|Saturday 13th August
The 10:42am train from Coventry arrives in Wolverhampton 11:37pm (no changes) The No.5 bus takes you to the Hail the Ale.
Return trains at 4:41, 4:45, 5:41, 5:45, 6:41pm (no changes)
Sunday 7th August
Meet at The Manor, Fillongley at 12:00 noon
Sat 17th September
11:27am train from Coventry arrives Birmingham NS 11:48am
Sun 18th September
Meet at Open Arms, Daventry Road
at 12:00 noon
Sunday 2nd October
Meet at Virgins & Castle
Sat 15th October
See Paul Hamblett for details
Welcome to Real Ale Rambles
Coventrian Fred Luckett has spent over 20 years scouring the United Kingdom countryside and parts of Europe for interesting rambles while indulging in one of his favourite pursuits, the discovery of traditional "real ales" beers, ciders and perries. Here he shares some of his more memorable journeys with you and invites like minded and curious folk to come along on his future adventures!
Also here is what we think is the only comprehensive record of pubs and beerhouses within the Coventry city boundaries going back as far as available records allow. You can find this under 'Pub History' in the navigation bar above. This is an ongoing project so contributions, corrections or additions to this archive, especially anecdotes, photos and media are most welcome, feel free to contact us for a pint and a chat anytime.
A campaign win for cider lovers!
CAMRA's campaign to support small cider producers secured a fantastic win in the Chancellor's 2015 Budget with a firm commitment to uphold the current tax exemption for small cider producers "until and unless a replacement scheme is established" in the red book
Removing the exemption would have imposed a new tax burden of up to £2,700 on Britain's smallest cider producers, many of whom sell less than £10,000 worth of cider a year.
However, there is more work now to be done. On Tuesday the 7th July CAMRA representatives met with both the European Commissioner's office a number of supportive MEPs. It is only by amending the European Directive on Excise Duty that the UK Government can uphold their promise to retain this exemption. CAMRA will be working hard to feed into the Consultation into the Directive as well as persuading the European Commission to adopt changes to support small cider producers.
A huge thanks to everyone who has signed the petition, lobbied their MPs to sign EDM 214, wrote to their MEPs and shared this campaign!
The Good Beer Guide 2016
Good Beer Guide 2016 - The best pubs and pints in your hands CAMRA's Good Beer Guide 2016 - Order now CAMRA's Good Beer Guide is fully revised and updated each year and features pubs across the United Kingdom that serve the best real ale.
Now in its 43rd edition, this pub guide is completely independent, with listings based entirely on nomination and evaluation by CAMRA members. This means you can be sure that every one of the 4,500 pubs deserves their place, plus they all come recommended by people who know a thing or two about good beer.
The unique ‘Breweries Section’ lists every brewery – micro, regional and national – that produces real ale in the UK, and the beers that they brew. Tasting notes for the beers, compiled by CAMRA-trained tasting teams, are also included. CAMRA's Good Beer Guide 2016 is the complete book for beer lovers and a must-have for anyone wanting to experience the UK's finest pubs.
Available to order now for just £10 (plus p&p)* from the CAMRA Shop