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, ciders and perries in great pubs and defend the rights of the drinker. If you drink beer, cider, perry or like pubs CAMRA is the place for you!
More Reading CAMRA news.
Our next social event
- Great Bedwyn Pub Walk Saturday 2nd July 2016 10:45 am TBC
Our next branch meeting
- Branch Business Meeting Tuesday 12th July 2016 8:00 pm Royal Oak, Ruscombe
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, Real Cider or Real Perry 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, cider and perry in real pubs, and Reading CAMRA, the local branch, is active both in campaigning for real ale, cider and perry, 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, real cider and perry 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, cider and perry in great pubs, join CAMRA and protect your pleasure.
You can even get involved by becoming one of our Branch Officers, why not read the volunteer roles available here > (requires CAMRA member login)
Twitter / readingCAMRA
- Monday, 17:06 : RT @binghamsbrewery: Berkshire Bee now available on draught at our brewery shop! Made with local honey for a sweet and satisfying finish. pic.twitter.com/nR4DpiKSIB
- Saturday 25th June, 15:15 : RT @CAMRA_Official: Will your MP speak out against the new alcohol guidelines in Tuesday's Westminster Hall debate? Ask them here: camra.org.uk/lobby-your-mp1
- Thursday 23rd June, 15:34 : The latest issue of our Branch Magazine, Mine's a Pint is out now, issue 38! issuu.com/danspeed/docs/…
- Tuesday 21st June, 23:47 : RT @FBBblog: Circular Pub Walks: Theale and Sulham fueledbybeer.wordpress.com/2016/06/21/cir… pic.twitter.com/A2NEnISrjx
- Monday 20th June, 14:20 : It's not too late to register to attend our revitalisation event this Saturday. Visit revitalisation.camra.org.uk/get-involved/?… to register and find out more
Twitter / CAMRA_Official
- Wednesday, 19:29 : RT @CAMRABooks: It appears to be #Wimbledon2016, which reminds us of fab @WimbledonBrew who kindly supported recent @beerhero event by donating Quartermaine
- Thursday, 07:30 : RT @gbbf: Experience the flavours, diversity and quality of American craft beer @ the Made in the USA with Sylvia Kopp tasting pic.twitter.com/vWpbRiTPSA
- Thursday, 12:02 : RT @CAMRA_London: Sad to report that Binnie Walsh, former owner of the @harppub and winner of numerous awards, died yesterday morning. pic.twitter.com/hLRWs3Df6f
- Thursday, 11:00 : RT @gbbf: Architectural historian @geoffbrandwoodwill be signing new copies of Britain’s Best Real Heritage Pubs ow.ly/jRww301MXlZ
- Thursday, 10:30 : RT @caskaleweek: 12 weeks to go!! Pubs,breweries @SIBA01 @CAMRA_Official @familybrewers add ur event caskaleweek.co.uk/add-event/ pic.twitter.com/kA5kCLJqw5
Twitter / readingbeerfest
- Sunday 1st May, 16:25 : RT @slowpokesam: Another brilliant @Readingbeerfest done. Surpasses itself every year. Great effort from all the volunteers. pic.twitter.com/QodemP4SAv
- Sunday 1st May, 10:53 : 159 different ales on sale with more on the way, 60 ciders, a great selection of foreign beers, wines and mead. Should be a great day today!
- Saturday 30th April, 20:09 : Outlaw Blue at #rbf16 #rdgbeerfest pic.twitter.com/T3oFL7ZkNC
- Saturday 30th April, 19:23 : Many thanks to our new publicity partner for 2016 @reading_buses pic.twitter.com/XEc7v5AoXJ
- Saturday 30th April, 19:14 : A good range of hot food available for those feeling a bit peckish. pic.twitter.com/CvZZbK4uU4