What's On

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

  • St Albans Beer & Cider Festival Wednesday 26 – Saturday 29 September 2018 Alban Arena

    Admission: £3 Wednesday, £4 Thursday, £5 Friday, £6 Saturday. Open 11 to 11 every day. CAMRA members free at all times.

    Up to 300 real ales, plus 80 ciders, perries and foreign beers.

    Entertainment throughout.


  • Choko Beer Festival Saturday 29 September 2018 12:00 Laurence Hall, Cholsey

    Over 30 beers & ciders plus wine, Pimms, Gin, live music, food & kids entertainment. Open noon to 11pm.

    Tickets £5 advance from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/444848 or £7 on the door.

  • Happy Man Beer Festival Thursday 4 – Sunday 7 October 2018 Happy Man

    The Happy Man has 3 beer festivals a year, each offering an entirely different range of real ales from all over the country.

    Ales are sold in 2 glass sizes (½ pint and pint) which make trying the range and finding favourites easier. There is 50p a pint of festival ales on Thursday only.

    Cider is also available.

    During the 4 days we also offer a special Beer Festival menu serving food plus a BBQ from 9pm on Thursday to Saturday.

  • 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

  • New Members Social Friday 5 October 2018 18:00 Windsor & Eton Brewery Tap Room

    THIS IS A BRANCH SOCIAL hosted by Bob Beauchamp.

    To welcome our new members to the Branch, we are inviting them to a new members evening on Friday 5th Octoberl at the Windsor & Eton Brewery Tap in Windsor, from 6.00pm onwards. All current members are also invited.

    It's a great opportunity to see the brewery and taste all of the beers currently being brewed. 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 ku.gro.armac.mws@ces.pihsrebmem.

    Cheers - and hope to see you soon, Bob Beauchamp, Tel. 07739 400092, Membership Secretary, Slough, Windsor & Maidenhead Branch www.swm.camra.org.uk

  • October Branch Meeting Wednesday 10 October 2018 19:30 Craufurd Arms

    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.

  • Isle of Wight Beer & Buses Weekend Saturday 13 – Sunday 14 October 2018

    The Isle of Wight Classic Buses, Beer and Walks Weekend 2018 is on its way.

    Last year around 90 classic buses and coaches participated, 14 different routes were operated, totaling some 8,500 miles over the weekend. This year will see a few revisions to the route network based on feedback from visitors, vehicle owners and volunteer marshals.

    Some 80 pubs and other licensed venues took part in the 2017 event and all of these will be approached for 2018. We have a team of "Pub Liaison Officers" who will visit each one to discuss the event and how the venue can benefit. Most of the marshals at the ports and pubs are CAMRA volunteers, but more are needed to cope with the growing success of the event. Please would any prospective marshals please email us. We can't pay you but you will have a fun day and probably get a very fetching hi-viz waistcoat to wear.

  • Crazy Dave's Cider Open Day Saturday 13 October 2018 15:00 Crazy Dave's Cider Shed

    Crazy Dave's Cider is having an open day from 3 to 9pm.

    Come along and see how real cider is made and taste the final product.

  • JD Wetherspoon Autumn Real Ale Festival Saturday 13 October 2018 Windlesora

    THERE WILL BE A BRANCH SOCIAL on Saturday 13th meeting at the King & Castle at 7.30pm and then moving on to the Windlesora at 9pm, Hosted by Paul.

    The 12-day extravaganza, showcasing 25 festival ales, runs from Wednesday 10 October until Sunday 21 October (inclusive*) across the 4 pubs in our branch area:

    - Bear, Maidenhead

    - Moon & Spoon, Slough

    - Windlesora, Windsor

    - King & Castle, Windsor.

    The ales have been produced by 25 award-winning breweries: a mix from the UK, as well as international brewers.

    * Dates to be confirmed.


  • Oktoberfest at The George, Eton Saturday 20 October 2018 George Inn

    Windsor & Eton's brewery tap, The George Inn, Eton is holding an Oktoberfest on the 20th October.

    There will be German Beer & Food and an Oompah Band in the Evening from 7-10. Prizes for best German fancy dress.

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

    THIS IS A BRANCH SOCIAL hosted by Tracey & Alan - Saturday afternoon session. You need to buy tickets from their website.

    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.

  • 31st Egham Real Ale & Cider Festival Thursday 1 – Sunday 4 November 2018 Egham United Services Club

    THERE WILL BE A BRANCH SOCIAL ON SAT. 3rd NOV. at noon hosted by Paul & Steve.

    The 31st Festival will be presenting over 60 highly interesting ales & ciders for you to sample. Around 60 carefully selected real ales mostly from Britain's newest breweries.

    Reduced price entry for CAMRA members, Live music & a short walk from Egham station.

    Check out the Egham united Services Club for further info. nearer the date.

  • 24th Watford Beer Festival Thursday 8 – Saturday 10 November 2018

    Watford & District are holding their 24th Watford Beer Festival on Thursday 8th to Saturday 10th November 2018 at West Herts Sports Club, 8 Park Avenue, Watford, WD18 7HP.

    Open Thurs 4-11pm, Fri & Sat 11am -11pm. Hot & cold food: Thurs 5-9pm; Fri & Sat 12-3pm & 5-9pm.

    Entrance £2.50 or FREE to CAMRA members.

    Pub Quiz on Saturday Night - 7pm start, with a chance to win "Brew for the day with Paradigm Brewery"

  • Oxford Beer & Cider Festival Thursday 8 – Saturday 10 November 2018 Oxford Town Hall

    Around 140 real ales, plus 40 fresh duplicates for Saturday. Around 50 ciders and perries.

    Hot and cold food on sale and some seating available in the old library. Open to public 5 to 11 Thursday, 11 to 11 Friday, and 11 to 8 (or earlier if the beer runs out) on Saturday. Entry on any day (pay on door, no advance sales) £10 or £8 to card-carrying CAMRA members (and members of OU Real Ale Society and Brookes Real Ale Society with proof) and includes a commemorative glass and drink tokens. Additional tokens can be purchased. The format will be substantially the same this year.

    Check out https://oxford.camra.org.uk/beer-cider-festival-2018/ nearer the time.

  • November Branch Meeting Wednesday 14 November 2018 19:30 George Inn

    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.

  • Maidenhead Pub Walk Saturday 17 November 2018 13:00 Grenfell Arms

    THIS IS A BRANCH SOCIAL led by Steve Goodall.

    Come along and let Steve Goodall (07881 682017) guide through some of the more interesting pubs in Maidenhead. We will meet at the Grenfell Arms at 1pm.

    You are welcome to dip in and out to suit, just text Steve to find out where we are.

  • Kent Rail Micropub Trail - Part 2 Saturday 24 November 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.

    We will all meet at St. Pancras mainline station at 11am to catch the 11.25 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, where we will meet. The Super Off-Peak Day Return costs £32.90 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.

    My initial thoughts are to start tour at Rochester, which we missed in part 1 due to a Dicken's festival, and then on to Faversham, Whitstable, Herne Bay & Ramsgate to visit some of the best micropubs in Kent. Most are 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.

    More details to follow after I have completed a DRY run!

  • 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.

    Get in the Christmasy mood by meeting up at The Windsor & Eton Taproom at 1pm and then visiting several pubs in this real ale paradise. Chairman Steve Goodall is leading the group, give him a call on 07881 682017 if you'd like a chat......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.

    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 White Horse

    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


  • 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.