What's On

Local Events such as Beer Festivals, Walks, Branch Meetings & SOCIAL EVENTS are all listed here.

  • White Horse, Hedgerley, Whitsun Beer Festival Friday 25 – Monday 28 May 2018 White Horse

    THERE WILL BE A BRANCH SOCIAL on Saturday 26th from 1pm.

    Last year's branch Pub Of The Year are holding their famous Whitsun beer festival with 100+ beers & ciders over the weekend.

  • Barleycorn Summer Beer Festival Friday 1 – Sunday 3 June 2018 Barleycorn

    The Barleycorn is having a Summer Beer Festival, further details to follow.

  • Corner House Beer Fest Friday 1 – Sunday 3 June 2018 Corner House

    The Corner House in Windsor are having their second Beer Fest, plus the pub bar will be serving 10 real ales, 10 Kegs & 5 Ciders as usual. More details to follow when we receive them.

  • 3rd Marlow Beerfest 2018 Friday 1 – Sunday 3 June 2018 Marlow Football Club

    See https://www.marlowbeerfest.co.uk/our-beerfest Friday 1st June - 4pm to 10pm, Saturday 2nd June - 12pm to 10pm, Sunday 3rd June - 12pm to 4pm.

    Our beer committee has been working very hard on the beer & cider selection. It is a tough job, but someone has to do it! We aim to have range of traditional beers and ciders from breweries that would not normally feature in pubs in our area, plus a couple from our local Rebellion brewery. We hope we have something to suit all tastes, and for the non-beer drinkers, our clubhouse bar will be open to serve a selection of wines, spirits and soft drinks.

    The live music has been very popular and we will again play host to several local bands over the weekend. Headlining this year will be the Wycombe Steel Orchestra who proved to be very popular with drinkers last year. We will also be showing a selection of silent movies in the clubhouse to give you something to watch while you taste the beer.

    In addition to the beer & cider, hot food will be provided by our in-house caterer - Carol's Kitchen. They will be serving food especially designed to soak up the beer - burgers, pasties, bacon sandwiches, sausage rolls and much more.

    The Marlow Beerfest is held in the clubhouse and grounds of Marlow Football Club, and there will be plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. So don't worry about the weather - just enjoy the beer. Click here to see the 2017. Marlow Football Club Beer List. Watch for the 2018 beer list.

  • Kent Rail Micropub Trail Saturday 2 June 2018 11:00 St. Pancras Mainline Station

    THIS IS A BRANCH SOCIAL led by Alan Molloy (07864 020570).

    As you are probably know, Kent has the highest concentration of micropubs in the country.

    "Fueled by Beer" is coming and his Blog is far more professional than my effort - have a look: https://fueledbybeer.wordpress.com/2018/05/07/kent-rail-micropub-trail/

    I HAVE MADE SOME CHANGES AFTER A "DRY RUN" YESTERDAY!

    We will all meet at St. Pancras mainline station at 11am to catch the 11.25 South Eastern train to Faversham. It will take 15 mins at least to walk to whole concourse down to the National Rail ticket office, which will have a mega queue, so we need to use the East Midlands ticket Machine, yes I know Faversham is not in the Midlands but it will sell you a ticket. The Super Off-Peak Day Returns costs £23.30 and 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 two of the people coming have Network cards giving a group discount. 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 shall be stopping off at Gravesend, Strood, Gillingham, Rainham, Sittingbourne and finally Faversham, to visit some of the best micropubs in Kent. They are all in GBG 2018 and in each case no more than 5/6 minutes walk from the train station. I have allowed 1 hour for each micropub, but that includes the walking. If it is too rushed I will just get as far as we get. They are all excellent, but small, They should all have 4 to 6 ales on + 1 to 5 ciders at £3/3.20 a pt. & approx £3.50 a pint for cider.

    Compass Alehouse, Gravesend. https://whatpub.com/pubs/GRA/303/compass-alehouse-gravesend

    10:50 from Victoria, Strood. https://whatpub.com/pubs/MED/11868/10-50-from-victoria-strood

    Past & Present, Gillingham. POTY/CPOTY 2018. https://whatpub.com/pubs/MED/11867/past-present-gillingham

    Prince of Ales, Rainham. https://whatpub.com/pubs/MED/11875/prince-of-ales-rainham

    Paper Mill, Sittingbourne. POTY 2017. https://whatpub.com/pubs/SWA/4556/paper-mill-sittingbourne

    Furlongs Alehouse, Faversham. CAMRA discount. https://whatpub.com/pubs/SWA/4563/furlongs-ale-house-faversham

  • Twyford Beer Festival Friday 8 – Saturday 9 June 2018 Twyford Beer Festival

    THERE WILL BE A BRANCH SOCIAL on Saturday 9th from 1pm.

    We are holding a social at the fest on Saturday from 13.00, Steve (07881 682017) & Paul (07970 440703) will be hosting it.

