30th Colchester Real Ale and Cider Festival

8 years 9 months 1 week ago

Opening Times

Tuesday 26th May to Saturday 30th MayJanuary 2015.

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 all over 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).


Food available all sessions:

Char-Grill will be back with hog roast, bbq, jacket potatos, chips and salads, and Ken the Curry Man will be bringing his delicious freshly cooked vegatarian and meaty currys.

Live Music

Tuesday Evening - Wooden Maiden

Saturday Evening - The Occupants


In 2015 we are supporting The Robin Cancer Trust

Getting Your First Drink

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