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 […]

December 23, 2020 - Covid update – December 2020

Following the announcement that from December 31st, Gloucestershire will be placed under Tier 4 restrictions, all pubs and clubs will only be able to operate on a takeaway basis. Our Covid tab “Lockdown 2“, will be updated to detail those places we know that are open for takeaways.

November 27, 2020 - The Kemble Brewery Inn

We are pleased to let you all know that Caron at the Kemble Brewery Inn has at last successfully concluded the negotiations with her pubco (Star/Heineken) concerning her rent and renewal of lease. Her lease is due for renewal in early December and the arrangement now is that after that date it will be renewed […]

November 26, 2020 - Covid-19 Post Lockdown

The UK Government have announced that when the current Lockdown ends on December 2nd Gloucestershire will be placed into Tier 2.  This is not good news for our local pubs and clubs as it means they can only serve alcohol when purchased with a substantial meal.  We are awaiting the impact this will have on […]

November 19, 2020 - Small Brewers Relief – your local beer is under threat.

The Government is set to increase the tax paid by some small independent breweries in the UK. This could lead to brewery closures, and less choice at the bar for you. The Treasury has announced changes to Small Brewers Relief (SBR) – the progressive tax system that has revolutionised UK brewing. These changes will reduce […]

October 31, 2020 - Covid-19 November Lockdown

Tonight’s announcement from the government of a 4 week lockdown from Thursday 5th November means that all pubs and clubs will have to close unless they are offering take away services. This is devastating news for our local pubs, clubs and breweries.  As with the previous lockdown in March we will publicise details of the […]

October 23, 2020 - Good Beer Guide 2021 – Update

PLEASE NOTE UPDATED ARRANGEMENTS We will be in the Moon Under Water from 2pm until 6pm on Thursday 29th October to distribute copies of the new Good Beer Guide to members.  We will then be moving to both Whittle Taps and Cheltenham Motor Club from 7pm onwards. The members price is just £11 per copy.  […]