Swindon & North Wiltshire CAMRA
CAMRA has been campaigning for real ale, pubs and drinkers' rights since 1971. It has a large national membership, over 149,000 and growing. Each member belongs to an individual CAMRA Branch in the UK - like this one.
If you're not already a member, do join online at CAMRA Membership.
The Crown at Aldbourne 23 - 26 May
The Crown at Aldbourne is holding a Beer Festival on the above dates.
The Crown, 2 The Square, Aldbourne, Marlborough SN8 2DU, (01672) 540214.
This year the theme will be Yorkshire beers - about a dozen of them.
We will publish more details as they emerge. In the meantime, keep an eye on the website or ,even better, pay the pub a visit and sample the Cask Marque accredited beers.
Annual Beer Festival at The Inn with the Well 24 - 27 May
The Inn with the Well at Marlborough Road, Ogbourne St George, SN8 1SQ, (01672) 841445 is holding its annual Beer Festival on the above dates.
Please visit the website for more details.
Red Lion at Baydon re-opens with a Beer Festival Saturday 1 June
The Red Lion, Ermin Street, Baydon, SN8 2JP is holding a beer festival on the day it is re-opening.
There will be up to 20 beers available. If you want to catch a bus from Swindon, there is a good service (46, 48) every hour or two from Swindon to Marlborough or Hungerford, both stop at Baydon.
Red Lion Beer Festival 8 - 9 June
The Red Lion, 74 High Street, Cricklade, SN6 6DD is holding a beer festival.
Please visit the website for more information.
Old Bear Cricklade Beer Festival 29 June
The Old Bear, 101 High Street, Cricklade, SN6 6AA is holding a beer festival.
There will be a Vintage Fair on the car park, live music and a hog roast. Guest beers from other breweries will be provided by Arkell's.
We will provide other news as we get them.
The Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) 13 - 17 August
At London Olympia
The 27th Swindon Beer Festival 24 - 26 October
More details later...
Local pub database
We have got an online beer and pub guide covering this branch. It contains about
300 pubs, bars and hotels. Please click on the image on the left to open our pub database in a new window.
If you visit any of our pubs, just give us some feedback. If there has been no change to a pub, just let us know the date of your visit - no need for a survey. You can print or download the survey form as a pdf file. Pub Survey Form.pdf (10kb).
Here is a list of pubs within the branch that could do with a survey:
Angel, High Street, Purton, SN5 4AB
Bakers Arms, Badbury, SN4 0EU
Charlton Cat, Charlton, SN9 6EZ
Freke Arms, Swanborough, SN6 7RN
Globe, 29 Eastcott Road, Swindon, SN1 3LT
Iron Horse, Kerrs Way, Wroughton, SN4 9EJ
Jolly Tar, Queens Road, Hannington, SN6 7RP
Old Nick, 61 Station Rd, Royal Wootton Bassett, SN4 7DS
Red Lion, 59 High Street, Royal Wootton Bassett, SN4 7AQ
Riffs Bar, 26 Greatfield, Swindon, SN4 8EQ
Royal Oak, 35 North Street, Pewsey, SN9 5ES
Shears, Cadley Road, Collingbourne Ducis, SN8 3ED
Silks On The Downs, Main Road, Ogbourne St Andrew, SN8 1RZ
Wheatsheaf, Ermin Street, Stratton St Margaret, Swindon, SN3 4NH