We would like to thank all our fellow ale drinkers for being one of the 1500 that attended the event on July 7th & 8th. We hope it was as enjoyable for you as it was for us. We would also like to extend huge gratitude to our 50 or so volunteers from many CAMRA branches across the country that help make this possible after the many months of planning.
We look forward to welcoming you in 2018!
Confirmation - Festival date set for 2018
Friday 6th July 2018 & Saturday 7th July 2018
Beer and Cider Lists (Both subject to change)
Friday 7th July 2017
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday 8th July 2017
11:00 - 23:00
Festival Location 2017
SponsorsWe thank our sponsors for their support (click to find out more):
Hook Norton Brewery / Sharp’s Brewery / Stratford upon Avon Brewery / Wye Valley Brewery / / Purity Brewery / Everards Brewery/ Fullers Brewery / Pershore Brewery / Cannon Royall Brewery / Charles Wells Brewery / Hogans Cider Fleece Inn, Bretforton / Boar's Head, Hampton Lucy / Stratford Alehouse, Stratford upon Avon / The Bear, Stratford upon Avon / The Coach and Horses, Harvington
Entrance (Pay at the Door)£10 package to include a £1 souvenir Festival Glass (fully refundable, if undamaged) and £5 of Beer/Cider tokens, (Card carrying CAMRA members showing a valid membership card will get 2 free half pint tokens after entry) Once inside the Festival the Real Ale and Cider bars only accept Drink Tokens, which are available via the entrance area (No cash is transfered for beverages over the bar)
Notes for VisitorsWe are planning to provide 70+ Beers and 30+ Ciders & Perries for the 2017 festival.
Although the festival is planned to be open during Friday & Saturday, it will only be open until the Real Ale, Cider & Perries run out
Food at FestivalExternal Food Vendors: The All Day Breakfast Club (Food Station) / Pig Roast (Lazy Pig Co.) / Mexico Tex/Mex (Cafe Mexico) / Pipers Crisps
Food will be available as follows:
Fri:12noon to 9:30pm (approx)
Sat:11am to 9:30pm (approx)
EntertainmentFri: A quiet day for discussion and friendly banter
Sat: 12:30pm - 2:30pm - Poor Boys of Worcester, 3:00pm - 5:00pm - Ben Holder Duo, 5:30pm - 7:30pm - Karmalyte
Festival SupportShakespeare CAMRA thanks all the unpaid CAMRA members who volunteer and help to support our Beer & Cider Festivals.
Festival LayoutFind out where the Entrance, Bars and Beer Tokens can be found:.
Travel to the FestivalThe Stratford-on-Avon Racecourse is well signposted with brown tourist signs from Stratford-upon-Avon town centre. Walk: About 25 mins from town centre, 30 mins from the Railway Station Train: Stratford-upon-Avon Railway Station (SAV) Minibus Shuttle: Free periodic service from the Railway Station to the Racecourse and then return . First come - first served only. Proposed timetable: Friday. Leaving the Railway Station 11:45, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 17:30, 18:30, 19:30, 20:30, 21:30. Leaving the Racecourse 12:05, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00, 21:00, 22:00. Saturday. Leaving the Railway Station 10:45, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 17:30, 18:30, 19:30, 20:30, 21:30. Leaving the Racecourse 11:05, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00, 21:00, 22:00. Taxi: Available locally within the Stratford-upon-Avon area Camping: Available at the Racecourse Touring Park http://www.stratfordtouringpark.com/
Please plan your journey to and from the festival sensibly.
Supporting The Shakespeare Hospice
During 2007 to 2016 the Beer and Cider Festival has helped raise over £9,500 for the charity.
Previous Beer and Cider Lists
Click here:2016 Beer List
Click here:2016 Cider List