All hail the return of the Gert Yurt...

For the next two weekends in April the mighty 'Gert Yurt' is set to return the gardens of the Crown and Sceptre bringing with it a packed programme of comedy, cabaret, a charity chilli cook-off, over 20 bands and solo artists and an immeasurable amount of ale, craft and cider...

It all starts of on Saturday 16th April with the yurts first ever Crown & Laughter Comedy and Cabaret Night featuring top comics Mark Felgate  and Wayne the Weird alongside some of Stroud’s finest home-grown acts Kirsty Donnelly, Amy Godfrey & Kai Gynn with MC  Gavin Pond. This runs alongside the annual Ale, Craft Beer and Cider Festival + the Siena Pizza van will be in operation outside to provide much needed sustenance. Tickets cost just £5 and are available from the pub and Trading Post

Sunday 17th April welcomes the Americana Music Festival with the likes of Will Killeen, Dr Slash and Payne and many more.It's also the day of the Charity Chilli Cook Off with some of Stroud’s top chefs and foodies competing for the inaugural Crown & Sceptre Chilli Society’s Chilli Cook Off Cup! The cooking starts at 2.30pm and will be judged at 6.30pm when the public will be able to try the Chilli’s for a Charitable donation. 

The following weekend from the 22nd - 24th April is the third annual Stroud Unplugged Festival featuring some of Stroud's favourite singer songwriters including Emily Barker, Hattie Briggs, Ceilidh-Jo and Matthias Weston. See full listings below!

All hail the Gurt Yurt.

Sat 16th Crown and Laughter Comedy & Cabaret Night:
Mark Felgate, Wayne the Weird, Kirsty Donnelly, Amy Godfrey, Mark Powell, Kai Gynn and MC Gavin Pond Tickets £5 from the pub and Trading Post

Sun 17th Americana Festival
2pm Dr’s Slash & Payne
3pm Will Killeen
4pm The Reverend Stretch
5pm The Bob Porter Project
6pm Chilli Judging
7pm BeauChief
+ Charity Chilli Cook-Off

Fri 22nd - Sun 24th Stroud Unplugged Festival
8pm Ceilidh-Jo & Matthias
9pm Hattie Briggs
Tickets £5 from the pub and Trading Post
2pm Leon Day
3pm B-Side Vocal
4pm Johnson & Novak
5pm John McLellan
6pm Keith Patterson
7pm Whiteshillbillies
8pm Dr Zebo's Wheezy Club
9pm Ruth's Curtain
1pm Beka and Harry
2pm Drs Slash and Payne
3pm The Reverend Stretch
4pm Tom Drywood
5pm Leon Gormley
6pm Ben & Ru
7pm Confetti Underground
8pm Emily Barker