Beer Festival

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Beer and Cider Lists

Expect to see preliminary beer & cider lists mid-may.

2019 Sponsors

Coming soon!


Friday 21st June 12:00 - 23:00 Saturday 22nd June 2019 11:00 - 23:00

Festival Location:

Stratford-on-Avon Racecourse Luddington Rd Stratford upon Avon CV37 9SE Racecourse Website Find us on google maps
Festival organised by Shakespeare CAMRA

Entrance (Pay at the Door)

£10 entrance package contains: Festival Glass, Programme, Entrance & £5 of beer tokens.
Further token cards available in £5 increments.

Notes for Visitors

We are planning to have on offer upto 70 Beers and 30 Ciders & Perries for the 2019 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 Festival

External Food Vendors: Pig Roast (Lazy Pig Co.) / Mexico Tex/Mex (Cafe Mexico)
Food will be available as follows:
Fri:12noon to 9:30pm (approx)
Sat:11am to 9:30pm (approx)


Friday: A quiet day for discussion and friendly banter
Saturday: 2pm - 4pm Lucas D And The Groove Ghetto

Saturday: 5 - 7.00pm - Steve Ajao Blues Giants

Festival Support

Shakespeare CAMRA thanks all the unpaid CAMRA members who volunteer and help to support our Beer & Cider Festivals.

Festival Layout

Find out where the Entrance, Bars and Beer Tokens can be found:.

Travel to the Festival

The 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:
Shuttle bus timetable is only rough guidance, you will be responsible for making connections and return trips home, it is also subject to Stratford's usual traffic issues and most probably wil not run to time
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, 12:45, 13:45, 14:45, 17:45, 18:45, 19:30, 20:30, 21:30. Leaving the Racecourse 12:05, 13:02, 14:05, 15:05, 17:05, 18:05, 19:05, 20:05, 21:00, 22:00. Saturday. Leaving the Railway Station 10:45, 11:45, 12:45, 13:45, 14:45, 15:45, 17:45, 18:45, 19:30, 20:30, 21:30. Leaving the Racecourse 11:05, 12:05 13:05, 14:05, 15:05, 17:05, 18:05, 19:05, 20:05, 21:05, 22:00.

Taxi: Available locally within the Stratford-upon-Avon area

Camping: Available at the Racecourse Touring Park, contact them directly via the website:

Please plan your journey to and from the festival sensibly.

Supporting The Shakespeare Hospice

During 2007 to 2018 the Beer and Cider Festival has helped raise over £10,000 for the charity.