August 1, 2020 - Chris Chadwick – RIP

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Chris Chadwick.  Chris passed away on 30th July. Chris was a life long member of CAMRA.  He had been a commitee member of the Cheltenham branch since its formation and was treasurer at the time of his death. Chris was well known […]

July 27, 2020 - Eat Out To Help Out

As part of the Government’s post Covid recovery plan as well as the 6 month reduction in VAT on meals in August, they are also promoting the “Eat Out To Help Out” scheme where diners can get up to £10 off meals out on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in August. A number of our local […]

June 20, 2020 - BRANCH UPDATE – COVID-19: Updated 6th July

Many establishments have now reopened.  This is much welcomed news.  While it is appreciated that members will wish to resume socialising in pubs as soon as possible, for the time being we will not be promoting formal branch socials or meet ups in pubs when they reopen. We must be careful not to encourage large […]

June 17, 2020 - Midland Air Ambulance – thank you.

Our branch charity for 2019 was the Midland Air Ambulance and we were very happy to be able to make a donation of £610, raised through the generosity of attendees at the CRAF 2019 and Christmas singalong, to them. Thank you all.

June 13, 2020 - Election of the next CAMRA SW RD – The Result

Following an election, the new Regional Director for CAMRA in the South West is Pete Bridle, from the Bristol branch. We congratulate him on his victory and thank the previous RD, Gareth MacDonald for the his work over the past 7 years. Pete’s initial term in office will be for one year, and we hope […]

May 16, 2020 - Top UK Beer Writers Aid Cheltenham’s First Virtual Beer Festival

Six of the best known and most influential beer writers in the UK took part in a virtual beer tasting in support of the First Virtual Cheltenham Craft Beer Festival, held to raise money for Cheltenham Samaritans on Saturday 6th June. Organised by the ‘Friends of Cheltenham Samaritans’, their key fund raiser for the past […]

May 6, 2020 - Happy Anniversary to the Ale Amblers

Cheltenham CAMRA’s ale amblers celebrate the 5th anniversary of their first outing on 6th May. Over the past 5 years the monthly outings using public transport to visit towns of real ale interest have gone from strength to strength.  Some trips have attracted over 20 participants with members coming from as far a field as […]

May 4, 2020 - Cotswold Beer Festival 2020 Cancelled

The 44th Cotswold (Postlip) Beer Festival scheduled for July 2020 joins the growing list of events that have been cancelled as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.  The decision has been made to protect the health and safety of the staff and visitors who would have attended. The intention is for the festival to return […]

March 19, 2020 - Pulling Together

You’ll have all no doubt, been as concerned as us about the escalating situation, and horrified by the potential implication that social distancing measures will have on pubs, clubs, breweries and cider producers. It also undoubtedly will have a huge impact on our activities as an organisation, as well as the activities and social lives of […]

March 18, 2020 - No Cheltenham Real Ale Festival in 2020

Following government advice on Covid-19, CAMRA HQ have cancelled all beer festivals until the end of June and are reviewing festivals going forward on a weekly basis. They have also put a stop to any spend on other planned beer festivals without authorisation from HQ. Importantly there is also a ban on holding all meetings. […]

March 14, 2020 - Gloucester CAMRA Beer Festival Cancelled

We have been notified by our friends over in Gloucester that in the light of the current concerns about the spread of COVID 19, the decision had been taken to cancel this year’s Gloucester Beer Festival. This has not been an easy decision to take but the well-being of our visitors and staff must take […]

March 12, 2020 - The Angry Parrot

Cheltenham’s first micro pub, The Angry Parrot, opened on Tuesday 10th March. The micro pub, located on St James Street, offers 6 real ales served directly from the barrel. We wish them well in the new venture.

March 8, 2020 - Our 2020 Award Winners

We would like to announce the winners of our 2020 Pub, Club and Cider Pub of the Year competitions.  The winners were decided at our open meeting in accordance with our published criteria. Pub of the Year was won by The Kemble Brewery Inn, who retain the title they won last year.  Runner up was […]

February 19, 2020 - Cheltenham Motor Club wins CAMRA National Club of the Year

A Cheltenham club which caters to motor enthusiasts has won the prestigious Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Club of the Year award for the third time, having also taken home the title in 2013 and 2017. This friendly and welcoming club, established in 1906, has six real ales and three real ciders on tap. It […]

January 28, 2020 - Charity Presentation Cancelled

Due to circumstances beyond our control, tonight’s charity presentation to Midlands Air Ambulance has had to be cancelled. We will advise rearranged date in due course.