Cheltenham Real Ale Festival 2016

We have booked the Cheltenham Town Hall for August 26 – 28th (Fri-Sun) over the late August bank holiday. Join us to sample 150 beers and ciders throughout the festival. Sessions will run continuously for the complete day. Note that the Friday session starts at 5pm. To view the latest Beer and Cider lists please use the CRAF2016 menu at the top of the page.

ticketThis year there will not be advanced tickets.
Entry will be on the door priced at £7 with a £2 discount for card carrying CAMRA members. This brings the entry fee down to £5.


time-time-mdSession Times
This year the festival will be open to the public at the following times:
Friday 5pm to 11pm, Saturday 12 noon to 11pm and Sunday 12 noon to 10pm.

no-under-18-minors-prohibitedWe can not admit under 18’s.
This includes infants and includes push chairs and prams. We strongly advise under 21’s to bring valid photo ID to the event.


nodogNo Pets or Portable Chairs.
Due to space constraints we can not admit Pets or Portable chairs. This year there will be the addition of a outdoor marque and seating. We have made other layout improvements to provide more seating. Please note : Guide Dogs are welcome.

Volunteers-NeededWe need your help!

We are looking for help organising the festival, if you wish to volunteer please complete our volunteering form.

This year we have a number of featured breweries and sponsors, expect to see a large range and some special/limited editions from them. As we approach the festival we will provide updates online including the music line-up, cider and beer lists.