Slough, Windsor & Maidenhead CAMRA


This year, the festival is supporting the charity S.W.I.P.E. This Slough-based charity aims to bring young people together, especially from different faiths, mainly through the medium of music. For more info, please see their Website.

Tue 20th to Mon 26th August 2013

As part of this year's celebrations, six Slough pubs (all within easy walking distance), will be presenting a wide range of Real Ales and Ciders, sourced locally and nationally. The festival will also be holding a variety of amusing pub entertainments, including the annual "Slough Publicans Barrel Roll", which will take place on August Bank holiday Sunday. Beer Festival T-shirts will be available from Wed 14th, from the participating pubs; these are a bargain at only £10.

The Festival is being organised by Slough Publicans Forum, supporting well run community pubs.

The Launch...

This year's festivities will be launched once again by our very own Mr Mike Stevens, playing the part of the Town Crier. This will be on Tuesday evening at 7.30pm at the Moon & Spoon.

The Barrel Roll details are...

  • Starts from The Wheatsheaf at 12.30pm on Sunday. The route is then:
  • The Red Cow
  • The Rose & Crown
  • Wernham Hoggs
  • The Rising Sun
  • The Moon and Spoon

Come along and support your pub, and enjoy some great beer!

The pubs participating in the Beer Festival are listed below, along with some information as to the beers that may be on offer over the weekend. Note that the information is subject to change. (Map is at the end of page; map refs are given as [A]).

The Moon and Spoon, High Street [A]

An exiting range of ales awaits you at the Moon & Spoon, with Windsor & Eton's Guardsman and Eton Boatman, Lancaster Red, Jaipur(!), Vale Black Swan, Binghams Ginger Doodle Stout and Itchen Valley's Pure Gold. On the launch night of Tuesday, there will be a Meet the Brewer session, with the chaps from Windsor & Eton; this is from 6pm.

In addition to the beers, there will be 2 Ciders and a Perry on offer.

The Red Cow, Albert Street [B]

The Red Cow is putting on an exiting range of ales from several local breweries.

The Rising Sun, Windsor Road [C]

The Rising Sun will have beers from Windsor & Eton and Rebellion.

The Rose and Crown, High Street [D]

On offer at the Rose & Crown will be their excellent house beer from Vale, along with others from that brewery and others.

Wernham Hoggs, High Street [E]

Courage Best will be the beer on offer at Wernham Hoggs.

The Wheatsheaf, Albert Street [F]

Pigswill Cider and Bee Sting Perry will once again be on offer at the Wheasheaf, along with a guest beer from Fullers.

Slough Map

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