The Good Beer Guide- Camra

CAMRA is considered one of the most successful consumer organisations across Europe. Founded by four real ale enthusiasts back in 1971, today they represent nearly 190,000 members across the UK.

Their vision is to have quality real ale, cider and perry and thriving pubs in every community. Their mission is to promote and advocate:

  • the production, availability and consumption of quality real ale, cider and perry

  • pubs and clubs as social centres and part of the UK’s cultural heritage

  • the benefits of responsible social drinking 

They do this by supporting and encouraging the beer and pubs trade by running beer festivals, lobbying Government for change, running numerous awards and developing bespoke pub finders and guides.

This Year 12 pubs from the West Berkshire Area were recognised in the guide.

In Newbury
The Cow & Cask Micro Pub, Newbury- which has 674 different ales, it was the fifth time it has been named in the guide
The King Charles Tavern, Newbury
The Lock, Stock & Barrel, Newbury
The Catherine Wheel, Newbury
The Hatchet Inn, Newbury - has featured in the guide in six out of the last seven years.
The Other Winners
The Bell at Aldworth- which was recently named as Britain’s best pub by CAMRA
The Old Boot in Stanford Dingley - it featured for the first time following an uncertain couple of years.
The Rowbarge Inn, Woolhampton
The Hungerford Club, Hungerford
The John O' Gaunt, Hungerford
The Great Shefford, in Great Shefford,
Elsewhere, West Berkshire Brewery Taproom, based in Yattendon, was also named in the guide.
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