Bath & Borders

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale


  • Generous Festival goers support Julian House Wednesday 21 February 2024

    Festival goers were once again generous, enabling the branch to present a £300 cheque to Rachel Avent, Senior Community and Events Fundraiser for its 2024 nominated charity, Julian House. The presentation took place at the Royal Oak Bath on Tue 20th Feb during the Electric Bear Meet the Brewer event. Julian House supports vulnerable and at-risk individuals experiencing homelessness and escaping domestic abuse, adults with learning difficulties, and people who need support after leaving prison.


    Pictured (left to right ) Trevor Cromie (Festival Organiser), Rachel Avent and Benita Moore ( Festival charity coordinator)

    £300 donated to Julian House
  • That's all Folks ! Sunday 18 February 2024

    Many thanks to our Festival visitors, it is always a leap of faith organising such events and we are delighted that we had so many visitors again this year. We hope you all enjoyed the Festival - we certainly did!

    Many thanks to our main sponsor St Austell and also to Abbey Ales, Bath Brew House, Crafty Nectar , Ramsgate , Ralph's Ruin , Three Daggers and Twisted. Your financial/logistic support is very important and much appreciated.

    Last and definitely not least thanks to all the unpaid volunteers - without your work this simply wouldn't happen.

    More details here : - Beer & Cider Festival 2024 .

    Thanks for your Festival support
  • Beer & Cider List now available Thursday 15 February 2024

    Happy to report that all the beers and all the ciders are now in Widcombe Social Club.

    Here is what you can expect

    Beer & Cider List 2024.


    Elvis is in the building.....
  • FESTIVAL SOLD OUT Saturday 27 January 2024

    BOTH SESSIONS OF OUR 2024 BEER & CIDER FESTIVAL [ Friday 16th Feb 2024 (16:00 – 23:00) and Saturday 17th Feb 2024 (11:00 – 19:00)] NOW FULLY SOLD OUT .


    Festival tickets all gone
  • Winter edition of Pints West out now ! Monday 18 December 2023

    Pints West - winter 23/24 edition just published ! and should be in a pub near you soon

  • Change in ownership of Bath Brewhouse, Bath Cider House and The Cork Friday 17 November 2023

    It's been widely reported that Young's have reached agreement to purchase the City Pub Company that currently operates the Bath Brew House , the Bath Cider House and The Cork

    Former editor of the Good Beer Guide and industry veteran Roger Protz said: “It would be sad if the City Pubs lose their local beers and are replaced by Young’s. "

    More detail here.

    Let's hope these pubs arent adversely affected.

    Youngs buy City Pub Group
  • Tickets for 2024 Beer & Cider Festival now on sale Sunday 5 November 2023

    We will be holding our annual Beer & Cider Festival in 2024 on Friday 16th Feb (16:00 – 23:00) and Saturday 17th Feb (11:00 – 19:00) detail here Beer & Cider Festival 2024 or straight to ticket site here Tickets

    2024 Fest tickets now on sale
  • 2 Nov Social cancelled Thursday 2 November 2023

    Sorry the trip to Alhampton Inn for 2 Nov has been cancelled due to the possible problems caused by 'Storm Ciaran'.

    Social cancelled due to extreme weather
  • Save the Hop Pole - new share issue Wednesday 25 October 2023

    The Save the Hop Pole. committee have just launched the next phase of fundraising to finish the renovation work on this historic Limpley Stoke village pub. .

    Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the works are complete and additional funds are required to complete Phase 3. The minimum investment for this share offer is £200 ( unless you are lucky enough to be under 35 where the minimum is £20) and the target is to raise £150,000 by 31 Jan 2024 and a further £150,000 by 30 Jun 2024. If the £150,000 target is not met by 31 Jan 2024 then the renovation work will stop, the pub will not re-open and investment returned to those who have invested in this share offer.

    Prospectus, business plan and application form can be found here

    It's crunch time !
  • Bathtoberfest 29 Sep - 8 Oct Friday 22 September 2023

    Bathtoberfest 2023 is nearly here - 10 day celebration of beer and music in a range of independent Bath venues, including Good Beer Guide regular Royal Oak. . Just one week to go before the opening night at the The Grapes.

    Prost !

    one week to go to opening party !
  • Good Beer Guide 2024 Thursday 21 September 2023

    Just one week to go before launch of 2024 edition of CAMRA's Good Beer Guide - local launch will be in Bristol on Friday 29th September at the Kings Head. . The event will run from noon until 6pm and copies of the new guide will be on hand to purchase.

    The cover price is £16.99 but for this launch event only it will be available at the bargain price of £15, or just £12 to card-carrying CAMRA members.

    Good Beer Guide.

    More details here -

    all will soon be revealed !
  • Cask Ales week begins 21 Sep Wednesday 20 September 2023

    A whole week of cask ale - what's not to like ??


    are you ready ?