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, 28 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
It's nearly time for our big Summer Social!
We're holding our Summer Barbecue on Saturday 27th July at the Bell Inn, Bowden Hill, LACOCK. SN15 2PJ. Between 11:30am and 3:00pm. This event will also include:
- The Beer & Cider Festival Volunteers "thank you" function,
- Presentation of the Branch 2019 Pub of the Year Certificate,
- Presentation of the 2019 Beer of the Festival Certificate,
- Presentation of the 2019 Cider/Perry of the Festival Certificate,
- and finally, it will be our our Branch's "Summer of Pub" social.
You really don't want to miss it!
The BBQ will be paid by voucher, with those who registered as Volunteers at the Beer & Cider Festival receiving a free one. All others will need to buy a voucher at the price of £10 each, available at the event from the Treasurer.
If you intend to be there, please contact the Chairman by email by Monday 22nd July so that we can gauge numbers. Make sure you tell him if any of your party were volunteers at the Beer Festival.
Transport is being arranged with minibus pickups from Chippenham and Melksham. Again, please will you let the Chairman know if you want to take advantage of this service. The price will be £5 a head for the return journey.