Gosbrook Road GBG 2018 entry. Regularly a runner-up, and recently for two years running, the winner, of Reading Branch’s Pub of the Year. Popular and lively community pub. 8 regularly changing ales and 6 or more ciders and perries. Ales often include Oakham, Dark Star and Surrey Hills. Recently undergone a major refurbishment to a more contemporary style. Has a unique place in the Beatles history (see blue plaque outside).

  • Branch Business Meeting Wednesday 15 August 2018 20:00 Royal Oak, Ruscombe
    CAMRA members only, please.
  • First Thursday of the Month Social Thursday 2 August 2018 20:00 Park House (University of Reading), Reading

    Please note bar is cashless.

  • Maidenhead Beer Festival Thursday 26 – Saturday 28 July 2018 Desborough College, Maidenhead

    6th Maidenhead Beer & Cider Festival, Desborough College, Shoppenhangers Road, Maidenhead SL6 2QB.

  • Pub Walk around Goring and Aldworth Sunday 22 July 2018 10:30 Read description for location information

    Pub walk Goring to Bell Inn, Bell Lane, Aldworth RG8 9SE. Meet outside of Catherine Wheel (Not a drink stop). Walk from Goring Car Park to Ridgeway to Aldworth Village via Westridge Copse to Bell Inn, arrival c.12:45 (5 miles), stop for drink. 13:45 walk back to Streatley via Ridgeway & A417 to Bull, arrival c. 15:45 (5 miles Total 10 miles).

    Once back in Goring there are plenty of option for more pubs/club & a game of bar billiards. Back to Goring Station 18:00 or 19:00. Train times: Reading 10:14, Goring 10:27. Return from Goring 18:00 or 19:00.

  • Branch Business Meeting Tuesday 17 July 2018 20:00 Bell & Bottle, Shinfield

    Bus times 19:15 No. 3 from Reading Station, Return bus the Leopard from School Green, Shinfield 21:43 or 22:13.

    CAMRA members only, please.
  • East London Ale Trail (Fair Weather Rerun) Saturday 7 July 2018 12:30 Read description for location information

    Mr & Mrs Fueled by Beer invite fellow Berkshire CAMRA members and anyone else who would like to tag along for a fair weather rerun of the trail we ran back in March during the "Beast from the East". More details and registration at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/east-london-ale-trail-fair-weather-rerun-tickets-45140415197

  • First Thursday of the Month Social Thursday 5 July 2018 19:45 Bull, Streatley

    First Thursday of the Month Social. Goring & Streatley pub crawl. Meet at Bull, Reading Road, Streatley RG8 9JJ. Plan is to finish at Goring Social Club c. 22:00. Train times Reading 19:19 Goring 19:34, return from Goring 22:13 Reading 22:27.

  • Walk and Beer Festival Saturday 30 June 2018 11:00 Read description for location information

    Meet the Swan, Basingstoke Road, Three Mile Cross RG7 1AT. We will walk from the Swan via Farriers Arms, Spencers Wood RG7 1AE to Bell & Bottle, 37 School Green, Shinfield RG2 9EE (2.25 miles walk).

    Plan is to arrival c. 13:30 for their beer festival and barbecue. Bus times No. 7 from Reading station 10:28 arrival at Three Mile Cross post office 10:49 or Greenwave to Mereoak P&R (Short walk to the Swan). Return bus the Leopard from School Green, Shinfield 17:09, 17:24, 17:39 or 17:54.

  • Bell & Bottle Shinfield Beer Festival Friday 29 – Saturday 30 June 2018 Bell & Bottle, Shinfield
  • Ale Trail wash-up meeting Tuesday 26 June 2018 20:00 Weather Station, Reading
  • Berkshire CAMRA Mid-Summer Social Saturday 23 June 2018 11:00 Read description for location information

    Mr & Mrs Fueled by Beer invite fellow Berkshire CAMRA members and anyone else who would like to tag along for a mid-summer social along the Bermondsey Beer Mile on Saturday 23rd June. More details and registration at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/berkshire-camra-mid-summer-social-tickets-45121555788

  • Branch Business Meeting Thursday 14 June 2018 20:00 Swan, Three Mile Cross

    The Swan (small windrow room), Basingstoke Road, Three Mile Cross RG7 1AT. CAMRA members only, please. Bus times No. 7 from Reading station 19:25 arrival at Three Mile Cross post office 19:40 or Greenwave to Mereoak P&R (Short walk to the Swan). Return No. 7 from Three Mile Cross post office 22:21 or Greenwave from Mereoak P&R 21:01, 21:30 or 10:01.

    CAMRA members only, please.
  • Berks SE Beer Festival Social Saturday 9 June 2018 13:00 King George V Playing Field, Twyford

    ) Berks SE Beer Festival Social. Twyford Beer Festival, King George V Playing Field, Twyford RG10 9JA. Details http://www.seberkscamra.org.uk/diary.shtml

  • Twyford Beer Festival Friday 8 – Saturday 9 June 2018 King George V Playing Field, Twyford

    (Fri. 17:00 to 23:00 & Sat. 12:00 to 22:00) Twyford Beer Festival, King George V Playing Field, Twyford RG10 9JA. £5 Entry inc. Glass/Programme. Raising money for: Orchid Fighting Male Cancer.

  • First Thursday of the Month Social Thursday 7 June 2018 20:00 Fisherman's Cottage, Reading
  • Slough, Windsor & Maidenhead: Kent Micropub Ale Trail Social Saturday 2 June 2018 11:00 Read description for location information

    Meet St. Pancras Mainline Station. Details https://www.swm.camra.org.uk/viewnode.php?id=63790

  • Branch Business Meeting Wednesday 16 May 2018 20:00 Butler, Reading
    CAMRA members only, please.
  • Walk from Pangbourne Sunday 13 May 2018 11:25 Read description for location information

    Walk from Pangbourne, meet at Pangbourne Railway Station (Platform 2 exit).

    Walk to Greyhound, Tidmarsh RG8 8ER via Thames path, Sulham Lane and River Pang, stop for beer 3 miles (c. 12:45 to 13:30).

    From Greyhound via Pangbourne College and Falkland Memorial, on to Lower Bowden Farm and Berry’s Copse, back to Thames (A329), stop for beer at Swan, Pangbourne RG8 7DU, (c. 15:00 to 15:30), total mileages for the day 6.5 miles. Once back in Pangbourne there are plenty of option for more pubs and food. Train times from Reading 11:09, return from Pangbourne 18:06.

  • First Thursday of the Month Social Thursday 3 May 2018 20:00 Read description for location information

    First Thursday of the Month Social. 24th Reading Beer & Cider Festival (meet by LocAle judging area), Christchurch Meadow, Caversham. We will be entering a quiz team.

  • 24th Reading Beer & Cider Festival Thursday 3 – Sunday 6 May 2018 Christchurch Meadow, Reading
  • Branch Business Meeting Wednesday 11 April 2018 20:00 Three Guineas, Reading

    In the cellar bar. CAMRA members only, please.

    In the cellar bar. CAMRA members only, please.
  • First Thursday of the Month Social Thursday 5 April 2018 20:00 Fox & Hounds, Tilehurst

    First Thursday of the Month Social. Fox & Hounds, 116 City Road, Tilehurst RG31 5SB. For all cider drinkers Fox & Hounds should have a cider on for that night and throughout the Ale Trail. Ale Trailers please note, you can obtain a sticker for F & H and drop your booklet off at this social between 20:00 to 21:00 with an SAE please.

  • Last Orders! (The 2018 Ale Trail ends) Wednesday 4 April 2018 Read description for location information
  • Ale Trail Walk Sunday 25 March 2018 Read description for location information

    Ale Trail walk, meet Henley Railway Station Car Park at 11:00. From Henley Station to Flower Pot via Little Angel (no drink stop), cross country to Remenham Wood & Aston Village (Flower Pot) arrival c.12:30 (2.5 miles), stop for drink. At 13:15 walk back to Henley via Thames Path arrival c. 15:00 (3.5 miles Total 6 miles). Once back in Henley there are plenty of options for more pubs and food. Train times: Tilehurst 10:10, Reading 10:18, Twyford 10:45 arrival Henley 11:00. Return Henley 18:00, Twyford 18:38 arrival Reading 18:45.

  • Henley Beer Festival Saturday 24 March 2018 12:00 Read description for location information

    More details at www.henleyrugbyclub.co.uk

  • Branch Business Meeting Wednesday 7 March 2018 20:00 Queens Head, Reading
    CAMRA members only, please. Meeting to be held in the Garden Room.
  • East London Ale Trail Saturday 3 March 2018 11:30 Read description for location information

    Meet at 11.30 at Whitechapel Station. A 5 miles crawl of East London pubs and taprooms starting at Whitechapel Station and ending at Hackney Wick. For more details see ELAT18.eventbrite.co.uk

  • First Thursday of the Month Social Thursday 1 March 2018 20:00 Biscuit Tin, Reading

    Crawl of 1 Cider POTY Pub & 3 Ale Trail Pubs. We will start in Biscuit Tin at 20:00, move to Greyfriar 20:40 both Ale Trail pubs, at 21:20 we move to The Alehouse (shortlisted Cider POTY pub) at 22:00 we will finish at other Ale Trail pub which we will choose on the night.

  • Pub of the Year/Cider Pub of the Year Social Saturday 24 February 2018 11:00 Read description for location information

    Meet Twyford Station, walk to Bell, The Street, Waltham St Lawrence, RG10 0JJ arrival 12:30, 13:30 walk back to Bingham’s Brewery, Unit 10 Tavistock Estate, Ruscombe Business Park, RG10 9NJ move on at 15:30 to Waggon & Horse, 61 High St, Twyford, RG10 9AJ move on 17:00 for more beer or train back to Reading. Train Times Reading 10:48 Twyford 10:54. Return Train Twyford 18:42 or 19:12 Reading 18:52 or 19:20. Please note no food stop is planned and the walk will be more roads that footpaths.

  • Beer Festival Volunteers meeting Thursday 22 February 2018 20:00 Castle Tap, Reading

    Castle Tap (Back Room), 120 Castle Street, Reading, RG1 7RJ. This meeting is open to all volunteers but is particularly aimed at those who wish to get more involved.

