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Welcome to the website of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) for Reading & Mid Berkshire branch!
CAMRA is the pub-goer's champion; we promote fine beers in great pubs and defend the rights of the drinker. If you drink beer or like pubs CAMRA is the place for you!
More Reading CAMRA news.
Our next social event
- First Thursday Social Thursday 5th June 2014 8:00 pm Allied Arms
Our next branch meeting
- Branch Business Meeting Monday 12th May 2014 8:00 pm Reading University Senior Common Room (Park House)
For more details on the events above, including location and maps, click on the event name. More information on other branch events can be found in the Branch Diary.
What is CAMRA?
Do you enjoy Real Ale in Real Pubs? Do you prefer to drink cask-conditioned ale to mass produced, mass market keg beer and lager? Does the continued threat against the unique flavours of real ale worry you? CAMRA is a national organization devoted to promoting real ale in real pubs, and Reading CAMRA, the local branch, is active both in campaigning for real ale, but also socially.
If any of these sound like you then CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, may be a just up your street. If you live in or near Reading, then Reading & Mid-Berkshire CAMRA are busy working to protect your pleasure. This web site will show you who we are, what we do and how to join us. If you don't live in this area please visit the National Website.
- To maintain consumer rights
- To promote quality, choice and value for money
- To support the public house as a focus of community life
- To campaign for greater appreciation of traditional beers, ciders and perries as part of national heritage and culture
CAMRA is a volunteer organization with over 130,000 members. CAMRA exists to promote good quality cask ales in good pubs. CAMRA has been described as the most successful consumer organization in Europe.
More importantly than all of this, though, is that being a member of CAMRA is fun. Enjoying the finest quality cask ales in Britain's best pubs is both a pleasure and a hobby. The fact that we are saving our unique heritage happens almost by accident.
CAMRA turned the tide of bland keg beer in the 1970s, when it looked likely that real ale might cease to exist. We have helped in the fight to stop breweries and pubs closing, and were instrumental in the introduction of all-day opening.
We are by no means complacent though. There are many fights still to be won - getting a full pint, or cutting the excessive UK duty on beer. You can help by joining CAMRA today. Our voice is listened to by government because we have so many members. Joining will further strengthen that voice.
If you want to carry on drinking good beer in great pubs, join CAMRA and protect your pleasure.
National CAMRA News
- CAMRA thanks MPs for another Budget Success
Representatives from across the beer and pub sector came together on Tuesday to celebrate Chancellor George Osborne cutting beer duty for a second year running and freezing cider duty at
- Scottish Parliamentary Reception a success
CAMRA’s annual Scottish Reception was a huge success as over 50 MSPs, CAMRA volunteers and industry representatives came together to celebrate and campaign for real ale in Scotland. The reception
- Time to raise a glass to the Chancellor as beer duty is cut for second year running
CAMRA is celebrating after Chancellor George Osborne today announced during the 2014 Budget that beer duty will be cut by 1p for a second year running. Thanks to the incredible
- CAMRA's annual Parliamentary Reception is a success
Created with flickr slideshow. CAMRA's annual 2014 parliamentary reception again proved a great success as over 100 MPs, Peers, and CAMRA volunteers came together to celebrate and campaign for
Twitter / readingCAMRA
- Friday, 12:45 : .@Readingbeerfest is on 1-4 May. Are you going? Great things to drink, eat and hear! See readingbeerfestival.org.uk
- Friday 11th April, 16:40 : .@Readingbeerfest is on 1-4 May. Are you going? Great things to drink, eat and hear! See readingbeerfestival.org.uk
- Wednesday 9th April, 14:41 : Branch meeting TONIGHT, 8pm at the Fox & Hounds readingcamra.org.uk/viewnode.php?i… All CAMRA members welcome
- Sunday 6th April, 14:43 : Reading Ale Trail finishes TOMORROW - get your book in before the deadline! readingcamra.org.uk/viewnode.php?i…
- Friday 4th April, 17:30 : RT @AltReading: Our top 5 things to do in Reading this weekend altreading.com/whats-weekend-… with @readingmuseum @readingCAMRA @BrittenSinfonia #rdg#rdguk
Twitter / CAMRA_Official
- Thursday, 20:19 : Great British Beer Festival 2014 - tickets now on sale: gbbf.org.uk #camra_official #gbbf
- Wednesday, 14:08 : RT @TonyJerome: CAMRA is looking for a new Senior Marketing Manager - if you are interested then please visit bit.ly/1hJbVMA #camra_official
- Wednesday 9th April, 16:08 : RT @thomasbrake: Promoting a fairer deal for locals with Rodger, licensee and director of my constituency office's local, The Hope. http://pic.twitter.com/vGOfZNTTEF
- Wednesday 9th April, 14:20 : RT @carolinenokes: Supporting @FairDeal4Locals in Westminster today with Judith from The Crown in King's Somborne pic.twitter.com/eV8PNIwjK0
- Wednesday 9th April, 12:16 : New Job Opportunity: CAMRA Campaigns team is seeking a planning professional to join the fight to protect pubs - camra.org.uk/planningadvisor
Twitter / readingbeerfest
- Thursday, 10:45 : Reading Post: Reading Beer and Cider Festival: 2007 gallery bit.ly/1kCuraa
- Thursday, 10:44 : Reading Beer and Cider Festival: Leading role for Liz Taylor bit.ly/1isb7f1
- Wednesday, 14:42 : Reading Post - Reading Beer and Cider Festival: Grumpy Goat to cheer drinkers bit.ly/QplAgs
- Wednesday, 13:03 : RT @gemdavidson23: @Readingbeerfest has a new site manager, meet her here: getreading.co.uk/lifestyle/food… #rdg #rdguk #whatson
- Tuesday, 18:06 : Reading Post: Reading Beer and Cider Festival: 2008 gallery bit.ly/1m8uxWP