Real Ale Trails in Falmouth
Oct 11 – Oct 24 all-day

Past visits to Norwich during its ’City of Ale’ festivals have been the inspiration for forthcoming ‘Real Ale & Cider Trails’ in Falmouth. Although on a much smaller scale than the Norwich festival, CAMRA Kernow have planned and organised some short trails which cover the pubs and bars in the town as part of CAMRA’s 50th anniversary celebrations. We have produced a double-sided leaflet which will be freely available in the participating pubs and it will also be available to download from our website in advance of the two-week event which takes place between 11th- 24th October 2021.

The aim of this pubs-based festival is to promote and support pubs and bars in the town which sell real ale and real cider in the post lockdown period. After months of enforced closures and the implementation of social distancing measures, resulting in reduced footfall and economic concerns for the hospitality industry in general, we are sure you will agree that this is a worthy objective and something to look forward to!

The routes mostly radiate out from ‘The Moor’ in Falmouth and encompass central, well known pubs, those in the main street and those in the quieter back streets which may be less familiar to visitors to the town. CAMRA Kernow committee members have canvassed all possible venues in the town to get involved. Twenty-four venues have agreed to participate in this launch event. These have been formed into four ‘trails’ of six venues. There are no ‘rules’ or ‘rewards’ for this launch event; a trail can be followed or venues from different trails can be ‘mixed and matched’ if you wish. Hopefully the descriptions and symbols on the leaflet will help in the choice! Each venue has been invited to organise and promote pub-based events of their own during the festival fortnight if they wish to add to the fun! You are also encouraged to vote for your ‘beer/cider of the festival’ if you wish! Whatever you choose, please drink responsibly. If this launch is well supported, we have plans to make this an annual event.

The leaflet of trails can be downloaded here


South West Regional Meeting @ On line event
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The October South West Regional meeting will once again be a virtual affair.

If any members have issues they would like raised please let us know.

Ale Amble to Kidderminster @ Kidderminster
Nov 4 @ 9:46 am – 7:22 pm
Thursday 4 November – Kidderminster
The CAMRA beer festival will be on.
We will be getting the 9.46 train (changing at Worcester Foregate Street) which arrives at 11,00 (some of you will remember that the King & Castle opens at that time).  CAMRA members are allowed into the festival at 12 noon and the rest of the population at 2 pm.   Coming back there is a train at 6.13pm – arriving in Cheltenham at 7.22pm.  The cost at present with a railcard is £12.80.  (Note: there are other trains but with most you have to change twice!!.).
Meet the brewer and Tap Takeover – Goffs @ The Moon Under Water
Nov 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Meet the Brewer and Tap takeover by Goff’s Brewery at The Moon Under Water

Branch Business Meeting @ Cheltenham Motor Club
Nov 10 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The November business meeting will take place on Wednesday 10th November at Cheltenham Motor Club.  Start time 8pm

Good Beer Guide 2022 Launch event @ Moon Under Water
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The 2022 edition of the Good Beer Guide is being published on Friday 12th November 2021.

We are planning to hold a launch event to distribute copies on Monday 15th November at The Moon Under Water starting at 7-00pm.

Cheltenham pub crawl social 2 @ The Somerset
Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

To help support local pubs and landlords the Cheltenham Branch committee are starting a series of pub evenings visiting a number of pubs in a different area of Cheltenham each month. The trips will also be used to score pubs on What Pub which will help towards the next GBG selection.

For the second trip we will be doing a Not The Bath Road tour.  Starting in the Somerset Arms, we will then visit The Jolly Brewmaster, Suffolk Arms, The Retreat and The Beehive.

All members are welcome to join us.

Ale Amble to Birmingham @ Birmingham
Dec 8 @ 10:15 am – 7:15 pm
Wednesday 8 December – Christmas Trip to Birmingham
We always enjoy this trip, starting off with a glass of Gluhwein in the Christmas Market and then going on to our favourite pubs.   I am looking at getting the 10.15 am train out and then the 6.30pm back.  At present the fare with a railcard is showing up as £18.65.  (You will all recall that it is always more expensive going to Brum. and nearer the time it goes up even more.)
Business Meeting – December @ St Stephens Club
Dec 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The December business meeting will take place at The St Stephens Club.  All branch members welecome.

Christmas Curry Social
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

We are holding a Christmas curry social.  More details to follow.

If interested in attending let the chair know