Great British Beer FestivalTuesday 11 Aug to 15. London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, W14 8UX. Over 900 real ales, ciders and perries and international beers to explore, located in the heart of London. The Great British Beer Festival will welcome more than 50,000 festival-goers and offers the opportunity to enjoy the full pub experience with pub games and quizzes, live entertainment and a variety of delightful cuisines to tempt every taste bud. EmailWebsite.
38th Peterborough Beer FestivalTuesday 25 August -29. The Embankment, Bishops Rd, Peterborough, PE1 1EF 400+ real ales incl fest specials. Huge range of ciders/perries/bottled beers/wines. Wide selection of food stalls catering for all tastes. Pub games, tombola, pub quiz, CAMRA shops + other stalls. Live music every eve, separate music marquee. Open: Tue Trade only sess from 3pm, open to public 530–11pm; Wed-Sat all day. Entry: Tue £5 (£3 CAMRA/ECBU £3); Wed-Sat 12noon-3pm £2 (£1 CAMRA/ECBU), 3-11pm £6* (£3 CAMRA/ECBU) *Weds £5. Volunteers rqd. More info/trade tkts 01733 896555 Keep up to date on Twitter @BoroBeerFest email or website.
20th Clacton-on-Sea Real Ale & Cider Festiva 26-29 August. St James’ Hall, Tower Rd, Clacton, Essex CO15 1LF (adj to West Cliff Theatre). 10-15min walk fm Rly Stn. 65 Real Ales + Ciders/Perries/Wines + European Beers, free soft drinks for designated drivers. Hot/Cold food most sessions. Souvenir glass. Open: Wed 6-11pm; Thu-Sat 11am-11pm. Entry: £2.50 to all non-music sess + £3.50 for music sess. FREE entry to card carrying CAMRA membs ALL times. Live music Thu Eve, ‘Wully Bully’; Sat aft ‘Blackwater Jazz Band’; Sat eve ‘Resonators’. (Ideal to combine with visit to Clacton-on-Sea Air Show).See website for details. email