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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.
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'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
- Community meeting highlights importance of Sustainable Communities Act
CAMRA’s campaign to urge Councils to put forward motions under the Sustainable Communities Act to protect pubs was discussed at a packed out public meeting in Ealing; the first Council
- Country charm shines through as rural pub wins CAMRA’s “National Pub of the Year” award
Lancashire Pub judged Best in Britain A sleepy village pub has been thrust into the limelight after being named the best in the UK by CAMRA, the Campaign for Real
- CAMRA reaches 300 ACVs
In February 2014 CAMRA announced that 300 pubs had been listed as Assets of Community Value. Just 5 months after Community Pubs Minister Brandon Lewis announced CAMRA’s first milestone in
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- Saturday, 10:11 : RT @julianhuppert: Unanimous vote in favour of more pub protection here at #ldconf #fb @CAMRA_Official
- Tuesday 25th February, 15:23 : Join the Reading Real Ale Trail 2014 getreading.co.uk/lifestyle/food… (via @getreading)
- Wednesday 19th February, 14:38 : RT @NagsHeadReading: Hopcrafty Bithday to us! @HopcraftGazza @readingCAMRA yourround.co.uk/BeerCam/Readin… nagsheadreading.com/home.php#beer
- Friday 14th February, 11:18 : RT @NagsHeadReading: A week today is our 7th birthday! We will be celebrating this with a Tap Takeover & MTB night featuring Hopcraft brewe@HopcraftGazza
- Friday 7th February, 01:37 : RT @NagsHeadReading: @readingCAMRA @RealAle_Reading yourround.co.uk/BeerCam/Readin… nagsheadreading.com/home.php#beer
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- Saturday, 10:07 : RT @ThePubChampion: Breaking news from #York @LibDemConf: the @LibDems adopt @CAMRA_Official #planning reforms to close loopholes re #pubs …
- Monday 3rd March, 12:27 : RT @TonyJerome: If you would like to follow updates from the Future Pub Conference follow #futurepub
- Wednesday 26th February, 21:51 : RT @TonyJerome: We're very sad to hear of the death of Dennis Turner. He was a great supporter of beer drinkers & pub goers. He'll be misse#camra_official
- Wednesday 26th February, 16:55 : RT @RBLI: Real ale lover? #Shropshire are marking the #WW1centenary by bringing out a Poppy Ale in August: ow.ly/u0Ntl @CAMRA_Of@CAMRA_Official
- Wednesday 26th February, 15:31 : RT @savethegeorge: Deadline 4th March to sign petition and write to planning Inspectorate savethegeorgetavern.com @Textiquette2012 @PrivateEyeNews@IanMcKellen
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- Thursday 20th February, 13:49 : Advance tickets on sale in the near future, TICKET INFO and PRICES now available on our website: readingbeerfestival.org.uk
- Thursday 13th February, 21:23 : Who will be our 1000th follower?
- Saturday 25th January, 21:42 : Opening hours for 2014: THUR 1st ~ 4.30pm - 11pm, FRI 2nd ~ 11am - 11pm, SAT 3rd ~ 11am - 4.30pm & 6pm - 11pm and SUN 4th ~ 12pm - 8pm
- Friday 17th January, 00:00 : RT @CAMRA_Official: Sign urgent petition calling on Government to introduce pubco reform #pubscandal pubscandal.org.uk http://t.co/p3qpic.twitter.com/p3qd6tbASC
- Friday 20th December, 11:25 : A first look at our 2014 logo designed by Pete Cook @svbrew pic.twitter.com/1FCy6d2FBr