Bristol Beer Festival 2019 @ Brunel's Old Station
Mar 21 – Mar 23 all-day

The 22nd annual CAMRA Bristol Beer Festival will run from Thursday 21st to Saturday 23rd March 2019 at Brunel’s Old Station, Temple Meads, Bristol. There will be a carefully chosen selection of around 140 different real ales on sale over the course of the festival as well as a good range of cider and perry. There will also be a variety of food available at all sessions.

Tickets for all sessions cost £11.50 including £5 worth of beer festival tokens, which customers will receive on entry enabling them to go straight to the bar. Also included are a festival programme and commemorative glass.

Further information on the festival is available here: A day return from Cheltenham costs £10, although concessions are available.

Some sessions are already sold out, so please check here: for up-to-date ticket information.

Ale Amble – March @ Newent
Mar 27 @ 10:50 am – 7:30 pm

The March Ale Amble takes a short trip across the county to visit Newent where Veronica has a pub crawl planned.

We will be getting the Stagecoach bus (94) which leaves from the Promenade to Gloucester at 10:50. We will then get the 132 that leaves Gloucester bus station at 11.45. (Please note that buses to Newent are one per hour).

Coming back, we will leave Newent at 17:18. Fortunately for us, the bus stops outside the Pelican. This should give about 10 minutes to rush to the bar before their happy hour finishes at 6 pm!!

Please contact Veronica [] for more details.

Worcester Pub Beer Festival @ Worcester
Mar 29 @ 11:48 am – 5:00 pm

The Worcester Pub Beer Festival will be held from Friday 29th to Sunday 31st March 2019. This inaugural event will feature 12 of Worcester’s finest pubs, over 120 different beers, some amazing ciders and perries and, of course, fantastic food and entertainment. All of the featured pubs and bars are just a short walk from Foregate Street train station.

Please check the link below and also Worcester CAMRA’s site and their social media pages for latest news and an up to date list of the beers on offer.

This is (potentially) Br**it day. You may want to rejoice or commiserate. In either case, you will need a beer! We will be getting the 11:48 train, arriving at 12.16. Stephen Connolly, the Worcester CAMRA Pubs Liaison Officer, will be meeting us at Foregate Street.

Please contact Veronica ( for further details. Please note, this festival continues into the weekend, should you not be available for this specific trip.

Branch Business Meeting – April @ Bottle Of Sauce
Apr 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

The April Business meeting will take place at The Bottle of Sauce.

Start time 8pm.

All members welcome.

Coach trip to The Black Country
Apr 13 @ 9:30 am – 7:30 pm

Join us on Saturday 13th April for a coach trip to the Black Country. The coach will leave Royal Well bus station at 09:30 and return at about 19:30. If there is demand, we can also pick up and drop at the Railway Station.

We hope to visit seven classic Black Country pubs:

    Great Western, Corn Hill, Wolverhampton WV10 0DG (Bathams, Holdens)
    Beacon Hotel, Bilston Street, Sedgley, DY3 1JE (Sarah Hughes)
    Park Inn, George Street, DY1 4LW (Holdens)
    Britannia, Kent Street, DY3 1UX (Bathams)
    Old Swan, Halesowen Rd, DY2 9PY (Ma Pardoes)
    The Vine, Delph Road, DY5 2TN (Bathams)
    Waggon and Horses, Stourbridge Road, Halesowen, B63 3TU (Various – Free House)

The cost is £15 per head by end of March for CAMRA members, £16 for non-members.

Sign up at the Sandford Park Alehouse or send a cheque made to Campaign for Real Ale (Cheltenham) to the SPA, 20 High Street, GL50 1DZ. Membership numbers and names on back of cheque for reduced rate also give a contact phone number and preferred pick up point.

Ale Amble – April @ Bath
Apr 16 @ 10:26 am

April’s Amble will take us to the beautiful city of Bath.

The plan is to get the 10:26 train, arriving at 11:34.

Please contact Veronica ( for further details.

Monthly Social – April @ Cirencester
Apr 27 all-day

In a change to the normal format, the April social will take place as a Saturday day time event rather than a midweek evening.

The plan is to visit the pubs of Cirencester, travelling on the Stagecoach 51 bus, which departs from The Promenade at 11:10.

Stagecoach offer a “Family & Friends Explorer” ticket, which is valid for up to 4 adults. It costs £15 and can be bought on the bus. Please check the Stagecoach website for details.

Branch Business Meeting – May @ Sandford Park Alehouse
May 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

The Mayl Business meeting will take place at The Sandford Park Alehouse.

Start time 8pm.

All members welcome.

Cider and Cheese Festival @ Sandford Park Alehouse
May 17 @ 12:00 pm – May 18 @ 11:00 pm

Full details to follow

South West Regional Meeting – postponed
Jun 8 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Meeting postponed

New date will be advised in due course

To be hosted by Swindon & North Wilts branch.  Venue details to follow.