Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2018 Over 500 Real Ales Thanks to our Sponsors Christchurch Meadows Soak up the beer... Live Bands... Bells, Sticks and Hankies... Run by Unpaid Volunteers...

Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2018

3rd-6th May 2018, Subject to confirmation and licensing

Over 500 Real Ales

plus a large range of Ciders and Perries, Foreign Beers, English Wines

Thanks to our Sponsors

without whom this Beer Festival would not be possible

Christchurch Meadows

Caversham, Reading

Soak up the beer...

...with food from a range of stalls

Live Bands...

...every day except Thursday

Bells, Sticks and Hankies...

...with Kennet Morris Men

Run by Unpaid Volunteers... a part of the team!

Urgent call for volunteers

The Reading & Mid Berkshire CAMRA branch held its AGM on Saturday 11th November. Unfortunately, this resulted in several positions remaining unfilled, including some very key ones. These are as follows:


Committee roles

 Chairman, Vice Chairman, Pub Campaigns Officer


Other roles

 Cider Representative, Clubs Officer, LocAle Coordinator, Press and Publicity, Public Affairs, Young Members Contact

See the branch website for more information and links to job descriptions.

Without the three key committee roles filled, the branch cannot function and cannot spend any money. 

This means that currently we cannot run either the Ale Trail or the Beer Festival and may mean that we cease to exist in 3 months time if nothing has changed.


We have enough of a committee that we can rebuild but getting a Chairman is crucial. The Committee ultimately needs to consist of 8 different individuals so there is a need for 3 extra members. It is also possible to job-share in all roles!

The next branch meeting will be focussed on "Saving the Branch". It will be held at the Foresters Arms ( on Thursday 7th December at 8pm.

It is crucial that people step forward if we are to continue. Please make an effort to attend the meeting at the Foresters and please reply direct to this email if you would be willing to stand for a role – we would be delighted to hear from you. You can also contact the outgoing Chair, Quinten Taylor, for all further information and questions.

Carl Griffin (Regional Director)