July 28, 2019 - CRAF 2019 – Volunteers required

Planning is well under way for the 4th Cheltenham Real Ale Festival (CRAF), to be held once again, in the magnificent surroundings of the Princess Hall within Cheltenham Ladies’ College. We are now seeking volunteers to help us make the festival a success. For the event itself, which takes place on the 1st and 2nd […]

October 12, 2019 - Vegan Friendly Beer for Cheltenham Real Ale Festival

This year’s Cheltenham CAMRA festival will have a vegan flavour. Breaking with the common practice of choosing real ales from a specific UK region or county, Cheltenham CAMRA will instead showcase the growing vegan beer sector. Veganism, and an interest in vegan food and drink, is taking off particularly in places like Cheltenham, said festival […]

October 6, 2019 - It’s that time of year again

Following the launch of the 2020 Good Beer Guide the process has now begun to select the entries for the 2021 Good Beer Guide and we need your help. With around one hundred venues in Cheltenham eligible for just eight places, it is important that a robust and transparent selection process is put in place […]

September 18, 2019 - Autumn Pub of the Season

Congratulations to The Royal Oak in Prestbury which has been voted Cheltenham CAMRA Autumn Pub of The Year 2019. The autumn pub of the year award aims to recognise pubs that make an excellent venue to visit during the autumn months. Autumn is a time for country walks enjoying the autumn colours, the start of the […]

September 4, 2019 - South West Region Club of The Year

Congratulations to Neil and the team at the Cheltenham Motor Club who once again have won South West Region Club of the Year. They now go forward to the super regional stage of the competition with the hope of regaining the national pub of year title previously won in 2013 and 2017

July 30, 2019 - GBG 2020 Launch event

The 2020 Good Beer Guide will be launched on 12th September.  As usual, the branch have a number of copies for sale, at a reduced price for members, of £11 per copy. If you would like to reserve a copy, please contact us via email at: secretary{at}cheltenhamcamra.org.uk We will be holding a branch social and launch […]

June 24, 2019 - Revised Branch Procedure for GBG and POTY/COTY Selection

With around one hundred venues in Cheltenham eligible for just eight places in The Good Beer Guide it is important that a robust and transparent selection process is put in place to ensure that only the best make it into the guide. The venues which are recommended for inclusion in the guide should be ones […]

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 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.