Forth Valley

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Branch Diary

  • Thurstday Quencher in Dundee Thursday 18 April 2024 13:00 Speedwell Bar (Also Known as Menzies)

    We thought we'd return the compliment of the Tayside Branch and visit them in Dundee: Options are:


    : from Stirling 11:09 – 12:02; 11:43 – 12:48 (£17:85 with a Railcard)


    : M8 from Stirling 10:08 – 11:50; 11:08 – 12:50 (about £11:55 for the youngsters) (or the ‘leccie bus

    - E3 from Dunblane 10:19 – 11:28; 11:12 – 12:21 - E1 from Edinburgh / Kinross) 9:52 / 10:54 – 11:46; 10:44 / 11:46 – 12:38

    Proposed itinerary : Commence at "Mennie's" (Speedwell), Perth Road @ about 1pm, and wander back into town via

    "Mennie's" George Orwell (if open) Maker Phoenix Bank Bar Star & Garter (nearest the railway station).

    There is also the Pillars.

    Options to get to "Mennie's" Bus xplore Dundee 5 / 5a / 17 stagecoach 73 / 73b / 73c / 16 to Perth these all depart from Nethergate -- left out of the station, head up the road dead ahead (past Star & Garter and Bank Bar) left at the top and the bus stops are there, ask for the stop at STEP ROW (keep an eye out on the right for the Taybridge Bar and it's the next stop), cross the road and

    "Mennie's" is about 100 yards up.

    If "Wandering" exit the station by the door to the left of the ticket windows, bear right and follow the road round, at the junction go left past multi story car park & science centre and possibly ember bus, either keep to the road or use the footpath in front of you. You will come to an office block made out of old shipping containers, there are a flight of steps on the right (Seabraes), this will bring you onto Perth Road, turn left and head on to

    "Mennie's". Kenny reckons the walk to be about 25 min / 1/2 hour

  • Branch Social/Meeting, including Festival Washup Thursday 25 April 2024 19:00 Station Hotel

    Social get together to discuss happenings in Real Ale and Cider world plus Larbert festival washup - not that we had much left beer to washup!

    All welcome.

  • Wednesday Wanderers - Callander and Doune Wednesday 1 May 2024 11:57 Crown Hotel

    Depart Stirling on the no 59 at 11.57.

    On return a visit will be made to Riverside Doune.

    All welcome.

    Please Contact Brian Cheeseman for more info.