Well our 2019 event is now over! Thank you for attending one of our best ever festivals. All the feedback back forms rated us 4 or 5 out of 5!
Key facts about 2019
- There were 3077 visitors over the three days
- 3250 pints of cider and perry and 9424 pints of beer were were consumed
- Colchester Brazilian Coffee & Vanilla Porter was the first beer to sell out
- 102 new CAMRA members were signed up
- £852.34 worth of unused tokens were donated to our festival charity – Freewheelers “Blood Bikes”. Combined with donations made to their stand, £1,508.56 was raised for the charity.
Thursday 27th June 2019: 2pm – 6pm (CAMRA members and trade ticket holders only)
Thursday 27th June 2019: 6pm-11pm
Friday 28th June 2019: 12pm – 11pm
Saturday 29th June 2019: 11am – 9.30pm
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.
Age checks will be carried out, and adults 18-25, should bring proof of ID.
Contactless card payments accepted.
An identification wrist band will be issued and must be worn to gain entry to the festival marquee.
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 £3 (£1 for card carrying CAMRA members).
The 2019 Bromsgrove Beer & Cider Festival glass is refundable (£2).
The venue is Bromsgrove Rugby Club, Finstall Road, Bromsgrove B60 3DH – Getting there
Drink and Food
The Festival will feature 144 real ales and over 60 different 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 2019 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
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.
As a member, you can also vote for our Beer of the Festival by downloading the free Good Beer Guide app or by going to WhatPub.com.
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, food outlets is run by Bromsgrove Rugby Club.
Camping is available from the Rugby Club for £5 per night – No pre booking 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.
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 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 lists (when published are subject to change), any changes will be clearly displayed in the marquee and on the website and social media.