Local Events such as Beer Festivals, Walks, Branch Meetings & SOCIAL EVENTS are all listed here.
- Royal Standard Winter Beer Festival
Friday 23 – Sunday 25 November 2018
Royal Standard, Wooburn Common Road
Join Kirsten, Mark & Darren at this winning Pub Of The Year announce their Winter beer festival. Open all day every day.
There will be 40+ beers & ciders to delight you!.
- Kent Rail Micropub Trail - Part 2
Saturday 24 November 2018 09:45
St. Pancras Mainline Station
THIS IS A BRANCH SOCIAL led by Alan Molloy (07864 020570).
As you probably know, Kent has the highest concentration of micropubs in the country.
We will all meet at St. Pancras mainline station at 9.45 outside the Nation Rail ticket office to catch a South Eastern train to Faversham/Ramsgate. It will take 15 mins at least to walk to whole concourse down to the National Rail ticket office from the tube station. We will use the Super Off-Peak Day Return which allows you to leave the train at each station and get back on! I suggest you wait for all the group to be present, because 3 or more travelling together can get a Group Save ticket discount of 34%. Once we have tickets we need to walk, with the Nation Rail ticket office in front of you, to the right, the high speed trains go from platform 11 which is up an escalator. We will catch the 10.22 and I anticipate we will be back at 21.20.
We will start our tour at Whitstable, (Black Dog & Hansome Sam) moving on to Herne Bay (Bouncing Barrel & Parkerville) then Margate (Fez, Two Halves & Harbour Arms, if time allows) to visit some of the best micropubs on the North Kent coast. There is a JD for food in Margate. All are in GBG 2019 and in the worst case no more than 15 minutes walk from the train station. I have allowed approx 50 mins in each micropub, excluding the walking. If it is too rushed we will just get as far as we get.
The above Micropubs are my selection after my DRY run!
- Stardust Brewery Open Day
Saturday 1 December 2018 11:00
11am to 8pm. Stardust Brewery will be having their second open day on Saturday 1st December. So that they can gauge numbers and know who to expect they ask for you to register your interest by either emailing ku.oc.yrewerbtsudrats@olleh or using the online form at http://www.stardustbrewery.co.uk/openday.
Entrance and the first 2 pints are FREE. £3/pint thereafter (Wine, cider and soft drinks also available).
Brew talk at 1pm and 5pm. Food tbc as pizza. Book your place now by contacting Stardust by email or online.
- The Annual Windsor Xmas Pub Walk
Saturday 1 December 2018 13:00
Windsor & Eton Brewery Tap Room
THIS IS A BRANCH SOCIAL led by Steve. Phone 07881 682017.
Get in the Christmasy mood by meeting up at The Windsor & Eton Taproom at 1pm where we will be presenting the brewery with the Golden Ales Bronze certificate for the Champion Beer Of Britain competition. In addition we will also be presenting the MBCF Beer of Festival to the brewery.
Chairman Steve Goodall will then visit several pubs in this real ale paradise ending up at the Acre. There will be a MBCF Volunteers evening party in the cellar bar......see you there.
- 35th Pig's Ear Beer & Cider Festival
Tuesday 4 – Saturday 8 December 2018
Pig's Ear venue
THERE WILL BE A BRANCH SOCIAL on Friday 7th from 2pm, hosted by Alan. (07864 020570)
The Pig’s Ear Beer & Cider Festival returns on 4th December to the Round Chapel in Hackney, with over 230 different types of beer, cider and perry.
Round Chapel, Glenarm Rd, Hackney, London, E5 0LY.
heck out the website nearer the time. http://www.pigsear.org.uk/
- Winter Hedgerley Real Ale Ramble
Sunday 9 December 2018 10:00
THIS IS A BRANCH SOCIAL led by Mark Carter on Sunday 9th December.
The Winter Real Ale Ramble will take place on Sunday 9th December from Hedgerley village pond , amazingly this will be our 51st walk and I hope that you will be able to join us. Keep your fingers crossed for good weather and it's a dry day again. If you would like lunch at the Royal Standard it is essential that you phone Mark Carter on 07871 777062, or email on moc.liamg@6retracgkram The timings are as follows : Start walk from Hedgerley pond 10.00am Prompt please
Blackwood Arms 11.15am – Noon
Jolly Woodman Noon - 12.30
Royal Standard for lunch (optional) 1pm
Depart from Royal Standard Approx. 2.30/2.45pm
Arrive at White Horse Around 4.15/4.30pm
Anyone is welcome to join the walk at any point or just to come along and meet us for a few beers at any one (or more !!!) of these pubs on what is always a very sociable day out. Mark, moc.liamg@6retracgkram Home Tel. 01753 534777 or MOBILE 07871 777062
P.S.: IN THE EVENT OF ANY INCLEMENT WEATHER IT IS REQUESTED THAT ANYONE NOT WISHING TO WALK STILL MAKES EVERY EFFORT TO BE AT THE ROYAL STANDARD AT 1.00pm AS WE HAVE A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF DINING PLACES RESERVED FOR US AND IT WOULD NOT BE FAIR FOR THEM TO LOSE CUSTOM IF PEOPLE DON'T TURN UP. THANK YOU.
- December Branch Meeting - Burnham
Wednesday 12 December 2018 19:30
Old Five Bells
New and old, come along and help shape the future of our branch. We are always looking for members to get involved no matter how little time you can devote
- Marlow Royal British Legion Winter Fest
Friday 21 – Sunday 23 December 2018
Marlow Royal British Legion
THERE WILL BE A BRANCH SOCIAL on Saturday 22nd from 2.30pm, hosted by Tracey & Philip.
