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2021 Chippenham Virtual Beer Festival Update

The 'meet the brewer' sessions of our virtual beer festival were run on Saturday 24th April.  Four fun and informative talks from four very different brewers, who were behind four of the beers found in our virtual beer festival box.  

If you missed the talks and want to see what you missed, or if you watched them and want to watch again, we have made them available on YouTube at the links below:

Session 1 - Newtown Park

Session 2 - Broadtown Brewery

Session 3 - Stealth Brew Co

Session 4 - New Bristol Brewery

If you like what you've seen, please consider joining CAMRA if you're not already a Member. We are doing our very best to preserve Cask Ale and, crucially at this weird time, the Pubs to drink them in.  You'll be made very welcome.

We're a social bunch and post-lockdown when we're able to drink in pubs again, we have lots of plans for trips, tours, days out and other events to celebrate.  Then we can continue to enjoy our Beers, Ciders and Perries in their natural environment - THE PUB!

If you're local to us in North West Wiltshire, we'd love to see you at one of our monthly meetings that we hold across the area.  It's well attended and a chance to enjoy a refreshment in good company while talking about our shared passion for real ale and other fine drinks.  Please see our social media accounts for more details.

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


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 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 membership can be seen here: Committee.

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