Beer Festival Diary [2017-2018]


Quick links :- March 2017 ; April 2017 ; May 2017 ; June 2017 ; July 2017 ; August 2017September 2017 ; October 2017 ; November 2017 ; December 2017

MARCH 2018

01/03-03/03 : Wigan CAMRA Beer Festival [website]
Robin Park Arena, Sports and Tennis Centre, Loire Drive, Wigan, WN5 0UH
Over 70 real ales ; draught foreign beers ; cider and perry ; live entertainment ; games and tombola. Thursday 17:30-23:00, Friday 12:00-23:00, Saturday 11:30-22:00.


24/01-27/01 : Manchester Beer & Cider Festival [website]
Manchester Central, Windmill Street, Manchester, M2 3GX
With over 700 beers, ciders and perry’s ranging from traditional cask bitters to cutting edge craft beers.


26/12-01/01 : Winter Beer Festival @ Cricketers Arms, St Helens [twitter]
64-68 Peter Street, St Helens, WS10 2EB


24/11-25/11 : Otley Beer Festival [website]
Otley Rugby Club, Cross Green, Otley, LS21 1HE

24/11-25/11 : St Helens Beer Festival [facebook]
St Helens Town Hall
30 real ales, 10 ciders and a selection of world beers.

16/11-18/11 : Hull Real Ale & Cider Festival (CAMRA) [website]
Hull Minster, Market Place, Hull
150 Real Ales, 40 Ciders + foreign bottled beers.

03/11-05/11 : Carlisle Beer Festival (CAMRA) [website]
The Venue, Portland Place, Carlisle
65 real ales + cider. :


26/10-29/10 : Autumn Beer Festival @ Cricketers Arms, St Helens [twitter]
64-68 Peter Street, St. Helens, WS10 2EB

19/10-21/10 : Chorley Oktober Bierfest [website]
Territorial Army Drill Hall, Devonshire Rd, Chorley, PR7 2DJ

19/10-21/10 : 4th Independent Salford Beer Festival [website]
St. Sebastian’s Community Centre, Salford, M6 6ES. :

18/10-21/10 : Sheffield Beer & Cider Festival (CAMRA) [website]
Kelham Island Museum, Alma Street, Sheffield S3 8RY
Around 250 real ales, ciders and bottled beers.

13/10-15/10 : Beer and Pie Festival @ Broughton Club [website]
Broughton Club, Whittingham Lane, Broughton, Preston PR3 5DA
Featuring the best Lancashire and Lakeland beers. Over 30 beers and ciders plus a great selection of locally crafted pies. :

12/10-15/10 : Beer and Music Festival @ Our Lady & St Gerards, Lostock Hall [website]
Our Lady & St Gerards Parochial Centre, Lostock Hall, Preston, PR5 5AA

12/10-15/10 : Beer Festival @ The Wheatsheaf, Croston [website]
The Wheatsheaf, Town Road, Croston, Leyland, Lancashire PR26 9RA

12/10-14/10 : Warrington Oktoberfest [website]
Parr Hall, Palmyra Square South, Warrington WA1 1BL

Organised by Warrington Rotary Club. Tickets £5.

11/10-22/10 : JD Wetherspoon Real Ale Festival [website]
UK Wide.

11/10-15/10 : Beer Festival @ Red Lion, Wheelton [website]
Red Lion, 196 Blackburn Rd, Wheelton, Chorley, Lancs PR6 8EU

06/10-08/10 : Beer Festival @ New Longton Sports & Social Club [website]
New Longton Sports & Social Club, Chapel Lane, New Longton, Preston PR4 4AA

05/10-08/10 : Beer Festival @ The Continental, Preston [website]
The Continental, South Meadow Lane, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 8JP
Two beer halls house over 200 Cask Ales, Ciders & Perries. Speciality keg beer bar and gin bar. Food & music.


29/09-01/10 : Edgworth Real Ale Festival [website]
The Barlow, Bolton Road, Edgworth, Bolton BL7 0AP
50 cask ales, plus wine and cider along with hot food and snacks.

