Southern Hampshire CAMRA

Beer Festivals

Southern Hampshire CAMRA has been running the Southampton Beer Festival at Southampton Guildhall for the past 19 years.

In 2010 we added to this by organising an Autumn Festival, in Woolston, appropriately called Woolston Beer Festival. We repeated this the next year and it has become annual event.

In 2011 we held Winchester Real Ale and Cider Festival at the end of March, returning a CAMRA beer festival to Winchester Guildhall after a gap of 28 years. This was another big success and the repeat events since then have been equally so.

All the staff at our beer festivals are volunteers. Many members of Southern Hampshire CAMRA also volunteer their time to work at the Great British Beer Festival each year.

Some of our aims in running beer festivals are:

  • To serve customers quality cask conditioned real ale.
  • To promote real ale to the local community, therefore increasing its popularity.
  • To promote membership of CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale.

If you'd like us to email you and let you know when we're holding beer festivals then join our "beerfests" mailing list and we'll keep you informed!

CAMRA Beer Festivals

  • Salisbury Food and Drink Festival – 10th September 2017
    Market Place, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 1JH
    This festival runs all week, but the Salisbury & South Wiltshire CAMRA run Beer Tent is in the Market Place on Sunday 10th from 10:00 – 17:00.
     
  • Woolston Beer Festival – 29th & 30th September 2017
    Pear Tree Church Hall, Woolston, Southampton SO19 2HA
    30 real ales, ciders, bottled beers & food. Open Fri 18:30 – 23:00; Sat 11:30 – 16:00 & 18:30 – 23:00. Tickets £6. £2 beer tokens to card carrying CAMRA members. Entertainment both evenings. Tickets will go on sale in early September – keep an eye on the website.
     
  • 11th Ascot Racecourse Beer Festival – 6th & 7th October 2017
    Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7JX
    Organised by CAMRA Berkshire South-East, in conjunction with Ascot Racecourse. Open from 11:00 until 30 minutes after the last race (about18:00). Any race day ticket (advance from £18 Fri, £24 Sat; on-gate from £21 Fri, £24 Sat.) gets access to the beer festival, but CAMRA members booking in advance can get a 50% discount on the 'on-gate' equivalent price for the 'Queen Anne Enclosure' by quoting a code.
     
  • Weymouth Octoberfest – 6th & 7th October 2017
    Weymouth Pavilion Ocean Room, The Esplanade, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8ED
    11:00 – 15:30 & 18:00 – 23:30 both days. Tickets £4.50 Friday Lunchtime, £5.50 Saturday Lunchtime, £5.50 evening sessions. Run by West Dorset CAMRA.
     
  • 9th Hampshire Octoberfest – 13th, 14th & 15th October 2017
    Basingstoke Cricket & Sports Ground, Fairfields Rd, Basingstoke RG21 3DR
    Friday 'Works Night Out' 17:00 – 23:30; Saturday 'Octoberfest' 11:00 – 23:30; Sunday 'Family Day' 11:00 – 18:00. Friday evening is beer festival (over 200 beers, ciders & wines) & live music only, Saturday & Sunday have family attractions as well. Tickets Friday & Saturday £8.50 in advance, Sunday £5 advance, (on the door tickets £10/£7.50). Weekend and family tickets also available £15/£25. North Hampshire CAMRA does the beer part, others do the rest.
     
  • Maidenhead Beer & Cider Festival – 19th, 20th & 21st October 2017
    Magnet Leisure Centre, Holmanleaze, Maidenhead SL6 8AW
    12:00 – 22:00 Thursday; 12:00 – 22:30 Friday & Saturday. Tickets £12.50 in advance, £15 on door - includes glass, programme & 2 pint vouchers. Run by Slough, Windsor & Maidenhead CAMRA
     
  • 20th Oxford Beer & Cider Festival – 26th, 27th & 28th October 2017
    Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate's Street, Oxford OX1 1BX
    17:00 – 23:00 Thursday; 11:00 – 23:00 Friday; 11:00 – 21:00 Saturday. Tickets £10 (£8 for CAMRA members) includes £6 of beer tokens. Run by Oxford CAMRA.
     
  • 31st Swindon Beer Festival – 26th, 27th & 28th October 2017
    Steam Museum, Fire Fly Ave, Swindon SN2 2EY
    18:00 – 23:00 Thursday; 11:00 – 15:30 & 18:00 – 23:00 Friday; 11:00 – 19:00 Saturday. Tickets £5 Thursday & Friday lunchtime, £10 Friday evening (advance only, available from 22nd September), £4 Saturday. Friday evening ticket includes £4 worth of beer, other tickets are on the door. Run by Swindon & North Wiltshire CAMRA.
     
  • 19th Poole Beer Festival – 27th & 28th October 2017
    St Aldhelms Centre, Poole Road, Branksome BH12 1AD
    11:00 – 15:30 & 18:30 – 23:00 both days. Tickets £10 advance only – includes glass, programme & 2 x ½ pints beer. On sale from 1st September. Run by East Dorset CAMRA.
     
  • 13th Redhill Beer Festival – 2nd, 3rd & 4th November 2017
    Merstham Village Hall, Station Road North, Merstham, RH1 3ED
    12:00 – 23:00 Thursday, £3; 12:00 – 23:00 Friday, £4; 12:00 – 18:00 Saturday, free entrance. Thursday & Friday tickets just £2 before 16:00. Run by East & Mid Surrey CAMRA.
     
  • Bath Winter Ales Festival – 24th & 25th November 2017
    Widcombe Social Club, Widcombe Hill, Bath BA2 6AA
    Two sessions: Friday 18:00 – 23:00; Saturday 11:00 – 19:00. Up to 30 real ales and a few ciders. Entrance (advance ticket recommended) £8 – includes £2 of tokens. Run by Bath and Borders CAMRA
     

For CAMRA festivals over the whole of the UK see the main CAMRA website
 

Non-CAMRA Beer Festivals

Many beer festivals take place in our branch area, or nearby, that are not CAMRA beer festivals. Despite being unable to endorse these events, we believe that any beer festival that sells quality cask-conditioned real ales should be supported (see you there!). The information given here is purely for the benefit of readers, and is accurate to the best of our knowledge.
To get your beer festival listed here send an email to beerfestivals@shantscamra.org.uk

    Thu 24/08/2017
       – Mon 28/08/2017
Platform Tavern Sausage, Music & Ale Festival
Town Quay, Southampton, SO14 2NY
Annual summer Sausage, Music & Ale Festival starting Thursday evening. Usually 15 real ales, daily bands and 20 different sausages. The list of bands is on www.platformtavern.com/music
    Fri 25/08/2017
       – Sat 26/08/2017
Hamble Point Marina Beer & Cider Festival
School Lane, Hamble-le-Rice SO31 4JD
Beer, Ale & Cider Family Weekend. Music on Friday evening and Saturday from mid afternoon. Also on Saturday there will be a barbecue and entertainment for children (14:00 – 16:30). See www.facebook.com/events/250043972067833
    Fri 25/08/2017
       – Sat 26/08/2017
Somerley Beer & Music Festival
The Walled garden, Old Somerley, Ellingham, Ringwood
The 7th Somerley Beer & Music Festival, open 18:00 – 23:00 Friday and 12:00 – 24:00 Saturday with over 160 real ales & ciders plus wine, fizz & Pimms plus entertainments including ferret racing! Tickets in advance £5 Friday & £10 Saturday for adults, accompanied children free; also tickets on gate but £10 & £15. To get to it go a mile or so north of Ringwood on the A338 then turn left along Ellingham drive. It’s on the right just after you go over the river (a postcode and Sat Nav won't work!). Camping & caravan pitches also available, you must book in advance for these. See www.somerleybeerfestival.com for full details.
    Fri 25/08/2017
       – Sun 27/08/2017
Tally Ho! Broughton
High Street, Broughton, nr Stockbridge, SO20 8AA
Annual beer festival. Dates only at the moment but usually over 20 beers and ciders, barbecue, Live music and family events. See www.broughtonbeerfest.co.uk for the festival, www.thetallyhobroughton.co.uk for the pub.
    Fri 25/08/2017
       – Sun 27/08/2017
Winchester Gate, Salisbury
Winchester Gate, 113 Rampart Road, Salisbury SP1 1JA
Real Ale & Cider Festival with live music. Summer Beer Festival. That's all we know. No website so here's the Whatpub entry whatpub.com/pubs/SAL/134
    Fri 25/08/2017
       – Mon 28/08/2017
Black Dog, Waltham Chase
Winchester Road, Waltham Chase SO32 2LX
Real ales & cider and a bouncy castle Sunday & Monday if the weather holds out. See www.theblackdogwalthamchase.co.uk/whats-on but there's not too much detail there yet.
    Fri 25/08/2017
       – Mon 28/08/2017
43rd Island Steam Show
The Railway Station, Havenstreet, Isle of Wight PO33 4DS
There will be steam trains, Traction engines, men riding bikes, fairground rides and more. Oh yes, I forgot – there’s also real ale bar with an expected 50 beers. 10:00 – 18:00 each day. Tickets are £14.50 in advance, £16 on the gate, or £9.50 for the show only, no trains. See www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk/events/the-40th-island-steam-show.aspx
    Fri 25/08/2017
       – Mon 28/08/2017
Musketeer 12th Annual Beer, Cider and Gin Festival
Musketeer, 26 North Street, Pennington (nr Lymington), Hampshire, SO41 8FZ
From 18:00 on Friday. Over 50 real ales and traditional ciders from the local area, plus 30 gins. Music lunchtimes & evenings. Food Saturday & Sunday and an afternoon barbecue on Monday. See themusketeer.co.uk for all details.
    Fri 25/08/2017
       – Mon 28/08/2017
Parkstone Beer & Cider Festival
Poole Ex-Servicemens Club, 66 North Rd, Poole, Dorset, BH14 0LY
9th annual festival, open to all – usually 40+ beers and 20+ ciders and at 12:00 – 24:00 each day but ending earlier on Monday. No website so here's the Whatpub entry whatpub.com/pubs/SED/273 and a Facebook event www.facebook.com/events/1026541710813657
    Fri 25/08/2017
       – Mon 28/08/2017
South Western Arms, St. Denys
38-40 Adelaide Road, St. Denys, Southampton SO17 2HW
Beer Cider & Street Food Festival. Usually 60 Real Ales, Ciders & Perries, with live music & 'street food'. Usually a preview session from 18:00 Thursday 24 August, main event from noon Friday to Monday. The pub no longer has a website so here is the Whatpub entry – whatpub.com/pubs/HAS/00566 – you'll find their facebook link there.
    Fri 25/08/2017
       – Mon 28/08/2017
Tichborne Arms Beer Festival
Tichborne Arms, Tichborne, Nr. Alresford, Hants. SO24 0NA
Annual beer festival, around 50 beers and 15 ciders. Open from Friday 18:00. Live music plus food all day. See www.tichbornearms.co.uk/blog
    Fri 25/08/2017
       – Mon 28/08/2017
Victoria Inn, West Marden
West Marden, West Sussex, PO18 9EN
Real Ale & Cider. Live music, dog show, barbecue, spit roast & charity raffle. Coincides with the West Marden festival. See www.victoriainnwestmarden.co.uk/page/Events
    Sat 26/08/2017
       – Mon 28/08/2017
George Inn, Vernham Dean
Vernham Dean, Andover, SP11 0JY
Annual August Bank Holiday Beer & Music Festival with lots of bands and lots of real ale. Details on their website www.thegeorgeatvernhamdean.co.uk/news
    Fri 01/09/2017
       – Sun 03/09/2017
Goat & Tricycle, Bournemouth
27-29 Westhill Road, Bournemouth BH2 5PF
20 beers and ciders rotated over the weekend. 6 of these will be available in their garden. There will be lunchtime barbecues and live music in the evenings. See goatandtricycle.co.uk/events/beer-festival
    Fri 01/09/2017
       – Sun 03/09/2017
Ale at Amberley 12
Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, Amberley, Nr Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9LT
Around 80 ales, ciders & perries. Evening sessions are beer festival (£5 advance ticket) only whereas the afternoon sessions (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) combine entrance to the museum (£11.50) and are available on the door only, though free entry is available to CAMRA members from 14:00 on Sunday for any remaining beer, See the Ale at Amberley website www.aleatamberley.co.uk and the Amberley Museum website www.amberleymuseum.co.uk/ale-at-amberley
    Fri 01/09/2017
       – Sun 03/09/2017
Child Okeford Beer & Cider Festival
Saxon Inn, Gold Hill, Child Okeford, Dorset DT11 8HD
Beer and cider festival with live music and a barbecue. Poster here – www.saxoninn.co.uk/Docs/Events.pdf Pub's website here – www.saxoninn.co.uk
    Fri 01/09/2017
       – Sun 03/09/2017
Cleveland Bay, Chandler's Ford
1 Pilgrims Close, Chandler's Ford, SO53 4ST
The Cleveland's second beer festival of the year with a weekend of live music and a wide selection of guest ales & some traditional ciders. See www.theclevelandbay.co.uk/events/beer-festival-september-2017
    Thu 07/09/2017
       – Sun 10/09/2017
Salisbury Heritage Open Days
Salisbury City
Not a beer festival but a chance to go on guided tours of some of Salisbury's historic pubs. There are also two exhibitions to visit, one at the public library and the other at the Wyndham Arms. The tours are free but you need to book in advance. See this website www.beerguild.co.uk/news/salisbury-heritage-open-days-7-10-september and the programme www.salisburycivicsociety.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/HODS_website.docx-V3.pdf
    Fri 08/09/2017
       – Sat 09/09/2017
Yateley Cask & Cork Festival
Sean Devereux Park, Chandlers Lane, Yateley GU46 7SZ
The 2nd Cask and Cork festival organised by Yateley's football and cricket clubs. Local beers, lagers, wines and ciders. Sessions are 18:00 – 23:00 Friday; 11:00 – 16:00 & 18:00 – 23:00 Saturday. Food & live music. Tickets £8 in advance or £10 on the door. See www.caskandcorkyateley.co.uk
    Fri 08/09/2017
       – Sat 09/09/2017
21st Burbage Beer Festival
Burbage & Easton Royal Sports Club, East Sands, Marlborough SN8 3AN
The 21st festival with about 40 Real Ales & Ciders, and starts on Friday evening at 18:30. Food & music too. Tickets, £8 in advance or on the door, are valid for both evenings; accompanied children free entrance. For more details see festival.bercc.com
    Fri 08/09/2017
       – Sat 09/09/2017
G Live Beer Festival
G Live, London Road, Guildford. GU1 2AA
Friday 18:30 – 23:00, Saturday 12:00 – 16:00 & 18:30 – 23:00. Beer & cider festival with live music, hog roast & barbecue. Tickets £12 including glass & programme, £2 discount for CAMRA members. See glive.co.uk/Online/default.asp?...
    Fri 08/09/2017
       – Sat 09/09/2017
Haslemere Beer Festival
Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 2AS
11th annual beer festival. Over 50 ales ciders & perries plus live music & food. Friday 19:00 – 23:00, Saturday 12:00 – 16:00 & 19:00 – 23:00, tickets £10, £6 & £8 respectively, and include souvenir glass. See haslemerebeerfestival.co.uk
    Fri 08/09/2017
       – Sun 10/09/2017
Bugle Inn, Botley
10 High Street, Botley, SO30 2EA
Their first 'Pig & Apple Festival'. Music, cider and all thing pig. Nothing on their website yet www.bugleinnbotley.com
    Fri 08/09/2017
       – Sun 10/09/2017
Eight Bells, Alton
Church Street, Alton GU34 2DA
'Secret beer festival with around a dozen beers' – That's all we know, and perhaps we shouldn't know that! No pub website so here's Whatpub: whatpub.com/pubs/EHA/1
    Fri 08/09/2017
       – Sun 10/09/2017
White Hart, Tongham
76 The Street, Tongham, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 1DH
A selection of live music & ales. We think the dates are right. Keep an eye on www.thewhiteharttongham.co.uk/beer-festival
    Sat 09/09/2017 Silchester Beer Festival
Village Hall, Whistlers Lane, Silchester, Hampshire RG7 2NE
From 16:00. A selection of beer & cider from small independent breweries. Tickets £10 on the door or £8 in advance (available from 14th August) – includes some drinks tokens. Food, wine, soft drinks & live music as well. See www.silchester.org
    Sat 09/09/2017 Curdridge Beer Festival
Curdridge Reading Room, Reading Room Lane, Curdridge (nr Botley), Hampshire SO32 2HE
Annual local beer and cider festival. Open 18:00 – 23:00. Food available too. Tickets now on sale, £6.50, see their website – www.curdridgebeerfestival.co.uk
    Sat 09/09/2017 Hatch Warren Beer Festival
Hatch Warren Community Centre, Longcross Lane, Hatch Warren, Basingstoke RG22 4XF
19:00 – 23:00 we think. Beers from local breweries plus food and live music. Tickets £6 for non-members, members £3. See www.hatchwarren.org/index.php/events/144-lager-festival-saturday-24th-june-2017
    Sat 09/09/2017 Newbury Real Ale Festival
Northcroft Fields, Northcroft Lane, Newbury, RG14 1RS
The 14th Festival, 12:00 – 23:00, entrance £10 for over 18's (includes glass & 2 x half pint tokens), free entrance for children. Still in planning but usually over 240 Ales, Ciders & Perries. Multiple food options, including Hog Roast. Varied musical line-up. Tickets in advance (with bonus drink token), or buy on the door. More details on www.newburyrealale.co.uk
    Mon 11/09/2017 Barrels & Beer
St Michael Square/Tudor House, Southampton, SO14 2AD
Not a beer festival but a guided walk past some of the historic pubs past & present of Southampton and ending in The Dancing Man (the historic grade I listed Wool House) for some sampling of beer/mead/cider & some nibbles. Meet 18:55 for 19:00 set off, 1 hour walk plus 1 hour tasting session, cost £19.95. See seesouthampton.co.uk/works/barrels-and-beer for all details including the theme for this particular evening and ticket details.
    Fri 15/09/2017 Winchester Oktoberfest 2017
Winchester Guildhall, High Street, Winchester SO23 9GH
A one day keg only 'Oktoberfest' with Erdinger festival beer, German food & Oompah! Tickets £27.50. See www.guildhallwinchester.co.uk/events/details/191
    Fri 15/09/2017
       – Sat 16/09/2017
Langford Beer Festival
Langford Sports & Social Club, Steeple Langford Recreation Ground, Steeple Langford, Wiltshire, SP3 4ND
30 plus real ales, 12 ciders, music, food, wine, and camping available as well. Ticket from £5. See langfordbeerfestival.wordpress.com for more details.
    Fri 15/09/2017
       – Sun 17/09/2017
Hedge End Club
4 Bursledon Road, Hedge End, Hampshire, SO30 0BR
6th annual beer festival, moved to September this year. Open 11:00 – 23:30 Friday & Saturday; 11:00 – 22:30 Sunday. Live music during the day and the evenings. Food at all times. Free entrance and non members are welcome. See www.hedgeendclub.co.uk/page2a.html for the club website.
    Sat 16/09/2017 German Beer Festival
Southampton Guildhall, SO14 7LP
This is a commercial organisation Beerfest UK running Oktoberfest themed beer festivals all over Britain. Open Saturday 17:00 – 23:00. £14.40 in advance only. Be warned, this is keg only and just two choices of beer, the emphasis being the 'oompah' atmosphere. www.beerfestuk.com/southampton17.html
    Wed 20/09/2017
       – Sun 24/09/2017
Chaplin's Autumn Beer, Sausage and Cider Festival
Chaplin's & The Cellar Bar, 529 Christchurch Rd, Boscombe, Bournemouth BH1 4AG
One of their regular beer festivals. See www.chaplins-bar.co.uk/solstice-beer-sausage-and-cider-festival for all details.
    Fri 22/09/2017
       – Sun 24/09/2017
The Great Bransgore Beer Festival 2017
Three Tuns, Bransgore, Hampshire, BH23 8JH
A Bransgore Rotary Charity event in conjunction with The Three Tuns. Usually 70 real ales, around 20 different ciders and a choice of fine wines. Live music throughout the event, a wine tasting session and a hog roast along with the usual burgers and hot dogs. Mostly under cover alongside the large pub garden where you can enjoy the late summer sunshine. Keep an eye on www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/page.php?PgID=522148&ClubID=1690 and www.threetunsinn.com/events for more details.
    Sat 23/09/2017
       – Sun 24/09/2017
Last of the Summer Cider
Myncen Farm, Minchington, Dorset DT11 8DH
Music and cider festival with some real ales and a snack shack. Tickets are £25. Overnight camping available. Starts at midday and finishes at midnight. See www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/last-of-the-summer-cider-2017-one-day-music-cider-festival-tickets-34245265511
    Fri 29/09/2017
       – Sun 01/10/2017
Red Shoot Inn
Tom's Lane, Linwood, New Forest BH24 3QT (OS: SU188094) Phone 01425 475792
