Bath’s First Winter Ale Festival!
The Bath & Borders branch of CAMRA are delighted to announce that they have found a new home for their annual beer festival. It is to be held on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th November 2016 at the brand new Widcombe Social Club, located at the bottom of Widcombe Hill.
The club opened its doors on 1st April to reveal splendid new premises designed by local architects Stride Treglowan. It has two large open floors with a bar at each level and, although the club is free of tie, two Bath Ales – Spa and Gem – are currently on draught.
For the festival, stillage will be located on the upper floor where there is capacity for 150 seated, or more standing. Access will be available to the lower floor which is open to the public at all club opening times. James Waterhouse, Widcombe Social Club’s manager, is keen to attract new club members, who pay a modest annual fee, enjoy discounts on drinks (10%) and food, and can join sports teams and attend members’ events.
The festival will be the Bath & Borders branch’s 38th event and the first Winter Ale Festival. There will be at least 30 cask ales on offer, ranging from lower gravity ales to high strength winter ales, plus cider and food.
The venue can be accessed from Bath Spa station and the Bath bus station via the Halfpenny Bridge over the River Avon, from where a short stroll down Widcombe High Street takes you to the club, slightly up the hill from the “my local” corner store.
Full details of the festival will appear here soon and tickets will be available on-line and by post nearer the time.