    70 Real Ales & Real Ciders + Gin & Wine Bar. Great food and live music from 8 bands. Open 12.00-22.00. Organised in aid of the male cancer charity Orchid.

    Special ticket-only Friday evening session added with chance to meet local brewers.

    All details to be confirmed nearer the date. http://twyfordbeerfest.co.uk

  • June Monthly Meeting - The Bear, Maidenhead Thursday 14 June 2018 19:30 Bear

    NOTE this meeting is on a THURSDAY so as to not clash with a private meeting that takes place upstairs on our regular 2nd Wednesday of the month.

    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.

  • Perseverance Summer Beer Festival Friday 15 – Sunday 17 June 2018 Perseverance

    THERE WILL BE A BRANCH SOCIAL on Friday from 1pm hosted by Alan Molloy (07864 020570).

    THERE WILL ALSO BE A BRANCH SOCIAL on Saturday from 1pm for those who work on Fridays! This will be hosted by Steve (07881 682017) & Paul (07970 440703).

    The Summer Perseverance Beer festival is a date for your diaries. The Percy, as it is known, was last year's Cider Pub Of The Year (CPOTY) and runner up Pub Of The Year (POTY).

    There are usually 12 excellent beers to be on at any point in time.

    http://thepercy.co.uk/

  • Berkshire CAMRA Mid-Summer Social. Saturday 23 June 2018 11:00 Bermondsey Tube Station

    A gentle walk down the Bermondsey Beer Mile of taprooms organised by Paul Rayner of West Berkshire Branch. Starting at Bermondsey tube Station at 11am.

    Date: Saturday 23rd June 2018, meet at 11am outside Bermondsey tube Station.

    Event website: http://fbb-bbm18.eventbrite.co.uk. The event website gives full details so please refer to this.

    NOTE: it is essential that you book a place via Eventbrite, so Paul knows the numbers.

  • Summer Hedgerley Real Ale Ramble Sunday 1 July 2018 10:00 White Horse

    THIS IS A BRANCH SOCIAL led by Mark Carter on the 1st July.

    The Summer Real Ale Ramble will take place on Sunday 1st July, starting at 10am, from The Hedgerley Pond, just down from the pub. I hope that you will be able to join us. Hopefully our usual good luck with the weather will continue and we have another dry day. We will be stopping at the Jolly Woodman (refurbished & under new management) on this occasion - as we have the lighter evenings. Remember to book lunch at the Royal Standard with Mark.

    Provisional timings are as follows :

    Start walk from Hedgerley pond 10.00am Prompt please.

    Blackwood Arms 11.15am - Noon.

    Jolly Woodman (under new mgt.) Noon - 12.30pm.

    Royal Standard for lunch (optional) 1.00pm.

    Depart from Royal Standard 2.30 - 2.45pm.

    Arrive at White Horse 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.

    I look forward to seeing as many as possible of you on the 1st July. Please confirm if you are joining us. Cheers, Mark.

    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 1pm 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.

    moc.liamg@6retracgkram , Tel. no. 01753-534777 or MOBILE NUMBER 07871-777062

  • White Hart Summer Beer Festival Friday 6 – Sunday 8 July 2018 White Hart

    THERE WILL BE A BRANCH SOCIAL hosted by Steve Goodall on the 7th July from 1pm.

    Come along and enjoy this excellent pub's Summer beer Festival and celebrate it being 3rd in our branch's Pub Of The Year competition.

    More details to follow.

  • Fag 'N' Firkin Beer Festival - Derehams Inn, Loudwater Friday 6 – Sunday 8 July 2018 Derehams Inn, Loudwater

    20 Real Ales & 5 Real Ciders. Selection of homemade burgers, pork baps, hotdogs and Maggie's legendary goat curry on Fri/Sat PM.

    Live entertainment on Friday & Saturday evening

    http://derehamsinn.co.uk

  • East London Ale Trail (Fair Weather Rerun) Saturday 7 July 2018 11:30 Whitechapel Station

    Date: Saturday 23rd June 2018, meet at 11.30am outside Whitechapel Tube Station.

    Event website: https://elat18rerun.eventbrite.co.uk. The event website gives full details so please refer to this.

    NOTE: it is essential that you book a place via Eventbrite, so Paul knows the numbers.

  • Ealing Beer Festival Wednesday 11 – Saturday 14 July 2018 Walpole Park, Ealing

    Over 500 real ales, ciders, perries, wines & imported beers.

    There will be Live Music * Food Stalls * Festival Stalls * Traditional Games & Much More.

  • July Monthly meeting - White Horse, Hedgerley Thursday 12 July 2018 19:30 White Horse

    NOTE DATE CHANGE - Due to Football!

    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.

