Ale Amble – February to Wolverhampton
Feb 28 @ 10:41 am – 6:00 pm

The February ale amble is to Wolverhampton.

We will be catching the 10:41 train from Cheltenham Spa (direct)

Returning on the 18:00 from Wolverhampton (changing at Birmingham New Street)

Please note that train ticket prices increase on 2 January, so if you want to save a couple of pounds book before that date.

Ale Amble – March – Bedminster
Mar 28 @ 10:26 am – 6:06 pm

The March Ale amble visits the Bristol Suburb of Bedminster.

Although there is only one pub in the GBG there are plenty of other interesting ones to visit.

We will get the 10.26 train out and return from Bristol Temple Meads around 6.08 pm

Current rail fare is £6.40 return with rail card to Bedminster

Ale Amble – April – Kidderminster NOTE CHANGE OF DATE
Apr 24 @ 9:48 am – 7:33 pm

The April Ale amble heads back to Worcestershire this time to visit Kidderminster. NOW ON TUESDAY 24TH APRIL

Astonishingly they have 7 pubs in the GBG including 2 micro pubs (including the CAMRA National pub of the year finalist 2018, The Weavers Real Ale House ).

We will get the 9.48 am (change at Worcester), getting there at 11.10 . Coming back we will get the 6.32 (changing again at Worcester). getting in at 7.33 pm. The off peak was £11.75 (with rail card).

Contact Veronica for more details

Ale Amble – May – Hereford
May 30 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Destination Hereford!

Travel on Stagecoach buses via Gloucester and Ross.

Contact Veronica for more details, including bus times and numbers.

Ale Amble – June
Jun 27 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

The June Ale Amble will head to the seaside – destination Dawlish!

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This will be a trip by train, and it is recommended that you go for the split ticket option – which works out cheaper than a direct return fare. You’ll need to book from Cheltenham to Bristol TM, Bristol TM to Exeter and Exeter to Dawlish. If you’ve not done this before, then please contact Veronica for further details and to express your interest. The departure from Cheltenham will be at 10:46am and is a direct train. The return is scheduled for 5:56pm, changing at Exeter.

Ale Amble – July @ Weston Super Mare
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

July’s Amble, on the 31st, will be a trip to Weston-Super-Mare, by train. Departing Cheltenham at 10:26am. Return time TBC.

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Please contact Veronica for more details, or to express your interest.

Ale Amble – August @ Birmingham
Aug 22 @ 10:30 am – 7:30 pm

This month’s ale amble heads to Birmingham to visit the canal side pubs.

We will depart cheltenham on the 10.01 am train to Birmingham New Street
Return to Cheltenham is on the 18.30 from Birmingham New Street

Note CrossCountry trains website is offering a 15% discount until 23 July.

Please contact Veronica for further details.

Ale Amble – September @ Stourbridge
Sep 26 @ 9:48 am – 6:00 pm

The September Ale Amble will visit Stourbridge

Departure will be on the 09:48 train from Cheltenham changing at Worcester. Please note, you may have to get your ticket from the station, not on-line.

Contact Veronica for more information

Visit to the Great Welsh Beer Festival @ Cardiff
Sep 28 @ 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 Depot”.

An all-day ticket costs £7, with a £1 beer token for card carrying CAMRA members. See their website (above) for full details.

Please contact Veronica for further details. We’ll be catching the 10:10 train from Cheltenham, returning at 18:06.

For anyone going by train, then it is advised that due to the location of the event, you use the south exit at Cardiff station (near platform 8).

Ale Amble extra! @ Broadway
Oct 24 all-day

By popular request, Chris Coleman is organising another trip on the Gloucester and Warwickshire Steam Railway train. The destination is the recently opened extension to Broadway on Wed 24 October. He will be getting the 10.55 train from the racecourse. Coming back, you have the choice of getting the 15.10 train or the 606 bus. If you wish to go both ways on the bus the times are – 11.15 from Royal Well and returning from Broadway at 16.48. Do let Chris know if you wish to go. Chris’s contact details are above.

For details of the trains, please see the GWSR website