29/09-01/10 : Haigh Oktoberfest [website]
The Old Stables Car Park, Haigh Woodland Park, School Lane, Haigh, Wigan, WN2 1PE
500 seat capacity Festzelt (Marquee) specially erected on the Old Stables Car Park, Haigh Woodland Park along with a traditional German Biergarten und Wursthaus. Tickets include admission to the Festzelt, reserved seat and a traditional Bavarian Night with table service and entertainment. Friday & Saturday Evening sessions – Over 18’s only. Tickets from £10.

28/09-01/10 : Indy Man Beer Con [website]
Victoria Baths, Hathersage Road, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester, M13 0FE. 

28/09-30/09 : Beer Festival @ St George’s Hall, Liverpool [website]
St George’s Hall, North Entrance, William Brown St, Liverpool, L1 1JJ
200 different real ales, ciders and bottled beers alongside an Indoor Gin Garden with wine and prosecco.

28/09-29/09 : St Helens Summer Beer Festival
T S Scimitar, Mill Street Barracks, St Helens
30 real ales, 10 ciders, food, great live music. Tickets £4.

22/09-24/09 : Cockermouth’s Taste Cumbria Beer Festival @ Jennings Brewery

22/09-23/09 : Beer Festival @ Longton VM Sports & Social Club [website]
Longton VM Sports & Social Club, School Lane, Longton, Preston, PR4 5YA. 

22/09-23/09 : Beer, Music and Food @ Blackjack Brewery Tap [website]
Blackjack Brewery, 36 Gould Street, Manchester, M4 4RN.

22/09 : Wild Beer Tap Takeover @ Crown & Kettle, Manchester
Taps open 4pm. Meet the brewer 18.30-19.30.

21/09-01/10 : Stockport Beer Week [website]
Multiple events in and around Stockport Town Centre including an ale trail, beer festivals, new beer launches, meet the brewer events, pub cellar tours, an historic pub walk and talks

08/09-10/09 : Crewe Rail Ale Festival (CAMRA) [website]
Crewe Heritage Centre, Vernon Way, Crewe, CW1 2DB

08/09-10/09 : Beer, Pie & Sausage Festival @ The Ship, Lathom [website]
4 Wheat Lane, Lathom, West Lancashire, L40 4BX
36 beers, 10 ciders, 12 pies, various sausage flavours. Live music all weekend. Free entry.

08/09 : Beer Festival @ Westhoughton Golf Club [website]
Westhoughton Golf Club, Long Island, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2BR
Lancashire Cask Ales, Lagers, Wines, Prosecco & food available. With live music from ‘The Travellin’ Strings’. Entry fee £5.

08/09-09/09 : Culcheth Charity Beer Festival [website]
Culcheth Sports Club, Charnock Road, Culcheth
Organised by Newton & District Jubilee Rotary Club. 40 cask ales, 7 ciders & perrys, 12 bottled beers, wine & Prosecco Bar. Complimentary soft drinks for drivers. Hog roast and hot food. Live music. Entry £5

08/09-09/09 : Tameside Charity Beer Festival
Stalybridge Civic Hall, Trinity St, Stalybridge, SK15 2BN
Organised by Tameside Rotary Club. Over 40 different beers, ciders, wine and soft drinks. Curries, pies, crisps.

08/09-09/09 : Saltaire Brewery Beer Festival
40 beers in total, both on hand pumps and on keg. Prosecco bar. £5 entry, includes free pint. glass and programme.

07/09-10/09 : Leeds International Beer Festival [website]
Leeds Town Hall, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 3AD
100’s of beers and ciders, Street Food market, live music on two stages. Tickets from £7.

07/09-10/09 : Silloth Beer & Music Festival [website]
Silloth Green, Criffel Street, Silloth, Cumbria, CA7 4DA

07/09-10/09 : Beer Festival @ George and Dragon, Leigh

07/09-09/09 : Horwich Charity Beer Festival [website]
Horwich RMI Club, Chorley New Road, Horwich, BL6 5NH
Organised by Horwich Rotary Club. 35 cask ales all at £2.50 per pint. Ciders and lagers. Prosecco bar – £2.50 per glass.