  • Pub of the Year/Cider Pub of the Year Social Sunday 18 February 2018 12:05 Fox & Hounds, Caversham

    Meet Fox & Hounds, 51 Gosbrook Road, Caversham, RG4 8BN move on at 13:30 to Castle Tap, 120 Castle Street, Reading, RG1 7RJ and moving on for Sunday roast at Nags Head, 5 Russell Street, Reading, RG1 7XD for 14:30. Please note Nags do not book tables, so we will hope we can find a table for lunch (we may not be on one table).

  • Branch Business Meeting Tuesday 13 February 2018 20:00 Weather Station, Reading

    This will be in the old back bar area of the pub.

    CAMRA members only, please.
  • Ale Trail Launch Saturday 10 February 2018 12:00 Fox & Hounds, Caversham
  • Beer of the Festival Presentation to XT Tuesday 6 February 2018 19:30 Read description for location information

    We will be presenting XT Brewery with their Beer of the Festival Award from the 2017 Reading Real Ale & Cider Festival. Meeting at St Aldates Tavern in Oxford at 7:30pm.

  • First Thursday of the Month Social Thursday 1 February 2018 20:00 Castle Tap, Reading
  • Social trip to Pewsey and visit to Royal Oak Sunday 28 January 2018 12:00 Read description for location information

    35 North Street Pewsey SN9 5ES to see Russell & Carolyn (formerly of Eldon Arms), plus 4 or 5 other pubs. Train times 12:14 from Reading, 18:13 return from Pewsey.

  • Branch Business Meeting Tuesday 16 January 2018 20:00 Griffin, Caversham

    This meeting is open to all members of CAMRA.

  • Branch Business Meeting Tuesday 16 January 2018 20:00 Griffin, Caversham
    CAMRA members only, please.
  • Pub of the Year Social 1 Sunday 14 January 2018 12:05 Retreat, Reading

    Meet Retreat, 8 St John’s Street, Reading GR1 4EH, move on at 13:00 for 13:10 number 10 bus to Bell & Bottle, 37 School Green, Shinfield, RG2 9EE arrive 13:40 I have book a table for 13:45, please email ku.gro.armacgnidaer@laicos if you would like to join our table for dinner.

  • New Year's Dinner Thursday 11 January 2018 19:30 Sweeney & Todd, Reading

    (19:30 for 20:00) New year dinner at Sweeney & Todd, 10 Castle Street, Reading RG1 7RD. Please email ku.gro.armacgnidaer@laicos to reserve a dining place.

  • Windsor pub crawl Saturday 9 December 2017 13:00 Read description for location information

    Windsor pub crawl, meet at Carpenters Arms, 4 Market Street, Windsor SL4 1PB and then visit 4 or 5 other pubs in Windsor/Eton. This event is run by our friends at SWM branch.

    Trains from Reading 12:03, Slough 12:30 arrival Windsor 12:36, return from Windsor 18:00, (or 18:20, 18:40 & 19:00) Slough 18:11 arrival Reading 18:38.

  • Branch Business Meeting Thursday 7 December 2017 20:00 Foresters Arms, Reading
    CAMRA members only, please.
  • Caversham Pub Crawl Sunday 26 November 2017 Crown, Caversham

    Caversham pub crawl, joint social with Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead CAMRA.

    11:45 meet at Crown, 3 Bridge St, Caversham RG4 8AA or north side of Reading Station (11:30).

    We will then visit 4 or 5 other pubs in Caversham include Prince of Wales & Baron Cadogan and finishing at Fox & Hounds with Sunday roasts. A table is booked for 15:30, please email if you would like to join our table for dinner. Please note that this is the last Sunday this year that you can use your Wetherspoon vouchers.

    Contact Christopher Hinton via email: ku.gro.armacgnidaer@laicos

  • New Members' Outing Tuesday 21 November 2017 Twickenham Fine Ales

    Important note: You need pre-book for this event and it is specifically for new members.

    If you are one of the people who have joined CAMRA in the last two years we’d like to invite you to a special New Members’ Event. It’s a trip to Twickenham Brewery at a highly subsidised price.

    The date for this attractive evening is Tuesday 21st November. We will leave central Reading at 6.30 pm and return by 11.00 pm. During our visit to this award winning brewery, we will be presenting them with their certificates as winners of awards at the 2017 Reading Beer & Cider Festival.

    After the visit to the brewery and sampling some of their latest brews, we will pay a visit to another award winner, The Sussex Arms. It is just three minutes’ walk from the brewery. They have fifteen hand-pulls dispensing ales from independent breweries across the UK, including Twickenham, plus six ciders and perries. The Sussex Arms have been the local CAMRA branch’s Pub of the Year multiple times over the last few years.

    We will travel by a very comfortable coach there and back. All this is on offer to you as a recently joined member for just £5. We are grateful to the Gill Ford Trust for the serious subsidy. Gill is an ex-Membership Secretary of our branch. You may bring with you one friend, but, unless they too joined CAMRA within the last two years, they will have to pay £10. Just so I clear up the legal bits – the monies are not a hire and reward contract and you are expected to conduct yourself responsibly, taking care of your own health and safety whilst on the coach and at the brewery. Any loss or damage to your person, your property, your memory, your dignity or other valuable commodities are your responsibility. We will make every effort to return by the appointed time, which may involve leaving at the agreed time without you if you fail to drag yourself away from the wonderful beers on offer at the pub.

    Numbers on the coach are limited to 16, so places will be issued on a first come, first served basis. There have been over 200 new members in the last two year, plus some of the branch committee will be joining us so you can get to know them. Please book a place by 7th November as after that, if we have places left, we may open the outing to other members. Book your place by emailing brian.jonesfolk@gmail.com

    Open to all members who joined in the last two years - a subsidised brewery visit.
  • Branch AGM Saturday 11 November 2017 12:00 Griffin, Caversham

    Our AGM will conclude with a pub crawl, likely to be the following:

    Baron Cadogan, Caversham
    Fox & Hounds, Caversham
    Three Guineas, Reading
    The Butler, Reading
    The Nag's Head, Reading

    CAMRA members only, please.
  • First Thursday of the Month Social Thursday 2 November 2017 20:00 Bell & Bottle, Shinfield
  • Branch Business Meeting Wednesday 18 October 2017 20:00 Royal Oak, Ruscombe
    CAMRA members only, please.
  • First Thursday of the Month Social Thursday 5 October 2017 20:00 Fox & Hounds, Tilehurst
  • Sherfield Beer Festival Saturday 30 September 2017 Read description for location information

    Following the outstanding success of the last eight years, the village of Sherfield-on- Loddon is getting ready to host another Beer Festival on Saturday 30th September.

    Serving from 11:30am until 11pm, the Beer Festival attracts beers and ciders from many parts of the country.

    Ale-lovers and families will be treated to a range of delicious food and snacks, plus live music throughout the afternoon and evening from local bands including the very popular Basingstoke Concert Band. All these will be enjoyed in the lovely Village Hall garden, weather permitting,

    and to top it all there is a free – yes, free! - minibus shuttle service to and from the Beer Festival and Bramley train station from 6pm, courtesy of Jar’s Cars and sponsored by the White Hart.

    Not a beer or cider fan? We will serve wine, lagers and soft drinks from the Village Hall bar too.

    Ticket prices are the same as last year - only £4 if purchased in advance from The Shop, the White Hart and the Four Horseshoes. They are £5 on the day and children under 18 years old are free of charge when accompanied by an adult. No dogs except guide and assistance dogs.

    Commemorative pint beer glasses are being sponsored by the Four Horseshoes and will be given to each adult ticket holder, subject to availability. The Beer Festival is raising funds for three charities once again this year – Sherfield Village Hall, St. Michael's Hospice in Basingstoke, and Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.

    We know it's going to be busy and full of thirsty people so bring a chair and come along to enjoy another wonderful Sherfield Beer Festival.

  • Gala Presentation Evening Thursday 21 September 2017 20:00 Bell & Bottle, Shinfield

    Our third annual presentation evening celebrating outstanding pubs, breweries and people. The Three Guinas is receiving an award for its redevelopment of the pub. Other special awards go to The Butler, for their renovation of the pub, reinstating many of the lost features, and to Mark East, who as publican who has raised the bar of the quality of beer at the Bell & Bottle.

    We will also be presenting certificates to our various club and pubs of the year, plus certificates to the breweries for the LocAle Beers of the Reading Beer & Cider Festival.

    Presenting certificates to pubs / clubs of the year, LocAle beers of the festival and outstanding achievement awards.
  • South London Brewery Trail Saturday 16 September 2017 12:00 Read description for location information An exploration of South London craft brewery taprooms meeting at Elephant & Castle Underground (shopping centre entrance) then going on foot, by bus, and by train. Visiting Orbit, Clarkshaws, Brixton, London Beer Lab, Canopy and Bullfinch. Others along the route: The Florence Brewpub; and, if time permitting, Brick and Brockley.
  • Branch Business Meeting Tuesday 12 September 2017 20:00 Queens Head, Reading

    In the garden room at the back.

    CAMRA members only, please.
  • Annual pub walk to the Flower Pot at Aston Sunday 10 September 2017 11:15 Flower Pot, Aston

    Meet Henley railway Station Car Park at 11:15.

    Walk: From Henley Station to Flower Pot via Little Angle (no drink stop), cross country to Remenham Wood & Aston Village (Flower Pot) arrival 12:30 (2.5 miles), stop for drink. 13:15 walk back to Henley via Thames Path arrival 15:00 (3.5 miles Total 6 miles). Once back in Henley there are plenty of option for more pubs and food.

    Pubs visit on walk: Flower Pot and various pubs in Henley.
    Place of Interest: Henley Bridge, The Leander Club, Temple Island, Remenham Wood & Hambleden Lock

    Train times: Tilehurst 10:10, Reading 10:18, Twyford 11:02 arrival Henley 11:13. Return Henley 17:46, Twyford 18:04 arrival Reading 18:12.

  • First Thursday of the Month Social Thursday 7 September 2017 20:00 Roebuck, Reading

    20:00 - Meet at Roebuck, 37 Auckland Road, Reading RG6 1NY

    20:45 - Depart the Roebuck and have a short walk (10 mins) to the Wokingham Road and catch 20:58 bus to Abbot Cook (20:56 bus from Three Tuns).

    21:45 – Depart Abbot Cook and catch 21:51:(21:41 from Three Tuns) bus to the Retreat or 15 mins walk.

    The evening will finish at the Retreat.

    Contact Christopher Hinton E Mail moc.liamg@755notnihc.

  • Hungerford Club Beer Festival Social Saturday 26 August 2017 Read description for location information

    Train from Reading Station 10:48 please note Bedwyn trains do not stop at Reading West on Saturday.

