28th Colchester Real Ale and Cider Festival

11 years 4 days 44 min ago


Opening Times

Tuesday 28th May  to Saturday 1st June 2013.

Open: 12 noon – 11pm every day

Entry FREE to card-carrying CAMRA Members, others Free 12 noon-3pm, £3.00 thereafter.

Accompanied children welcome until 6.30pm. Full wheelchair access available.

Finding the Festival

The festival is at Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street, Colchester. CO1 1NF. More information on Finding the Festival

Working at the Festival

The festival is run entirely by volunteers. Find out how to get involved.


The festival will offer 120+ beers from around the country, real cider and perry. There will also be a Belgian bar offering draught and bottled Belgian Beers. English wines from Mersea Island Vineyard will also be available. Soft drinks will be available, free to designated drivers.

Commemorative Festival Glass £3 (refundable).

Beer and Cider lists will be available closer to the festival.


Food available all sessions.

Live Music

There will be music. Watch this space.


In 2013 we are supporting Colchester's SOS Bus via Open Road and Colchester Community Voluntary Services

Getting Your First Drink

We will again be using beer cards for all purchases at the bars. More information.