February 19, 2018 - Brewery Liaison Officer – vacancies

As a result of the current incumbents standing down, we now have vacancies for Brewery Liaison Officers (BLOs) for three of the breweries in the branch area. Since its early days, CAMRA has realised the importance of good liaison with all real ale breweries which is why the BLO system was put in place. For […]

February 14, 2018 - Gloucester Beer Festival – can you help?

This year’s Gloucester Beer Festival (the 6th) is scheduled to take place on 27th-28th April at the wonderful Blackfriars in Ladybellegate Street. This is an urgent call out for volunteers for the event including the set-up, (21st-23rd April), the festival itself and clear-up on 29th. If you can help, then please contact: steve.marg@blueyonder.co.uk in the […]

February 10, 2018 - RIP Dorothy Gasson

Cheltenham CAMRA are sorry to hear this news from the Adam and Eve. Dot was a terrific landlady and a lovely person and GBG regular. Our condolences to her family. It is with deep sadness that The Adam & Eve has to announce the sad passing of former landlady Dorothy Gasson. Dot, who ran the […]

January 14, 2018 - CRAF volunteers thank you

On Saturday 13th January, the volunteers from CRAF 2017 were treated to a curry and beer night as a thank you for their hard work at last years festival. The organising committee would like to thank the Sandford Park Alehouse for hosting the event and providing an excellent range of curries and Severn Brewing for […]

January 8, 2018 - Notice of Branch AGM

The Branch AGM takes place on Tue 20th Feb at the Sandford Park Alehouse, 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 the […]

December 22, 2017 - Were you a member of CAMRA in the 1970s?

We have received the following message and wonder if anybody out there can help. “My father, Richard Quinn, was an avid home brewer and member of CAMRA Cheltenham in the mid-to-late 70s. He sadly passed away in December 1978, at the young age of 26, while my mother was pregnant with me. I would love […]

December 8, 2017 - Charity sing-along 2017

On Monday 4th December, the branch charity sing-along took place at a new venue – the Brewhouse and Kitchen (B&K). We raised over £270 for this years charity National Star, which added to the amount we raised for them at this year’s CRAF. Thanks to all of you who bought raffle tickets, the B&K for […]

December 1, 2017 - It’s all for charity mate!

Thanks to the generosity of the attendees at CRAF 2017, we raised £400 for charity through Token Aid. The photos below show the presentations of cheques to the deserving recipients – The National Star Centre and Severn Freewheelers, aka The Blood Bikes.

November 24, 2017 - Tryanuary

January is often a difficult time for local pubs.  Many people are spent up or partied out after the December and the Christmas / New Year festive season.  Their cause is also not helped by people’s new year resolutions to cut down on alcohol and the many “Dry January” campaigns In order to try and […]

November 24, 2017 - Pub Co. changes – how do they affect your local?

CAMRA is investigating the impact of changes to our pubs as the big pub owning companies (Pub Co.) react to the Pubs Code, put into force in 2016 after years of campaigning by licensee groups and CAMRA. In the last two years, the number of pubs run on traditional long-term tenancies has fallen, as some […]

November 24, 2017 - Champion Bottled Beer of Britain judging panel named – and winner announced

CAMRA will be attending the BBC Good Food Show at Birmingham’s NEC, where the Champion Bottled Beer of Britain Competition will be judged and announced for the second year running. Finalist judging will take place on the 30th November at 1pm at CAMRA’s Great British Beer Experience, following a series of local member voting rounds […]

November 18, 2017 - GBG 2019 – We need your input!

The 2018 edition of the Good Beer Guide was published in September, but already the planning process for the 2019 guide is underway. As a branch, Cheltenham has 8 entries in the guide and these are decided by the branch committee.  This is where we are calling on you – the members, to help us […]

October 31, 2017 - CMC – The SW COTY again!

Congratulations to Cheltenham Motor Club (CMC), which has once again been voted as the CAMRA South West Region Club-of-the-Year for 2017. Club Steward, Neil Way is seen collecting his award from SW Regional Director Gareth MacDonald (L) and Branch Chair, John Crossley (R). The CMC now goes on to the Super Regional round.

October 20, 2017 - Beer and Cider/Perry lists now available!

The cask ale, cider / perry and craft keg lists are now available and can be seen via the CRAF TAB above.

September 3, 2017 - Have your say and choose your “Champion Beer of Britain” (CBoB)

All CAMRA members have the chance to nominate beers from their local area via the CBoB voting website. This means that beers from all parts of the country have an equal chance to be nominated. The voting period is now open, and we would like as many members as possible to submit their votes for their […]