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
- Annual Pub Walk to Flower Pot, Aston Sunday 8th May 2016 11:00 am TBC
Our next branch meeting
- Branch Business Meeting Monday 16th May 2016 8:00 pm Volunteer, Theale
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
- Thursday, 18:45 : RT @getreading: Sad news for fans of this family pub getreading.co.uk/whats-on/whats… #rdguk #Berkshire
- Tuesday, 10:28 : RT @AltReading: Have a look at our highlights from this year's @Readingbeerfest altreading.com/reading-beer-f… #rdguk pic.twitter.com/ywgdPT6j6O
- Monday, 16:29 : RT @getreading: Take a look back at this year's massively popular Reading Beer and Cider Festival #rdguk getreading.co.uk/whats-on/food-…
- Monday, 09:57 : We hope you all enjoyed this year's Reading Beer & Cider Festival!
- Sunday 1st May, 10:00 : RT @getreading: At @Readingbeerfest yesterday? See some of our snaps from the day here getreading.co.uk/whats-on/food-… #rdguk
Twitter / CAMRA_Official
- Wednesday, 15:01 : There's no better way to enjoy the nice weather than to incorporate a walk into your pub visit this evening! #wellbeingweds
- Wednesday, 13:49 : You and Yours on BBC Radio 4 - CAMRA chief executive Tim Page discussing the Late Night Levy bbc.in/1rfpDP2
- Wednesday, 08:04 : RT @nwpearson: Just spotted in @CAMRA_Official mag that @churchinnchelly is High Peak pub of the year.
- Wednesday, 08:29 : RT @LanghamBrewery: Congrats to Hole in the Wall @hitwpompey winners of Portsmouth&SEHants @CAMRA_Official #PubOfTheYear Winners for the 5th consecutive year!
- Wednesday, 08:56 : RT @tandleman: Very lively meeting last night. Revitalisation got all going. Real Ale is safe in my members hands I reckon. @CAMRA_ROB @CAMRA_Official
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