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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.


Bill Bendall presents a beer of the festival runner-up certificate to Mike Tempest the owner of Wild Weather. Bill Bendall presents a beer of the festival runner-up certificate to Mike Tempest the owner of Wild Weather for their Storm in a Teacup beer.

Will at St Austell with their beer of the festival certificate to. Will at St Austell with the beer of the festival 3rd place certificate for their Italian Job beer.

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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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.

Aldbourne Sports & Social Club ,Oxford Street, Aldbourne,SN8 2DQ
Angel ,High Street, Purton,SN5 4AB
Angel ,47 High Street, Royal Wootton Bassett,SN4 7AQ
Ashford Road Working Men Club ,17-18 Ashford Road,Ashford,SN18 3NT
Avebury & District Club ,Avebury, Marlborough,SN8 1RB
Bakers Arms,Badbury,SN4 0EU
Bakers Arms,121 Beechcroft road,SN2 7RE
Bar Riva,24-26 Fleet Street,Swindon,SN1 1RQ
Barbury Inn,Broad Hinton,SN4 9PF
Baybury,2 Frogden Road Swindon,SN1 7AP
Bedwyn & Dist Royal British Legion,23 High Street Marlborough, SN8 3NU
Boundary House,1 The Street,Swindon,SN25 3ER
Burbage & Eastern Royal British Legion Club,58-60 Eastcourt road Burbage,SN8 3AJ
Calley Arms,Hodson,SN4 0QG
Carpenters Arms,Old Vicarage Lane Swindon,SN3 4ST
Carriers Arms Highworth Road ,Swindon,SN3 4SE
The Castle,28 Prospect Place Swindon,SN1 3LQ
Castle & Ball,117/118 High Street,Marlborough,SN8 1LZ
Charlton Cat,Charlton,SN9 6EZ
Chiseldon Royal British Legion Social Club,6 Draycot Road Ciseldon,SN4 0LRZ
Clifton,Clifton Street Swindon,SN1 3PY
County Ground,115 County Road,Swindon,SN1 2EB
Dolphin,177 Rodbourne Road,SWINDON,SN2 2AF
Ferndale Working Man Club,131 Ferndale Road,SWINDON,SN2 1BX
Fox & Hounds,10 High Street,SWINDON,SN25 1HX
Gorse Hill Working Men Club,Chapel Street ,SWINDON,SN2 8DA
Greyhound,177 Faringdon Road,Swindon,SN1 5DL
Highworth,1 Westrop,Highworth,SN6 7HJ
Jolly Tar,Queens Road,Hannington,SN6 7RP
Kembrey Inn,Cricklade Road,Swindon,SN2 8YS
King & Queen,15 High Street,Highworth,SN6 7AG
Nine Elms,Old Shaw Lane,Swindon,SN5 5PD
Plough,Lechlade Road,Highworth,SN6 7HF
Riffs Bar,26 Greatfield,Swindon,SN4 8EQ
Red Lion,High Street,Avebury,SN8 1RF
Queens Head,23 St Martins Approach,Marlborough,SN8 1AR
Silks Bar,Barton Court, 12 High Street,Highworth,SN6 7AG
Silks On The Downs,Main Road,Ogbourne St Andrew,SN8 1RZ
Swiss Chalet,Chapel Street,Swindon,SN2 8DA
Southbrook Inn,Southbrook Street,Swindon,SN2 1HF
White Hart,123 High Street,Burbage,SN8 3AA
Who'd a Thought It,Lockeridge,SN8 4EL
Wheatsheaf,Ermin Street,Swindon,SN3 4NH
Woodlands Edge,Midwinter Close,Swindon,SN5 5EZ