Best Winter Beer Festivals
As winter draws closer, we’ve gathered our list of the best beer festivals around to get you through the cold dark evenings.
Dudley Winter Ales Fayre
St James Road, Dudley, DY1 1HP
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing, visit and try over 70 traditional ales, keykeg bar, cider, international beer, wine, and a selection of food. Admission is £15 entrance which includes glass hire and £10 of tokens. Plus everyone can get in for free on Saturday!
BBC Good Food Show Winter
Experience the ultimate festive day out at the BBC Good Food Show Winter. CAMRA members are entitled to 20% off admission tickets! The prestigious Champion Bottled Beer of Britain Competition 2019 will be judged on the opening day of the show, with the crowning of the Champion Bottled Beer at 1 pm. Plus don’t miss tutored beer tastings with industry experts taking place every day at the show!
Pigs Ear Festival
The Round Chapel, Glenarm Road/Lower Clapton Road, Hackney E5 0LY
Looking to try truly unique, delicious beer and cider? Visit the 36th Pigs Ear Beer & Cider Festival and sample over 200 real ales, ciders, perries, international & bottled beers. It’s a festival known for one-off specials and novel twists on favourites made just for the festival. This year will be no exception with brewers hard at work dreaming up new creations and collaborating with the festival team to debut new-to-cask beers.
Bath Christmas Market
The award-winning Bath Christmas Market is back, and with over 150 twinkling chalets spread out across Bath’s picturesque streets, it’s the perfect place to do a spot of Christmas shopping and enjoy a festive beer or two! At the heart of the market sits The Lodge, where you can relax and enjoy locally brewed quality beers and warming mulled wines and ciders.
London Christmas Beer Festival
Canopy Market, West Handyside Canopy, 1 Wharf Road, N1C 4BZ
London Craft Beer Festival are hosting their first-ever seasonal beer celebration at Canopy Market in Kings Cross. Expect festive vibes, stocking fillers, delicious food and produce to take home, and of course winter beer specials. Plus it’s free to attend!
Hyde Park, London
A taste of Old Bavaria comes to the famous Winter Wonderland festival in Hyde Park. Visit the Bavarian village and listen to traditional Bavarian oompah music whilst enjoying a range of German beers and Christmas revelry.
As always there will be lots of mulled wine and cider, steins, bratwurst, live music, DJs and dancing, and – of course – the Christmas market.
Manchester Beer & Cider Festival
Manchester Central Convention Complex, Windmill St, Manchester, M2 3GX
Now in its seventh year, CAMRA’s Manchester Beer and Cider Festival features beers from the UK and further afield. For the return to Manchester Central from Thursday 23 to Saturday 25 January 2020, organisers will be shipping in beers from across the North. There’ll be no need for maps with the huge new Coast To Coast bar showcasing ales from Merseyside to Humberside via Lancashire, Manchester and Yorkshire.
Great British Beer Festival Winter
New Bingley Hall, Birmingham, B18 5PP
Join CAMRA in Birmingham to enjoy ‘ales of every season’ at Birmingham’s first Great British Beer Festival Winter, from 4-8 February 2020! Not to be confused with a festival for winter beers alone, beers of every style and shade will be available, served in cask, keykeg and bottle – from dark to ruby brown and golden ales, plus world beers, real ciders, gins and more!