Here are some of the things that we do:-
- Organise an active Events Diary of meetings and interesting socials.
- Survey Beer Quality in each of the Pubs in our Area.
- Based upon our findings, select which local pubs feature in the Good Beer Guide and award an annual Pub of the Year
- Distribute a free quarterly Branch Magazine called “The Mad Cow” across pubs in the area.
- Organise the Ascot Racecourse Beer Festival each year.
Welcome to the Home Page of the Berkshire South-East branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).
Our branch covers the districts of Wokingham, Bracknell, Ascot, Crowthorne, Sandhurst, Sunningdale, Sunninghill, Binfield and surrounding areas. More details can be found on the About Us page.
As the acronym for our branch name is 'B.S.E.', we are known as the “Mad Cows”.
On 15th February 2017 Bond Brews of Wokingham took over all the hand-pulls at the Crispin in a “Tap Take-over”... Read more
After an absence of just over 2 years, landlord Mick Musson has returned to his spiritual home behind the bar of the Crispin in Wokingham ... Read more
The Queen's Head, Wokingham have retained their titles by being awarded both CAMRA Berkshire South-East's Branch Pub of the Year and Berkshire's County Pub of the Year for 2016 ... Read more
Older News Articles
Congratulations to all at the Old Manor, Bracknell, whom have been voted as our Branch's Cider Pub of the Year for 2016 ... Read more
A second new brewery in a matter of weeks is due to open in the Berkshire South-East area. Elusive Brewing is run by Andy Parker ... Read more
Dean Bond, a branch member, has set up a new brewery on Heathlands Road, Wokingham ... Read more
For the first time since our formation, a Berkshire South-East branch pub has been voted the best in the whole of Berkshire ... Read more
Congratulations to Carol Williams and her team at the Queen's Head. They have been voted as CAMRA Berkshire South-East's Branch Pub of the Year for 2015 ... Read more
The Reading and Mid Berkshire Branch of CAMRA has been celebrating its 40th Birthday ... Read more
The Berkshire South East branch of CAMRA has recently awarded Mo and Alan Cannon a special award for twenty five years of dedicated service running the Green Man in Bracknell ... Read more
The Rose & Crown at Woodside near Ascot has been saved by the local community with the help of Berkshire SouthEast CAMRA ... Read more
Congratulations to Peter, Michelle and the entire team at the Rose & Crown, Sandhurst whom have been voted as CAMRA Berkshire South-East's Branch Pub of the Year for 2014 ... Read more
The Berkshire South-East branch of the Campaign for Real Ale celebrated its ten year anniversary with a beer and skittles evening ... Read more
The Cannie Man, Hanworth has been voted as CAMRA Berkshire South-East's Most Improved Pub of the Year 2013 ... Read more
The Berkshire South East branch of CAMRA has recently awarded Kevin Morley and Helen Beighton of the Wheelwright’s Arms a special award for fifteen years of dedicated service ... Read more
Berkshire South-East CAMRA held a launch evening event for the 2014 edition of the Good Beer Guide ... Read more
Congratulations to all at the Jack o'Newbury, Binfield whom have been voted as CAMRA Berkshire South-East's Branch Pub of the Year for 2013 ... Read more
The Victoria Arms, Binfield has being voted as CAMRA Berkshire South-East's Community Pub of the Year 2013 ... Read more
The Berkshire South-East area finally has a brewery within our borders, following the formation of Siren Craft Brew at Hogwood Industrial Park ... Read more
CAMRA member and brewer Jon Hosking, who has recently moved into our area, is launching Wokingham Home Brewers Association ... Read more
The Gold Cup (Fernbank Road, North Ascot) has come under threat of demolition ... Read more
On Wednesday 12 December, CAMRA organised a mass lobby of Parliament to gain support from MPs for the removal of the Beer Duty Escalator ... Read more
The name of everyone who provided a beer score during the Autumn was entered into a Christmas Score Draw ... Read more
The Square Bar in Wokingham has returned to its traditional name - The Roebuck ... Read more
Congratulations to all at the Old Manor, Bracknell whom have been voted as CAMRA Berkshire South-East's Branch Pub of the Year for 2012 ... Read more
Congratulations to the Royal Oak, Bracknell for being voted as CAMRA Berkshire South-East's inaugural Community Pub of the Year ... Read more
April 2012 is Community Pubs Month, and we want as many local pubs as possible to get involved ... Read more
Glorious sunshine helped make the 2011 Ascot Racecourse Beer Festival a huge success ... Read more
The 2011 Berkshire Pubs Week has been set for Saturday 1st - Sunday 9th October, to coincide with National Cask Ale Week ... Read more
The Wokingham Lions will be hosting a beer festival over the August Bank Holiday weekend as part of the Wokingham Food and Drink Festival 2011 ... Read more
Congratulations to all at the Jack O'Newbury (Terrace Road North, Binfield) whom have been voted as CAMRA Berkshire South-East's Pub of the Year for 2011 ... Read more
Our own Sue Thirlaway reflects on Berkshire South-East's celebrations of CAMRA's 40th anniversary ... Read more
CAMRA turned 40 on the 16th March 2011, and on that date our WB-40 celebration ale became available in pubs across Berkshire ... Read more
2011 marks the 40th anniversary of the formation of CAMRA, and we are delighted to announce the brewing of a commemorative Berkshire ale ... Read more
We have secured a special discount for all CAMRA members at the Loch Fyne restaurant in Wokingham ... Read more
A Berkshire pub has won the Pub of the Year award for the CAMRA Central Southern Region ... Read more
The Committee of the 4th Ascot Racecourse Beer Festival have expressed their thanks to all volunteers ... Read more
On 17th July a group of intrepid branch members caught the Real Ale Train (RAT) ... Read more
Suzanne Gill of Ascot Ales reflects on running a family micro-brewery ... Read more
The future of the Redan in Wokingham is under threat ... Read more
Jack O'Newbury Is Branch Pub Of The Year 2010 ... Read more
The new extension at the Rose and Crown in Sandhurst has been completed and the new bar is open to the public ... Read more
10% off Wadworth's beers for CAMRA members at the Wheelwrights Arms in St Nicholas Hurst ... Read more