18 Enigmatic Real Ales presented by winner of Aylesbury & Wycombe club of the year.
Come and join our social on Saturday 22nd from 2.30pm to get into the Christmas cheer, hosted by Tracey & Philip.
The club is literally across the road from Marlow train station which has an hourly service to maidenhead. Station Approach, Marlow SL7 1NT.
- January Monthly Meeting
Wednesday 9 January 2019 19:30
Branch Meeting at 19.30 at White Hart Moneyrow Green. All members welcome.
- Perseverance Porters & Pies Festival
Friday 11 – Sunday 13 January 2019
There will be a branch social on both Friday 11th at 1pm hosted by Alan Molloy (07864 020570) & Saturday 12th at 1pm hosted by Steve, Paul & Tracey (07917 564194).
Once again Nick is going to do his cheffing to produce 100's of wonderful pies to absorb the great porters & stouts he will chose for his festival.
There will be a branch social on both Friday 11th & Saturday 12th starting at 1pm. Kick off the post-Christmas blues and come down, eat some superb homemade pies and drink plenty of porter at this excellent little festival.
A list of Porters & Stouts will follow when Nick has chosen them.
Last years pies were: Steak and Ale Pork and Stilton Chicken, Bacon and Mushroom, Ham Hock and Leek, Potato, Leek and Mushroom Plus a few more to be decided.
- Regional London Pub Social
Saturday 19 January 2019
Euston Mainline station
Meet at a London Mainline station at noon. The itinery will be posted as soon as possible. Check the website for details.
- Off the Tap - Mid Week Social
Thursday 24 January 2019 19:30
Off the Tap
THIS IS A Mid Week BRANCH SOCIAL hosted by Steve Goodall on 07881 682017.
- New Members Social
Friday 1 February 2019 18:30
THIS IS A BRANCH SOCIAL hosted by Bob Beauchamp, Mob. 07739 400092.
To welcome our new members to the Branch, we are inviting them to a new members evening on Friday 1st February at the Bear Maidenhead, upstairs from 6.30pm onwards. All current members are also invited.
The evening will be a informal affair, just turn up for a chat and a beer. It would be helpful, however, if you could let me know if you are planning to come, by simply replying to email@example.com.
Cheers - and hope to see you soon, Bob Beauchamp, Tel. 07739 400092, Membership Secretary, Slough, Windsor & Maidenhead Branch https://www.swm.camra.org.uk/
- Social Planning Meeting
Tuesday 5 February 2019 19:30
Social Planning Meeting, 19.30 at The Grenfell Arms, Maidenhead. We will be looking for events in April/May & June. All members welcome.
- Branch Post Xmas Social
Saturday 9 February 2019 19:00
THIS IS A BRANCH SOCIAL organised by Tracey Bottomley.
Arrive at the George, Eton from 18.30pm for pre meal drinks in the main bar, where there are six HP's all from Windsor & Eton brewery plus some real ciders. We will then retire to the private Hop Pole Room for our post Xmas social.
More details will be posted on the website nearer to the date.
Booking ESSENTIAL with Social Secretary.
- February Monthly Meeting - Greyhound, Eton Wick
Wednesday 13 February 2019 19:30
Branch Meeting at 19.30 at Greyhound Eton Wick. All members welcome.
- Heritage Pub Walk around Paddington.
Saturday 23 February 2019 11:30
THIS IS A BRANCH SOCIAL led by Alan Molloy (07864 020570).
We will meet in the Bishop & Bear in Paddington Station at 11.30. All the pubs will be from CAMRA's London Heritage Pubs book. Details to follow.
- Spring Hedgerley Real Ale Ramble
Sunday 3 March 2019 10:00
THIS IS A BRANCH SOCIAL led by Mark Carter.
The Spring Real Ale Ramble will take place on Sunday 3rd March from Hedgerley village pond at 10am. To be CONFIRMED and I hope that you will be able to join us. Let's hope our usual good luck with the weather continues, and it’s a dry day again. If you would like lunch at the Royal Standard it is essential that you phone Mark Carter on 07871 777062, or email on moc.liamg@6retracgkram. The timings will be posted closer to the event.
Anyone is welcome to join the walk at any point or just to come along and meet us for a few beers at any one (or more !!!) of these pubs.
- March Monthly Meeting at the Boundary Arms.
Wednesday 13 March 2019 19:30
Branch Meeting at 19.30 at Boundary Arms, Pinkneys Green. All members welcome.
- Perseverance Spring Beer festival
Friday 15 – Sunday 17 March 2019
THIS IS A BRANCH SOCIAL hosted by Alan Molloy on Friday 15th from 1pm.
Contact Alan on 07864 020570.
The Spring Perseverance Beer festival is a date for your diaries. The Percy, as it is known, usually have 12 excellent beers to be on at any point in time.
- The Annual Reading Pub Walk
Saturday 16 March 2019 13:00
THIS IS A BRANCH SOCIAL led by Steve. (07881 682017).
We will assemble at Reading Station at 12.30 ready to walk over the Thames foot bridge to the Fox & Hounds, Caversham and start exploring the delights of Reading's pubs.
- A Bus Pub Crawl
Tuesday 26 March 2019 12:15
THIS IS A BRANCH SOCIAL hosted by Bob & Ann, Mob. 07739 400092.
We shall be catching the bus from Frascati Way, round the corner from Maidenhead Station, to High Wycombe visiting a number of pubs on route that you would not normally go too.
More details to follow.
- Henley Pub Walk
Saturday 30 March 2019
The Anchor, Henley-on-Thames
THIS IS A BRANCH SOCIAL hosted by Tracey, (07917 564194).
We will be visiting the Lovibonds brewery in Henley (http://www.lovibonds.com/) along with the Anchor, and time permitting a few other well chosen hostelries.