CAMRA Severn Vale Sub Branch Meeting 18/01/2017


The Black Horse, Thornbury


Martin Farrimond (Chair)

Simon Wells (Secretary)

Tracy Beckwith
Steve Beckwith
Rod Lees
John Buckles
John Gatty
Jack Hainsworth
Chris Clifford
Clive Sandrey



Keith McIndoe
Andrew Pickin 
Chris Whitbread
Laura Whitbread


Pub News

Cross Keys, Engine Common is going to the bankruptcy court next week.


The beer in the Malt House, Thornbury was reported as exceptional from a recent visit by Chris Clifford.


Pete Tiley (of the Salutation, Ham) has now bought (although it's not clear whether that is the lease or property itself) the  Mogul (former Indian restaurant) on Thornbury High Street).


Brewery News


Pete Tiley (The Salutation, Ham) has now taken on a full time brewer: Jonny Mills, formerly of Bristol Beer Factory


There is a new 6 barrel brewery in Oldbury On Severn - Cocksure Brewing Co. 2 brews of their to-be regular beer (P'Ale) have been made already and another - a Red Ale is due soon. No news as yet of what outlets their beer will be available in locally. Can check their Facebook Page for up to date details.



ACV's - Bristol CAMRA branch have requested a meeting with South Gloucestershire council regarding their response to ACV applications. Suggested date is 10th February.


The CAMRA Revitalisation Project mentions an increased focus on clubs.


Pints West delivery to Chantry is required and Chris agreed to do so.  Martin to let Roy Sanders know.


Old Spot in Dursley needs resumption of Pints West delivery.  John Gatty agreed to do this as part of the planned monthly social trips there.  Martin to let Roy Sanders know.


Martin appealed for Pints West articles from SV members.


Surveys for 2018 GBG required by 31/01/17:

Severn Vale Beer Festival


Russell Camp of The Wheatsheaf, Thornbury, has expressed an interest in hosting.


Beer Festivals


Manchester Beer Festival 19-21 January 2017.


Tewkesbury Winter Ales Festival 2-4 February 2017 (entry could be free for CAMRA members).


CAMRA National Winter Ales Festival, Norwich 21-25 February.


Wigan Beer Festival  2-4 March 2017.


Bristol Beer Festival 23-25 March 2017.

Volunteers are being requested by CAMRA to staff the Bristol Beer Festival should any member wish to volunteer.


Bristol Beer Festival tickets for Severn Vale members: Several SV members would like to attend the festival but cannot make the ticket sales sessions and are very unhappy about the present arrangements for buying tickets. Simon offered to collect tickets from a Bristol location and arrange for all monies to be collected beforehand if Bristol branch will agree to a "block" SV ticket request. Martin to raise this request from SV with Bristol branch and advise Simon if proposal is agreed.




The Horseshoe (Chipping Sodbury), lunchtime, second Friday of the month and The Old Spot, Dursley, fourth Friday of the month. Contact John Gatty for details and/or check the SV CAMRA diary page.




SV membership now stands at 109.


The Black Horse served:


Sharp's Doombar

Sharp's Atlantic

Butcombe Best


Next Meeting:


15th Feb : Anchor Inn, Oldbury on Severn



Martin will step down as Chairman of Severn Vale sub-branch in March 2017.