Here are the details of our branch meetings, socials and other activities for members coming up over the next month or two.

RambAle #1

Sat 23 Mar

Catch the 11:40 272 FirstBus from Sheffield Interchange as far as Fox House (c12:18). We shall walk through the Longshaw Estate to the Grouse Inn, then through Hay Wood to Grindleford station and Upper Padley. Anyone wishing to can then continue along the Derwent riverside path to Leadmill and Hathersage for further refreshment and buses or trains back to Sheffield.

Beer Matters Distribution and Committee Meeting

8pm Tue 26 Mar

The monthly committee meeting coincides with the arrival of the new issue of Beer Matters. If you have signed up for a magazine delivery run, come along to the Dog & Partridge on Trippet Lane to collect your supply of the March issue and enjoy a beer with other distributors.

Sheffield Beer Census

12pm Sat 30 Mar

The 2019 Beer Census when we attempt to visit as many pubs as possible in one day to get a full picture of the beers available around Sheffield. Come along to any branch meeting for more details.

Annual General Meeting

8pm Tue 2 Apr

Sheffield & District CAMRA’s AGM where we appoint a new committee, discuss new motions and approve the accounts for the year. The regular branch meeting will follow. Held in the upstairs room at Shakespeares, Gibraltar Street.

Kelham Island Tavern presentation

8pm Tue 9 Apr

Join us at the Kelham Island Tavern for the presentation of a special award for contribution to the Sheffield real ale scene to the recently-retired Trevor Wraith.

Festival planning meeting

8pm Tue 16 Apr

Planning meeting for the 45th Steel City Beer and Cider Festival. Venue is the Gardeners Rest, Neepsend Lane.

RambAle #2

Sat 20 Apr

Catch the 10:40 X17 Stagecoach bus from Sheffield Interchange (D4) to Chesterfield (11:21) for a belated breakfast at the Spa Lane Vaults Wetherspoons. Then we shall follow the river- and canal-side paths out to Whittington Moor for visits to the Derby Tup, Beer Parlour and Glassworks pubs. We will head back into town for further refreshment around St Mary’s Gate before taking a bus back home.

Branch meeting

8pm Tue 7 May

The usual monthly meeting where members get to-gether to discuss branch business, share pub, club and brewery news and catch up on what is happen-ing in the campaign. This month’s venue is the Blind Monkey, Walkley.

CAMRA AGM 2021 planning

2pm Tue 21 May

Members interested in joining the planning committee for the national CAMRA Members’ Weekend and AGM in 2021 are invited to the City Hall for a look around the venue.

Festival planning meeting

8pm Tue 21 May

Planning meeting for the 45th Steel City Beer and Cider Festival. Venue is the Gardeners Rest, Neepsend Lane.

RambAle #3

Mon 27 May

A chance to visit the Hope Valley Beer Festival at the Old Hall Hotel in Hope, then walk to Hathersage before heading back to Hope. Choice of buses or trains back from there.

RambAle #4

Sat 29 Jun

Catch the Yellow Supertram (towards Middlewood) from Castle Square at 11:35, connecting with the SL bus at Middlewood to take you to Deepcar by 12:15. We leave the King and Miller (Deepcar) at 12:30. A 3.5 mile walk to Wortley is then followed by time at the Beer Festival at the multiple award-winning Wortley Club. To return, either walk back to Deepcar to connect with the bus back to Middlewood (every 12 mins) or get the 16:38 or 18:44 TM Travel 29 bus from Wortley to Sheffield.

RambAle #5

Sat 27 Jul

Catch the 10:30 218 TM Travel bus as far as Baslow (11:10). We shall walk via Curbar and Bee Wood to the Chequers Inn, then along Froggatt Edge to the Grouse Inn, through the Longshaw Estate to Fox House for buses home. Alternatively you can catch the 11:35 TM no 4 bus from the Sheffield Interchange to the Norfolk Arms at Ringinglow. We’ll then walk over the Houndkirk Road to Fox House, through Longshaw and meet the other walkers at the Grouse.

RambAle #6

Sat 24 Aug

Meet at the Rawson Spring at Hillsborough for a breakfast at 11:00, or join us there in time to catch the 11:55 61 bus from Hillsborough interchange to High Bradfield. We shall walk from there down to Low Bradfield, around Dam Flask towards the Royal Hotel at Dungworth. From there up Stacey Bank to the Nags Head to wait for a bus back.

RambAle #7

Sat 28 Sep

Catch the 10:40 218 TM Travel Bus from the Sheffield Interchange (B4) to the terminus in Bakewell where we will transfer to the 11:51 178 bus to Monyash. From there we shall walk down to Sheldon then to Ashford in the Water. We shall call in at the Thornbridge Brewery on the walk back into Bakewell for the 218 bus home.

RambAle #8

Sat 26 Oct

Route TBC.

Info and bookings
For more info and bookings, please contact our social secretary.

Dronfield & District branch
We’ve also included some events for our neighbours in the Dronfield & District branch, more information on Dronfield events can be found on their branch website and in their Peel Ale magazine.

Public transport
Get timetables, maps, tickets etc. from Travel South Yorkshire. If you are travelling any distance an all day ticket is usually good value (for example the CityWide at £4.80 offering all day bus and tram travel with any operator).

Information on pubs including location can be found on WhatPub.