CAMRA Kernow Falmouth Beer Festival 2019 @ Events Square Waterfront
Oct 3 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 5 @ 11:00 pm

Marquees on Falmouth’s Events Square Waterfront will host the 2019 Falmouth Beer Festival on Thursday 3rd (8pm-11pm), Friday 4th and Saturday 5th (11am-11pm) October 2019. Featuring over 245 Real Ales, 80 Ciders and 20 Cornish Craft Beers.

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.

Ale Extra – Tewkesbury CAMRA’s 19th Black Country trip
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Bill Hunt, from Tewkesbury CAMRA, has now opened up bookings for this annual trip to the Black Country and he is hiring a Swanbrook coach which will leave from Royal Well, Cheltenham.  These trips are very interesting and fun.  Bill chooses places and pubs which are not easily accessable via public transport from Cheltenham.

The time is still to be arranged and also the price (which is normally very reasonable).

Contact Bill Hunt directly if you wish to go:

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.

Ale Amble – December @ Birmingham
Dec 17 @ 10:40 am – 6:30 pm

In a repeat of last year’s festive trip, the Ale Amble for December will be visiting Birmingham. It will include a visit to The Christmas Market and a warming Gluhwein, before heading to our usual favourite pubs. Beerwise, we’ll start in Purecraft (30 Waterloo Street), followed by the Wellington where we will meet Keith from Birmingham CAMRA who will show us a new place.

We will be getting the 10.40 train (arriving at New Street at 11.25) and the 6.30 pm back. We can meet you in Birmingham if you choose another train. Note advance tickets are cheaper than day returns so savings can be made by buying in advance. Please contact Veronica for further details.

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:-


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: