Real Ale Runabouts

Real Ale Runabouts are Colchester CAMRA's programme of visits to our 'Hidden Gems' - those rural public houses that are difficult to reach by public transport.

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Runabouts generally take place on the second Thursday of each month with Sunday Runabouts included during the Summer.

Each trip will involve the use of the local community transport minibus which will hold 16 people (for popular trips, more buses will be used). Thursday Runabouts leave from outside RBS on Head Street, Colchester at 7pm sharp (unless otherwise notified).

The cost of each trip will be £6 (unless otherwise stated).

Places for the bus MUST be pre-booked with John Tweed or Richard Blythe by Midday on the Monday before the trip. Please use this E-Mail Address for booking places on the Bus.


Runabouts on Hold

Update: November 2021. The Covid-19 pandemic and closure of pubs put a stop to runabouts in March 2020. With the re-opening of pubs and lifting of restrictions we would like to get runabouts underway once again. This has sadly proven impossible so far but we are looking into alternative transport providers.

Future Runabouts

No details at present.