32nd Colchester Real Ale and Cider Festival

6 years 11 months 3 weeks ago

Opening Times

Tuesday 30th May to Saturday 3rd June 2017.

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 150+ real ales from all over the country plus 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 List

Mobile Friendly Beer List


Download the Festival Programme


Food available all sessions.

Live Music

Tuesday Evening: East Creek Union

Saturday Evening: The Judith Charmers

Live Dance

Saturday: 2:30pm Annie's Fantasies will be dancing.

Getting Your First Drink

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