About UsWe are a branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) covering the South-Eastern area of Berkshire.
CAMRA was formed in 1971 by a small group of beer drinkers who were becoming disgruntled with the continuing trend towards the bland fizzy keg beers produced by the large wing companies. As a result a consumer backlash took place and proper British beer started reappearing in many of our pubs. Over thirty years later, and despite many successes in saving traditional breweries, real British cask-conditioned beer, and more recently, the English pub, are under a greater threat than ever before. More and more people are becoming concerned about this threat to our traditional way of life and CAMRA membership now stands at a record level of over 100,000. If you would like to join CAMRA, come along to one of our local social events (see Branch Diary) or visit the main CAMRA website and click the "Join Us" link.
The Berkshire S-E Branch was formed in 2001, having previously been part of Reading and Mid-Berkshire Branch. It covers the districts of Wokingham, Bracknell, Ascot, Crowthorne, Sandhurst, Sunningdale, Sunninghill, Binfield and surrounding areas as defined by the postcodes: RG12, RG40, RG41, RG42, RG45, SL5, GU17-8 and GU15-4.
The branch has an active campaigning and social calendar (see diary), which includes visits to pubs and breweries, selection and surveying of pubs for the best-selling Good Beer Guide, election of a Pub of the Year, organising the annual Ascot Racecourse Beer Festival, and other great events.
Other local CAMRA branches in the area are:
Slough, Windsor & Maidenhead
Details of all CAMRA branches can be found
on the Camra Near You page of the Main CAMRA Website.
Our branch is part of the Central Southern Region of CAMRA.
Public transport companies providing services in the Berkshire South-East area are as follows:
Great Western Railway Trains
First Group Buses
Thames Travel Buses
Green Line Coaches
White Bus Services