    Arrival Hungerford Station 11:34.

    Walk to Hungerford Club (15 mins) for beer festival.

    12 real ales and ciders will be available on temporary stillage and from handpumps on the bar.

    Leave Club 14:30.

    Train from Hungerford Station 14:44 or 15:44

    Arrival Newbury Station 14:56 or 15:56

    Once in Newbury there are plenty of option for more pubs.

    Back to Newbury Station for 18:10 or 19:10 both trains will stop at Reading West Station for people going west of Reading.

    Back in Reading Station 18:44 or 19:44

    Please contact Chris Hinton on moc.liamg@755notnihc

    Escape Reading from Reading Festival with us!
  • Pub Crawl on the No. 3 Leopard Bus Saturday 19 August 2017 12:00 Read description for location information

    12:00 – Depart Station Road Reading Stop SA. If you are traveling from Wokingham 11:45 bus from Broad Street Wokingham.

    12:25 – Arrive at the Bell & Bottle Shinfield. We will spend approximately an hour here, so members can have lunch.

    13:30 – Depart the Bell & Bottle and have a short walk (10 mins) to the Magpie & Parrot.

    14:15 – Depart the Magpie & Parrot and catch 14:23 bus to the Swan at Arborfield Cross.

    15:05 – Depart the Swan and catch 15:11 bus to the Bramshill Hunt or 15 mins walk.

    15:50 – Depart the Bramshill Hunt and catch 15:56 bus to the Bull at Barkham.

    The Bull at Barkham have a beer festival on that weekend see link http://www.thebullbarkham.com/bull_barkham_whats_on.html, we will finish the day here, members can catch 17:56, 18:56 or 19:54 bus from St James Road Barkham to return to Reading, or if returning to Wokingham members can catch 17:14, 18:14 or 19:16 from the Bull Barkham.

    General notes regarding No. 3 Leopard bus and fares:

    Fares for hopping on and off can be expensive, so best ticket is either the rural group of 4 for only £10 (£2:50p each), however everyone must travel together with this ticket. This ticket can also be used by 2 or 3 people, but it is still £10 or the Network day ticket for £7 per person, both tickets covers bus 4 or X4 from Bracknell as well as the number 3 all day.

    Please contact Chris Hinton on moc.liamg@755notnihc

    Between Shinfield and Wokingham (Barkham)
  • Branch Business Meeting Thursday 17 August 2017 20:00 Retreat, Reading
    CAMRA members only, please.
  • First Thursday of the Month Social Thursday 3 August 2017 20:00 Allied Arms, Reading
  • Pub Walk: Goring to Bell, Aldworth Sunday 23 July 2017 Read description for location information

    Date: Sunday 23rd July 2017, meet outside of Catherine Wheel (Not a drink stop) 11:05

    Walk: From Goring Car Park to Townsend Farm, and onto Ridgeway to Aldworth Village via Westridge Copse to Bell (confirm), arrival 13:15 (5 miles), stop for drink. 14:15 walk back to Streatley via Streatley Warren, Ridgeway & A417 to Bull (confirm), arrival 16:15 (5 miles Total 10 miles).
    Please note we are not going over the hill in the golf club but going around it. Once back in Goring there are plenty of option for more pubs/club & a game of bar billiards. Back to Goring Station 17:55 or 18:55.

    This walk has several moderate climbs and descents, and it follows a mixture of tarmac, stone and firm mud tracks, some of which may be slippy after wet weather. So please wear appropriate footwear.

    Places of Interest: Ridgeway Goring Bridge (Lock) Goring water Mill

    Train times: Reading 10:45, Goring 10:59. Return Goring 18:02 or 19:02, Reading 18:18 or 19:18.

  • Branch Business Meeting Thursday 20 July 2017 20:00 Three Guineas, Reading
    CAMRA members only, please.
  • First Thursday of the Month Social Thursday 6 July 2017 20:00 Bell & Bottle, Shinfield

    Due to unforeseen circumstances the Bramshill Hunt is closed so please see changes to tonight's social as follows:

    The social will start at 20:00 at The Bell & Bottle.

    If you like you could get the 19:00 bus from Reading station and join us for a quick drink in The Swan in Arborfield, then catch the 19:52 bus to arrive at the The Bell & Bottle for 20:00.

    We will catch 22:48 bus from School Green back into Reading.

    Please check bus times & roadworks on the following web sites: https://roadworks.org/?95019079, http://www.reading-buses.co.uk/ Bus fare from Reading Station to Rickman Close Arborfield Return £6:00p or simplyNetwork all day ticket £7:00p - this one will let you get on & off and will cover other buses in Reading all day.

  • Branch Business Meeting Tuesday 20 June 2017 20:00 Bull, Theale
    CAMRA members only, please.
  • Pub of the Year Social Thursday 15 June 2017 20:00 Nags Head, Reading

    To celebrate The Nag's Head winning Berkshire Pub of the Year we will be raising a pint to Beer Day Britain and The Nag's Head!

    To celebrate The Nag's Head winning Berkshire Pub of the Year we will be raising a pint to Beer Day Britain and The Nag's Head!
  • Twyford Beer Festival Saturday 10 June 2017 12:00 – 21:00 King George V Playing Field, Twyford
  • First Thursday of the Month Social Thursday 1 June 2017 20:00 Swan, Three Mile Cross
  • Branch Business Meeting Tuesday 16 May 2017 20:00 Royal Oak, Ruscombe
    CAMRA members only, please.
  • Pub Walk Sunday 7 May 2017 11:00 Bell & Bottle, Shinfield

    Bus from Reading No 3 at 10:40, walk guide will meet you at University at 10:50. Bus tickets (Simply Network All Day or rural group ticket).

    Start: Number 3 bus Stop (School Green) Shinfield (Bell & Bottle bus stop).

    From Shinfield we will walk via Shinfield Grange, Hall Farm, Bearwood Golf Club to The Bull Barkham (4.5 miles), from The Bull we will walk across “The Coombes” into Arborfield Cross and down A327 into Bramshill Hunt (Total mileage 7 miles). We will eat in Bramshill Hunt (Approx 14:15). After Sunday Dinner, we catch Number 3 bus back to The Bell & Bottle Shinfield at 15:20 or 16:20.

    This walk is mainly flat and it follows a mixture of tarmac, stone and firm mud tracks, some of which may be slippy after wet weather. Some of the paths may be rough or muddy, so please wear appropriate footwear.

    Contact Christopher Hinton Tel: 0118 9873203 E Mail moc.liamg@755notnihc

  • First Thursday of the Month Social Thursday 4 May 2017 20:00 Butler, Reading
  • Reading Beer & Cider Festival Thursday 27 – Sunday 30 April 2017 Christchurch Meadow, Reading
  • St. George's Weekend Beer Festival Friday 21 – Sunday 23 April 2017 Victoria, Tilehurst
    12 real ales.
  • The Village Festival 2017 Friday 14 – Monday 17 April 2017 Weather Station, Reading

    The Village Annual Ale and Music Festival is back in Reading this Easter for the 3rd consecutive year. The Lyndhurst, The Retreat and The Eldon Arms are getting together once again to put on 21 diverse music acts and 30 unique ales.

  • Branch Business Meeting Tuesday 11 April 2017 20:00 Castle Tap, Reading
    CAMRA members only, please.
  • First Thursday of the Month Social Thursday 6 April 2017 20:00 Park House (University of Reading), Reading
  • Ale Trail Walk Sunday 19 March 2017 Spring Inn, Sulhamstead

    Please note this is Reading Half Marathon Day, please check your travel arrangement to Reading Station, as some buses will not run to Reading Station and Reading town centre will be busier than normal.

    Train from Reading 10:44 arr. Theale 10:53.
    Train from Theale 18:05 arr. Reading 18:16

    Meet Theale railway Station 11:00.

    From Theale station walk down canal to Spring Inn, Sulhamstead (2.5 miles), back via canal to Sulhamstead Swing Bridge, cross canal to river and follower path across railway and on to A4 roundabout with A340, walk down The Green to Volunteer (not on Ale Trail) and on to Bull & Falcon back to station (Total mileage 5.5 miles). I have a table for 6 peoples booked for 15:00 at the Bull, if you plan to eat at The Bull please let me know via email.

    This walk is mainly flat and it follows a mixture of tarmac, stone and firm mud tracks, some of which may be slippy after wet weather. Some of the paths may be rough or muddy, so please wear appropriate footwear.

    Contact Christopher Hinton Tel: 0118 9873203 E Mail moc.liamg@755notnihc

  • Branch Business Meeting Thursday 16 March 2017 20:00 Foresters Arms, Reading

    CAMRA members only, please.

  • The Annual Retreat Pickled Onion Competition 2017 Sunday 5 March 2017 Retreat, Reading
    Not a beer festival but a Reading institution all the same!
  • First Thursday of the Month Social Thursday 2 March 2017 20:00 Fisherman's Cottage, Reading
  • Branch Business Meeting Wednesday 22 February 2017 20:00 Griffin, Caversham
    CAMRA members only, please.
  • The Nag's Head 10th Birthday Sunday 19 February 2017 Nags Head, Reading

    Wild Weather cask ale tap takeover.

    Ten years since the current Nag's management team took over the pub.
  • Pub of the Year 2017 Social #2 Sunday 19 February 2017 12:00 Nags Head, Reading

    Start Nags 12:00, move on to Greyfriar 12:45 (13:00 at Greyfriar) and then at 13:45 move on to Fox & Hounds Cav. (14:00 Fox & Hounds Cav).

    Fox & Hounds will have Sunday Roast on (£10). After Sunday Roast we can make our way back to Reading, there are plenty of options for more pubs on way back to town.

    Contact Christopher Hinton Tel: 0118 9873203 E Mail moc.liamg@755notnihc

  • Ale Trail Launch Saturday 4 February 2017 11:00 Alehouse, Reading
  • First Thursday of the Month Social: Saltaire Tap Takeover Thursday 2 February 2017 Fox & Hounds, Caversham

    As an alternative to our usual First Thursday Social, The Fox & Hounds are hosting a tap takeover from Saltaire Brewery.

