Visit to the Great Welsh Beer Festival @ Cardiff
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

A visit to the Great Welsh Beer Festival in Cardiff. Over 120 beers and 60 ciders will be available at The National Cricket Training Centre, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.

An all-day ticket costs £7 for card carrying CAMRA members. See their website (HERE) for full details.

Please contact Veronica for further details.

Cheltenham Real Ale Festival 2019 @ Cheltenham Ladies' College
Nov 1 @ 4:00 pm – Nov 2 @ 11:00 pm
Ale Extra – Kidderminster Beer Festival @ Kidderminster Town Hall
Nov 7 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Our social secretary would like to draw your attention to this event that she is going to. Please contact Veronica for further details if you want to join her.

Thursday  7 November – Kidderminster Beer Festival at Kidderminster Town Hall.  I have never been to this and there are also some great pubs to visit as we stagger back to the station. They have a special CAMRA members entry between 12 and 2 pm and then the general public join it at 2 pm.

Charlton Kings Club Ale Festival @ Charlton Kings Club
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 10 @ 11:00 pm

8-10 November.

Free entry, non members welcome.

Friday 6pm-12, Sat 12-12, Sun 12-11.

CRAF Volunteers Wash up Meeting @ Sandford Park Alehouse
Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Post festival wash up meeting on Tuesday 19th November at the Sandford Park Alehouse from 7:30pm.

All volunteers are welcome to hear updates from the festival committee and give any feedback.

South West Regional Meeting – Bristol @ Famous Royal Navy Volunteer
Nov 23 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm


To coincide with Bristol and District’s ‘Mild Ale Promotion’ Campaign, the next South West Regional Meeting, hosted by Bristol and District Branch, will be on Saturday 23rd November at the Famous Royal Navy Volunteer in King Street, Bristol BS1, starting at 12.30.

The meeting will be followed by tour of appropriate pubs in Bristol.

It’s about a 20 minute walk from Bristol Temple Meads station to the venue, so we’d recommend getting the 10:52 train (arrives 11:38). A day return costs £10.00.

25th Tewkesbury Winter Ale Festival @ Watson Hall
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 8 @ 8:00 pm

This year’s TWAF, the 25th, starts on Thursday 6th February (for card carrying CAMRA members), continuing on the 7th and 8th for general admission. A season ticket will be available for just £10, with 80 real ales, as well as cider and perry to choose from.

More details and beer list on their website:-


South West Regional Meeting @ Kings Arms
Feb 15 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The South West Regional Meeting will take place at the Kings Arms in Swindon on Saturday 15th February at the Kings, 20 Wood Street, Swindon SN1 4AB, starting at 12.30pm.

The Kings will be supplying a buffet for anyone who would like to eat there. The buffet will cost £7.50 per head and should be booked in advance with by Monday 10th February. Payment will be collected on the day.

First Cheltenham Virtual Craft Beer Festival @ Online
Jun 6 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

As a result of Covid-19 this year’s Cheltenham Craft Beer festival in aid of The Samaritan’s is a virtual event

 How to join the Virtual Festival
 For a bargain price of just £25, beer drinkers in Cheltenham and Tewkesbury  can get a box of beers delivered straight to their door by one of the Friends team (following strict social distancing). Within the box will be a selection  of 6 outstanding Craft Beers from local breweries (Arbor Ales, Cotswold Lion, DEYA Brewing Co., Hillside Brewery, Left Handed Giant and Purity Brewing Co)  along with a festival beer glass (from a previous festival).

 Tickets for this event are limited to just under 200 and will be allocated on a First Come, First Served basis. Deliveries are limited to Cheltenham  Postcodes (GL50, GL51, GL52 and GL53 as far as Severn Springs) and to  Tewkesbury (including Mitton, Priors Park, Northway and Ashchurch).  

 All proceeds raised from this event are going to the Cheltenham and District Samaritans.

 Tickets are available from Eventbrite at:

South West Regional Meeting @ Wyvern Club
Jun 13 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Subject to the lifting of restrictions on gatherings, the June South West Regional Meeting will be hosted by the Somerset Branch and will take place on Sat 13th June at the Wyvern Club, Taunton. 12.30 start.

On the agenda will be the election of the Regional Director for the South West.