41st Cotswold Beer Festival (Postlip) @ Postlip
Jul 28 – Jul 30 all-day

The 2017 Cotswold Beer Festival will the 41st making it one of the longest running CAMRA events.

Official Festival Information


Vinestock @ The Vine
Jul 28 – Jul 30 all-day

The Vine is transformed into an “€˜outside”€™ venue with fresh turf and straw bales for this three days of live music straddling a number of different genres. See their website for details of the acts and the timings. Come along and enjoy the extensive range of music, some cask ale (usually three ales available) and help raise money for the charity POD.

Charity fun day @ The Swallow
Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm

Charity fun day at the Swallow, Bishops Cleeve to raise money for Linc.


  • Tombola
  • Beat the keeper
  • Bouncy castle
  • Whack the rat
  • BBQ
  • Second hand treasure
  • Face painting
  • Auction
  • Raffle
  • Glitter tattoos
  • Sweet stall
  • Ice cream
Beach party and family fun @ Bayshill Inn
Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The rear garden of the Bayshill is transformed into a beach with 10 tons of sand for this event of family fun including a disco, BBQ and games (presumably including making sand castles!). The pub’™s range of cask ales are also available for you to enjoy. See their website for more details.


Suffolk Square Sunday Market @ The Retreat @ The Retreat
Jul 30 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

A Sunday market operated by the Suffolks Trading Association takes place in Suffolk Square between 11am and 4pm. The Retreat will be open from 12pm with three Real Ales on offer, food available and also has live music (Shanghai Shuffle) between 5pm and 8pm. The pub also hopes to raise funds for the Charity, Maggies.

There are other Sunday Markets in Suffolk Square planned for 27th August and 29th October 2017.

Cider Festival @ The Plough
Aug 4 – Aug 6 all-day

The event gets underway from lunchtime (4th August) with over 30 ciders available (cider list to follow). There will be live music and a BBQ throughout the weekend. On Sunday (6th August) there will also be a bouncy castle and face painting for the children. For full details of the activities, live music and the timings see their website or contact the pub on 01242 361506. Come along and enjoy the fun and help to raise funds for the Elizabeth’™s Footprint Charity.

Skittles vs Gloucester CAMRA @ Somerset Arms
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

A social skittles match against our branch neighbours from the other end of the Golden Valley. Full details to follow.

Our local branch are looking to put together a skittles team to take on teams from other CAMRA branches and local pubs. The emphasis is on ‘social skittles’ and skittlers of all abilities are welcome. If you are interested please contact us at community[AT]

The mstch “kicks off” at 7pm and spectators are welcome.

FrostFest Cider Festival @ The Cheeserollers
Aug 5 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm


The event gets underway at 2pm (until 10pm) and€“ there will be live music (One Day Remains, Plunderphonics and others) and a BBQ. Children welcome. For details of the acts and the timings see their website or contact the pub on 01242 862072. Cider list to follow.

Cheese and Cider festival (part 2) @ Sandford Park Alehouse
Aug 11 @ 5:00 pm – Aug 12 @ 11:00 pm

Repeat of May’s sell out event.

More details to follow

Worcester Beer Festival @ Worcester Racecourse
Aug 17 – Aug 19 all-day

Over 170 ales and 100 ciders and perries.

Advance tickets are available and recommended for the Friday and Saturday. See the website for details.