Cirencester Ramblers

2017 Village Visits

These are monthly "Village Visits" for retired members.  They usually meet middle of the week, middle of the month for a meal and social get together. Different folk organise them at a favourite pub or restaurant, often in a village where we have walked in the past. Where possible, travel is by bus from Cirencester – remember to bring your bus pass. They do not meet in December or January.

Oct 26th. Eleven Village Visitors met for one of our regular monthly lunches. We met at Cirencester's Beefeater Inn to enjoy our usual lively get together. This time the occasion was made even more memorable than usual as two of our regular lunchers, Phil and Jean announced that they are to marry in the new year! Very best wishes and congratulations to them.

2017 Nov

Sep 26th, the visit was to The Catherine Wheel at Bibury

Aug 23rd  Andy the landlord at The Plough Inn,Stratton,Cirencester stands ready to take the food order at today's Cirencester Retired Rambler's and friends lunch. A great deal of discussion and conversation until the meals arrived. Then they only sound was of knives and forks on plates. Once plates were cleared the conversation began again accompanied by puddings and coffee.


July 19th  Mr Bill White giving Cirencester Rambler's retired ramblers and friends group a guided tour of Northleach's magnificent "wool church" of St. Peter and St Paul. After the very interesting tour the Ramblers enjoyed an excellent lunch at The Sherborne Arms. The visit ended with a stroll through the village and a meeting with other Ramblers for afternoon tea at The Old Prison.

Northleach 1

June 14th There were 16 retired Ramblers,friends and grandchildren on today's Cirencester Rambler's annual Village Visit to the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway. A beautiful day and much enjoyed including the fish and chips and bacon baps at the Flag and Whistle at Toddington.


Ready for a day out on a steam train


Some of the sights from the day

Taking on plenty of water at Winchcombe. Well,Ramblers do like their cup of tea!

"Taking on plenty of water at Winchcombe. Well,Ramblers do like their cup of tea!"


May 24th. Ten of us lunched today at Denfurlog Farm Shop at Chedworth. It was good to see Don and Barbara Cobbitt from Fairford again. Some of our regular lunchers, however were away due to illness or on holiday.

chedworth farm

April 26th.  Another month, another Village Visit. Nine retired Ramblers and friends lunching at the King's Meadow Beefeater in Cirencester.
"That's 3 Fish and chips, two gammon, one lasagne, one paprika chicken, one vegetarian dish and another gammon for the photographer." Spot the waitresses' pen and notepad!

2017 april 26

March 23rd, The very busy AV8 restaurant at Cotswold Airport, Kemble, was the setting for the March lunch meeting of Cirencester Rambler's retired Ramblers and friends. There were nine of us enjoying the conversation, good food and the airfield atmosphere.

meal at AV8

February 23rd, The Tavern, Kemble.  Nine of us enjoyed an excellent pub lunch together on a very windy day courtesy of Storm Doris.

2017 Jan 2

January 19th, An additional visit, as the group do not usually start until February.  Today's Village Visit at The Norwood Arms, Shurdington Road, Cheltenham was a slightly more subdued affair than usual. The nine retired Ramblers and friends who met were missing our long time member, Roy Shepherd, who has died since our last get together in November. We shall miss him at our monthly lunches..


Next Village Visit

The next Village Visit for retired Ramblers and friends will be on Wednesday 18th July at The Eliot Arms, South Cerney. A table is booked from midday. There is a regular Stagecoach 51/51a bus Service to the village.

As usual all members and their friends are welcome to join us

For further details contact, Bill Irving, tel 01285 650012.


Advance notice of the August visit, Wednesday August 22nd 2018. We will meet for lunch at midday at the Beefeater Restaurant, King's Meadow,Cirencester

Our Forthcoming Events

Gloucester Quays - Walk & Boat Trip 9th September 2018

A 5.5 mile leisurely morning walk in the Gloucester Quays area including the Severn Way, Glevum Way and Sharpness Canal.  At 2.30 pm there is the option of a 45 mins boat trip at a cost of £5 pp (normal non-group rate is £6.50). Those that want to come along please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by 1 June 2018

Mid week Break 2018 at Torquay

Monday 8th October 2018. Click here for full details.

Away Weekend 2019

March 22 to 24 with option to extend to 3 or 4 night break - Staying at The Pines Hotel, Swanage with long and short walks on the Saturday and Sunday.  For further information contact Rosemary Bailey 01666 577755 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.