Branch Socials & Events 2019.... and Open Days as advised by members
Sat 5th Jan Exmouth Walkabout - start 11.15 in Country House Inn -- see previous email.
Weds 9th Jan Bristol for Beeriodical at the Seven Stars. Should be the 'Best Of' selection of beers.
Mon 14th Jan Pursuit of Hoppiness, Exeter -- Meet the Brewer from Arbor at 6.30
Sat 26th Jan Sidmouth Walkabout, 11am Marine, 11.30 check out Dukes in case ale is available in a temporary bar
during works, 11.45 Anchor -- potential food stop, 12.30 Black Horse -- another possible eating place;
1.15 Swan; 2.00 Con Club; 2.45 Radway 3.30 Volunteer; Bus to Sidford and the Rising Sun
Thurs 31st Jan Thatched House, Exwick, Meet the Brewer: Clearwater, Bideford
Pre-book with pub, £10 inc paired-food plates, some places reserved for CAMRA members
Mon 4th-Thurs7th March Bristol for Beeriodical at the Seven Stars. Beers of Cornwall.
Weds 8th May Bristol Seven Stars Beeriodical (Nottinghamshire).
Weds 8th May Pursuit of Hoppiness - Meet the Brewer - Bristol Beer Factory!! 19:30
Thurs 9th May Branch Meeting at The Lamb Inn, Silverton
Fri 10th May London Inn, Okehampton, for Ten Tors Beer Festival.
No 6 bus from Exeter Bus Station at 11.20 gets to Okehampton at 12.17.
Sat 11th May 'Presentations' coach trip to Tom Cobley, Beer Engine and Hanlons.
Tues 14th May Teignmouth and Shaldon Walkabout. Details TBA.
Weds 15th May NEW: South Devon Camra bus crawl of South Hams to include the South Hams Brewery.
Starts 11am in Steam Packet, Kingswear. Travel details TBA.
Weds 15th May Oddfellows regular Beer & Cheese evening.
Thurs 16th May NEW - Informal Exmouth Walkabout to accompany a Camra visitor from the Scottish Highlands & Islands
Branch. 10.30am in Powder Monkey.
Tues 21st May Bampton and Dulverton Busabout.
Fri 14th June Beer Festival at the Phoenix Art Centre Exeter
Sat 15th June Minibus campaigning trip.
Sat 15th June "Pop up the Hill" to Exe Valley Brewery - see homepage for info.
Fri 21st June Summer Moon Beer Fest at Kingskerswell. 5pm opening.
Trains to Newton Abbot then No.12 bus every 10 mins. This is also on Thurs eve and all day Sat.
Sat 22nd June Fountain Head Beer Fest, Branscombe (one of our Pubs of the Year). Bus to Sidmouth then 899 bus
at 10.30. This starts Fri eve and also runs on Sun.
Tues 25 June Bradninch and Cullompton pubs.
27-29 June Plymouth Beer Fest, see Festvals page.
Wed 3rd July Probable visit to Bristol for Seven Stars Beeriodical (depending on county chosen)
4th July Meet the Brewer events at:
a. Oddfellows, Exeter
b. Pursuit of Hoppiness, Exeter - Padstow Brewery.
c. The Thatched House, Exwick Quantock Brewery - to book with pub. £10 inc taster menu.
Sat 6th July Exeter Craft Beer fest at the Quay. Some cask ale available,
Sat 6th July Beer and Music fest at Uffculme.
Wed 10th July Crediton pubs. 11am start at The Redvers Buller.
Thurs 11th July Branch meeting at the Tom Cobley, Spreyton.
Thurs 18th July Busabout to Ottery St.Mary, Honiton etc. Details TBA.
Sat 13th July "Pop up the Hill" to Exe Valley Brewery - see homepage for info.
Sat 20th July Ipplepen Ipple Tipple Festival
Sat 20th July Rising Sun, Sidford, festival, and also a cider event at Exmouth Pavilion.
Fri 26th July South Devon Camra's Sunshine Beer Festival at Teignmouth Rugby Club .
This starts Thurs eve and is also on all day Saturday. See Festival page; shuttle bus from Station.
Fri 26th-Sat 27th Quantock Brewery Summer Beer Festival.
Sat 27th July Annual walk from Topsham to The Swan, Lympstone for their (later than usual) Beer Fest.
Fri 2nd Aug London Inn, Ottery St.Mary-- 5pm -- Bristol Beer Factory Takeover.
Sat 3rd Aug Heavitree walkabout. Start 11am Georges Meeting House.
2nd until 9th Aug Sidmouth Folk Week -- several mini beer fests.
Wed 7th Aug Beeriodical at Seven Stars Bristol -- TBC depending on county chosen
Fri 9th Aug Oxenham Arms, South Zeal Beer Fest for Dartmoor Folk Fest.
