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20th Watford Beer Festival West Herts Sports Club, Park Ave, Watford WD18 7HP.  80+ beers, many from local Hertfordshire and London breweries, and ciders/perries. Function room and extra seating. Beers, Ciders and Perries in heated marquee. Quiz 7pm Saturday night. Open: Thursday 4 11pm; Friday/Saturday 11pm11pm. Entry £2.50, FREE for CAMRA members/West Hertfordshire Sports Club members. Hot and cold food available Thursday 5pm 9pm; Friday/Saturday 12noon 3pm, 5pm9pm. Contact Andrew Vaughan  01923 230104 or see website.

7th Colchester Real Ale And Cider


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3rd South Woodham

Ferrers Beer & Cider


Location: Champions Manor Hall, Hullbridge Rd CM3 5LJ  (only 400yds from Railway Station) 35 beers and 10 ciders. Open: Thursday 4-11pm; Friday/Saturday 11am-11pm. CAMRA members free admission all times, non- members £1. Festival tankard £3. All beers on from the off. Hot food available - evenings, light bites lunchtimes. Music Sat evening TBA. Contact Robert Longley.

37th Norwich Beer Festival

St Andrews & Blackfriars

Halls Norwich.

220+ real ales (Many local ales and specials), 40+ ciders and perries. Open: Monday 5.30- 11pm; Tuesday-Thursday 11.30-2.30pm, 5.30-11pm; Friday 11.30-3pm, 5.30-11pm; Saturday 11.30-3pm, 6-11pm. Admission: Lunchtimes Tuesday - Thursday £1, Friday - Saturday £2. Evenings Monday/Tuesday £3, Wednesday £4, Thursday - Friday £5, Saturday Evening £6. CAMRA membs free all times (please join queue and show your valid membship card). 18+ only. Last admission 30min before close. No pass outs. Advance ticket details see website. Volunteers needed, staffing form via website  or contact Staffing Officer, Jane Edrupt  or Beer Festival Staffing, 22 Branford Rd, Norwich NR3 4QD (Mail only, no visitors). Website Facebook page norwich beer festival or contact Festival Organiser Martin Ward 07833971894 (M) or e-mail.

Hello fellow CAMRA members

It will soon be time for the 2014 Pig’s Ear Beer and Cider Festival which takes place as usual in early December at the Round Chapel in Hackney. Once again we are looking for over 120 willing volunteers to take on the full range of jobs at the festival. Without you we could not have the festival. Here is a staffing form (doc) or (rtf) which includes an explanation of job roles. PLEASE fill in ALL the details on the form. It is important that we have this chance to check and update our records. You can return it either as an email attachment or in the post. We welcome all help. In particular we very much look for help in the setting up and taking down period so do consider if you could be available. We are also looking at anyone who might be interested in helping Team Tango with stewarding duties. Finally, there are a couple of periods where we also need more volunteers. These are Friday evening (our busiest time) and Saturday daytime. Therefore even if you cannot help on other days but can on these then that would be very much appreciated. If you haven’t worked at a Beer Festival before, why not give it a go? Although working at the festival is hard work, it can also be fun with the chance to engage with our many visitors to the festival. Volunteers are allowed free beer (within reason) and also receive food vouchers to use at the food concessions at the festival. You will get training for any role you choose and there will be plenty of experienced people about. Please think about volunteering, you will be made most welcome! We look forward to hearing from you. Pig's Ear Staffing Team Download poster.