Slough, Windsor & Maidenhead

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Branch News

Here is the latest news about pubs & breweries in the branch area.

  • CAMRA Launches Online Pub Friday 3 April 2020

    The Red (On)Lion aims to recreate the social wellbeing and cultural aspects of pub and club-going which we have lost due to the Covid-19 lockdown.

    The public launch of the Red (On)Lion happened today - by email to members, on social media, and by a press release to the media.

    How to access the Red (On)Lion. You can access the virtual pub from this URL: https://theredonlion.co.uk/login You can use your CAMRA login details, login through Facebook, or create a specific account. Features of the Red (On)Lion.

    The Red (On)Lion is a video chat platform that allows you to join the public bar, where everyone can join the conversation - or you can reserve your own private table, share drinks and chat with friends and family.

    And just like a real pub we’re putting on a range of events – whether its pub quizzes, live music or tutored beer tastings, they’ll all be on offer at the Red (On)Lion to help us through the next few weeks as we all stay at home.

    You can check out the events that are already planned on the Red Onlion website.

  • BBC News on The Bell, Aldworth Thursday 13 February 2020

    BBC News on The Bell, Aldworth

    A pub run by the same family for 250 years has been named the best in the country for the second time.

    The Bell Inn in Aldworth, Berkshire, has been crowned the Campaign for Real Ale's (CAMRA) Pub of the Year.

    It previously won the award in 1990, when it was run by current landlord Hugh Macaulay's parents.

    He said: "Since my grandfather retired nothing has changed about the pub at all, I think that might be one of the things [that impressed]."

    Hugh Macaulay has been celebrating his win along with his regulars He added it was a "wonderful thing to be recognised for driving quality year after year" at the Grade-II listed hostelry.

    Mr Macaulay said his pub has lasted for so long because it is a free house, meaning it is not owned by a particular brewery and it is free to sell a variety of beers.

  • moogBREW Reopen Thursday 13 February 2020

    The Taproom reopens!

    We hope you didn't miss us too much in January! We've not been holidaying; we've been busy adding a second covered decking area for your comfort ... oh, and brewing more beers.

    The taproom reopened on Saturday 1st February 2020 and will open alternate weekends for the remainder of the year! Do check back here, the website (www.moogbrew.co.uk) or social media for times, which may vary. February & March dates & times are confirmed as:

    - Sat 15th Feb, 2-6pm & Sun 16th Feb, 2-5pm

    - Sat 29th Feb, 2-6pm & Sun 1st Mar, 2-5pm

    - Sat 14th Mar, 2-6pm & Sun 15th Mar, 2-5pm

    - Sat 28th Mar, 2-6pm & Sun 29th Mar, 2-5pm

    BEERS:

    During January, we have brewed 4 different beers: Kidder, Bunny Strikes Back, a new NEIPA-style beer (picture below) & Ma Bunny's Barley Wine. The new NEIPA-style beer doesn't yet have a name, but we can tell you that it is has come in at 5.8%, with punchy tropical aromas from Citra, Galaxy & Vic Secret hops - available soon!! Ma Bunny's Barley Wine requires a long maturation period, but will be well worth the wait.

    See you soon!

    Moogs

  • Windsor & Eton Brewery 10th Birthday Thursday 13 February 2020

    It's time!!

    We are so excited to announce that we are going to be celebrating our tenth year in the business with another great beer festival to take place on the last weekend of April. Our guest brewery line up is yet to be confirmed, but we're determined once again to create the ULTIMATE beer drinkers experience!

    Reduced price earlybird tickets are LIMITED, be sure to grab them quick! Stay tuned for further news on who we'll be proudly featuring over the course of the weekend.

    BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!

    Our 10th Birthday Beer Festival is to be an all-inclusive celebration of the amazing time we've had so far as part of the craft beer industry, and you're invited. With live music on both days and street food available in the tap yard, we want to throw the best birthday party Windsor ever saw - and you're invited!

    Session Times:

    Friday April 24th, 6-10pm

    Saturday April 25th, 12-4pm

    Saturday April 25th, 5-9pm