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.
For May the monthly social returns to the Thursday night pub crawl format. We will start at the London Inn on London Road at 8pm and then head back towards the town centre.
The 7th Gloucester Beer Festival takes place once again in the magnificent surroundings of Blackfriars. This year additionally featuring cheese.
Keep an eye on the website for further details.
Lots of Ciders & real ales, Live Music, BBQ and Kids Entertainment
The North Cotswold Branch of CAMRA in conjunction with the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway are holding their 18th Ale and Steam Weekend at Winchcombe and Toddington Stations from Friday 21st June until Sunday 23rd June 2019. We will again be splitting the beer sales between Winchcombe and Toddington Stations.
On Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd June, the bar on both stations will be open from 10:30 until 19:00 at Winchcombe, or 17:45 at Toddington. On Sunday 23rd June, both bars will be open from 10:30 until 17:00. Opening on Sunday will be subject to beer availability.
The total number of Beers will be fixed later, but will be about 40. Plus Hot & Cold Food with Soft Drinks.
Train Times & Entry
A ticket for travel or a platform ticket (£2 at Winchcombe, £1 at Toddington) on the day is required for entry to the event. You will then need to buy a standard souvenir glass for an additional £2. If you return your glass a refund of £1 will be given. You will also need to purchase a Beer Token Card(s) for the value of £10. (No cash sales at the bar). Hence a complete normal bar package costs £12. Any unused tokens can be exchanged back for cash, or donated to charity. You only need to buy a bar package once, which you can use at either bar. Extra token cards can be purchased as required.
An enhanced timetable will be in operation on both Friday and Saturday, including a shuttle DMU between Winchcombe and Toddington stations. The normal timetable will be in operation on Sunday. Further details of train times will be available nearer the time of the event.
Bristol Beer Factory,Fascination ,4.2
Crouch Vale ,Brewers Gold,4.0
Dark Revolution, Velveteen,Stout,4.8
Elephant School Summer Virgin ,4.5
Froth Blowers , Wellingtonian,4.3
Gun,Scaramanga,3.9 GF gluten
Kelham Island,Pale Rider,5.2
Nene Valley,Pulping on your Stereo,4.5
Sadler’s Ales,Peaky Blinder,4.6
Stardust Tip Off,5.0
Mighty Oak ,Oscar Wilde,3.7
White Rock,Project Black , 4.1
Goffs ,Decade Festivale,4.7
Stroud Hop D rop ,4.5
North Cotswold, , Hung Drawn N Double Port,6.1
North Cotswold, Shagweaver XL,5.4
Prescott ,Summer Seasons Best,4.1
Cotswold Lion, Woolpack,4.0
Abbeydale , Absolution, 5.3
Arbor Ales,Shangri La,4.2
Brentwood,Marvellous Maple Mild,3.7
Brew Monster, Daemon Red IPA,4.6
Fixed Wheel, Lady in a Hat,4.3
Franklins Kaleidohop ,5.0
Kinver ,The Noble 600,4.5
Mad Dog,Marmalade IPA 4.5
North Cotswold,Hung Drawn’N’Portered,5.0
Ramsbury, Belapur IPA 5.5
Tenby Harbour (Harbrw),Caldey Lollipop,4.5
For further information on train times please visit the GWSR website.
The sixth annual Rotary Beer and Cider Festival will once again be held at Hatherley & Reddings CC, Shurdington Road on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June.
Most of the beers have been sourced from small Cotswolds breweries. The majority never sold in Cheltenham so it’s a great opportunity to try 20 local beers without having to travel. The list will be published on our website www.rotarybeerfestcheltenham.co.uk when finalised.
Entrance £5 on the day or buy online 3 for the price of 2 until Friday 21st June.
1st XI Cricket v Tewksbury CC followed by The Institution Band on Sat and a new competition on Sun a T20 Blast v Cirencester CC.”