Ale Amble – March – Bedminster
Mar 28 @ 10:26 am – 6:06 pm

The March Ale amble visits the Bristol Suburb of Bedminster.

Although there is only one pub in the GBG there are plenty of other interesting ones to visit.

We will get the 10.26 train out and return from Bristol Temple Meads around 6.08 pm

Current rail fare is £6.40 return with rail card to Bedminster

Easter Beer Festival – Gloucester Brewery @ Gloucester Brewery
Mar 30 – Apr 1 all-day

Gloucester Brewery are holding an Easter beer festival to run 30th March to 1st April.

The third instalment of our annual Easter beer festival sees a return to the perfect pairing of beer and sausages, with a huge range of both available you will be able to drink and eat your fill, try something you have never had before and creating your own pairings.

We will be stocking a range of 50+ Beers and Ciders over the weekend with something for every pallet.

We already have some awesome musicians lined up to bring you some great live music over the weekend and ramp up the party atmosphere.

Each day will be split into two sessions, running 12 noon – 5pm and 5:30pm-11pm.

Tickets include:

  • Entry
  • Souvenir glass
  • £5 worth of drinks tokens

They have an early bird discount this year, so any tickets purchased before 12 noon on Feb 15th will have a £2 discount when people enter the code ‘EARLYBIRD’ at checkout.

Tickets can be purchased here:

Branch Business Meeting – April @ St Stephens Club
Apr 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

April branch business meeting will take place at St Stephens Club.

All members are welcome to attend


Branch Social – April @ The Retreat
Apr 11 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Monthly social.  Pub crawl starting in The Retreat

Start time 8pm

Upstairs Downstairs Beer Festival @ Sandford Park Alehouse
Apr 20 – Apr 21 all-day

To celebrate 5th birthday of SPA they will be holding their first dedicated beer festival. In addition to the usual 9 beer pumps on the bar they will be serving beers from a festival stillage in our basement and lovely food either by outside barbecue or upstairs depending on the weather. Expect an exciting range of ales: probably 30ish cask ales over the weekend. Free Entry. More info to follow.

Ale Amble – April – Kidderminster NOTE CHANGE OF DATE
Apr 24 @ 9:48 am – 7:33 pm

The April Ale amble heads back to Worcestershire this time to visit Kidderminster. NOW ON TUESDAY 24TH APRIL

Astonishingly they have 7 pubs in the GBG including 2 micro pubs (including the CAMRA National pub of the year finalist 2018, The Weavers Real Ale House ).

We will get the 9.48 am (change at Worcester), getting there at 11.10 . Coming back we will get the 6.32 (changing again at Worcester). getting in at 7.33 pm. The off peak was £11.75 (with rail card).

Contact Veronica for more details

6th Gloucester Beer Festival @ Blackfriars
Apr 27 – Apr 28 all-day

The 6th Gloucester Beer Festival takes place once again in the magnificent surroundings of Blackfriars.

Keep an eye on the website for further details.

Special General Meeting & Branch Business meeting – May @ The Old Courthouse
May 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

The May business meeting takes place in Cheltenham’s newest pub, The Old Courthouse (formerly Jamie’s Italian).

The meeting will start with a Special General Meeting with the purpose of amending the Branch Constitution to change the date for the end of the Financial Year.

The meeting will start promptly at 8pm.

All branch members are welcome.  Please bring your CAMRA membership card to vote on any resolutions presented.

Forever Bury Beer Festival @ Bury FC social club
May 10 – May 12 all-day

Forever Bury, the Bury FC Supporters Trust is hosting the 13th Forever Bury Beer Festival at Bury FC’s Social Club from May 10th to 12th this is a charitable event raising money to support junior football and The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity.

There will be:

55 real ales & 15 ciders at just £2.50 a pint.

A continental Bottle Bar.

A Gin, Wine & Prosecco Bar.

Hot Food.

Live evening entertainment.

Normal Admission is £3

Concessions (all CAMRA members, OAP’s and Armed Services) £2

Plenty of room for camper vans and coaches.

The brewery list can be found here Forever bury brewery list

Branch Social -May
May 10 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

May social -Venue TBA