White Horse

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

About Us

Welcome to the White Horse branch of CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale

There are more than one hundred and eighty branches and sub-branches of CAMRA throughout the country, of which White Horse CAMRA is one.

Most of the area covered was formerly part of Berkshire before the boundary changes of 1974, and includes, as well as numerous villages, the market towns of Faringdon and Wantage, the latter being the birthplace of King Alfred the Great in 849. Formed originally as a sub-branch of the Oxford branch in the early 1990s, it fills a rural area not covered by the City branch or other neighbouring branches in Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and Berkshire.

About the Campaign for Real Ale
The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) was founded in 1971 as a pressure group which strove to stem the tide of keg beers produced by a handful of national brewing companies, sole survivors of the internecine take-over wars of the 1960s and 1970s. During this period, many of our finest regional breweries were closed, with the permanent loss of their distinctive beers, with their local following.