42nd Cambridge Beer FestivalMay18-23 Jesus Green, Cambridge. 200+ ales, 50+ ciders + perries/foreign beer/wines/meads. Famous CAMRA cheese counter with range of British cheeses. Open: Mon 5-1030pm; Tue-Fri 12noon-3pm; 5-1030pm; Sat 12noon-1030pm. Entry: Mon-Wed £4 after 5pm; Thu-Fri £5 after 5pm; Sat £3 all day. CAMRA membs free all sess. Free soft drinks for designated drivers at paying sess. Email or website. Volunteer staff needed.
Hitchin Beer & Cider FestivalJune 11-13 (Thu-Sat): Hitchin Rugby Football Club, Old Hale Way, Hitchin SG5 1XL. Open: Thu 5-11pm; Fri/Sat 12noon-11pm. 100+ Real Ales/Ciders + host of the Hertfordshire CotY competition. Entry: CAMRA membs free entry w/memb card, non-membs £2.50. Website. .
Thurrrock Beer Festival June 2-6 (Tue-Sat): Thurrock Civic Hall, Blackshots Ln, Grays, Essex RM16 2JU. Nearest stn, Grays, C2C line - London Fenchurch St, 1.9 miles from fest. Nearest bus stop ‘The Oak’ Socketts Heath. Served by Bus number 73, 73A, 83, 100, 200, 373, 374 visit Traveline: www.travelinesoutheast.org.uk/se/XSLT_ TRIP_REQUEST2?language=en&timeOffset=15 or ring 0871 200 2233- for timetables/details. 120+ beers, 30+ ciders/perrys + selection of English country wines/mead. Open: Tue-Fri; lunchtime 12noon-3pm, eve 6-11pm; Sat 12noon-11pm. Entry: Tue-Fri lunchtime Free; Tue/Wed eve £1; Thu eve £2; Fri eve £4; Sat all day £2. (Free all times to card carrying CAMRA membs). Ent: Tue/Wed eve- Quiet nights (no live music); Live entertainment all other sess, TBC. Children not allowed in main hall only allowed in garden or foyer up to 6pm if accompanied by an adult. Souvenir glass avail + CAMRA membership/ products stand. Hot/cold food avail all sess. Outdoor drinking area. For latest info visit brch website. Enquiries call hotline on: 07960 969462