  • Beer Festival Tuesday 31 January – Tuesday 7 February 2017 Sportsman, Reading
  • Central Southern Annual Regional Pub Crawl Saturday 28 January 2017 Parcel Yard, London
  • Pub of the Year 2017 Social #1 Sunday 22 January 2017 12:00 Alehouse, Reading

    Because of the closure of A327 Arborfield Road, we will only have a hourly bus service to Shinfield at 15 mins past the hour from Eldon Road. We will take bus 10, 14:15 to Shinfield Bell & Bottle (14:35 Bell & Bottle). We will book a table for 6 people at the Bell & Bottle.

    New timing for Sunday
    Date: 22nd Jan 2017


    Start Ale House 12:00, move on to Eldon 12:55 (13:10 at Eldon) and then bus number 10, 14:15 to Shinfield - Bell & Bottle (14:35 Bell & Bottle).
    Bell & Bottle will have Sunday Roast on to 16:00. After Sunday Roast we can make our way back to Reading, there are plenty of options for more pubs on way back to town.

    Contact Christopher Hinton Tel: 0118 9873203 E Mail moc.liamg@755notnihc

  • Branch Business Meeting Tuesday 17 January 2017 20:00 Royal Oak, Ruscombe
    CAMRA members only, please.
  • First Thursday of the Month Social Thursday 5 January 2017 20:00 Nags Head, Reading
  • Branch Business Meeting Thursday 8 December 2016 20:00 Weather Station, Reading
    CAMRA members only, please.
  • First Thursday of the Month Social Thursday 1 December 2016 20:00 Palmer Tavern, Reading

    Start Palmer Tavern 20:00
    We will catch bus at 20:45 outside of Palmer Tavern (20:42 from Three Tuns)
    Retreat 21:00
    Lyndhurst 21:45

    Starting at the Palmer Tavern and moving on.
  • Branch AGM Thursday 10 November 2016 20:00 Griffin, Caversham
    CAMRA members only please
  • First Thursday of the Month Social Thursday 3 November 2016 20:00 Alehouse, Reading
  • Branch Business Meeting Wednesday 19 October 2016 20:00 Fox & Hounds, Caversham
    Games room. CAMRA members only, please.
  • Social: Loddon Brewery Open Day Saturday 15 October 2016 TBC

    Loddon Brewery are offering all Reading & Mid-Berks CAMRA Branch members and those who took part in the 2016 Ale Trail to come along to the brewery, enjoy £2 pints, a tour and chatting with the brewers.

  • Branch Business Meeting Thursday 22 September 2016 20:00 Bell & Bottle, Shinfield
    CAMRA members only, please.
  • Gala Awards Evening Thursday 8 September 2016 20:00 Weather Station, Reading

    Details to follow.

  • Pub walk to Flower Pot Aston & Stag & Huntsman Hambleden Beer Festival Sunday 4 September 2016 11:00 TBC

    Date: Sunday 4th September 2016, meet Henley railway Station Car Park at 11:00.

    Walk: From Henley Station to Flower Pot via Little Angle (no drink stop), cross country to Remenham Wood & Aston Village (Flower Pot) arrival 12:30 (3 miles), stop for drink. 13:15 walk back to Thames Path, Hambleden Lock and across river via weir and into Hambleden village (Stag & Huntsman) arrival 14:15 (2 miles Total 5 miles) food & beer stop at beer festival. http://www.thestagandhuntsman.co.uk/

    We will leave beer festival at 16:00 and walk back to Hambleden Mill (1.5 miles Total 6.5 miles), for 16:43 bus back to Henley (£2.20p). Once back in Henley there are plenty of option for more pubs. Back to Henley Station 18:00.

    • Pubs visit on walk: Flower Pot and Stag & Huntsman Hambleden.

    • Place of Interest: Henley Bridge, The Leander Club, Remenham Wood & Hambleden Lock

    Train times: Reading 10:25, Twyford 10:43 arrival Henley 10:55. Return Henley 18:07, Twyford 18:19, Reading 18:45.

    Contact Christopher Hinton moc.liamg@755notnihc or telephone 01189 873203

  • First Thursday of the Month Social Thursday 1 September 2016 20:00 Greyfriar, Reading
  • Branch Business Meeting Tuesday 16 August 2016 20:00 Griffin, Caversham
    Upstairs meeting room. CAMRA members only, please.
  • Branch Social to Great British Beer Festival Friday 12 August 2016 12:00 Olympia, London
  • Pub Walk - Pangbourne Thursday 4 August 2016 19:15 Swan, Pangbourne

    Crawl of Pangbourne, Thur. 4 Aug, Start Swan 19:15 Train from Reading 18:57, Return 21:58 or 22:24

    Walk along river and over river to visit one pub in Whitchurch, back across river to visit three pubs in Pangbourne including Cross Keys & Elephant.

    Contact details ten.nigriv@notnih.kc 01189873203

  • Maidenhead Beer Festival Thursday 28 – Saturday 30 July 2016 Desborough College, Maidenhead

    More information at www.maidenheadbeerfest.org.uk

  • Bus Crawl Social Saturday 23 July 2016 13:00 Bell & Bottle, Shinfield

    Bus Crawl Social with SE Berks

    Date: 23rd July

    First Pub Bell & Bottle Shinfield meet 13:00 (Pub Confirm)

    Bus from Reading Station 12:35, arrival Shinfield School Green 12:59 or Wokingham Broad Street 12:25 arrival Shinfield School Green 12:58.

    On No. 3 Leopard Bus between Shinfield and Wokingham. http://www.seberkscamra.org.uk/diary.shtml and http://www.seberkscamra.org.uk/docs/Pub_Crawl_on_No._3_Leopard_Bus.pdf

    We move on to Magpie & Parrot (Pub Confirm) and them two pubs in Arborfield, SE Berks plan is to stop at one pub between Arborfield & Wokingham and finish in Wokingham.

    4 people can travel on leopard group £8 – Buy on leopard buses after 9am weekdays and all day weekends, public and school holidays.

    http://www.reading-buses.co.uk/on-the-bus-fares/

  • Pub Walk - Goring to Aldworth Sunday 17 July 2016 11:05 TBC

    Date: Sunday 17th July 2016, meet Goring Car Park (By Toilet) 11:05

    Walk: From Goring Car Park to St Mary church (Note: There are roadworks in Streatley on Sunday, access to Goring Car Park is only via Goring / Caversham side of river for road transport), and onto Ridgeway to Aldworth Village (Bell confirm), arrival 13:15 (5 miles), stop for drink. 14:00 walk back to Streatley via Ridgeway via golf course & Lardon Chase to Bull (confirm), arrival 16:00 (5 miles Total 10 miles). Once back in Goring there are plenty of option for more pubs. Back to Goring Station 18:15.

    Places of Interest:

    Ridgeway

    Lardon Chase

    St Mary Church

    Goring Bridge (Lock)

    Goring water Mill

    Train times: Reading 10:45, Goring 10:59. Return Goring 18:24, Reading 18:39.

    Meet Goring Car Park 11:05
  • Branch Business Meeting Tuesday 12 July 2016 20:00 Royal Oak, Ruscombe
    CAMRA members only, please.
  • First Thursday Social Thursday 7 July 2016 20:00 Royal Oak, Tilehurst
  • Great Bedwyn Pub Walk Saturday 2 July 2016 10:45 TBC

    First read the blog post at https://fueledbybeer.wordpress.com/2016/05/11/a-fueled-by-beer-field-trip-great-bedwyn-crofton-wilton-circular-walk/ then read on...

    Train

    09:48 Reading - dep 09:56 Theale - dep

    Circular Walk

    10:45 Gt Bedwyn Wharf - dep 11:30 Crofton Pumps - arr 12:15 Crofton Pumps - dep 12:30 Wilton (Swan Inn) - arr 14:00 Wilton (Swan Inn) - dep 14:15 Windmill - arr 14:30 Windmill - dep 15:30 Gt Bedwyn - arr

    Cross Keys / Three Tuns

    16:39 Bedwyn Station - dep 17:39 Bedwyn Station - dep

    Optional stopover in Newbury (Cow & Cask, Catherine Wheel, etc.)

    Circular pub walk from Great Bedwyn leaving from Great Bedwyn Wharf at 10:45
  • CAMRA Revitalisation Project consultation meeting Saturday 25 June 2016 14:00 – 16:00 RISC Global Bar & Cafe, Reading

    Find out more and sign up to attend at www.camra.org.uk/revitalisation

    Your opportunity to shape the future of CAMRA.
  • Branch Business Meeting Tuesday 14 June 2016 20:00 Retreat, Reading
    CAMRA members only, please.
  • Twyford Beer Festival Saturday 11 June 2016 12:00 King George V Playing Field, Twyford
  • First Thursday Social Thursday 2 June 2016 20:00 Queens Head, Reading
  • Bracknell Ale & Wine Festival 2016 Sunday 29 May 2016 12:00 – 23:00 Bracknell Rugby Football Club, Bracknell

    More information and tickets at http://festival.bracknaleevents.co.uk/

  • One Day Beer Festival Sunday 29 May 2016 12:00 – 17:00 Castle Inn, Hurst

    BBQ. Six ales in the garden plus three in the pub and 2 ciders

    Other attractions on the day - Live music and cheese stand.

  • Branch Business Meeting Monday 16 May 2016 20:00 Volunteer, Theale
    CAMRA members only, please.
  • Annual Pub Walk to Flower Pot, Aston Sunday 8 May 2016 11:00 TBC

    Meet Henley railway Station Car Park at 11:00.

    Walk: From Henley Station to Flower Pot via Little Angle (no drink stop), cross country to Remenham Wood & Aston Village (Flower Pot) arrival 12:30 (3 miles), stop for drink. 13:15 walk back to Henley via Thames Path arrival 15:00 (3 miles Total 6 miles). Once back in Henley there are plenty of option for more pubs and food. 16:30 visit Lovibonds Craft Brewed and back to Henley Station 18:00.

    · Pubs visit on walk: Flower Pot and various pubs in Henley.

    · Place of Interest: Henley Bridge, The Leander Club, Temple Island, Remenham Wood & Hambleden Lock

    Train times: Reading 10:18, Twyford 10:43 arrival Henley 10:55. Return Henley 18:07, Twyford 18:19, Reading 18:43.

    Meet Henley railway Station Car Park at 11:00.
  • Reading Beer Festival 2016 Thursday 28 April – Sunday 1 May 2016 Christchurch Meadow, Reading
  • Branch Business Meeting Thursday 14 April 2016 20:00 Foresters Arms, Reading

    CAMRA members only, please.