06/09-10/09 : Beer Festival @ Crooke Hall Inn [website]
Crooke Hall Inn, Crooke Road, Wigan, WN6 8LR
9 handpumps including black beers and real cider. Cellar bar for 3 handpulls, craft cans and bottles.

01/09-03/09 : Beer & Gin Festival @ Problem Child Brewery, Parbold [website]
The Wayfarer, 1-3 Alder Lane, Parbold, Lancashire, WN8 7NL
Full range of Problem Child beers plus 13 international beers and 6 ciders. 13 speciality gins from all over the world. Live music and street food.


31/08-02/09 : Ulverston Beer Festival (CAMRA) [website]
Coronation Hall, County Road, Ulverston, LA12 7LZ

26/08-03/09 : Leeds Beer Week [website]
Leeds, Yorkshire

26/08-27/08 : Beer, Gin & Cider Festival @ Wigan RUFC
Wigan RUFC, Wingates Road, Wigan, WN1 2SJ
Live entertainment, BBQ, Bouncy Castle, Live Rugby Union & Challenge Cup Final on TV.

25/08-27/08 : Beer, Music & Food @ Blackjack Brewery Tap [website]
Blackjack Brewery, 36 Gould Street, Manchester, M4 4RN.

18/08-20/08 : Thornbridge Peakender [website]
Bakewell Showground, Bakewell DE45 1AH

08/08-12/08 : Great British Beer Festival (CAMRA) [website]
Olympia, London

JULY 2017

28/07-29/07 : Beer, Music & Food @ Blackjack Brewery Tap [website]
Blackjack Brewery, 36 Gould Street, Manchester, M4 4RN.

23/07 : Cider & Sausage Festival @ Dove Syke Cider, Clitheroe [website]
Dove Syke Cider, Eaves Hall Lane, West Bradford, Clitheroe, BB7 3JG
Cider and real ale bar. Live bands. Camping.

20/07-22/07 : Northern Craft Beer Festival @ Hawkshead Brewery [website]
Hawkshead Brewery, Mill Yard, Staveley, Cumbria LA8 9LR.

07/07-09/07 : Beer, Cider & Sausage Festival @ Tap’n’ Barrel Wigan
Ten hand pulled real Ales, eight still Ccders and, of course, not forgeting the Tap n Barrel Sausages.
Live entertainment in the courtyard/beer garden.

06/07-08/07 : Chorlton Beer & Cider Festival [website]
St Clement’s Church, Edge Lane, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 9AE

06/07-08/07 : Woofest (SPBW) [website]
The Junction, Carlton Street, Castleford, West Yorkshire WF10 1EE
First SPBW beers from the wood festival. Entry by ticket only.

JUNE 2017

29/06-01/07 : Central Manchester Beer & Cider Festival (CAMRA) [website]
53two Theatre, 8 Albion Street, Park Avenue Car Park, Manchester, M1 5LN

23/06-02/07 : Manchester Beer Week [website]
Various venues in and around Manchester. City-wide beer festival over 10 event-filled days.

23/06-25/06 : Dentdale Beer & Music Festival

23/06-24/06 : Beer Festival @ Ormskirk Rugby Club [website]
Ormskirk Rugby Club, Green Lane, Ormskirk, Lancashire L39 1ND.
Ales, ciders & new this year – craft gins. Home cooked food, live music, carnival games & live Rugby 7s tournament.

23/06-24/06 : Beer, Music & Food @ Blackjack Brewery Tap [website]
Blackjack Brewery, 36 Gould Street, Manchester, M4 4RN.

16/06-18/06 : Beer & Banger Festival @ Walmer Bridge Village Hall
Walmer Bridge Village Hall, Gill Lane, Walmer Bridge, Preston, PR4 5GN

16/06-18/06 : Middle Earth Beer & Music Festival [website]
Waddow Hall, Waddington Road, Clitheroe, BB7 3LD.

