29th Colchester Real Ale and Cider Festival

10 years 5 days 13 hours ago

Opening Times

Tuesday 27th May to Saturday 31st May 2014.

Open: 12 noon – 11pm every day

Tuesday 27th May - Free admission 12 noon - 11pm

Wednesday 28th-Saturday 31st May - Free admission until 3pm, £3 after 3pm.

Entry FREE to card-carrying CAMRA Members at all times.

Accompanied children welcome until 6.00pm. Full wheelchair access available.

Details are subject to change.

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 all 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).

The Beer List

The Cider List



Food available all sessions.  Hog Roast, hot dogs, burgers, jacket potatos and Ken the Curry Man's vegetarian and meaty curries.

Live Music

Live on Saturday night - Psycho Delia


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Getting Your First Drink

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