  • Branch AGM - Windsor & Eton Brewery Thursday 19 July 2018 19:30 Windsor & Eton Brewery Tap Room

    All members welcome, come along to our 2018 Branch AGM and have your say.

  • Maidenhead Beer & Cider Festival, Desborough College, Maidenhead Thursday 26 – Saturday 28 July 2018 Desborough College

    100+ beers, 20+ ciders, great food choice, live music Thurs/Fri/Sat eve, 5 mins walk from Maidenhead rail station.

    We are pleased to announce our continued sponsorship from Grant & Stone, the family-run electrical wholesalers, builders and plumbers merchants and the Bear. (Wetherspoon) The official opening will be by the Borough Town Crier, Chris Brown, at 1pm on the Thursday. Check out the Maidenhead Beer & Cider Festival website.

  • Branch Social - Egham United Services Club Saturday 4 August 2018 13:00 Egham United Services Club

    THERE WILL BE A BRANCH SOCIAL on Saturday 4th from 1pm.

    Social at the 30th Egham United Services Club Real Ale & Cider Festival.

    Steve (07881 682017) & Paul (07970 440703) will be hosting the social from 13.00 onwards, all welcome!

    A short walk from Egham Station and a discount for CAMRA members.

    Keep an eye on their website; http://www.eghambeerfestival.co.uk/

  • Great British Beer Festival, Olympia Tuesday 7 – Saturday 11 August 2018 Olympia, London

    Save the date and get your ticket on-line. Over 900 real ales, ciders, perries and international beers all under one roof.

    Find that pint, half or third that is perfect for you.

    The festival also hosts a fantastic range of musical entertainment, street food stalls, and classic pub games to enjoy.

    Click here for GBBF Website.

  • August Branch meeting, Windsor Wednesday 15 August 2018 Carpenters Arms

    PLEASE NOTE THIS IS ONE WEEK LATER THAN NORMAL DUE TO GBBF.

    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.

  • White Horse August bank Holiday Mini Beer Fest Friday 24 – Monday 27 August 2018 White Horse

    SWM's "Runner-Up" Pub Of The Year are holding a mini bank holiday beer festival with 50 rare & one-off real ales, plus ciders & perries. There will be a BBQ on Fri/Sat 5 to 9pm and on Mon noon to 3pm. Sun will be roast pork/BBQ 5 to 9pm. All food will be weather permitting. Phone 01753 643225 for more info.

  • Nags Head, Reading Social Saturday 25 August 2018 14:30 Nags Head, Reading

    THERE WILL BE A BRANCH SOCIAL on Saturday 25th from 2.30pm, hosted by Tracey Bottomley.

    If you have ever wanted the vist the multi award winning pub in Reading join our social. 12 cask ales, 8 kegs and 15 ciders & perries.

  • Windsor Craft Beer Festival Friday 31 August – Saturday 1 September 2018 Windsor & Eton Brewery

    THERE WILL BE A BRANCH SOCIAL on Saturday 1st from 1pm, hosted by Paul & Alan.

    The Windsor Craft Beer Festival is back again for another year! Occurring on Friday 31st August 4-9pm. and Saturday 1st September 12-4pm and 5pm-9pm at Windsor and Eton Brewery.

    There will be plenty of beer, food and music to enjoy. Full beer list and prices will be announced closer to the date - so watch this space!

  • September Branch Meeting, Richings Park Wednesday 12 September 2018 Tower Arms Hotel

    The venue is 5 min walk from Iver station.

    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.

  • Oxford City Centre Pub Walk Saturday 22 September 2018 13:00 Oxford Town Hall

    THIS IS A BRANCH SOCIAL led by Bob & Ann Beauchamp.

    A date for you diaries, more details to follow. Watch this space.

  • Ascot Beer Festival Friday 5 – Saturday 6 October 2018 Ascot Racecourse

    A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY Last year there were around 280 different real ales and real ciders and perries and the festival offers some top class flat racing and the chance to have a flutter if you fancy, plus live music.

    You can see last year's website at http://ascotbeerfest.org.uk

  • Oxford Beer & Cider Festival Thursday 25 – Saturday 27 October 2018 Oxford Town Hall

    Around 140 real ales, plus fresh duplicates for Saturday. Around 60 ciders and perries. Discounted entry for CAMRA members. Check out https://oxford.camra.org.uk nearer the time.

  • Datchet Beer Festival Friday 26 – Saturday 27 October 2018 Datchet Village Hall

    Its back for another year, 25 ales & ciders...buy your tickets, which include one pint of ale or cider. Get info online at http://www.datchetbeerfestival.co.uk/.

    Session 1, Thirst Friday, 7pm - 11pm, Friday 26th October.

    Session 2, Connaisseur's afternoon, 12pm - 5pm, Saturday 27th Oct.

    Session 3, Beer lovers evening, 7pm - 11pm, Saturday 27th Oct.

    Book early, this event's getting bigger and bigger.