December 12, 2018 - Notice of Branch AGM – Tonight!

The Annual General Meeting of the Cheltenham Branch of CAMRA will be held at 7:30pm tonight at The Beehive in Montpellier. All committee posts are open for re-election and a nomination form will be available at the meeting. All members are welcome.  Please ensure you have your membership card with you, as you’ll need this […]

February 3, 2019 - And the winner is …

Congratulations to Cotswold Lion Brewery, whose Black Sheep Porter was judged beer of the festival at the prestigious Tewkesbury Winter Ale Festival (TWAF). Well done also to Prescott Brewery, whose Winter Season Special was awarded third place.

January 16, 2019 - Brewery Liaison Officer vacancies

We currently have two vacancies for Brewery Liaison Officers (BLOs) within the branch. It’s not an onerous task, you just have to maintain regular contact with the brewery and provide the regional coordinator with updated GBG information and quarterly updates on the breweries status, new brews, relocation or expansion plans etc. You’ll need to have […]

December 19, 2018 - Charity singalong

Great news everyone. We raised £185 for the Midlands Air Ambulance at our sing-along on Tuesday 18th December at Whittle Taps. Thank you all who generously donated to this worthy cause. Cheltenham CAMRA would also like to thank Joel and his team for hosting the event and Gren for leading us in some seasonal (and […]

December 18, 2018 - Back Issues of The Tippler Magazine

The Tippler, the magazine of the four Gloucestershire branches of CAMRA, is published quarterly.  Copies of the latest issue can be picked up from many pubs and clubs in the Cheltenham branch area. We are are aware of a letter in the latest Tippler that some people are interested in reading previous issues of the […]

December 8, 2018 - Selecting Cheltenham’s Good Beer Guide Entries – Phase 2

Following the December Branch Committee meeting, the long list of pubs for selection for the 2020 Good Beer Guide has now been finalised. These venues were decided upon based on the published criteria (see this document) of previous GBG entry and beer scores taken from What Pub. There are 15 pubs and clubs on the […]

December 6, 2018 - CRAF 2019 – Organisation Committee – Help Required

Planning has now begun for the 2019 Cheltenham Real Ale Festival. Although the core committee have had initial discussions, we realise that at times last year, we were overstretched in the preparation. To that end, we are now actively seeking volunteers to join the 2019 Organising Committee. So, if you can assist us in the […]

October 25, 2018 - Selecting Cheltenham’s Good Beer Guide Entries – Phase 1

Following the launch of the 2019 Good Beer Guide the process has now begun to select the entries for the 2020 Good Beer Guide and we need your help. With around one hundred venues in Cheltenham eligible for just eight places, it is important that a robust and transparent selection process is put in place […]

October 15, 2018 - Cheltenham Motor Club retains its trophy

Congratulations to the Cheltenham Motor Club which is once again the winner of the South West region Club of the Year. Well done to Neil and his team. The CMC now goes forward to the super regional stage of the competition as it tries to regain the national award it last won in 2016. Gareth […]

August 29, 2018 - Good Beer Guide 2019

The 2019 edition of The Good Beer Guide was published on 13th September. If you are interested in obtaining a copy and discovering which of the town’s pubs have made the guide this year, please visit the CAMRA Shop > GBG 2019. Members can still obtain the Guide at a special member’s price.

August 24, 2018 - Have you chosen your Champion Beer of Britain candidates?

The deadlines for nominating your choice of beers is 15th November. Please visit the CBOB VOTING website to make your choice. The more votes we get, the more representative the results will be. The first round of voting is regionalised and not all beers are eligible. They must conform to the availability rules applicable to […]

August 19, 2018 - South West Pub-of-the-Year

Gloucestershire pub is the SW POTY. Once again, a Gloucestershire pub has come top in the voting in the 2018 South West CAMRA pub-of-the-year competition. Congratulations to Rod, Karen and the team at the The Fleece at Hillesley. Now in the final 16 for the whole of the UK, the competition gets even tougher. An […]

June 30, 2018 - July Business meeting date change

To avoid a clash with the England vs Colombia world cup game the July branch business meeting will now take place on WEDNESDAY 4th JULY in the Sandford Park Alehouse and not Tuesday 3rd July as previously advertised

May 24, 2018 - SIBA Gold Winner

Congratulations to Prescott Brewery, whose 3.8% ABV Hill Climb, a light and refreshing pale ale, has won Gold at the 2018 SIBA Wales and West beer awards in the ‘Cask British Bitters – up to 4.4%’ category.

May 24, 2018 - Woolpack Wins!

Congratulations to Cotswold Lion Brewery whose new beer “Woolpack” was judged as beer of the festival at the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railways Spring Ale & Steam Festival. The 4% ABV brew is described as a light golden summer ale.