    CAMRA members only, please.
  • First Thursday of the Month Social Thursday 7 April 2016 20:00 Fox & Hounds, Caversham
  • The Village Easter Festival Friday 25 – Monday 28 March 2016 Retreat, Reading
  • Ale Trail Walk Sunday 20 March 2016 12:00 Reading Train Station, North side

    This year you can enjoy an ale trail walk that explores the heart of Reading Town, following stretches of the Thames & the Kennet and Avon Canal.

    Start: North Exit of Reading Station. 12:00

    Finish: Alehouse Approx. 17:30

    Distance: 5 Miles

    Paths: Pavements, river and canal tow path (all Tarmac).

    Ale Trail Pubs: Fox & Hounds Cav, Crown on the Bridge Cav, Fisherman Cottage, Eldon Arms, the Retreat & Alehouse.

    Places of Interest: New Thames Crossing, New Festival site, Caversham weir/lock, Old Festival site, Horseshoe Bridge, Blakes Lock, Chestnut Walk, Reading Gaol, Forbury Gardens.

    Contact details ten.nigriv@notnih.kc 01189873203

    This year you can enjoy an ale trail walk that explores the heart of Reading Town, following stretches of the Thames & the Kennet and Avon Canal.
  • Branch Business Meeting Tuesday 8 March 2016 20:00 Castle Tap, Reading
  • CAMRA vs RURAS Pub Games night Sunday 6 March 2016 19:30 Hop Leaf, Reading
  • Wargrave Beer Festival Friday 4 March 2016 18:30 Woodclyffe Hall, Wargrave

    Wargrave Beer Festival 2016 tickets are on sale now. Ticket price £15 to include entry, souvenir glass, 4 half pint vouchers and a snack. If you would like to reserve your tickets or have any questions please email moc.liamg@lavitsefreebevargraw.

    All proceeds will be going to Macmillan Cancer Support.

  • First Thursday of the Month Social Thursday 3 March 2016 20:00 Bell & Bottle, Shinfield

    The Bell & Bottle is in School Green, Shinfield on the B3349. Mark & Chrissie East moved over here from the Butchers Arms recently. So you know the beer will be well kept.

  • Branch Business Meeting Thursday 18 February 2016 20:00 Three Tuns, Reading
    CAMRA members only, please.
  • Board Games Social Tuesday 9 February 2016 19:00 Great Expectations, Reading

    19:00 for a 19:30 start with opportunities to join play as new games get under way.

  • Ale Trail 2016 Launch Saturday 6 February 2016 12:00 Castle Tap, Reading

    The Ale Trail will be launched at the Castle Tap at noon on the 6th February.

    The Ale Trail will be launched at the Castle Tap at noon on the 6th February.
  • First Thursday of the Month Social Thursday 4 February 2016 20:00 Greyfriar, Reading

    Starting at the Greyfriar and then moving on...

  • New members brewery tour Saturday 23 January 2016 13:00 Binghams Brewery, Ruscombe

    New to CAMRA in the last year? Come along to a special brewery tour to learn about real ale!

    New to CAMRA in the last year? Come along to a special brewery tour to learn about real ale!
  • Regional Pub Crawl Saturday 23 January 2016 12:00 TBC

    Start 12:00 at Black Heart, Greenland Place, Camden, NW1 0AP (close to Camden Town tube). Contact Sue Thiraway on ku.oc.oohay@yawalriht_eus

    Start 12:00 at Black Heart, Greenland Place, Camden, NW1 0AP (close to Camden Town tube). Contact Sue Thiraway on sue_thirlaway@yahoo.co.uk
  • Branch Business Meeting Wednesday 13 January 2016 20:00 Griffin, Caversham

    In the upstairs function room.

  • Southall Curry Night Friday 8 January 2016 19:30 Conservative Club, Southall

    Meet 19:30 onwards for drinks at the Conservative Club, High Street, Southall UB1 3HB, then Nagina Karahi restaurant at 20:45. Contact John Robinson on ku.oc.liamtoh@nosnibor.nhoj / 0118 940 2787 / 0790 434 3187

  • First Thursday of the Month Social Thursday 7 January 2016 20:00 Royal Oak, Tilehurst
  • Branch Business Meeting Wednesday 9 December 2015 20:00 Castle Tap, Reading
  • First Thursday of the Month Social Thursday 3 December 2015 Lyndhurst, Reading

    Pub crawl around The Village.

    Start The Lyndhurst 20:00, Retreat 20:45 please note music at Retreat will start at 21:00, Eldon Arms 21:30.

  • Branch AGM Wednesday 18 November 2015 19:30 Purple Turtle, Reading
  • Board Games Social Tuesday 10 November 2015 19:00 Castle Tap, Reading

    Board Games Social; all levels of ability/experience welcome! 7pm onwards for a 7.30pm start.

  • First Thursday Branch Social Thursday 5 November 2015 19:00 Wargrave & District Snooker Club, Wargrave

    Contact John Robinson (0118 940 2787 / 0790 434 3187). 7pm onwards.

  • Branch Social to The Swan Thursday 22 October 2015 19:25 Swan, Three Mile Cross

    Thu 22nd - Social to Swan, Three Mile Cross, Basingstoke Road, RG7 1AT. 7.25pm bus, Station Road stop SC. Return 10pm or 11pm.

  • Branch Business Meeting Monday 12 October 2015 20:00 Butchers Arms, Tilehurst
  • Hop Leaf Beer Festival Friday 2 – Sunday 4 October 2015 Hop Leaf, Reading

    There will be 12 ales and 4 ciders available at this pub festival!

  • First Thursday Branch Social Thursday 1 October 2015 20:00 Queens Head, Reading
  • Gala Awards evening for our branch award winners Tuesday 29 September 2015 20:00 Castle Tap, Reading

    The evening will celebrate some of the best of the wonderful selection of pubs in our branch - and some of the excellent beers that can be enjoyed in them. As well as a reprise of the presentation of the certificate to the Fox and Hounds in Caversham, our branch Pub of the Year, we will also present the certificates to the runner-up and other two finalists and potentially reprise the Cider Pub of the Year presentation. In addition the branch has agreed to make a special award for outstanding achievement to two pubs.

    Kay Wesnes of the Fisherman's Cottage will receive the Best Newcomer Award. She had never run a pub before when she took on the Fisherman's Cottage, but what she lacked in experience, she has made up for with enthusiasm supported by the sound business skills of the family operating company of herself, Keith Wesnes and Anna Wesnes.

    The Phoenix Award will go to the hosts for the evening, The Castle Tap. This award recognises the way they took on a dying pub and transformed it into a healthy vibrant venue for real ale and cider.

    Not content with celebrating our pubs, the breweries that won Local Beers of the Festival will be presented with their certificates. Gravitas from Vale Brewery won the overall best local beer of festival and will collect their certificate alongside those being presented to Binghams Brewery, Rebellion Brewery and a reprise presentation to the West Berkshire Brewery.

    The evening is not just open to CAMRA members. We look forward to welcoming anyone who enjoys a good beer and wants to show their support for the pubs that serve them, and breweries that produce them.

  • Spoons Sunday Sunday 27 September 2015 12:00 Monks Retreat, Reading

    Come use your Wetherspoons vouchers that are about to expire. Starting at the Monks Retreat.

  • LocAle Beer & Cider Festival Thursday 24 – Sunday 27 September 2015 Three Tuns, Reading

    The Three Tuns on Wokingham Road will be holding a beer and cider festival on 24th - 27th September. Beer and Cider list:

    Binghams: Vanilla Stout, Twyford Tipple and Thirst Past the Post Rebellion: Smuggler, Mutiny and IPA Loddon: Ferryman’s Gold and Bamboozle Windsor & Eton: Boatman, Park life and Windsor Knot White Horse: Village idiot Hogsback: Surrey Nirvana West Berkshire: Mild

    Ciders: Old Rosie, Orchard Pig, Somerset Snuffler, Thatcher’s Heritage, Fannys Bramble and Westerns Country Perry.

  • Pub walk of Pangbourne Sunday 20 September 2015 11:00 Greyhound, Tidmarsh

    http://www.walk4life.info/walk/pangbourne-greyhound-tidmarsh-swan-pangbourne

    Reading Station 10:45, change Tilehurst 10:49 on to bus replacement 11:00, arrival Pangbourne Station 11:10. New meeting time at Village Hall Car Park 11:15.

    Return Bus replacement from Pangbourne 17:33 change Tilehurst 17:43 on to train 17:49, arrival Reading 17:55.

    Thames path and head toward Reading, after Pangbourne Meadow turn right to A329, up Sulham Lane, take footpath on right down to River Pang, following River Pang to Greyhound Tidmarsh.

    Stop for beer 3 miles. (12:30 to 13:00)

    Via footpaths head to Pangbourne College and Falkland Memorial. Lanes & footpath via Lower Bowden Farm to Berry’s Copse and down to River & A329, back to Swan Pangbourne.

    Stop for Beer 3.5 Miles. (14:30 to 15:00)

    Total Mileage 6.5 Miles

    The final part of the walk is through a wood that is full of Blackberry bushes, so if people would like to pick the berries they will need something to collect them in and some gloves.

    The Blackberry bushes have also made the path a bit overgrown, so you may wish to cover your legs & arms for this part of the walk.

    The plan is to eat in The Elephant at approx. 15:00, we have not booked a table, so people may wish to book a table for lunch.

    We could also visit Greyhound in Whitchurch (16:30 to 17:00). Ferryboat closed at 15:00.

    Contact Chris Hinton on ten.nigriv@notnih.kc / 0118 987 3203.

  • Oktoberwest Saturday 19 September 2015 West Berkshire Brewery, Yattendon

    Oktoberwest 2015 promises to be a fun, light-hearted event complete with live music and dancing. Relish the atmosphere while supping on the best real ales and craft beers and dining on traditional Bavarian fare and international street food. More information at http://www.wbbrew.com/oktoberwest/

    West Berks Brewery presents... Oktoberwest 2015, which promises to be a fun, light-hearted event complete with live music and dancing.
  • Branch Business Meeting Thursday 17 September 2015 20:00 Foresters Arms, Reading
  • Castle Tap - The First Beer Festival Thursday 10 – Sunday 13 September 2015 Castle Tap, Reading

    20+ beers, live music, BBQ, brewing competition judging and much more!

