Welcome to Cheltenham CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale. We are a voluntary organisation campaigning for real ale, community pubs and consumer rights.The Cheltenham Branch has around 1,000 members in the GL50, GL51, GL52 and GL53 postcode areas.
B&K Cheltenham have launched a new Seasonal Beer. The 5% Rye IPA is described as a ruby, spicy, hoppy beer – as hoppy and bitter as their usual IPAs but with added complexity from the large amount of spicy rye malt and touches of caramel malt used in the recipe.
The hoppy and spicy rye IPA is an affectionate tribute to three times Gold Cup winning horse ‘Best Mate’. Considered one of the most loved horses in the history of horse racing in the UK, his presence at a race meeting could guarantee a full capacity crowd. He not only earned millions in winnings but also raised a huge amount of money for charity.
Congratulations to the Jolly Brewmaster, which last night received its award for being crowned our branch POTY. The ‘Jolly’ will now go forward to the regional competition where it will be up against other branch winners in the South West Region (North). Branch Chair, John Crossley is seen presenting the staff with their award.
Prescott Ales and Deya Brewing will once again be collaborating on an ale for this year’s Cheltenham & Gloucester Beer Week (CGBW) which will be held in September. Following on from the success of last year’s ‘DIPA’, they’ll be joining forces this year with the Gloucester and Hillside breweries. It’s been confirmed that a ‘Saison’ style ale is in the pipeline.
Cheltenham Motor Club winner of the 2017 Club of the Year were presented with their award last night by branch Chairman John Crossley. Congratulations to Neil and all the team at the Motor Club.
The Motor Club now goes on to the regional stages of the competition as it hopes to repeat last year’s success in the National club of the year competition.
Cheltenham CAMRA is pleased to announce our winners of the branch pub and club of the year awards.
Our Pub of the Year award goes to the Jolly Brewmaster.
Our Club of the Year is the Cheltenham Motor Club.
Our congratulations to Danielle at the Jolly Brew and Neil at the CMC and good luck in the South West Regional competitions.
The award presentations will be held on the following dates: Wed 19 April at 7.30 at the Motor Club and then on Tue 2 May at 7.30 at the Jolly Brew. Do come along and support these excellent establishments and pass on your own congratulations.
Our local branch are looking to put together a skittles team to take on teams from other CAMRA branches and local pubs. The emphasis is on ‘social skittles’ and skittlers of all abilities are welcome. If you are interested please contact us at community[AT]cheltenhamcamra.org.uk.
- Friday 4th August vs Gloucester CAMRA at the Somerset Arms, Moorend Street.
- Friday 10th November vs North Cotswold CAMRA at the Charlton Kings Club, Church Street.
During April we plan to celebrate the contribution our pubs make to our local community. As an example this may take the form of arranging social or charity events, provide pub facilities for a ‘community’ purpose or be the ‘hub’ to bring the community together in times of challenge, celebration or sadness. Do you visit, or do you run a pub which deserves the recognition as a good community pub? If so, please let us know what they do for the community at community[AT]cheltenhamcamra.org.uk. We will publicise details of any planned community events through our website (please see the Community Pubs Month link from the “Events” drop-down menu) and social media channels. Landlords and licensees can also request promotional material through our community mailbox.
To help celebrate the opening of the 17th Brewhouse & Kitchen in Bournemouth, the pub chain is sponsoring the glasses that will be available at the CAMRA Members Weekend & AGM, which is being held in the town over the period 7th – 9th April.
In addition, the chain will be offering 20% off all ales to card carrying CAMRA members at its establishments in all its other sites including both Cheltenham (Brewery Quarter) and Gloucester (Quays) during the month of April. B & K Cheltenham already offers a 10% discount, off both pints and halfs, at other times of the year.
The Cosy Club is located in the Brewery Quarter in Cheltenham.
The new venue is serving a House Ale and IPA with house branded pump clips.