18th Ale & Steam Weekend @ Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway
Jun 21 – Jun 23 all-day

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.

Beer list

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
Hanlon’s,Citra IPA,4.0
Kelham Island,Pale Rider,5.2
Nene Valley,Pulping on your Stereo,4.5
Palmers,Dorset Gold,4.5
Pomona Island,3.8
Sadler’s Ales,Peaky Blinder,4.6
Saltaire,Pacifica IPA,5.5
Stardust Tip Off,5.0
Mighty Oak ,Oscar Wilde,3.7
Timothy Taylor’s,Landlord,4.3
Tiny Rebel,Cwtch,4.6
White Rock,Project Black , 4.1

Stanway,Broadway Artist,3.9
Goffs ,Decade Festivale,4.7
Donnington Gold,4.0
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
Whitstable,Oyster Stout,4.5

For further information on train times please visit the GWSR website.

6th Annual Rotary Beer and Cider Festival @ Hatherley & Reddings CC
Jun 22 – Jun 23 all-day

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 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.”

June Ale Amble @ Weston Super Mare
Jun 25 @ 10:26 am

We are going to Weston Super Mare on Tuesday 25th June. We will be getting the 10.26 train (direct), arriving at 11.21. We shall be meeting others coming from out of the area in the Duke of Oxford, Oxford Street (which opens at 09:00). A fish & chip dinner (avoiding those pesky seagulls!) will be the order of the day. The return journey will be left up to you as there are plenty of trains (changing at Bristol TM). As a guideline, we will probably get the 18:40.

Meet the Brewer @ The Royal
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

There is a ‘Meet the Brewer’ event this Thursday, 27th June, at the Royal, Charlton Kings, featuring Gloucester Brewery.

Summer Pub Of The Year Presentation @ The Aviator
Jun 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Presentation of summer pub of the year award to the Aviator. 4pm.

From Cheltenham we recommend catching the #94 bus to White Lion House and then it is a 10 minute walk to the airport


Branch Business Meeting – July @ The Norwood
Jul 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

The July Business meeting.

At the Norwood Arms. Outside if weather nice

Start time 8pm.

All members welcome.

Cotswold (Postlip) Beer Festival 2019 @ Postlip Hall
Jul 19 – Jul 21 all-day

For full details check out the website

Ale Amble – July @ Exeter
Jul 23 @ 10:03 am – 8:10 pm

The July Ale amble will visit the pubs of Exeter.

We will depart from Cheltenham at 10:03. For booking purposes, please book your return ticket to Exeter Central (changing at Exeter St. Davids). We’ll be returning on the 17:52.

The amble starts in the Old Firehouse (New North Road) from 12:00 and will visit several pubs en-route to Exeter St Davids. The approximate distance for this amble is 2 miles, so you can get the train from Central to St Davids (for the Great Western Hotel) if you wish.

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

The August Business meeting.

At the Sandford Park Alehouse. Outside if weather nice

Start time 8pm.

All members welcome.

Patesians Cider and Ale Festival. @ Patesians sports and social club
Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Patesians Cider and Ale Festival. Saturday 17 August from 12 noon