Dates and Times

Thursday 28th: 6pm – 11pm (CAMRA members and trade ticket holders only)
Friday 29th: 12pm – 11pm
Saturday 30th: 11am – 9.30pm

Key information

A £10 entry pack includes a programme, souvenir glass and £5 beer/cider tokens. Card carrying CAMRA members receive an additional  £2 of beer/cider tokens

The venue is Bromsgrove Rugby Club, Finstall Road, Bromsgrove B60 3DH – Getting there

Drink and Food

The Festival will feature 144 real ales and 62 different ciders and perries

You can join or find out more about CAMRA at the festival

The CAMRA shop sells beer/cider tokens, books, festival pens and t-shirts

Soft drinks and other drinks are available from the Rugby Club bar

A range of hot and cold food is available from the World Food Village

Festival Facts

The festival marquee is run by volunteer members of the Redditch & Bromsgrove branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

The site including food concessions, stalls, music, world food village and separate bars is run by Bromsgrove Rugby Club.

Re-entry (or for those wishing not to purchase drinks inside the marquee) to the festival costs £3 (£1 for card carrying CAMRA members).

The 2018 Bromsgrove Beer & Cider Festival glass is refundable (£2).

Entry to the festival is by an identification wrist band.

Dogs (apart from assistance dogs) are not allowed in the marquee.

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult and adults 18-25, should bring proof of ID.

Accompanied children are allowed in the seating area of the marquee but not in the bar area.

Smoking and vaping are not allowed in the marquee.

Drinks purchased from the marquee will only be served in  2018 Bromsgrove Beer & Cider Festival glasses unless announced otherwise.

Beer and cider in the marquee is purchased using refundable tokens.

Non members can join CAMRA at the event (including Thursday) and will receive two free pints.

Camping is available from the Rugby Club –  No pre booking needed but again is limited £5 per tent per night – please report to the club house for your ticket before you pitch.

BBQ’s or any form of open fire are not allowed on the field – the field is very dry and the training field for Bromsgrove RFC. Please respect the grounds and clean up after yourselves.

No alcohol can be brought in on site and bag checking will be in operation for this reason.

Festival Tips

The best time to visit the festival for non-members is the Friday daytime and Saturday morning. These sessions will be more relaxed as it will be less busy.

We cannot guarantee that the full range of beers and ciders will be available at all times. This can be due to non-delivery, beer not ready or has finished.

Beer and cider changes to the festival programme will be available at the event.

2017 Festival Facts:

2914 visitors over the festival, smaller numbers than last year, but more than the year before.

We are very proud of our customers who very generously donated £672.51 to our charity, Parkinson’s Uk.

The first beer to sell-out was #4 Oatmeal Stout.  A special brew from local brewery, Ambridge.

63 new CAMRA members signed up