Ale Amble – September @ Stourbridge
Sep 26 @ 9:48 am – 6:00 pm

The September Ale Amble will visit Stourbridge

Departure will be on the 09:48 train from Cheltenham changing at Worcester. Please note, you may have to get your ticket from the station, not on-line.

Contact Veronica for more information

Visit to the Great Welsh Beer Festival @ Cardiff
Sep 28 all-day

A visit to the Great Welsh Beer Festival in Cardiff. Over 120 beers and 60 ciders will be available at “The Depot”.

An all-day ticket costs £7, with a £1 beer token for card carrying CAMRA members. See their website (above) for full details.

Please contact Veronica for further details. We’ll be catching the 10:10 train from Cheltenham, returning at 18:06.

Branch Business Meeting – October @ Sandford Park Alehouse
Oct 2 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Venue Sandford Park Alehouse

Branch Social – October @ Jolly Brewmaster
Oct 11 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Usual monthly pub crawl starting at The Jolly Brewmaster.  This will also be the first GBG 2020 survey outing.

National Cider & Perry Trip @ Worcester Shrub Hill station
Oct 13 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

CAMRA is again offering you the opportunity to visit cider producers. During the trip you will have the chance to visit orchards, spend time with experienced producers and find out how they make their cider.

The trip takes place on 13th October 2018 and the itinerary is as follows: The bus will depart from Worcester Shrub Hill Railway Station at 11:00am and then visit Tardebigge Cider, Tutnall (where lunch is available) and Barbourne Cider, Worcester. We will then return to Worcester Shrub Hill Station for 6pm.

Please have appropriate footwear with you for cider farms and orchards. There may also be short walks during the trip.

The price for this trip (including lunch) is:- CAMRA Members £22.00; Non Members £24.00

The cost of the trip is to be paid in full when booking. Booking can ONLY be made via Eventbrite at Trip bookings can ONLY be made from 9am on Monday 6th August 2018. Those without internet can contact Liz Wickham on 01727 798459 with your card details. PLEASE NOTE: NO REFUNDS ARE AVAILABLE. If you have any queries please contact Andrea Briers on 07732 754888.

For Cheltenham members interested in this trip there are direct trains to Worcester Shrub Hill from Cheltenham. Train times to follow (there is a timetable change due before the event but currently 09:46 from Cheltenham arrives Worcester at 10:19 with return possible on the 19:08 arriving Cheltenham 19:34)

South West Regional Meeting @ Tewkesbury Royal British Legion Club
Oct 13 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The October South West Regional meeting will be hosted by the area’s newest branch Tewkesbury

Meeting will take place on Saturday 13th October at Tewkesbury Royal British Legion Club.  Start time 1200.

Followed by pub crawl of Tewkesbury for those interested.

Thornbridge Brewery tap takeover/meet the brewer night @ Cheltenham Motor Club
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Thornbridge Brewery tap takeover/meet the brewer night.

All welcome, no tickets required.

Ale Amble extra! @ Broadway
Oct 24 all-day

By popular request, Chris Coleman is organising another trip on the Gloucester and Warwickshire Steam Railway train. The destination is the recently opened extension to Broadway on Wed 24 October. He will be getting the 10.55 train from the racecourse. Coming back, you have the choice of getting the 15.10 train or the 606 bus. If you wish to go both ways on the bus the times are – 11.15 from Royal Well and returning from Broadway at 16.48. Do let Chris know if you wish to go. Chris’s contact details are above.

For details of the trains, please see the GWSR website

Visit to the Swindon Beer Festival @ Swindon
Oct 26 all-day

A visit to the 32nd Swindon Beer Festival, held in the Steam Museum. The venue is a short 15 minute walk from the railway station. The Friday lunchtime session is pay on the door, from 11:00 to 15:30. Card carrying CAMRA members will get a £2 beer token on entry.

Full festival details on the Swindon CAMRA website (see above). Please contact Veronica for further details.

Tewkesbury CAMRA Black Country Tour
Oct 27 all-day

Tewkesbury CAMRA are running their annual trip (the 18th) to the Black Country on Saturday 27th October.

Please contact their social secretary Bill Hunt directly ( for further details and to book your seat on the coach.

Details to be confirmed, but a departure from Cheltenham at around 10:30am is expected, picking up in Tewkesbury at 11:00am and returning at about 7:30pm.