March 17, 2020 - BRANCH UPDATE – COVID-19

Following advice from CAMRA HQ, all branch meetings, presentations and ale ambles are cancelled until the end of June at the earliest. We will update this note as we get further information. Please visit the “Covid-19” page, using the TAB above to check on the status of off-sales currently available from our local breweries. Rob […]

March 19, 2020 - Pulling Together

You’ll have all seen the announcement by the Prime Minister this week and, 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, […]

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.

January 5, 2020 - CRAF 2020 – Viability Meeting (14th January)

Did you enjoy CRAF 2019? Do you want to see a CRAF 2020? We need your help in assessing the viability of holding further festivals.  We will be holding a meeting on 14th January 2020 starting at 7:30pm at Sandford Park Alehouse where we will review the successes and failures from previous festivals and decide […]

December 21, 2019 - Winter Pub of The Season

Congratulations to The Beehive in Montpellier which has been voted Cheltenham CAMRA Winter Pub of The Season 2019. The winter pub of the year award aims to recognise pubs that make an excellent venue to visit during the winter months. Winter is a time for sitting in a pub and enjoying a pint in front of […]

December 6, 2019 - Notification Of Branch AGM

The Branch AGM takes place on Tuesday 25th February 2020 at Moran’s, Bath Road, Cheltenham, starting promptly at 7:30pm. All Committee positions are up for election, so if you would like to help forge the future direction of the Branch, then why not consider standing? A list of the positions available can be seen using […]

November 29, 2019 - Cheltenham Motor Club into final four

Congratulations to Cheltenham club of the year the Cheltenham Motor Club (CMC), which has once again reached the final four of the national Club of the Year (COTY) competition. The other three finalists are Flixton Conservative Club, Orpington Liberal Club and Appleton Thorn Village Hall. Appleton Thorn Village Hall is the current champion and both […]

November 8, 2019 - Charity Singalong

Please join us in supporting the Midlands Air Ambulance, “Saving Lives, by Saving Time”.

November 3, 2019 - Cheltenham Real Ale Festival 2019 ..

… is now over.  Many thanks to all our volunteers who helped with setup, take down and during Cheltenham Real Ale festival 2019. Hope to see you all again in 2020.

November 2, 2019 - CRAF 2019 Day 2

Cheltenham Real Ale Festival 2019 day 2 is now open. We are at Cheltenham Ladies’College, Bayshill Road till 11pm tonight. Still plenty of beers, ciders and perries remaining. Vegan and non vegan food available and entertainment on stage from 1.30pm.