Top 5 Beer Festivals

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It wouldn’t be summer without a beer festival popping up here and there. We’ve picked a few of our favourite locations to enjoy a tipple this summer…

46th Cambridge Beer Festival, 20-25 May

Jesus Green, Cambridge

One of the biggest annual events to take place in the city, the festival has a long legacy. Now in its 46th 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.

Colchester Real Ale & Cider Festival, 28 May – 1 June

Colchester Arts Centre, Essex


Enjoy a selection of over 100 ales, ciders and Perry, alongside live music.

Chelmsford Summer Beer and Ale Festival, 2-6 July

Admiral’s Park, Essex

Taste a great selection of beers and ales, dine on foods from around the world, learn more with Podge’s Belgian beer tour and enjoy live entertainment.

North Norfolk Railway Beer Festival, 19-21 July

Sheringham Station, Norfolk

This annual Beer Festival gets bigger each year. It will feature beer, food, drink and entertainment over the three days. The Beer Festival is established in the calendars of beer (and rail) enthusiasts’ alike.

Peterborough Beer Festival, 20-24 August

The Embankment, Peterborough

This year the festival celebrates its 42th anniversary. An annual knees-up, visitors will enjoy a lively atmosphere and over 400 real ales, ciders, Perries and wines.

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