    The first beer festival at The Castle Tap!
  • Central Southern Aunt Sally competition & annual beer festival Saturday 5 September 2015 12:00 – 17:00 Masons Arms, Oxford

    Central Southern Aunt Sally competition & annual beer festival. Masons Arms 2 Quarry School Place, Headington Quarry, Oxford, OX3 8LH. 12 noon to 5pm. Contact Noj moc.dlrowltn@nosmailliw.r.nhoj

  • First Thursday Branch Social Thursday 3 September 2015 20:00 Good Companions, Woodley
  • Bermondsey Beer Mile Brewery Crawl Saturday 22 August 2015 11:00 Bermondsey Tube Station

    11:00 am at Bermondsey Tube Station Contact: Paul Rayner 07752 927508 Further Info: http://wp.me/pZOdJ-2IT

  • Branch Business Meeting Wednesday 19 August 2015 20:00 Fox & Hounds, Caversham
  • Great British Beer Festival Tuesday 11 – Saturday 15 August 2015 Olympia, London

    www.gbbf.org.uk

  • Social with West Berks CAMRA Saturday 8 August 2015 11:48 Cow & Cask, Newbury

    Pub crawl around Newbury. 11.48am train from Reading BR. First pub stop will be Cow & Cask, 1 Inch's Yard, RG14 5DP. Contact Quinten Taylor 07887 424232 or Tim Thomas 07941 582762.

  • First Thursday Branch Social Thursday 6 August 2015 19:00 Bull, Streatley

    Crawl around Goring and Streatley. Meet Bull, Reading Road, Streatley, RG8 9JJ. 18.26 from Reading station. Contact Paul Dabrowski on 07747 644342 for updates or Quinten Taylor on 07887 424232.

  • Maidenhead Beer & Cider Festival Friday 24 – Sunday 26 July 2015 Desborough College, Maidenhead
  • The Rowbarge Real Ale Festival 2015 Friday 24 – Sunday 26 July 2015 The Rowbarge, Woolhampton

    The summer is here! What better way to celebrate it than with a beer festival, next to the canal, in the sun (fingers crossed). This July, for the first time, we will be holding our own real ale festival here at The Rowbarge. There will be at least 20 real ales and a couple of scrumpy ciders available across the weekend, with up to 12 tipples on at any one time. We will of course have the barbecue on all weekend, weather permitting, as usual. There will also be games for kids to play in the garden, and live music from local talent across the weekend.

    The main event will be on the evening of Friday the 24th, where we have four of our favourite brewers coming down to the pub. Each brewery will be holding a beer tasting session with a little bit of food pairing for good measure. We will also have a couple beers from each brewery available for sale.

    Tasting will commence at 6pm on Friday the 24th and will continue throughout the evening. In attendance we will have a handful of our favourite breweries.

    Including Wild Weather ales, Longdog Brewery, Stonehenge Ales and Cotleigh Brewery. If you would like to attend the tasting, please drop us an email or phone call to let us know how many of you will be joining us on the night.

    Fingers crossed for good weather. Save the date in your diaries!

    Cheers!

    Tom and the Rowbarge crew.

  • Branch Social to Knowl Hill Saturday 18 July 2015 13:15 Bird in Hand, Knowl Hill

    127 bus at 12.20 from Reading, arrives Knowl Hill approx. 13.05. Meet at the Bird in Hand, Bath Road, RG10 9UP c.1315. Lunch and drinks there with possible excursion to Royal Oak and/or New Inn.16.27 bus home. Contact Phil Gill: 0771 455 0293

  • Rebellion Brewery open weekend Saturday 11 July 2015 11:00 Rebellion Brewery

    11:18 train to Maidenhead, Arrival Marlow 12:01, 1.5 miles walk to brewery. So meet Brewery 12:30. Train cost Reading to Marlow £8.60p return. Please note I may get taxis back to Station approx. £10. Train back to Reading at 17:06 & 18:06. Contact Chris Hinton Tel: 0118 9873203 / ten.nigriv@notnih.kc

  • Branch Business Meeting Wednesday 8 July 2015 20:00 Castle Tap, Reading
  • Tutored Cider Tasting Sunday 5 July 2015 15:00 – 17:00 Alehouse, Reading

    Like to know more about Real Cider & Perry? Come down and find out from someone who knows.

    Like to know more about Real Cider & Perry? Come down and find out from someone who knows.
  • Party @ The Brewery Saturday 4 July 2015 15:00 – 21:00 Wild Weather Brewery, Silchester

    Come and join Wild Weather Brewery for an afternoon of beers and music. They will have their favourite beers on both keg and cask with great local bands and an all-day BBQ.

    A chance to meet the people behind Wild Weather and some great prizes to be won on the day. Free entry.

    Come and join Wild Weather Brewery for an afternoon of beers and music. They will have their favourite beers on both keg and cask with great local bands and an all-day BBQ.
  • First Thursday Branch Social Thursday 2 July 2015 20:00 Crown Inn, Theale

    Note: This is a crawl around Theale, starting at The Crown, 8pm.

    Note: This is a crawl around Theale, starting at The Crown, 8pm.
  • Spoons Sunday Sunday 28 June 2015 12:00 Baron Cadogan, Caversham

    Come use your Wetherspoons vouchers that are about to expire. Starting at the Baron Cadogan, then Fox & Hounds, Caversham, walk to Back of Beyond via Forbury Gardens, back into Reading for Monks Retreat & Hope Tap.

    Contact Chris Hinton on ten.nigriv@notnih.kc / 0118 987 3203.

  • Hop Fest @ The Fox and Hounds, Caversham Thursday 18 – Sunday 21 June 2015 Fox & Hounds, Caversham

    To celebrate winning the Reading and Mid-Berks CAMRA Pub of the Year 2015, the Fox and Hounds in Caversham will be holding a beer festival celebrating all things hoppy.

    30+ of the hoppiest beers known to man. Plus loads of real cider and events. Beer list tbc.

    Starts Thursday at 6pm with their famous quiz and cheese and meat night. Friday all day with music from vinyl junkies. Saturday the main event. The pub will be receiving their award in the evening, but will have live acoustic music all day with two bands in the evening. All day BBQ with loads of stuff for the kiddies as well. Sunday is recovery day with an extra special fox roast offering. Some details and full poster coming soon.

    To celebrate winning the Reading and Mid-Berks CAMRA Pub of the Year 2015, the Fox and Hounds in Caversham will be holding a beer festival celebrating all things hoppy.
  • Branch Business Meeting Wednesday 10 June 2015 20:00 Fox & Hounds, Caversham
  • First Thursday Branch Social Thursday 4 June 2015 20:00 Bell, Waltham St Lawrence
  • Beer Festival @ The Bell & Bottle Saturday 23 May 2015 12:00 Bell & Bottle, Shinfield
  • Branch Business Meeting Monday 18 May 2015 20:00 Binghams Brewery, Ruscombe
  • Aylesbury Vale & Wycombe CAMRA Reading Pub Crawl Saturday 16 May 2015 12:00 Fisherman's Cottage, Reading

    12:00 The Fisherman's Cottage, Canal Way, Newtown, Reading, RG1 3HJ

    13:00 Eldon Arms, 19 Eldon Terrace, Reading, RG1 4DX

    13:30 The Retreat, 8 St Johns Street, Reading. RG1 4EH

    14:10 Great Expectations, 33 London Street, Reading RG1 4PS

    14:50 Castle Tap, 120 Castle Street, Reading. RG1 7RJ

    15:30 The Butler, 85-91 Chatham Street, Reading RG1 7DS

    16:00 The Nag's Head, 5 Russell Street, Reading, RG1 7XD

    17:30 The Greyfriar, 53 Greyfriars Road, Reading, RG1 1PA

    19:00 The Fox and Hounds, 51 Gosbrook Road, Caversham, RG4 8BN

    Everyone is welcome to join Aylesbury Vale & Wycombe CAMRA on their crawl around Reading's town centre pubs. It's been a few years since their last visit and the real ale scene have improved greatly since then.
  • Pub Walk Sunday 10 May 2015 11:00 Flower Pot, Aston
  • First Thursday Branch Social Thursday 7 May 2015 20:00 Weather Station, Reading
  • 15th Banbury Beer and Cider Festival Thursday 7 – Saturday 9 May 2015 TA Centre, Banbury
  • Reading Beer & Cider Festival Thursday 30 April – Sunday 3 May 2015 Kings Meadow, Reading

    Keep up to date with the latest information at http://www.readingbeerfestival.org.uk

  • Timothy Taylor Le Champion ale night Tuesday 28 April 2015 19:30 Swan, Three Mile Cross
  • Branch Social Wednesday 22 April 2015 20:00 Good Companions, Woodley
  • National Members’ Weekend & AGM 2015 Friday 17 – Sunday 19 April 2015 Albert Hall, Nottingham
  • Branch Business Meeting Tuesday 7 April 2015 20:00 Fox & Hounds, Tilehurst
  • The Village - Easter Music and Real Ale Festival Friday 3 – Monday 6 April 2015 Weather Station, Reading

    Over this coming Easter weekend three of Reading’s longtime favorite backstreet pubs will be hosting the Village Music & Ale Festival. Their enterprising landlords have banded together to create a celebration of community spirit, camaraderie, music and ale

    While mainstream media talks incessantly about the doom and gloom of Britain’s pub crisis examples of pubs bucking the trend go largely unreported. Among Reading’s numerous excellent music and ale venues the Eldon Arms, the Lyndhurst and the Retreat.

    The pubs are a short walk from one another in the Eldon Square Conservation Area, aka “The Village,” Reading’s oldest historic preservation area. The Village is located a short and pleasant walk along Kennet Side from Reading town centre (or a short bus ride).

    The idea behind the festival is to capitalize on the close proximity of the pubs to one another in their eminently walkable neighbourhood. By providing a destination event with wide appeal to both the local community and to a much wider area in and around Reading, more people will be enticed into the village, perhaps for the first time, local musicians gain exposure, and the pubs – the magnets for the whole enterprise – will further demonstrate their value as important community assets.

    The pubs will remain open until 11:30 pm on each day of the festival however being mindful of their place within a largely residential community the music program has been scheduled to end no later than 10:30 pm. This leaves plenty of time for festival goers to exit the area in an orderly fashion and to catch buses/trains in the town centre.

  • First Thursday Branch Social Thursday 2 April 2015 20:00 Castle Tap, Reading
  • Spoons Sunday Sunday 29 March 2015 12:00 Hope Tap, Reading
    Listen to this first! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOEO_fgG3-I
  • Beer Tasting with Jeff Evans from Inside Beer Wednesday 18 March 2015 19:30 Weather Station, Reading

    An evening's beer tasting with Jeff Evans, one of the world's best-known beer writers, a former editor of the Good Beer Guide and Beer Writer of the Year. Join Jeff for a fascinating journey into the world of beer.

