12th Colchester Winter Beer Festival

5 years 2 months 3 weeks ago

Opening Times

Wednesday 30th January to Saturday 2nd February 2019.

Open: 12 noon – 10:30pm every day

Free entry 12 noon-3pm.  £3.00 after 3pm. Card-carrying CAMRA members free at all times.

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 East Anglia 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


Food available all sessions.

Getting Your First Drink

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