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Ladies Who Love Beer aka BAD Ladies 

If you are a lady who loves beer then you might be interested in joining in with our activities.  We are a group of CAMRA women who enjoy getting together for a few hours once every couple of months through the year to enjoy real ale and real cider.  We are interested in organising beer and cider tasting, beer brewing, and pub trips.  We agreed that our pub trips would include places that served real cider as well as real ale, and that we wouldn’t visit more than 3 pubs over an afternoon.

So if you are one of the 22% of female members in Bristol and District (BAD) CAMRA, enjoy beer and great company, and like the look of our programme please join us.  

The events take place on Saturday afternoons.  Apart from the special events, there is no need to book.  Just come along. Pub explorer trips are free. To book a place on one of the special events please contact Bianca on 0772 302 0223.

Please note the event organised by Brewhouse and Kitchen (not by us), may not be on a Saturday and was free last year but details for this year are still awaited.

If you need any more information please email

 February 24th.  The Horfield hop. 14:00 - 18:00

(previously advertised in Pints West 116 for June 9th) Moving from the Common and downhill, we’ll start from the Inn on the Green, Filton Road, BS7 0PA and take in a couple more pubs as we work our way towards Bishopston. 

  • Inn on the Green. Ale. Pub with fireplace (horah!). Does food.

  • Drapers Arms.  Ale and great cider. Bristol’s first micro-pub awaits you!

  • Lazy Dog. Ale. Old fashioned atmosphere.

March. Save a date around/on Thursday 8th March to celebrate International Women’s Day with an event organised by Brewhouse and Kitchen in Cotham.  Details are not yet fixed, but last year we spent the day with Will Bradshaw Head Brewer to brew a special women’s beer (see article in Pints West Information about this year’s event will be sent out by email to Branch members as soon as they come through from B&K. 

April 28th Women in Brewing 1.  Guided beer tasting and brewery tour with Kelly at Good Chemistry.  Meet @Good Chemistry Tap Room, Unit 2, William Street, St Phillips, Bristol BS2 0RG @14:00

Kelly started Good Chemistry with Bob in 2015.  Kelly has helped to develop the brewery and the business, so has some incredible insights into the whole process of brewing (looking over Bob the brewer’s (!) shoulders) producing, marketing and selling beer.  Kelly will be giving us a specially organised tour of the brewery when we can quiz her about the business from tun to bar.  We’ll then sit down to a selection of different Good Chemistry beers that Kelly will guide us through, explaining the style features and flavours of each.  There will be a per person cost to cover the price of the beer tbc when Kelly confirms what beers are available.  Places to be booked by April 14th.

June 9th Women in Brewing 2.  Tiny Rebel brewery tour and meeting with Sarah Hughes Head Brewer.  Meet @Temple Meads Station 11:45

We’ll take the 11:54 train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport and then walk from Newport station to Tiny Rebel (takes about 10 mins).  We should arrive at the brewery by about 12:40. There will be time to have something to eat in the tap room for those who want to.  Our tour starts at 13:30.  We will be shown around by Alice Hayward events manager. After the tour Sarah Hughes will meet up with us for a specially organised session where we can discuss more about her role and anything else that arises from our tour with Alice. 

The cost will be £15 plus the trainfare.  Includes chance to try Tiny Rebel beers.  Places to be booked by 18th May including a deposit of £7.50.

August.  Cider tasting.  Date and details to be confirmed.  This will be a paid for event.

October 13th Easton explorer.  14:00 – 18:00

Take a walk on Bristol’s east side starting at the Greenbank, Belle Vue Road, BS5 6DP, we’ll explore some hidden gems serving great ale and cider in one of the most Bohemian areas of Bristol.

  • Greenbank.  Ale. Busy community focused pub. Does food.

  • The Chelsea Inn. Ale and Cider. Atmospheric local.

  • The Sugar Loaf. Ale. Atmospheric local.

December 1st. South of the river on West and North streets.  14:00 - 18:00.

Venture into Southville and environs to taste great local beer and cider in a vibrant independent shopping and cultural quarter.  We’ll met up at The Black Cat, BS3 3LH and take in a few other popular pubs along West Street and North Street.

  • The Black Cat. Ale. Street corner local.

  • The Old Bookshop. Ale. Quirky décor. Does food.

  • The Masonic. Ale. Cheerful local with Skittle alley

  • The Hare. Ale and cider. Perfectly formed pub in use for 150 years.