The Stroud RE Group, in conjunction with CAMRA Gloucester Branch, are pleased to present our annual Friday night trip to the above well established and popular beer festival at Postlip Hall. In fact, believe it or not, we have now been running a vehicle to this event in one form or another since 1989, so this is our 25th anniversary trip! For further details of the event, go to http://www.gloucestershirecamra.org.uk/cbf/
Transport will be by heritage Bristol VR double decker bus EWS 748W (5540) and the following pick up points will be serviced;-
STROUD Lightpill Bus Stop depart 1810 / return 0115
STROUD Cainscross Roundabout Bus Stop depart 1815 / return 0110
STROUD Merrywalks Bus Station Stand B depart 1820 / return 0105
GLOUCESTER Fox & Elms Bus Stop depart 1835 / return 0050
GLOUCESTER St. Barnabus Church Finlay Road Bus Stop depart 1838 / return 0047
GLOUCESTER Finlay Road School Bus Stop depart 1840 / return 0045
GLOUCESTER Stroud Road Chinese Bus Stop depart 1845 / return 0040
GLOUCESTER Bus Station Stand K depart 1855 / return 0020
GLOUCESTER Longlevens BP Garage Bus Stop depart 1905 / return 0010
GLOUCESTER Greyhound Bus Stop depart 1907 / return 0008
CHELTENHAM Arle Court Roundabout Bus Stop depart 1915 / return 0000
CHELTENHAM Midland Hotel Bus Stop near Railway Station depart 1920 / return 2355
PRESTBURY War Memorial depart 1935 / return 2340
Any other stops en-route can be accommodated and on the return journey there will be additional set downs in Gloucester at both The Avenue, Bristol Road (0030) and Tesco’s Quedgeley (0035).
We should arrive at the entrance driveway to Postlip Hall at around 1945, later leaving at 2330, giving well over three hours for you to enjoy what is on offer.
Remember that it is a ¼ mile walk from the main road where the bus sets down to the entrance itself, down a pot hole riddled lane, so sturdy footwear is recommended, and for anyone who has difficulty walking please let me know when booking and I will arrange with CAMRA for a lift down the driveway for you (genuine cases only please!!!!!).
The cost of this trip will be £18 a head, to include transport and full entry to the festival, as well as a detailed programme and commemorative glass. As is usual, once a firm commitment is made, any no shows on the evening will still be expected to cough up at a later date! Also remember that if you are a current CAMRA member, don’t forget to bring your membership card along to enjoy a free pint!
If you are interested in this trip, simply email me with how many seats you want and where you will be joining the bus. Also, please forward this email to anyone that I may have forgotten to include!
Many thanks for your continued support and I look forward to seeing some of you on the evening.
Chris Brooks (Stroud RE Group).
PS. Believe it or not, I have still not moved house, but it is now actually looking like it may take place before the end of the month. Therefore, please do not worry if I do not confirm your seats by email straight away, as I may be without an internet connection for a few days.
PPS. We still have a few seats left on the trip to Pauntley Beer Festival on Saturday 7th June. Just let me know if you now require any seats or want to increase your current booking.