May 24, 2019 - Summer Pub Of The Year

Congratulations to The Aviator which has been voted Cheltenham CAMRA Summer Pub of The Year 2019. The summer pub of the year award aims to recognise pubs that make an excellent venue to visit during the summer.  The Aviator has a large beer garden where people can watch the aircraft landing and taking off from […]

May 11, 2019 - Congratulations to Prescott

Congratulations to Prescott Ales, whose newest brew, Super 6 No.1, a 4.5% Session IPA, has been awarded Gold in the “Cask Premium PAs (4.4 – 5.4%)” category in the SIBA Wales and West Independent Beer Awards 2019.

April 16, 2019 - Cider Pub-of-the-Year 2019: The Stable

We are pleased to announce that The Stable has been selected as the Branch Cider Pub-of-the-Year for 2019. Part of a growing chain, based predominantly in the south and south-west. Set over two floors in one of the town’s listed buildings, and featuring many boxed ciders and perries, they also offer an introductory cider tasting […]

April 11, 2019 - Sad News

It is with deep sadness that we have to announce that Graham Green has passed away from cancer on 9 April 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. Graham, as many of you will know, was a long time member of the Cheltenham CAMRA branch and moved to Baltimore, Maryland (USA) to be with his wife Susan Garland […]

April 9, 2019 - Cotswold Beer Festival 2019 tickets now on sale

Tickets for the 2019 Cotswold (Postlip) Beer Festival are now on sale. Tickets are available to buy on-line or in person at the usual venues (Sandford Park Alehouse, Favourite Beers, The Plaisterers Arms in Winchcombe). For more details check out the website https://www.postlip.camra.org.uk/tickets/

April 5, 2019 - Club-of-the-Year 2019: Cheltenham Motor Club

We are pleased to announce that Cheltenham Motor Club (CMC), has been selected as the Branch Club-of-the-Year (COTY), for 2019. Described in the Good Beer Guide as a “Friendly club, just off the London Road. Stroud’s Tom Long as a regular and five regularly changing ales from across the country are served, together with three […]

April 1, 2019 - Fancy going back to School?

The Open University is running a course all about alcohol. If you want to learn more about a subject dear to our hearts, more information can be found here: The Science of Alcohol The course has been developed in conjunction with CAMRA and the course work features videos from alcohol producers just across the border […]

March 26, 2019 - Pub-of-the-Year 2019: The Kemble Brewery Inn

We are pleased to announce that The Kemble Brewery Inn has been selected as the Branch Pub-of-the-Year (POTY) for 2019. Described in the Good Beer Guide as a “Small, popular back-street local, hard to find, but well worth the effort. Six ales are generally available, from near and far, plus a cider. There is a […]

February 25, 2019 - Coach trip to the Black Country

Fancy joining us on a coach trip around seven of the top Black Country real ale pubs? The trip will take place on Saturday 13th April and non-members are welcome. Full details are in the ‘Events’ section.

February 20, 2019 - The Branch AGM – update

The Annual General Meeting of the Cheltenham Branch of CAMRA took place on 19th February. The current committee was re-elected unopposed.  Chris Martin and Chris Trace stood down at this meeting. The remaining comittee would like to thank both for their contributions to the branch. The major announcement was the return of the Cheltenham Real […]

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 three 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 […]