    Book your place at the bar now, tickets £10.

  • Pub games social with RURAS Thursday 12 March 2015 18:30 Hop Leaf, Reading
  • Branch Business Meeting Tuesday 10 March 2015 20:00 Great Expectations, Reading
  • Maiden 2015 Festival of Wood Saturday 7 March 2015 14:00 Siren Craft, Finchampstead
  • First Thursday Branch Social Thursday 5 March 2015 20:00 Swan, Three Mile Cross
  • Regional Meeting Saturday 28 February 2015 20:00 Maidenhead Conservative Club, Maidenhead
  • Reading Beer Festival General Volunteers meeting Friday 20 February 2015 20:00 RISC Global Bar & Cafe, Reading
  • Branch Business Meeting Wednesday 11 February 2015 20:00 Fox & Hounds, Caversham
  • National Winter Ales Festival Wednesday 11 – Saturday 14 February 2015 The Roundhouse, Derby

    CAMRA's National Winter Ales Festival 2015 (NWAF) is at The Roundhouse, located beside the Pride Park exit of Derby Railway Station. Running from 11th - 14th February, the festival will have a selection of over 400 real ales from all over the UK to choose from.

    Running from 11th - 14th February, the festival will have a selection of over 400 real ales from all over the UK to choose from.
  • RURAS Beer Launch Night Monday 9 February 2015 19:00 Park House (University of Reading), Reading

    The time has come to sample the fruits of RURAS's labour, as they proudly announce the release of 'Bitter Luck Next Time', this year's society beer.

    For those of you who joined them at Sherfield Village Brewery late last year, this will be the first time you are able to drink the brew you put hard work into. For the rest of you, it will be great to support RURAS and drink in celebration with us.

    As they have in the past, Park House have the exclusive first sale of the beer, and have kindly offered to sell it to us for only £2.60 per pint! We even expect to have a visit from the Vice Chancellor, Sir David Bell, to try the first pint with us.

    The RURAS monkeys have been working hard behind the scenes and following this event, the beer will become available at various times in a selection of pubs throughout Reading such as: The Alehouse, The Nag's Head, London Road Eat and Drink, The Fisherman's Cottage and The Fox and Hounds (Caversham).

    So come one, come all. Bring your friends; tell them to bring their friends (and so on).

  • Launch of Ale Trail Saturday 7 February 2015 12:00 Butler, Reading
  • First Thursday Branch Social Thursday 5 February 2015 20:00 Butchers Arms, Tilehurst
  • Wild Weather Brewery Tour Sunday 1 February 2015 13:00 – 15:00 Wild Weather Brewery, Silchester
  • Joint social with SHB CAMRA Thursday 29 January 2015 20:00 Butchers Arms, Tilehurst
  • Central Southern Regional Pub Crawl – Ales Around the Angel Saturday 24 January 2015 12:00 Brewhouse and Kitchen, London

    All pubs are all within walking distance of each other. You are welcome to text or call 07899 980 307 to find out where we are.

    Brewhouse and Kitchen: Torrens Street, Finsbury EC1V 1NG
    http://www.brewhouseandkitchen.com
    Part of a small chain of brew pubs, this one has eight handpumps dispensing its own beers, together with a bottled selection from other breweries (beer menu on tables). Brewing takes place at the rear of the pub, using the kit from the Botanist at Kew. Opening time is well before noon, but no food is available until then. Large, modern building with friendly, interested staff.

    Earl of Essex: 25 Danbury Street, Islington N1 8LE
    GBG 2015. Another brew pub! Contemporary design, with a garden to the rear. The central, oval shaped bar houses the brewing kit. Their own brew, Earls, is usually available on one of the six handpumps, and invariably present on keg. Most of the other ales are from micros. As you enter the pub there is a blackboard on the left hand wall listing the beers available and specifying the method of dispense. Extensive bottled beer list; Gwatkin’s cider; food available all day.

    The Old Queen’s Head: 44 Essex Road, Islington N1 8LN
    http://www.theoldqueenshead.com
    This quirky pub now has two handpumps, both dedicated to Truman’s beers. Sofas and dining chairs are scattered over one large room. There is an old carved settle, and a fireplace at the rear with wood panelling above. Various stags’ heads and a skull look down on the proceedings, and the chandeliers are made from antlers. Food is available - mainly burgers, including psychic burgers!

    New Rose (Pub sign reads ‘Just Another Pub’!): 84-86 Essex Road (corner of Popham Street), Islington N1 8LU
    http://www.thenewrose.co.uk
    GBG 2015. A Locale outlet with four handpumps. Small room at the front with roses embossed into the seat backs; two large drinking spaces behind. CAMRA discount. Food available – pizzas, burgers and mains.

    York: 82 Islington High Street, Islington N1 8EQ
    A Nicholson’s house with twelve handpumps: there are usually four guest beers. Large, street corner pub, which confusingly looks as if it's on Upper Street. As usual with Nicholson’s pubs there is a lot of dark wood and etched glass, together with a deep red ceiling, a fireplace with mirror above, and the older back bar fittings hint at what it would have looked like in a previous age. By 1851 the York Hotel stood on this site but was rebuilt in 1872, at which time cows grazed right up to the front door. Food available.

    The Three Johns: 73 White Lion Street, Pentonville N1 9PF
    Corner of White Lion / Baron Street
    http://www.three-johns.com
    Largish modern, two roomed pub with wood panelling, bare brickwork, a copper tiled ceiling and large windows. Three hand pumps serve beers from varying micros (e.g. Crate; Alchemy; Arbor) plus there are ‘craft’ keg beers and a good bottled beer list. Pizza menu (including pizza desserts). The Three Johns were apparently 18th century radicals. Background music.

    Craft Beer Co: 55 White Lion Street, Pentonville N1 9PP
    GBG 2015. Ten handpumps dispense ales from independent breweries, plus twenty ‘craft’ kegs and numerous bottled beers. This carpeted, split level pub is rather more cosy and ‘pubby’ than most of the chain, and has a small garden to the side. Burgers available.

  • SWaM CAMRA 40th birthday Friday 23 January 2015 17:30 Bear, Maidenhead
  • Branch Business Meeting Tuesday 13 January 2015 20:00 Royal Oak, Ruscombe

    Meeting at 20:00 in the conservatory at the rear of the pub.

    CAMRA members only, please.

  • Branch 40th Birthday Thursday 11 December 2014 TBC

    Reading & Mid-Berks CAMRA is 40 years old!

  • Christmas Meal Thursday 4 December 2014 Zerodegrees, Reading

    This will be held at Zerodegrees in Reading. You must book in advance. Register your interest with Dan Cane-Honeysett on 07811 403 701.

  • Branch Strategy Meeting Wednesday 26 November 2014 20:00 Fox & Hounds, Caversham

    Review of the last year and deciding our strategy for the next.

    Start 20:00. CAMRA members only, please.

  • Regional Meeting Saturday 22 November 2014 12:00 Old Manor, Bracknell

    A coming together of branches in the Central Southern region (Berks, Bucks, Oxon). All CAMRA members welcome

    A coming together of branches in the Central Southern region (Berks, Bucks, Oxon). All CAMRA members welcome
  • Branch AGM Tuesday 11 November 2014 20:00 Great Expectations, Reading

    Start 20:00, library area.

    PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE.

    CAMRA members only, please.

    Agenda, Minutes and Reports can be found in the Members' Area (CAMRA login required).

    PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE
  • First Thursday Social Thursday 6 November 2014 20:00 Park House (University of Reading), Reading
  • CAMRA Super-Regional Conference Saturday 1 November 2014 Oxford Town Hall

    Meeting in the Conference Chamber.

  • Beer Census Saturday 25 October 2014 TBC

    A survey of the real ales on sale in the branch area.

    To help, contact Katrina Fletcher on 0779 401 9437.

  • Branch Business Meeting Tuesday 14 October 2014 20:00 Royal Oak, Ruscombe

    Meeting at 20:00 in the conservatory at the rear of the pub.

    CAMRA members only, please.

  • Ascot Racecourse Beer Festival Friday 3 – Saturday 4 October 2014 Ascot Racecourse

    50% off admission for CAMRA members - use the promotion code BEER14 when booking and show your card on arrival.

    See http://www.ascot.co.uk/ for details.

    8th Ascot CAMRA Beer Festival
  • First Thursday Social Thursday 2 October 2014 20:00 Hatch Gate, Burghfield

    Starting 20:00 at Hatch Gate, then moving to Six Bells for quiz night.

  • Southall Curry Night Friday 26 September 2014 19:30 Conservative Club, Southall

    Meet 19:30 onwards for drinks at the Conservative Club, High Street, Southall UB1 3HB, then 20:45 to the Nagina Karahi restaurant, 44 High St, Southall UB1 3DB.

    Contact John Robinson on 0118 940 2787 / 0790 434 3187 / ku.oc.liamtoh@nosnibor.nhoj

  • Pub Beer Festival Sunday 24 August 2014 Castle Inn, Hurst
  • Wild Weather Cask Ale Festival Saturday 23 August 2014 Old Bell, Grazeley

    All day festival, featuring:

    • Wild Weather Ales
    • Weather themed food
    • Bouncy castle
    • Face painting
    • Fun and games for children
    • Live music from Nicolette Street
    • Charity fund raising event
    • From midday 'til late!

    Raising money for prostate cancer research.

    More information:

    http://whatpub.com/pubs/REA/GRAZEL010/old-bell-grazeley

    http://www.chefandbrewer.com/pub/old-bell-grazeley-green-reading/p1227/

  • Branch Business Meeting Wednesday 20 August 2014 Butler, Reading

    Election of beer festival organiser, then regular branch business.

  • Great British Beer Festival Tuesday 12 – Saturday 16 August 2014 London Olympia
  • First Thursday Social Thursday 7 August 2014 Caversham Rose, Caversham
  • Branch Business Meeting Tuesday 15 July 2014 20:00 Foresters Arms, Reading
  • First Thursday Social Thursday 3 July 2014 20:00 Crown, Swallowfield
    Swallowfield. All welcome, including non-members.
  • Branch Business Meeting Tuesday 10 June 2014 20:00 TBC
  • First Thursday Social Thursday 5 June 2014 20:00 Allied Arms, Reading
    All welcome, including non-members.
  • Pub Beer Festival Sunday 25 May 2014 Castle Inn, Hurst
  • Branch Business Meeting Monday 12 May 2014 20:00 Park House (University of Reading), Reading

    All CAMRA Members welcome.