16/06-17/06 : Beer Nouveau & Mad Dog Brewing [website]
Temperance Street Brewery, 75 North Western Street, Manchester, M12 6DY
Two breweries, two bars, one venue

15/06-18/06 : Liverpool Craft Beer Expo [website]
Constellations, 37-39 Greenland Street, Liverpool L1 0BS
More than 300 beers, both keg and cask, plus ciders, across more than 20 bars.

08/06-11/06 : Boot Beer Festival [website]
Boot, Cumbria

03/06 : Three Valleys Beer Festival [website]
Dronfield, Derbyshire
Many beers plus ciders, food and live music. Spread across a record number of venues over three valleys. Free bus service

02/06-04/06 : Cuerden Valley Beer Festival
Walled Garden, Cuerden Valley Park, Preston, PR5 6BY

02/06-03/06 : Beer Nouveau & Heavy Industry [website]
Temperance Street Brewery, 75 North Western Street, Manchester, M12 6DY
Two breweries, two bars, one venue

02/06-03/06 : Keswick Beer Festival 

01/06-03/06 : Stockport Beer & Cider Festival (CAMRA) [website]
Edgeley Park Football Ground, Stockport, SK3 9DD
150+ cask beers plus ciders and perries

MAY 2017

27/05-29/05 : Live Ale!! Beer Festival @ Old School Brewery, Carnforth [website]
Sand Lane, Warton, Carnforth, LA5 9NJ

26/05-29/05 : Beer Festival @ Factory Tap, Kendal [website]
Factory Tap, 5 Aynam Rd, Kendal, LA9 7DE

26/05-28/05 : Beer, Music & Food @ Blackjack Brewery Tap [website]
Blackjack Brewery, 36 Gould Street, Manchester, M4 4RN.

26/05-28/05 : Beer & Music Festival @ Charnock Richard Football Club
Mossie Park, Charter Lane, Charnock Richard, Chorley, PR7 5LZ

19/05-21/05 : Southport Beer Street [website]

19/05-20/05 : Beer Nouveau & Cwrw Ial [website]
Temperance Street Brewery, 75 North Western Street, Manchester, M12 6DY
Two breweries, two bars, one venue

19/05-20/05 : North Wales Beer Festival (CAMRA) [website]
Centenary Club, Wrexham FC, Mold Rd, Wrexham
Real ales, ciders, perries, live music, hot & cold food, tombola & raffle. As well as the Champion Beer of North Wales competition

18/05-20/05 : Chester Charity Beer Festival [website]
Chester RUFC, Hare Ln, Littleton, Chester CH3 7DB
Over 140 real ales, ciders, perries and wines. A popup restaurant run by Hickory’s Smokehouse, plus live entertainment.

18/05-20/05 : Rail Ale Festival @ Barrow Hill Roundhouse, Chesterfield (CAMRA) [website]
Barrow Hill Roundhouse, Barrow Hill, Chesterfield, S43 2PR
Over 300 real ales, ciders, perrys, craft and world beers. Train rides and live music. Food court with a variety street foods.

12/05-13/05 : Sale Beer Festival [website]
Sale Masonic Hall, Tatton Rd Sale, M33 7EE
50+ beers, wines and cider, live entertainment and food.

12/05-13/05 : Clitheroe Beer Festival
Holmes Mill, Greenacre Street, Clitheroe, BB7 1EB
Over 60 traditional cask ales from over 30 breweries, 10+ ciders and live music from local bands both days.

11/05-14/05 : Beer & Cider Festival @ The Continental, Preston [website]
The Continental, South Meadow Lane, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 8JP

11/05-13/05 : Forever Bury Beer Festival [website]
Bury FC Social Club, Gigg Lane, Bury, BL9 9HR
55 real ales, 20 ciders all at just £2.50 a pint. Also an extensive Bottle Bar, Hot Food and evening entertainment.

