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Programme of events 2024 

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 then please join us.

Our events take place on Saturday afternoons, normally from 14:00-18:00 unless otherwise stated. No need to book unless it's a special event. Just turn up.

If you have any queries about BAD Ladies, or if you need to know more: 

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Contact Bianca on 07723 020223

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February 10th. Round Redland Route.  Meet 14:00 at the Red Monkey (22, BS6 6PF) micro-pub, move along Chandos Road to see our friends at always cheerful The Good Measure (2b, BS6 6PE), then a short walk over to the Port of Call a cosy wee ale house just off Blackboy Hill (3 York St., BS8 2YE).

March 8th (Friday). International Women’s Brew Day.  This year Brewhouse and Kitchen in Cotham (BS6 6JY) are running an IWBD event.  If you are interested in attending please sign up via the link:  BAD Ladies have been along to this event in the past and it’s always been really enjoyable, and a great way to learn about how beer is made, hands-on, as well as a chance to meet the brewer and share time with other like-minded beer lovers.

April 13th. St Werburghs Wander.  Meet 14:00 at the community focused pub The Farm (Hopetoun Road, BS2 9YL), then its down to the popular street-corner local the Miners Arms (136 Mina Road, BS2 9YQ), and we’ll finish at the eclectic Duke of York (2 Jubilee Road, BS2 9RS).

May 4th East Bristol Brewery Trail. We have an impromptu meet-up on this trail most years.  Look out for an email closer to the date about where we’ll start.

June 8th. Gloucester explorer. Meet at Temple Meads to catch the c. 13:38 service to Gloucester.  Arrive with enough time to find us on the platform. Then start our short tour at The Pelican (2 St Mary’s Street, GL1 2QR), with visits to The Fountain Inn (53 Westgate St, GL1 2NW), and Gloucester Brewery’s Tank (12 - 14 Llanthony Road, GL1 2EH) planned before coming back to Bristol on either the 18:10 or 18:41 service.

August 3rd. Not-on-holiday-Fishponds-Revival.  It’s always hit and miss organising meetings in the summer holiday period, but just in case, here’s a suggestion for those not planning to be away from Bristol.  Meet 14:00 at The All Inn (1 Staple Hill Road, BS16 5AA), then depending on the group’s preferences we can decide between other pub choices including Snuffy Jacks, The Vandyke Forum, Golden Lion, Fishponds Tap, and The Star Inn. 

September 14th. Kingswood tour. We’ll meet 14:00 to start at the Kings Arms (16 High Street, BS15 4AB) recently refurbished by a real ale loving landlord, then pop into the Lyons Den (121 Regent Street, BS15 8LJ) established in 2019 it’s another of Bristol’s original micro-pubs, before ending at the Kingswood Colliers (94-96 Regent Street, BS15 8HP).

November 30th. Wetherspoons circuit.  A tour of Wetherspoons pubs, just for the craic!  Why not combine this with a Christmas shopping trip?  Start at WG Grace (71-73 Whiteladies Rd, BS8 2NT), then move down into the centre (walking or by a short bus ride depending on weather and preferences) to visit the stylish V-Shed beside the harbour (the Waterfront, BS1 5UH), to end at either the always busy Commercial Rooms (43-45 Corn St, BS1 1HT), or the Knights Templar (The Square, BS1 6DG) close to TempleMeads.