Campaign for Real Ale


  • Volunteers needed! Wednesday 12 June 2024

    Are you able to help out at Maidenhead Beer and Cider Festival? They are a bit low in numbers of volunteers. The event takes place on 5th and 6th July, if you are interested and available to help, you can contact them by filling in this form:

  • Long Service Award Thursday 6 June 2024

    On 6th June 2024 we were pleased to present Jayne Worrall with her long service award for her time at the Bull Hotel in Wargrave.

  • Lyndhurst Reopen Friday 17 May 2024

    The Lyndhurst in Reading has reopened under new management today.

    Becky, the new landlady announced on their facebook page that they are open from 17th May, stating that she is hoping to get food back on as soon as possible and plans include hosting quizzes and live music as well as showing live sports.

    They currently have one Ale being served, Purity Ubu.

  • Fox and Hounds Pub of the year 2024 presentation. Friday 3 May 2024

    On Friday 3rd May the Fox and Hounds, Caversham were presented their awards for Pub of the year 2024.

  • The Horns pub in Crazies Hill bought by residents Sunday 14 April 2024

    The Horns pub in Crazies Hill, which has been shut for 18 months, has been bought from Brakspear by 'Horns Hospitality', a consortium comprising 37 local resident investors for £753,000. Horns Hospitality hope to safeguard the "beating heart" of the village.

    This means the Horns will be free of tie, however they hope to add 3 upstairs accommodation rooms as their first priority. It will be a bit of a wait until the pub can reopen its doors.

  • The Bell at Waltham St Lawrence get their awards! Saturday 13 April 2024

    The Bell at Waltham St Lawrence were presented their awards for Cider pub of the year and Runner up Pub of the Year 2024.

  • Palmer Tavern now re-open Saturday 23 March 2024

    Located on Wokingham Road, The Palmer Tavern is now run by Reading-born publican Samantha Lane and her all-female team.

    You can find more details in this article:

  • And the winner is... Monday 11 March 2024

    All votes have been counted and we are pleased to announce the following winners for the Reading and Mid-Berks CAMRA Pub of the Year 2024:

    Pub of the Year 2024 - The Fox and Hounds, Caversham Runner up - The Bell, Waltham St Lawrence

    Cider Pub of the Year 2024 - The Bell, Waltham St Lawrence Runner up - The Nags Head

    Club of the Year 2024 - Wargrave & District Snooker Club Runner Up - Sonning Golf Club

    Huge congratulations to all the winners

    The Pub of the Year winners for 2024 are...