There will be 16 beers and 10 ciders sourced from across the country. There will also be a Pimms and Wine tent for the non-beer drinkers and a BBQ.
We’ll have cricket from the Southwestern Premier League on Saturday 24th June; Hatherley and Reddings 1st XI versus Rockhampton CC.
In the evening we’ll have a live DJ.
This year as well as buying tickets on the day, you can also buy tickets online
AROUND 200 beers, ciders and perries will be available for visitors to taste at this year’s Bromsgrove Beer and Cider Festival.
The event takes place at Bromsgrove Rugby Club, Finstall, – conveniently a short walk from the railway station – from Thursday June 29 to Saturday July 1 and is run by the Redditch and Bromsgrove branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).
The town’s 15th beer and cider festival will host the West Midlands Region Beer of the Year Competition and entertainment on the Saturday afternoon will include the popular Blackwell Concert Band. Formed in 1998, the band features a wide range of players whose repertoire includes marches, jazz, calypso, blues, pop, rock, film scores and more. On Friday night the music, to be announced, will start at around 7pm.
A range of food will be available throughout the event and camping facilities are available on a first-come first-served basis at the rugby club for a charge of £5 per night for a tent and £10 per night for a campervan/caravan. Parking is available, until the field is full, at a cost of £2.
There will be 144 beers and more than 50 ciders and perries for people to sample with beer and cider tasting sessions showcasing different styles that are representative of the wonderful variety of real ales and cider/perry that are currently being produced in the UK.
This year’s event is supporting the charity Parkinson’s UK, which aims to improve the quality of life for people affected by the illness, funds research aimed at finding better treatments and raises awareness about Parkinson’s and its causes.
The festival will be open from 6pm to 11 pm on the first day. This is exclusively for card-carrying CAMRA members and non-members wishing to join.
On Friday it will be open to all from 12 noon to 11pm and on Saturday from 11am to 9.30pm. Admission costs £10 which includes a programme, £5 worth of drinks vouchers and a deposit for a commemorative glass. Card-carrying CAMRA members receive £7 worth of vouchers.
The organisers says there is a large grassed area so people can bring their own gazebos and make a day of it.
The festival starts at 5pm on 30th June until Sunday 2nd July and there will be live music each day (Friday from 7pm, Saturday from 4.30pm and Sunday from 4pm) and also a BBQ (Friday evening, Saturday all day and Sunday lunchtime).
Come along and enjoy the fun and also help raise funds for the charity Elizabeth’s Foot Print. You may recall the inspirational 6,000 mile walk around Britain that Natalie Spencer completed in 2016 to raise funds for Bristol Children’s Hospital in recognition of the help they gave to her late daughter, Elizabeth. See their website www.theploughprestbury.co.uk (facebook page) for details of the event and timings. Beer list and tasting notes attached.
The pub is also selling a cider named “Killer” which is brewed at home by one their locals. This cider, with an ABV around 10%, is already popular with customers at the Plough and all money taken from the sale of this brew will be donated to the charity nominated by the brewer (we believe this is the Alzheimerâs Society). Cheltenham CAMRA accepts no responsibility for any ill effects from drinking this cider!
Friday 7th: 2pm – 11pm
Saturday 8th: Noon – 11pm
Sunday 9th: Noon – 5pm.
Camping is available in the adjacent field.
Full details, including costs, will be available nearer the time on their website.
For full details
The 2017 Cotswold Beer Festival will the 41st making it one of the longest running CAMRA events.
Over 170 ales and 100 ciders and perries.
Advance tickets are available and recommended for the Friday and Saturday. See the website for details.
Hosted by North Cotswold CAMRA at Winchcombe and Toddington stations on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway.
Please note you will require a train ticket or platform ticket on the day for entry.
August bank holiday beer and cider festival. More details to follow
Music and beer tent at Pitville School hosted by Bath Tavern.
More details to follow