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Press Release


Tickets now on sale for the Great British Beer Festival

Tickets for the Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) are now on sale, as Britain’s premier beer festival returns to Olympia London from 1-5 August.

The Great British Beer Festival, now in its 46th year, will once again feature quality live beer served from across the British Isles. Visitors can try brews from over 500 different breweries from both the UK and beyond. Real cider and perry will also be on show, along with the return of our successful gin and wine bar.

Festival-goers can also sample some of the very best cask beer America has to offer, as well as European beers from Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. The festival will also boast a wide range of street foods to suit all dietary requirements and tastes.

The Champion Beer of Britain competition returns this year after a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The competition runs over a two-year calendar, thanks to the dedication of thousands of CAMRA members who vote for their favourite beers across 12 beer styles each Autumn. These beers are judged regionally, and the top brews are then judged and the overall winners announced on GBBF Trade Day (1 August).

Festival Organiser Catherine Tonry said: “We’re incredibly excited for the Great British Beer Festival this year, and the return of the Champion Beer of Britain award. We look forward to inviting beer lovers from across the UK to London to sample some of the best beers in the country. Come and experience the natural magic of grain to glass, while enjoying delicious street food and our incredible selection of only the finest beers, ciders and perries.”

The Great British Beer Festival wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of dedicated volunteers from across the country who converge on London to organise the best beer show in the country. Nearly a thousand volunteers take part in the event on behalf of the Campaign for Real Ale, a not-for-profit consumer group that campaigns on a range of issues to support the beer, cider, pubs and clubs, and ultimately, the consumers. All festival proceeds go directly back into CAMRA campaigning activity.

Go to to find out more and get your tickets. Trade tickets will be available soon.




Ticket prices:

General Admission (includes entry and a non-refundable glass)

Member: £14 (£16 on the door)

Non-Member: £16 (£18 on the door)

VIP: £42 (includes entry, a non-refundable glass, guaranteed seat and £10 of beer tokens)

Group Ticket: £64 – 5 entries for the price of 4 (includes 5 entries & 5 non-refundable glasses)

Season Ticket: £48 (includes entry on every day of the festival and 1 non-refundable glass)