    All CAMRA Members welcome.
  • Regional Meeting Saturday 10 May 2014 13:00 TBC
  • Banbury Beer Festival 2014 Thursday 8 – Saturday 10 May 2014 TA Centre, Banbury

    90 different real ales will be on offer, as well as around 20 ciders and perries. This year there will be a South-Eastern theme, expect ales from this area to feature strongly. Opening times: Thu 5-11, Fri noon-midnight (last entry 9pm), Sat 11-11.

    Website http://www.northoxoncamra.org.uk/bbf2014/

  • 20th Reading Beer & Cider Festival Thursday 1 – Sunday 4 May 2014 Kings Meadow, Reading

    Reading CAMRA once again presents the Beer & Cider festival, now in its 20th year!

    For more details please visit the Reading Beer Festival main website.

  • Wargrave Beer Festival 2014 Friday 25 April 2014 18:30 Woodclyffe Hall, Wargrave

    Tickets priced at £15.00 to include entry to the beer festival, collector's souvenir glass, beer vouchers for 4 half pints of beer, and beer festival snack.

    Further beer vouchers will be on sale on the night at £1.50 per half pint voucher.

    Tickets are on sale now and places are limited.

    Available from the Wargrave Beer Festival Snooker Club, Ian Wild, Jane Swift, Jan Stanton, Gill Jennings, Charlotte Taylor, Rosie Hancock, Suzanna Hanks, Caroline Atkinson and Keith Doward.

    Sign up to the Wargrave Beer Festival Facebook page for updates and to order tickets: https://www.facebook.com/WargraveBeerFestival2014

    All profits to Macmillan Cancer Support.

  • Branch Business Meeting Wednesday 9 April 2014 20:00 Fox & Hounds, Caversham

    All CAMRA Members welcome.

    All CAMRA Members welcome.
  • First Thursday Social Thursday 3 April 2014 20:00 Greyfriar, Reading

    Moving on from the Greyfriar, we'll also visit the Oakford Social Club from about 20:30, and then onto the Alehouse. If catching us up on the day, feel free to call Paul Scrivens on 07906 274638, or tweet @p_scrivens.

    Then onto Oakford, and Alehouse. All welcome, including non-members.
  • Southall Curry Night Friday 28 March 2014 19:30 Conservative Club, Southall

    Meet 19:30 for drinks at the Conservative Club, then Nagina Karahi restaurant at 20:45.

    Contact John Robinson on 0118 940 2787 / 0790 434 3187 / ku.oc.liamtoh@nosnibor.nhoj

  • Caversham Ale Trail Social Sunday 16 March 2014 16:00 Gardeners Arms, Emmer Green

    Starting at the Gardeners Arms, Emmer Green at 16:00, then onto the Fox & Hounds, Caversham.

    All welcome, including non-members.

    All welcome, including non-members.
  • Branch Business Meeting Thursday 13 March 2014 20:00 Weather Station, Reading

    All CAMRA Members welcome

    All CAMRA Members welcome
  • Branch Business Meeting Tuesday 11 February 2014 20:00 Fox & Hounds, Tilehurst

    All CAMRA Members welcome

  • First Thursday Social Thursday 6 February 2014 20:00 Nags Head, Reading

    A joint social with RURAS (Reading University Real Ale Society)

    A joint social with RURAS
  • Central Southern Regional Pub Crawl - Beers in Bermondsey Saturday 18 January 2014 13:00 The Shipwrights Arms, LONDON SE1 2TF
    Annual Pub Crawl with optional start at The Kernel Brewery at 11:30.
  • Branch Business Meeting Tuesday 14 January 2014 20:00 Royal Oak, Ruscombe
  • First Thursday Social Thursday 2 January 2014 20:00 Three Guineas, Reading

    Starting at the Three Guineas

  • Branch Strategy Meeting Monday 9 December 2013 20:00 Fox & Hounds, Caversham

    Setting the branch annual objectives and other strategic discussions.

    Setting the branch annual objectives and other strategic discussions
  • Monthly Social Thursday 5 December 2013 20:00 Zerodegrees, Reading

    Contact the branch chairman for more details

    Branch Christmas Meal
  • Regional Meeting Saturday 16 November 2013 12:00 Cross Keys, Thame

    CAMRA members only, the quarterly meeting of branches in the Central Southern region of CAMRA.

  • Branch AGM Monday 11 November 2013 20:00 Corn Stores, Reading

    To report progress and achievements over the previous 12 months and elect the branch committee. For more details including the agenda please contact the Chair.

    Committee Positions - 2013 AGM (PDF Download)

    Reporting the year's progress and electing the committee.
  • Monthly Social Thursday 7 November 2013 20:00 Lyndhurst, Reading

    Meet at Lyndhurst, thence to Weather Station and Retreat.

    Meet at Lyndhurst, thence to Eldon and Retreat.
  • New Members' trip Saturday 2 November 2013 TBC

    Contact moc.dlrowltn@reebjb for details.

    Contact bjbeer@ntlworld.com for details.
  • Anne & Brian's leaving social Friday 18 October 2013 20:00 Weather Station, Reading

    To celebrate two of Reading's longest serving licensees.

    To celebrate two of Reading's longest serving licensees.
  • Branch Business Meeting Tuesday 15 October 2013 20:00 Red Lion, Theale
  • Monthly Social Thursday 3 October 2013 Rising Sun, Reading

    Meet at 8 pm. Thence to Wynford, Alehouse and Blagrave.

    Apologies for incorrectly advertising this as starting at the Alehouse!

  • Special General Meeting - see details Tuesday 17 September 2013 20:00 Curzon Club, Reading

    To discuss changes to the branch constitution.

    Special General Meeting Sept 2013 - Agenda

    Followed by a standard branch business meeting.

    Branch Meeting Sept 2013 - Agenda

  • Regional Meeting Saturday 7 September 2013 Corn Stores, Reading

    National Chairman Colin Valentine will be attending.

    National Chairman Colin Valentine will be attending.
  • Monthly Social - Pangbourne Thursday 5 September 2013 Cross Keys, Pangbourne

    Pangbourne Wander. Meet at 8pm. Further details, such as the suggested train time from Reading Station, to be announced.

  • Castle Beer Festival Sunday 25 August 2013 Castle Inn, Hurst

    The Castle at Hurst is holding a one-day Beer Festival on Sunday 25th August

    The Castle at Hurst is holding a one-day Beer Festival on Sunday 25th August
  • Great British Beer Festival Tuesday 13 – Saturday 17 August 2013 London Olympia

    See the GBBF Website

    55,000 people are expected to attend this year's Great British Beer Festival. This year's event will offer visitors more than 800 real ales, ciders, perries and foreign beers to try and plenty of entertainment and food to enjoy!

    Opening hours:

    13th August - 12 Noon - 5pm (Trade Session)

    13th August - 5 pm - 10:30 pm (Public)

    14th August - 12 Noon - 10:30 pm

    15th August - 12 Noon - 10:30 pm

    16th August - 12 Noon - 10:30 pm

    17th August - 11 am - 7:00 pm

    More than 800 real ales, ciders, perries and foreign beers to try at CAMRA's flagship event.
  • Branch Business Meeting Tuesday 6 August 2013 20:00 Three Tuns, Reading
  • Monthly Social Thursday 1 August 2013 20:00 Swan, Three Mile Cross

    Meet at The Swan, Three Mile Cross, RG7 1AT at 20:00

    We will be presenting Vic & Jenny with a certificate for long-standing service (30 years) so please come along and celebrate with us!

  • Reading Lions Club Wine Beer & Cider Festival Friday 26 – Saturday 27 July 2013 Reading Town Football Club
  • Trip to Maidenhead Beer Festival Saturday 20 July 2013 Maidenhead United Football Club

    Catch 11:48 train from Reading.

  • Maidenhead Beer Festival Friday 19 – Sunday 21 July 2013 Maidenhead United Football Club

    It will run from Fri 19th - Sun 21st July and we will be open from Midday to 10pm on Fri & Sat and Midday - 7pm on Sunday.

    60 ales will be available, 40 from local micro breweries and 20 from further afield. As usual our beer will be kept cellar cool and served in tip-top condition. An excellent selection of around 20 ciders and perries will also be available.

    Entertainment comes from two well regarded local bands, Kindred Spirit on Saturday and The Skin and Blister band on Sunday.

    Hot and cold Food will be served throughout the festival including a Hog Roast on Saturday.

    Entrance is £3 for the general public, £2 for RBWM Advantage Card holders and £1 for CAMRA members. Please ensure you have your card with you to get the discount.

    A website has been set up which will give more details as they become finalised http://www.maidenheadbeerfest.org.uk/.

  • Reading Real Ale & Jazz Festival 2013 Thursday 18 – Saturday 20 July 2013 Christchurch Meadow, Reading
  • Branch Business Meeting Tuesday 9 July 2013 20:00 Roebuck, Reading

    CAMRA Members only

  • Trip to Rebellion Brewery Saturday 6 July 2013 Rebellion Brewery

    for Charity Scannappeal Open Day visit and 20th Anniversary Celebration. Catch 10:18 train from Reading.

  • Monthly Social Thursday 4 July 2013 20:00 Good Companions, Woodley

    Moving to Bosco Lounge at 21:00.

  • Branch Business Meeting Tuesday 11 June 2013 20:00 Foresters Arms, Reading

    CAMRA members only.

  • Twyford Beer Festival Saturday 8 – Sunday 9 June 2013 Loddon Hall, Twyford
  • Monthly Social Thursday 6 June 2013 20:00 Hope & Bear, Reading
    East Reading Wander
  • Cycling Social Sunday 2 June 2013 12:00 Zerodegrees, Reading

    meet at Zero Degrees, Reading, RG1 2LR at 12:00, contact Joe Cuthbertson moc.liamtoh@trebhtuceoj[] mobile 07783 411982 for further details.

  • 19th Reading Beer & Cider Festival Thursday 2 – Sunday 5 May 2013 Kings Meadow, Reading
  • Branch meeting Monday 15 April 2013 20:00 Bird in Hand, Knowl Hill

    All CAMRA members welcome! Meet at 19:30 outside the station in Twyford to organise taxis.