10/05-13/05 : Stourbridge Beer Festival (CAMRA) [website]
Town Hall, Market Street, Stourbridge, DY8 1YE
100+ real ales, real ciders and craft beers

05/05-06/05 : Beer Nouveau & Hafod Brewing Company [website]
Temperance Street Brewery, 75 North Western Street, Manchester, M12 6DY
Two breweries, two bars, one venue

05/05-06/05 : Beer Festival @ Macclesfield Rugby Club [website]
Macclesfield Rugby Club, Priory Park, Priory Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 4AF

04/05-06/05 : LS6 Beer Festival, Leeds [website]
Left Bank Leeds, Cardigan Road (opposite Milford Builders), Leeds, LS6 1LJ

APRIL 2017

28/04-01/05 : Beer Festival @ Elsecar Heritage Railway [website]
Elsecar Heritage Centre, Wath Road, Elsecar, Barnsley, S74 8HJ

28/04-01/05 : Beer Festival @ Altrincham Football Club [website]
Altrincham Football Club, Moss Lane, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA15 8AP
18 real ales & ciders, Fizz & wine. Live music & open mic night. Live football, Family fun day

28/04-30/04 : Beer, Music & Food @ Blackjack Brewery Tap [website]
Blackjack Brewery, 36 Gould Street, Manchester, M4 4RN.

28/04-30/04 : Beer & Music Festival @ Kirkby Lonsdale Rugby Club
Kirkby Lonsdale RUFC, Underley Park, Kirkby Lonsdale, LA6 2DS

28/04-30/04 : Beer Festival @ Blackburn RUFC [website]
Blackburn RUFC, Ramsgreave Drive, Blackburn, BB1 8NB
More than 60 beers, plus cider, food and entertainment. In aid of Blackburn Youth Zone.

28/04-30/04 : Beer Festival @ Fulwood & Broughton Cricket Club [website]
Fulwood & Broughton CC, Highfield, Garstang Road, Fulwood, Preston PR3 5JE

28/04-30/04 : Beer & Sausage Festival @ Whiitingham & Goosnargh Sports & Social Club [website]
Whittingham & Goosnargh Sports & Social Club, Old Whittingham Hospital Grounds, Whittingham, Preston PR3 2JE
80+ Beers & Ciders. 10 types of local gourmet sausages. Live bands every day

28/04-30/04 : Berries, Beans and Beer Festival [website]
Crewe Heritage Centre, Vernon Way, Crewe, CW1 2DB
Gins, wines, beers, ciders, sodas and coffee from artisan producers. Alsofood and entertainment. The drinks festival with a twist!

27/04-30/04 : Waterloo Beer Festival [website]
Old Christ Church, Waterloo, Liverpool L22 1RE.
Up to 150 real ales and ciders, plus continental bottled lagers, wines, food and entertainment.

27/04-29/04 : Bolton Beer Festival (CAMRA) [website]
Bolton Ukranian Club, 99 Castle St, Bolton BL2 1PL
50+ real ales plus cider/perry

22/04-23/04 : Beer Festival @ Holy Trinity Church, Blackburn
Holy Trinity Church, Mount Pleasant, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 5DQ
Wide range of beers, ales, lagers and ciders

21/04-23/04 : Beer Festival @ Daisy Hill Cricket Club [website]
St James Street, Westhoughton, Bolton BL5 2EB

21/04-23/04 : Beer & Sausage Festival @ Bay Horse, Rivington [website]
Babylon Lane, Heath Charnock, Lancashire, PR6 9ER

21/04-22/04 : Beer Festival @ Chequers Hotel, Dalton-in-Furness [website]
Chequers Hotel, Abbey Road, Dalton In Furness, Cumbria LA15 8LF

21/04-22/04 : Beer Nouveau & Connoisseur Ales [website]
Temperance Street Brewery, 75 North Western Street, Manchester, M12 6DY
Two breweries, two bars, one venue

20/04-22/04 : Dark, Strong Beer & Cider Festival @ Prince of Wales, Foxfield [website]
The Prince of Wales, Foxfield, Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA20 6BX

20/04-22/04 : Skipton Beer Festival (CAMRA) [website]
Refectory, Ermysted’s Grammer School, Gargrave Rd, Skipton BD23 1PL
70+ Real Ales, Cider, Perry, Bottled Beers, English wines

