8th Colchester Winter Ale & Cider Festival

9 years 5 months 2 hours ago

Opening Times

Wednesday 28th January  to Saturday 31st January 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.

Festival Programme

Download the Programme


The festival will offer 120+ beers from East Anglia, 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

This year Double Barrel will be entertaining you on Saturday night with their Ska/Raggae choooons


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.