Severn Vale Sub Branch Meeting 15/06/16


The Anchor, Thornbury



Simon Wells (Chair and Secretary)

John Buckles

John Gatty

Rod Lees

Keith McIndoe

Jack Hainsworth


Chris Clifford

Martin Farrimond



Young Members - John Gatty has spoken to Steve Edmonds and will give a further update at the next meeting.

The White Horse,  Northwick was reported as possibly being in trouble by Rod Lees.



No update this month.


Pub News

Knot of Rope will  re-open this week.

The Fox at Easter Compton was previously misreported as closing.

Keith visited the White Horse at Buckover and reported the beer in good condition although John Gatty has also visited and reported to the contary.

The Mezze has closed and re-opened as The George.

The Port of Call (Clifton) has re-opened.


Brewery News



Beer Festivals

Gloucester Beer Festival 22-23 April . Rod Lee's attended and gave good feedback.

Slimbridge beer festival - 25th June (5pm-11pm). Tickets are available from The Salutation (Ham) , The Old Spot (Dursley) and The Lammastide Inn (Brookend)

South Cotswold Beer Festival (Chipping Sodbury) 8-9 July.

Weston Beer Festival 29-31 July.

John Gatty proposed a bus leaving 09:00 from Thornbury to Bristol and then the "express" bus to Weston. Contact John if interested.

Winchcombe and Toddington North Cotswold 20-21 August.

Swansea Beer Festival 25-27 August 

Frocester Beer Festival 26-27 August

Cheltenham Beer Festival 26-28 August



Martin had spoken to Combined Brewers, Tortworth and visits are available between 7pm-9pm on weekday evenings. 23rd of June was previously suggested as a possible date but will be postponed due to lack of numbers. John Gatty will contact the brewery.

The Horseshoe (Chipping Sodbury) will replace the Old Spot (Dursley) Socials due to the change of bus timetables and general reliability of the service. There may be some trips to the Old Spot by exception. Contact John Gatty for details.

Trips to Cheltenham  happened in May and thanks to John Gatty for organising. Old Fire Station (4 Ales on), BrewHouse & Kitchen, The Kemble (6 Ales on and food reported as delicious),  Sandford Park (CAMRA Pub of The Year and 8 Ales on) and The Strand (5 Ales on) were all visited . John will write a report for submission to a future Pints West.


The Anchor served:



Old Golden Hen







Pints West are in the Anchor, Thornbury so please take your usual allocation if you deliver to Severn Vale area.

A request for articles to go into Pints West was made to all members.