14/04-16/04 : Beer Festival @ Bamber Bridge Football Club [website]
Bamber Bridge FC, Sir Tom Finney Stadium, Irongate, Brownedge Road, Bamber Bridge, Preston PR5 6UU
Over 20 Real Ales + a selection of real ciders. Live bands and entertainment across the weekend

14/04-16/04 : Beer Festival @ Emley Brass Band Room
Emley Band Room, 9 Beaumont Street, Emley, Huddersfield HD8 9RJ
18 Beers, 5 Ciders, Wine, Soft Drinks, Burgers & snacks available. Free entry & £2.50 a pint

13/04-16/04 : Wirral Easter Beer Festival
Hulme Hall, 23 Bolton Rd, Port Sunlight, Wirral, CH62 5DH
Over 100 real ales and 50 ciders.

08/04 : All Gates Beer Bus (incorporating the ‘Road to Wigan Beer Festival’) [website]
Bus tour around all pubs taking part in the ‘Road to Wigan Beer Festival’ (see above). Bus departs from the Anvil in Wigan at 11:30. Cost £7.50 per head includes hot pot supper at The Victoria in Aspull.

07/04-09/04 : CAMRA Members Weekend & AGM  [website]
Bournemouth International Centre, Exeter Rd, Bournemouth

07/04-08/04 : Beer Nouveau & Neptune Brewery [website]
Temperance Street Brewery, 75 North Western Street, Manchester, M12 6DY
Two breweries, two bars, one venue

06/04-17/04 : 11th Road to Wigan Beer Festival [website]
100+ beers from 30+ Breweries, across 7 pubs. The Anvil, Wigan ; Hare and Hounds, Hindley ; The Victoria, Aspull/Haigh ; White Lion, Leigh ; Union Arms, Tyldesley ; Crooke Hall Inn, Crooke ; Jolly Nailor, Atherton.

06/04-08/04 : Isle of Man Beer Festival (CAMRA) [website]
Villa Marina Complex, Harris Promendade, Douglas IM1 2HP
150+ real ales, 40 real ciders.

06/04-08/04 : Beer Festival @ Newton-le-Willows Sports Club [website]
Newton le Willows Sports Club, Crow Lane East, Newton le Willows, WA12 9XE
Real ale and ciders. Wine and bottle bar. Hog roast and hoot food available. Live music. Entrance fee – £5.

MARCH 2017

31/03-02/04 : Beer Festival @ Ripponden Victoria Hall
Victoria Hall, 212 Halifax Road, Ripponden, Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire HX6 4BG
8 Craft Ales and 2 Ciders plus normal Bar. Food will be available. Entertainment throughout the weekend

31/03-02/04 : Beer & Kebab Festival @ Ship Inn, Lathom [website]
The Ship at Lathom, 4 Wheat Lane, Lathom, West Lancs, L40 4BX
40 real ales on handpull, 10 real ciders, food tent and BBQ. Live entertainment.

31/03-02/04 : Leyland Beer Festival [website]
British Commercial Vehicle Museum, King Steet, Leyland, PR25 2LE
A choice of fine ales, a Prosecco bar, live music from local bands

31/03-01/04 : Oldham Beer Festival (CAMRA) [website]
Queen Elizabeth Hall, West St, Oldham
60+ real ales, cider, perry, foreign bottled beer

30/03-01/04 : Beer Festival @ Kirkstile Inn, Loweswater [website]
Kirkstile Inn, Loweswater, Cumbria, CA13 0RU

24/03-26/03 : Beer & Cider Festival @ Blackpool Winter Gardens [website]
Blackpool Winter Gardens, 97 Church Street, Blackpool FY1 1HL
100+ Real ales & ciders, Continental bottled lagers, Wine, Entertainment

24/03-25/03 : Beer, Music & Food @ Blackjack Brewery Tap [website]
Blackjack Brewery, 36 Gould Street, Manchester, M4 4RN.

23/03-25/03 : Beer Festival @ Albion Ale House, Standish [website]
12 High Street, Standish, Wigan WN6 0HL
Featuring 20 ales from Cumbria and the Lake District

22/03-02/04 : JD Wetherspoon Real Ale Festival [website]