Note: This information is for the 2023 Bromsgrove Beer and Cider Festival – details for the 2024 event will appear in 2024.

Opening Hours

Thursday: 2pm – 6pm (CAMRA members and trade ticket holders only)
Thursday : 6pm-11pm
Friday : 12pm – 11pm
Saturday : 11am – 9.30pm

Entry Costs

Admission including the programme is £5 (£2 for card-carrying CAMRA members).
Glass (refundable) is £2.
Beer and cider tokens (refundable) are available at the entrance or from the CAMRA shop inside.
An entry pack includes a programme, glass and beer/cider tokens. Card-carrying CAMRA members receive additional beer/cider tokens.

Age checks will be carried out, and adults 18-25, should bring proof of ID.

Contactless card payments are accepted.

An identification wristband will be issued and must be worn to gain entry to the festival marquee on that day only.

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

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult and are allowed in the seating area of the marquee but not in the bar area.

Smoking and vaping are not allowed in the marquee.

Re-entry (or for those wishing not to purchase drinks inside the marquee) to the festival costs £5 (£2 for card-carrying CAMRA members).


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

Drink and Food

The Festival will feature 120 real ales, 20 key-keg beers and 50 ciders and perries

Beer and cider in the marquee is obtained using refundable tokens which can be purchased on entry, and additional tokens can be bought at the CAMRA shop or the entry desk.

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

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

A range of hot and cold food will be available on the field including pizzas, kebabs, loaded fries, fish and chips, pig roast and posh burgers.

Breakfasts will be available from 9.30am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.


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

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

The CAMRA shop will be selling a selection of books, festival pens and t-shirts.

Live Music

Friday evening: The Reflections 8.30pm

Saturday afternoon Alvechuch Morris Dancers followed by Blackwell Concert Band 1pm.


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, and food outlets is run by Bromsgrove Rugby Club.

Camping is available from the Rugby Club at £10 per night –  No pre-booking is needed but space is limited – please report to the clubhouse 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 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 Thursday evening, Friday daytime and Saturday morning. These sessions will be more relaxed as they 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 lists (when published are subject to change), any changes will be clearly displayed in the marquee and on the website and social media.