Forthcoming events

20181101 Branch Committee Meeting

The next Branch Committee Meeting will be at the Three Crowns, Chippenham on Thursday 1st November at 8:00 pm.  

Anyone interested in volunteering for a positionis welcome to come along to get a better understanding of what is involved.

20181110 WBCT Winter Ale, Cider & Sausage Festival in Melksham

Saturday 10th November: Wilts & Berks Canal Trust Winter Ale, Cider & Sausage Festival at the Melksham Assembly Hall from 12 a.m. to 4 p.m.with a variety of real ales, ciders and gourmet hot dogs on sale. If you would like to attend,it's preferred if you can buy tickets in advance available from: Melksham Tourist Information Centre, Church Street, Melksham;  The Bell Inn, Bowden Hill, Lacock; or Dave Maloney (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

20181113 Branch 2018 AGM

Tuesday 13thNovember at 8:00pm - Branch AGM, Prince of Wales micropub, 8 Station Hill, Chippenham, SN15 1EG.

All Branch members are welacome and encouraged to attend.

20181211 Branch Christmas Social Event

Tuesday 11thDecember: 8:00 pm - Branch Christmas Social.

This year by popular demand, it will be in the form of a “pub crawl” around Chippenham.

Likely to start at Old Road Tavern, then the Prince of Wales micropub, the Flying Monk Tavern and finish at the Three Crowns. Details and timings to follow. 


Campaigning to save traditional real ale, ciders, perries, and pubs  in North West Wiltshire.



Our Branch was founded by a couple of real ale enthusiasts in July, 1980, some of whom are still active members to this day. Just 14 months later, on the 16th September, 1981, the North West Wiltshire branch of CAMRA was born and we became a Branch in our own right.

North West Wilts CAMRA covers an area stretching from Crudwell in the north to Seend in the south, and from Kingsdown in the west to Minety to the east. We have some 136 establishments that sell real ale in our Branch area. From rural country inns to town centre pubs, we have them all.

In 1992, we held our first beer festival in the Neeld Hall Chippenham and 27 years later, those organisers are still the driving force behind this highly popular and successful event.

We are an eclectic mix of men and women of all ages who enjoy real ale or cider, support real ale pubs, and have varied social events. We have a strong group of ‘active’ members who regularly turn up at our Branch meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of the month which are held throughout our area.

There are also a number of socials, brewery trips, and other events held throughout the year.

Why not consider joining us? See the How to Join link for more information.

North West Wilts Branch Committee members can be seen here: Committee.

CAMRA membership:
National 191855
Branch 776