Home Page of the Swindon & North Wiltshire CAMRA Branch

Rose & Crown, Highworth, 1871

CAMRA was formed in 1971 because there was a real danger that real ale was going to disappear - to be replaced by keg beer. Many brewers had already stopped brewing real ale.

CAMRA in Swindon & North Wiltshire began on 18th October 1974 when a small group of enthusiasts held the first meeting at Wadworth's Brewery. At that time there were very few pubs in Swindon and the surrounding area that served Real Ale.

The Wheatsheaf on Devizes Road was a popular watering hole among real ale fans then. It still is, but there is so much more choice today.


Swindon Beer Festival 2016 Poster

Our Beer Festival is 27th to 29th October at STEAM

Sorry, but all the Friday night tickets are now sold out

Other sessions are pay on the door, so no advance ticket required.
See Our Beer Festival for details.

Pub of the Year presentation to the Red Lion, Cricklade.

The Red Lion is Pub of the Year!

The Red Lion in Cricklade is our local pub of the year for 2016. Chair Vince Chilcott presented the certificate to owner Tom Gee on Friday.

Glue Pot is Cider Pub of the Year!

Congratulations to JC and the team. Currently offering 9 real ciders the Glue Pot is a worthy winner.

Historic Swindon Pub Guide

 Reprint of Home Brewed available. Details in Archives


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  • Wednesday 31st August, 15:31 : Fancy volunteering at the Real Ale bar at the @steam_museum's Railway Festival on the 10th and 11th Sept? Email kdixon3@swindon.gov.uk
  • Wednesday 31st August, 15:24 : Plans are coming along nicely for the Swindon Beer Festival 2017 - don't forget to grab your Friday night ticket from the 30th September!
  • Wednesday 6th April 2016, 18:52 : Had our first meeting with @steam_museum about the 30th Swindon Beer Festival today...don't forget to put the 27th-29th Oct in your calendar
  • Sunday 24th January 2016, 09:30 : RT @CAMRA_Official: New research out tomorrow from @UniofOxford shows that people who have a 'local' have more close friends #PubsWellbeing
  • Friday 22nd January 2016, 10:36 : RT @CAMRA_Official: #Budget2016 is right around the corner - make sure your write to your MP to ask them to #cutbeertax today! ow.ly/XouZX

Surveys Needed

The following pubs are in need of a survey. Please help to keep our pub database up to date. Here is a Blank Pub Survey Form if needed.

Click on the pub name to see the current details on the WhatPub site. If you have changes you can send them to the Swindon branch by clicking the "Send an email to the CAMRA branch" link after the pub details.

Messenger,Covingham Square,Swindon,SN3 5AA
Sir Daniel Arms,4 Fleet Street,Swindon,SN1 1RQ
Boundary House,1 The Street,Swindon,SN25 3ER
Plough,Lechlade Road,Highworth,SN6 7HF
County Ground,115 County Road,Swindon,SN1 2EB
Riffs Bar,26 Greatfield,Swindon,SN4 8EQ
Bar Riva,24-26 Fleet Street,Swindon,SN1 1RQ
Deers Leap,141 Penhill Drive,SWINDON,SN2 5DX
Angel,High Street,Purton,SN5 4AB
Shears,Cadley Road,Collingbourne Ducis,SN8 3ED
Nine Elms,Old Shaw Lane,Swindon,SN5 5PD
White Hart,123 High Street,Burbage,SN8 3AA
Who'd a Thought It,Lockeridge,SN8 4EL
Cold Harbour,Ermin Street,Blunsdon,SN26 8DJ
Liden Arms,Barrington Close,Swindon,SN3 6HP
Wheatsheaf,Ermin Street,Swindon,SN3 4NH
Greyhound,177 Faringdon Road,Swindon,SN1 5DL
Queens Head,23 St Martins Approach,Marlborough,SN8 1AR
Charlton Cat,Charlton,SN9 6EZ
Silks Bar,Barton Court, 12 High Street,Highworth,SN6 7AG
King & Queen,15 High Street,Highworth,SN6 7AG
Barbury Inn,Broad Hinton,SN4 9PF
Highworth,1 Westrop,Highworth,SN6 7HJ
Swiss Chalet,Chapel Street,Swindon,SN2 8DA
Crown Hotel,131 High St,Royal Wootton Bassett,SN4 7AY
Southbrook Inn,Southbrook Street,Swindon,SN2 1HF
Woodlands Edge,Midwinter Close,Swindon,SN5 5EZ
Jolly Tar,Queens Road,Hannington,SN6 7RP
Red Lion,High Street,Avebury,SN8 1RF
Castle & Ball,117/118 High Street,Marlborough,SN8 1LZ
Royal Oak,111 High Street,Marlborough,SN8 1LT
Kembrey Inn,Cricklade Road,Swindon,SN2 8YS
Bakers Arms,Badbury,SN4 0EU
Silks On The Downs,Main Road,Ogbourne St Andrew,SN8 1RZ