October 7, 2021 - Good Beer Guide 2022

The 2022 edition of the Good Beer Guide is being published on Friday 12th November 2021.   This is slightly k=later that previous years as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic but not too late to make an the ideal early Christmas present for yourself or any beer lovers you know. As usual the branch will […]

September 24, 2021 - Caroline Graham RIP

We are sad to report that long time CAMRA member Caroline Graham passed away peacefully at Sue Ryder Hospice, Leckhampton on Friday 10th September 2021. Caroline, and her husband Al, were well know in Cheltenham CAMRA and were active members helping out at many beer festivals including CRAF, Postlip and the North Cotswold CAMRA festivals […]

August 30, 2021 - CAMRA Visit to Cheltenham’s Ashton Brewery

After nearly 18 months of lockdown, seven members of Cheltenham CAMRA were delighted to be invited to visit Cheltenham’s newest brewery, Ashton, in Leckhampton. Ashton Brewery was established in 2018 in the Wiltshire village of Ashton Keynes, by brewer Pete Clark, supplying local pubs and beer festivals. However, in October 2020, Ashton relocated to new […]

July 19, 2021 - Lifting of Covid restrictions

As of midnight on 19th July all covid restrictions in England have been lifted. As a result all our branch area pubs and clubs are free to trade as normal. Please note that some establishments may chose to still follow their own individual covid restrictions. Please pay attention to these rules.

June 29, 2021 - Cheltenham Motor Club admission policy

A reminder that Cheltenham Motor Club is a private members club. In order to gain admission you MUST be either a paid up member of the CMC or CAMRA. CAMRA members must be able to produce a valid membership card. Please do not abuse the hospitality offered to Camra members by Neil. Thank you.

May 30, 2021 - Wetherspoons extending expiry of CAMRA vouchers.

According to the latest Wetherspoon News magazine Wetherspoons are accepting expired vouchers at least until the end of the year so don’t throw them away if they expired, say, Dec 2020. We are not sure if other venues that also accept these vouchers are following suit.

May 13, 2021 - South West pub campaigners unite to show support as pubs reopen across the region

South West campaigners from CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale) and the Campaign for Pubs have joined forces to urge people to support their local pubs when they are able to open their indoor spaces to customers from 17 May. The Government confirmed on Monday 10 May that, as a part of the road map […]

April 16, 2021 - Branch AGM – 2021

The Cheltenham Branch AGM took place on Wednesday 12th May. Ken Burney has taken on the role of Branch Treasurer. All other Committee members remain in post. The Branch Constitution was update (now at v3) – see the ‘Branch’ TAB above.

April 5, 2021 - REOPENING FROM APRIL 12TH (Outside only)

Following today’s announcement that the roadmap to lifting of covid restrictions is still on track the following are the pubs and clubs that we know will be reopening for outdoor service The Apple Tree, Woodmancote The Beehive, Prestbury (no reservations – first come, first served) The Bell, Shurdington Bottle of Sauce Brown Jug The Exmouth […]

March 6, 2021 - Roadmap out of Lockdown

As you are probably all aware the UK Government have announced the roadmap from Coronavirus lockdown for England, which will allow the reopening of hospitality venues including pubs and clubs. The key dates are:- April 12th.  Venues can open and serve alcohol in outside areas and can also sell alcohol for takeaway. May 17th. Venues […]

February 9, 2021 - The Vine – Can you help?

Edward Anderson, who has the lease on The Railway, Swan and Vine in town, is considering changing the layout of The Vine at some point this year.  He is considering returning it more to the original layout but he has no idea of how the original interior would have looked. Can anybody out there help […]

January 28, 2021 - The Kemble Brewery Inn is a Cheltenham ‘Lockdown Hero’

As we struggle with the negative effects of the latest UK lockdown, one thing is becoming more and more apparent: there has never been a more important time to emphasise that pubs, clubs, brewers and cider makers are a force for good in the community. Some individuals in the hospitality sector are going further and […]

January 18, 2021 - Battledown Brewery FA Cup Offer

Battledown Brewery have been proactive in advance of Manchester City’s arrival in Cheltenham on Saturday 23rd January for an F.A. Cup match against The Robins by offering free, local delivery and a discount of 15% for orders until 23:59 that day. https://www.battledownbrewery.com/shop The discount code is FACUP; don’t forget to click the promotion button before payment. […]

January 6, 2021 - Covid Update – January 2020

As of Wednesday 6th January England has been placed under national covid lockdown restrictions.  These restrictions have a significant impact on the hospitality industry as they no longer permit pubs and clubs of offer takeaway alcohol for collection.  Alcohol can only be sold for delivery.  This will help supermarkets and off-licenses, while yet again disadvantaging […]

January 6, 2021 - 1st Cheltenham Virtual Winter Beer Festival

Following the success of the first Cheltenham Virtual Beer Festival back in June 2020, the Friends of Cheltenham & District Samaritans have decided to follow it up with a ‘Virtual Winter Beer Festival’ to be held on Saturday 20th February For the bargain price of £20, beer drinkers in Cheltenham and Tewkesbury can get a […]