Branch Business Meeting – May @ Sandford Park Alehouse
May 23 @ 8:00 pm

Our Branch Business meeting is open to all members.


Note Change of venue.  Meeting will now take place at Sandford Park Alehouse

Ale Amble – At Sea in Bristol
May 24 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The May Ale Amble takes to the sea in Bristol.  Join Veronica and her crew ferrying around Bristol harbour calling at some of the hostelries on the banks.  Pirates Welcome. We will be catching the 10.00 am train to Temple Meads from Cheltenham.

15th Beer & Sausage Festival @ Royal Oak, Prestbury
May 26 @ 5:30 pm – May 29 @ 11:00 pm

The Royal Oak’s 15th Annual Beer & Sausage Festival gets underway at 5.30pm on Friday 26th May – the theme of this years event is ‘out of your comfort zone’ with 20 beers which are not readily available locally. A selection of european sausage platters will help complement the beers.

The beers:

    Electric Bear – Cherry Blackout 8.0%
    Chough – Cadgewith Crabber 4.3%
    Waen – Lemon Drizzle 3.7%
    Treboom – Kettle Drum 4.3%
    Great Heck – Dave 3.8%
    Horbury – 5 Hop 4.2%
    Hop Craft – Rudi in Orbit 4.4%
    Track – Sonoma 3.8%
    Dark Star – Sunburst 4.8%
    North Riding – Chinook 4.5%
    Brew York X – Panda 4.5%
    Electric Bear – Laid Back 3.3%
    Keep Brewing – Defiant 4.0%
    Unity – Pekin Pale 4.1%
    Ainsty – Flummoxed Farmer 4.0%
    Driftwood – Trevaunance Pale 4.0%
    Staggeringly Good – PaleAleontology 4.8%
    Half Moon – F’hops Sake 3.9%
    Anarchy – Citrastar 4.1%
    Chapter – Chapter Nine 3.7%

The sausages:

    Rostbratwurst – Small Franconian German peppery sausage with marjoram
    Smoked Kabanos – Air dried smoked Polish sausage with mild herbs
    Saucisson de Toulouse – The classic red wine and garlic coarse French porker
    Lamb Spring Onion & Ginger – A Celtic recipe with spring lamb, and a spiced
    Farnkfurterki – Mild smoked pork and mustard finger sausage
    Huddersfield Black Pudding – A Yorkshire pudding that isn’t eaten with
    roast beef!
    Käsekrainer – Quirky Austrian sausage with pork, beef and cheese
    Chorizo – The iconic cured, smoked, garlicy, pakrika banger
    Well Hot Chilli – Try this last…
Live at Your Local @ Greene King Pubs
Jun 1 @ 12:00 am – Jul 9 @ 12:00 am

From 1st June to 9th July, the Greene King pubs in our branch area, including The National Hunt, will be hosting a “Live at Your Local” event. Live at Your Local is Greene King’s search for the UK’s best music talent, and what better place to find the brightest up & coming acts than at the spiritual home of music – Britain’s pubs, where some of the UK’s biggest music artists were discovered! Full details are available here and the full terms and conditions available here.

Community Event – “Exfest” @ Exmouth Arms
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 4 @ 11:00 pm

The event gets underway with live music on Friday evening at 6pm. On Saturday there is a 9 hour set of live music from 1pm onwards showcasing local talent. On Sunday there is a dog show, science fair for the children and more live music from 5pm. The outside pizza oven should be available and there will be an Ale and Cider festival in their outside bar (weather permitting) – the ales include Arkells, Ramsbury and other brewers and there is also a selection of local ciders.

Come along and join in the fun and also help raise funds for Sue Ryder Leckhampton. For more information about the activities and timings see their website here.

Branch Social – June @ Kings Head
Jun 8 @ 8:00 pm

The June monthly social will be pub crawl round Bishops Cleeve and neighbouring villages using the D bus service.  Starting 8pm in the Kings Head.

If travelling from Cheltenham recommended bus service is 19:42 D service from Clarence Street. Purchase of evening rider ticket advised.

Pelican Beer Festival @ The Pelican, Gloucester
Jun 9 – Jun 10 all-day

£3 entry includes festival glass, programme and a half pint.

32 ales and 12 ciders.

Live music on both days.

Wheatsheaf Beer and Cider festival @ The Wheatsheaf
Jun 9 – Jun 11 all-day

Beer and Cider Festival at The Wheatsheaf. Leckhampton

For more details see website:-

The Wheatsheaf Beer and Cider Festival 2017


South West Regional Meeting @ Old Elm Inn
Jun 10 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The next CAMRA South West Regional meeting will be hosted by Gloucestershire Branch.

As it coincides with a beer festival at The Pelican in Gloucester, some transport will be provided after the meeting.

Community Event – Bishops Cleeve Annual Street Fair @ Bishops Cleeve
Jun 11 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Come along to the High Street from 12 noon for a family fun event including craft stalls, entertainment, three-legged race and dog show etc. The Kings Head and the Royal Oak will be at heart of the action if you fancy a pint or some light refreshment.
The theme of this years event is “10 years on” marking the 10th Anniversary of the horrendous floods in the area and there will an exhibition of photographs taken by residents about their personal memories of the floods of 2007 in the Tithe Barn  this theme is also reflected in the choice of local charities who will benefit from some of the money raised by the event (the local RNLI branch and the Severn Area Rescue Association).