5th Colchester Winter Ale Festival

12 years 5 months 4 weeks ago



Please bear a thought for our staff. This festival is organised and run on an entirely voluntary basis by branch members. No-one is being paid, and every member of staff is giving up their time to help out. Why not join CAMRA at the products & membership stand, and play a part in future festivals, branch meetings, brewery visits and socials?

Opening Times

Thursday 19th 12:00-11:00pm
Friday 20th 12:00-11:00pm
Saturday 21st 12:00-11:00pm

Admission free until 3pm. £2.50 thereafter.

Admission free at all times to card carrying CAMRA members.

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.


Download full colour or black and white posters to display and promote our festival. Thanks.

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The festival will offer 100+ beers from local brewers, 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.

Beer List


Available all sessions:

Hog Roast and burgers plus vegatarian options from Porkies Hog Roast

Chickpea are back again with their fantastic curries -  www.thechickpea.co.uk

Live Music

NavaCross. An acoustic  'Folk Rock / Funk' band will be rocking the Arts Centre on Saturday night. See www.myspace.com/navacross for more info about the group and to have a listen to some of their tracks.

Getting Your First Drink

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