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

Vote for the Good Beer Guide and branch Pub of the Year


After a year “off” due to Covid, we’re getting back into the old routine, so it's that time of year when we carry out one of our most important CAMRA functions - voting for our entries for next year's Good Beer Guide (GBG).  This is your opportunity to get involved and have some influence.  The GBG is the country’s leading guide to pubs and beer, highlighting the top pubs around the country.  It is also an invaluable resource in listing every brewery in the UK and their key beers.  Its continued success benefits both CAMRA and the pubs that feature in it.


The method we use is allowing all Branch members to vote for up to 12 of our Wiltshire pubs and one from Gloucestershire.  Although it’s possible to nominate only one pub, and a few members do, you are requested to consider voting for as many as you feel are worthy of selection for the GBG.


Please Vote NOW and encourage at least one of your friends to do so!


After the closing date of 23:59 on Sunday 6th February 2022 the votes will be counted, and the top pubs will then be surveyed.  These surveys will be carried out by a sub-committee to ensure they meet CAMRA guidelines, before being submitted as our branch entries for the next GBG.  These 13 pubs also form the short list for our selection of the Branch’s Pub of the Year so it’s essential that you get involved.

Please check back here for more notices in due course; scheduled events can be seen in the Diary

Our Branch was founded by a couple of real ale enthusiasts in July, 1980, some of whom are still active members to this day. Only 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, 28 years later, those organisers are still the driving force behind this highly popular and successful event.

We are an eclectic mix of women and men 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 membership can be seen here: Committee.

CAMRA membership

Over 190,000 members nationwide;
679 in our branch

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