Sat 10th Aug The Holly Tree, Exmouth Beer Festival
Sat 17th Aug Cannon Inn, Newton Poppleford Branch Meeting and Social from 12noon. Extra beers, BBQ, music.
August Bank Holiday weekend -- several Beer Festivals -- Staverton, Bay Horse Totnes, Blue Anchor Teignmouth, Cannon Inn and probably more.
Wed 28th Aug Axminster and Bridport explorations. Train to Axminster and bus to Bridport. Details later.
Thurs 5th Sept Oddfellows, Exeter -- Meet the Brewer -- Exe Valley
Sat 7th Sept Minibus campaigning tour of pubs west of Exeter. Will Molyneux driving. List started.
Sat 14th Sept Exe Valley Charity Beer Day at the brewery.
Tues 17th Sept Dawlish Walkabout. Details later.
Fri 20th Sept -- Small coach to Branscombe Vale Brewery and the Fountain Head Inn. Coach full but people on list must pay in advance (£10 for coach, £10 for food at pub) by the Cannon Inn Social on 17th Aug, otherwise the list will open again.
Sat 21st Sept - Wedmore Beer Fest or Abbfest.
Mon 30th April 2018 GWRSA, Exmouth, 7pm COTY presentation
Thurs 3rd May Crediton Inn, Crediton, 7pm, certificate presentations:
Member's Choice winner's certificate.
30 years in the Good Beer Guide.
Sat 5th May Exeter Mild Trail
with perhaps Topsham at end of the day.
Sat May 12th Minibus tour of pubs to the west of Exeter.
Mon 21st May Beer Engine, Newton St. Cyres, 7pm, POTY Presentation
Fri 1st June Hanlons, Half Moon, 18:45, Presentation of South West CAMRA Champion Beer
of Britain Gold Award (2017) for Port Stout.
Tues 5th to Thurs 7th June Leeds stayaway. Up to about 12 appear to be going. Includes Leeds Beer Festival.
Sat 9th June Regional meeting at the Great Western Hotel, Exeter, 12-5pm then a walkabout.
Thurs 2nd Aug Meet the Brewer at Oddfellows, Exeter. 7.00pm
This is the return of the Salcombe Brewery whose first visit in March was
spoiled by the snow .
Tues 7th Aug Tour of Cullompton and Bradninch pubs. Using local buses. Details to follow.
Thurs 9th Aug Bristol for the Beeriodical at the Seven Stars. This month the theme will be
beers from female brewers (brewsters). Details to follow.
Sat 13th Oct Yeo!Cider
Thurs 25th Oct Busabout to Clyst Honiton, Ottery St.Mary and Honiton.
Fri 26th- Sat 28th Oct Bicton Inn Beer Festival, Exmouth
Thurs 1st Nov Oddfellows, Exeter, Meet the Brewer - Hunters.
Sat 3rd Nov Busabout to Thorverton, Tiverton etc.
Starting 11.05 bus 55B from Paris Street, Exeter.
Thurs 8th Nov onwards Crediton Inn Beer Festival
Fri 9th Nov. Visit to Yarde Cider with South Devon CAMRA. Details circulated.
Thurs 15th Nov. - Thatched House, Exwick 'Meet the Brewer' - Topsham. Fully booked.
Fri 16th Nov - Visit to GT Brewery with North Devon CAMRA. Details circulated.
Wed 21st Nov - Dawlish pub tour. Details TBA
Thurs 22nd Nov - Pursuit of Hoppiness, Exeter ‘Meet the Brewer' Vibrant Forest.
Sat 1st Dec - Tom Cobley, Spreyton, pre-Christmas lunch. Fully booked.
Sun 2nd Dec - Pursuit of Hoppiness 'Meet the Brewer' Moor.
Thurs 6th Dec - (presumably) Oddfellows Meet the Brewer.
Tues 11th Dec - Pensioners and Workers Social (PAWS) lunch at the Imperial, Exeter. 11am for 12.
Sat 15th Dec - Exeter Half Pint Marathon
Wed 19th Dec - Bridge Inn, Topsham for pre-Christmas drinks. From 7pm
Sat 5th Jan - Exmouth pubs tour
16th Nov Visit to GT Brewery, Chivenor, with North Devon CAMRA.
Sat 1st Dec Christmas lunch at the Tom Cobley, Spreyton
Sat 15th Dec Exeter Half Pint Marathon and FOWA promotion
Sat 19th Dec Pre-Christmas drinks at The Bridge Inn, Topsham
If you know of any other local events that the branch could be a part of, or you have
any questions regarding events please email our social sec. Martyn Shepherd,
or send a message using the form below.