London trip @ London
Jun 21 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Veronica will lead a Summer Solstice stagger around the pubs of London.

The suggested itinerary is to get the 9:00am National Express service to London from the Royal Well, returning on the 6:30pm service. Please contact Veronica for more details,

5th annual Rotary Beer Festival @ Hatherley & Reddings Cricket Club
Jun 23 – Jun 24 all-day

Sat and Sun 23rd/24th June at Hatherley & Reddings CC. 26 beers/ciders with the majority from local brewers including Gloucestershire Camra beer of 2017 Goffs Cheltenham Gold.

£5 entrance Sat, no charge Sunday. All beers £3 a pint.

Cricket, BBQ, Wine Bar both days. Ukeholics performing Sat night.

All profits go to charitable causes.

For further information

Ale Amble – June
Jun 27 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

The June Ale Amble will head to the seaside – destination Dawlish!

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This will be a trip by train, and it is recommended that you go for the split ticket option – which works out cheaper than a direct return fare. You’ll need to book from Cheltenham to Bristol TM, Bristol TM to Exeter and Exeter to Dawlish. If you’ve not done this before, then please contact Veronica for further details and to express your interest. The departure from Cheltenham will be at 10:46am and is a direct train. The return is scheduled for 5:56pm, changing at Exeter.

Branch Business Meeting @ Sandford Park Alehouse
Jul 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

July business meeting will take place at Sandford Park Alehouse.

All members welcome.

Branch Social – July @ The Plough
Jul 12 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join us in one of the most picturesque pub gardens in Cheltenham. We’ll be starting here before moving on to others pubs in the area.

We recommend getting the Stagecoach “A” service leaving the town centre at 7:34pm, which means you can get an “Evening Rider” ticket. The last buses back from Prestbury are at 10:46pm or 11:16pm.

Beer Tasting Panel Meeting @ The Old Courthouse
Jul 15 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

CAMRA Tasting Panels are responsible for tasting all the real ales that are regularly brewed within their area, and for submitting the descriptions to CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide. They also put forward beers to CAMRA’s Champion Beer of Britain Competition and members can get involved with beer judging if they wish.

All of the Panel members are volunteers who have been trained by CAMRA. No experience is necessary, just a good nose, a taste for a variety of beers and a willingness to fill in tasting cards throughout the year. The panel also meets occasionally.

The next Cheltenham Tasting Panel will be open to all CAMRA members to attend, see what the panel does and, if interested, find out how training can be arranged to join a panel. Details of the next panel meeting are:

Sunday July 15th at 19:30

Old Courthouse, Regent Street (opposite the Everyman Theatre)


Following that we may also visit the Sandford Park Alehouse or other locals, depending on beer availability.

If anyone is interested in attending please email

42nd Cotswold Beer Festival (Postlip) @ Postlip
Jul 20 – Jul 22 all-day

Tickets now on sale.

Full details of the beer festival including changes to the Saturday opening times can be found on the Postlip website:

Cotswold Beer Festival 2018

Ale Amble – July @ Weston Super Mare
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

July’s Amble, on the 31st, will be a trip to Weston-Super-Mare, by train. Departing Cheltenham at 10:26am. Return time TBC.

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Please contact Veronica for more details, or to express your interest.

Cheltenham CAMRA Trip to Leicester @ Leicester
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 8:45 pm

We have planned a day out on Saturday August 4th to explore the pubs of Leicester.

A 51 seater coach has been booked, which departs from the Sandford Park Alehouse, at 10:00am. Following a pick up at Tewkesbury, we expect to arrive in Leicester around midday, dropping off at Southgates.

You can pre-plan your route around the city, using this pub map, published by Leicester CAMRA. Copies will also be provided on the coach.

Our return is at 6:30pm, again from Southgates. After dropping off at Tewkesbury, we should be back in Cheltenham around 8:45pm.

The trip will cost £14 for CAMRA members and £16 for non-members. Please sign up for the trip at the Sandford Park Alehouse. Payment will be taken at sign up. We expect the trip to be popular and is open to non-members so do not delay your purchase/booking! You can check if tickets are still available by calling the Alehouse on (01242) 574517. They will “pencil in” and hold your booking for 24 hrs.

5th Ale & Steam Summer Beer Festival @ Winchcombe & Toddington
Aug 10 – Aug 11 all-day

The 5th Ale & Steam Summer Festival, hosted by the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Steam Railway and brought to you by North Cotswold CAMRA.

Beers and ciders will be available at both the Winchcombe and Toddington Stations.

A train ticket will be required for travel between the 2 stations.