There’s something about a beer festival and summer that go great together. This month kicks starts the beer festival season, get your favourite tipple at one these fun beer events:
Cambridge Beer Festival, Jesus Green, Cambridge, 21-26 May
First held in 1974, the festival has a long legacy. Now in its 45th year, The festival features a wide range of local and national beers of all styles, as well as cider, perry, mead, wine and bottled & draught beers from around the world. The festival is also famous for its CAMRA Cheese Counter. http://www.cambridgebeerfestival.com
Norwich City of Ale, City Centre, 24 May – 3 June
Norwich City of Ale is a 10-day celebration of local pubs, breweries and real ale taking place throughout the city. BBQs, live music and pub quizzes are among the festivities. Try one of the foot and bike friendly ale trails. cityofale.org.uk
Colchester Real Ale & Cider Festival, 29 May – 2 June
Enjoy a great selection of ales, ciders and perry, alongside live music.
Hitchin Beer & Cider Festival, 7-9 June
Taking place at Hitchin Rugby Club, there will be over 150 beers, ciders and perry, plus delicious food to tuck into.
Oundle Food Festival Street Market, 23 June
More food than beer but still great fun, the Oundle Food Festival has become a highlight in the local foodies’ diaries. Over 75 stallholders will gather in the town centre and there’s also events, special menus, produce launches and offers in the week before the market. Try a range of beers and ales from local producers.
Chelmsford Summer Beer and Ale Festival, Admiral’s Park Essex, 10-14 July
A great selection of beers and ales, plus entertainment.
North Norfolk Railway Beer Festival, Sheringham Station, 13-15 July
The annual Beer Festival will feature beer, food, drink and entertainment over the three days at Sheringham station. The Beer Festival is established in the calendars of beer (and rail) enthusiasts’ alike. The festival continues to be successful with each year building on the last!
Peterborough Beer Festival, The Embankment, Peterborough, 21-25 August
This year the festival celebrates it 41th anniversary. An annual knees-up, visitors will enjoy a lively atmosphere and over 400 real ales, ciders, perries and wines.