Clwb cwrw casgen / cask ale club

Welcome to the Mansel Arms Cask Ale Club page on the website.


As far as we are aware we are the only Cask Ale or Real Ale Club that is attached to a pub in the UK. There are a few around linked to particular breweries but as I said the only one linked to a pub.


We are now in our second year of existence and last year managed to attract some 70 members to join us. We charge a relatively small membership fee of £20.00 but give you back £15.00 worth of beer vouchers that you can exchange over the bar as part payment for your beer.


We also organise regular meetings, some we hold in-house and invite a brewer from a local brewery to come and speak with us about an aspect of brewing that usually ends up in a tasting session. Some of our meetings are visits to breweries that supply the Mansel again ending up having a ‘tasting’ experience. Last year, we visited breweries in Cornwall on a weekend trip. This year we are hoping to get to Shrewsbury in late September.


Glynn and Gemma, as the landlord and landlady of the Mansel Arms are very supportive of the Club. Jointly, we organised Spring and Winter beer festivals last year. These proved to be very popular with the members. We hope to repeat the Winter festival this year again hopefully towards the end of November.


To date, over 200 different cask ales have been pulled through the six handpumps on the bar. Glynn caters for all tastes and we have been successful in changing a number of diehard keg beer drinker to real ale. I can also say the prices charged are very reasonable.


I hope this gives you a flavour of the Club. If you are a real ale drinker it is the place to come to. We look forward to seeing you here and possibly attract you to come and join us in the Club.


Here’s to your good health and cheers!


John Williams


Mansel Arms Cask Ale Club