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.


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Swindon Beer Festival 2017

Thanks to everyone who came along to the 2017 Swindon Beer Festival, and especially to all the volunteers who make it happen each year. We look forward to seeing you all again next October. See Our Beer Festival for more details.

Colin Hatch with his Traction Engine preparing to sound the STEAM Hooter Ready for the first night of the beer festival! Kat & Abi recruiting in members for CAMRA Drinkers enjoying a relaxed Friday lunch time session at the 2017 Swindon Beer Festival.

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,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
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
Chiseldon Royal British Legion Social Club,6 Draycot Road Ciseldon,SN4 0LRZ
Clifton,Clifton Street Swindon,SN1 3PY
Dolphin,177 Rodbourne Road,SWINDON,SN2 2AF
Fox & Hounds,10 High Street,SWINDON,SN25 1HX
Gorse Hill Working Men Club,Chapel Street ,SWINDON,SN2 8DA
Kembrey Inn,Cricklade Road,Swindon,SN2 8YS
Nine Elms,Old Shaw Lane,Swindon,SN5 5PD
Red Lion,High Street,Avebury,SN8 1RF
Southbrook Inn,Southbrook Street,Swindon,SN2 1HF
Wheatsheaf,Ermin Street,Swindon,SN3 4NH