Ale Amble to Exmouth
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am

This month the ale amble heads to the seaside and visits the pubs of Exmouth.  Buckets and spades allowed.

The amblers will be catching the 10 am train from Cheltenham Spa to Exeter.

Contact Veronica for more details.

Bromsgrove Beer Festival @ Bromsgrove Rugby Club
Jun 29 – Jul 1 all-day

AROUND 200 beers, ciders and perries will be available for visitors to taste at this year’s Bromsgrove Beer and Cider Festival.

The event takes place at Bromsgrove Rugby Club, Finstall, – conveniently a short walk from the railway station – from Thursday June 29 to Saturday July 1 and is run by the Redditch and Bromsgrove branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

The town’s 15th beer and cider festival will host the West Midlands Region Beer of the Year Competition and entertainment on the Saturday afternoon will include the popular Blackwell Concert Band. Formed in 1998, the band features a wide range of players whose repertoire includes marches, jazz, calypso, blues, pop, rock, film scores and more. On Friday night the music, to be announced, will start at around 7pm.

A range of food will be available throughout the event and camping facilities are available on a first-come first-served basis at the rugby club for a charge of £5 per night for a tent and £10 per night for a campervan/caravan. Parking is available, until the field is full, at a cost of £2.

There will be 144 beers and more than 50 ciders and perries for people to sample with beer and cider tasting sessions showcasing different styles that are representative of the wonderful variety of real ales and cider/perry that are currently being produced in the UK.

This year’s event is supporting the charity Parkinson’s UK, which aims to improve the quality of life for people affected by the illness, funds research aimed at finding better treatments and raises awareness about Parkinson’s and its causes.

The festival will be open from 6pm to 11 pm on the first day. This is exclusively for card-carrying CAMRA members and non-members wishing to join.

On Friday it will be open to all from 12 noon to 11pm and on Saturday from 11am to 9.30pm. Admission costs £10 which includes a programme, £5 worth of drinks vouchers and a deposit for a commemorative glass. Card-carrying CAMRA members receive £7 worth of vouchers.

The organisers says there is a large grassed area so people can bring their own gazebos and make a day of it.

Ale Festival – The Plough at Prestbury @ The Plough
Jun 30 @ 5:00 pm – Jul 2 @ 10:30 pm

The festival starts at 5pm on 30th June until Sunday 2nd July and€“ there will be live music each day (Friday from 7pm, Saturday from 4.30pm and Sunday from 4pm) and also a BBQ (Friday evening, Saturday  all day and Sunday lunchtime).

Come along and enjoy the fun and also help raise funds for the charity Elizabeth’s Foot Print.  You may recall the inspirational 6,000 mile walk around Britain that Natalie Spencer completed in 2016 to raise funds for Bristol Children’s Hospital in recognition of the help they gave to her late daughter, Elizabeth. See their website (facebook page) for details of the event and timings. Beer list and tasting notes attached.

Beer list and tasting notes – Plough Prestbury

The pub is also selling a cider named “€˜Killer”€™ which is brewed at home by one their locals.  This cider, with an ABV around 10%, is already popular with customers at the Plough and all money taken from the sale of this brew will be donated to the charity nominated by the brewer (we believe this is the Alzheimer’s Society).  Cheltenham CAMRA accepts no responsibility for any ill effects from drinking this cider!


Battledown Brewery Open Evening @ Battledown Brewery
Jun 30 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Battledown brewery are having a general ‘open evening’ on Friday 30th June 5-10pm with pizza available and some live music.
This is open to all, not just CAMRA members,
Beer on the Wye XIII @ Hereford Rowing Club
Jul 7 – Jul 9 all-day

Friday 7th: 2pm – 11pm
Saturday 8th: Noon – 11pm
Sunday 9th: Noon – 5pm.

Camping is available in the adjacent field.

Full details, including costs, will be available nearer the time on their website.

Stratford upon Avon beer festival
Jul 7 @ 12:00 pm – Jul 8 @ 11:00 pm
Meet The Brewer: “Gloucester” @ The Bank House
Jul 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Bank House (Wetherspoons) will be hosting Gloucester Brewery for a meet the brewer event. Further details when we get them.

Branch Social – July @ The Plough
Jul 12 @ 8:00 pm

Prestbury starting in the beer garden at The Plough (weather permitting)

Meet The Brewer: “GWB” @ Moon Under Water
Jul 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Moon Under Water (Wetherspoons) will be hosting Great Western Brewery (GWB) for a meet the brewer event. Further details when we get them.

Ale Amble to Weston super Mare @ Weston Super Mare
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 am

Ale Amble trip to Weston super Mare