Autumn Beer Festival. Usually 20 plus beers and ciders, with food available all day and music in the evenings. Keep an eye on www.redshoot.co.uk/events/beer-cider-music-festival for more details.
    Sat 30/09/2017 Southampton Beer and Blues Festival
Guildhall Square, Southampton
Two sessions with 50 plus British & International Craft beers (of the keg variety) alongside Blues and Roots music in the Guildhall Square, now a part of Southampton Cultural Quarter. See their facebook www.facebook.com/SotonBeerandBlues
    Sat 30/09/2017 Phoenix Beer Festival 2017
The Phoenix Theatre & Arts Centre, Station Road, Bordon GU35 0LR
Local beers plus cider and wine, plus local acts performing in the theatre. Two sessions:11:30 – 16:00 & 18:00 – 22:30. Tickets £6 for one session, £10 for both. See www.phoenixarts.co.uk/phoenix-beer-festival-2017
    Sat 30/09/2017 Sherfield on Loddon Beer Festival
Sherfield Village Hall, Reading Road, Sherfield on Loddon, Hampshire, RG27 0EZ
10th annual beer festival 11:30 – 23:00. Over 50 beers and ciders. Hot food & live music. Free evening minibus to Bramley railway station. See www.sherfieldbeerfestival.org.uk
    Fri 06/10/2017
       – Sat 07/10/2017
Phyllis Tuckwell Beer Festival
The Empire, High Street, Aldershot, GU11 1DJ
The first charity beer festival in aid of Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice with 60 local beers and ciders, live music, food and a raffle. Three sessions: 19:00 – 23:00 Friday; 12:00 – 16:00 & 19:00 – 23:00 Saturday. Tickets £10 per session inc programme & glass. See www.pth.org.uk/event-category/beer-festival for details.
    Fri 06/10/2017
       – Sat 07/10/2017
Ale-ing Fest
Hayling Island Community Centre, Station Road, Hayling Island PO11 0HB
Over 30 beers & ciders. Friday 18:30 – 23:00, Saturday 12:00 – 16:00 & 18:30 – 23:00. Entertainment both evening sessions. Tickets available in August. See www.ale-ingfest.co.uk
    Fri 06/10/2017
       – Sat 07/10/2017
13th Selborne Zig Zag Festival
Selborne Arms, High Street, Selborne GU34 3JR and in the nearby Village Hall
Around 25 local real ales, ciders, a range of fine wines (and fizz!), superb locally produced food and live music from local Hampshire bands. Advance tickets £10 (includes some drinks), available from September. The pub's website is www.selbornearms.co.uk/Events and the festival website is www.zigzagfest.co.uk.
    Sat 07/10/2017 Pumpkin & Beer Festival, Worth Matravers
Square & Compass, Worth Matravers (nr. Swanage), Dorset BH19 3LF
An annual Pumpkin and Beer Festival with a great selection and variety of beers, ales and pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, and live music. See www.squareandcompasspub.co.uk/index.php/what-s-on/2017-festivals/eventdetail/754/-/pumpkin-beer-festival.html
    Fri 13/10/2017
       – Sat 14/10/2017
7th Portsea Island Beer Festival
Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Street, Portsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3BS
Organised by Irving & Co Brewery, with 50 cask Beers, Ciders and Perries from all round the UK as well as many local favourites. Come and enjoy live music, food and a great jolly atmosphere. Friday 12:00 – 16:00 (preview session) £4, Friday 18:00 – 23:00 £8, Saturday 12:00 – 16:00 £8, Saturday 18:00 – 23:00 £8. Theatre website is www.groundlings.co.uk – look under October listings. This festival may be advance tickets only.
    Fri 13/10/2017
       – Sat 14/10/2017
Wimborne Beer Festival
Allendale Community Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne BH21 1AS
An annual event by Wimborne Round Table with the proceeds going to local charities. Three sessions: 18:00 – 23:00 Friday; 12:00 – 19:00 & 18:00 – 23:00 Saturday. Keep an eye on their website thewimbornebeerfestival.co.uk for ticket availability & prices.
    Sat 14/10/2017 19th Wickham Charity Beer Festival
The Wickham Centre, Mill Lane, Wickham, Nr. Fareham, PO17 5AL
About 30 beers and a few ciders. Food available during the sessions. Open 11:00 – 16:00 and 18:00 – 23:00. The centre is open between sessions if you go to both, the bar will be closed but you can get food. The festival website is www.wickhambeerfestival.co.uk and the Wickham Centre is www.wickhamcentre.co.uk
    Fri 20/10/2017
       – Sat 21/10/2017
Grayshott Firkinfest
Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road, Grayshott, Surrey, GU26 6TZ
9th annual beer & cider festival. Friday 18:00 – 23:30; Saturday 19:00 – 23:30. About 16 beers and 8 ciders, plus wine, food & music. Advance tickets £5 Friday, £12.50 Saturday, or sponser a barrel for £50 and receive two complimentary tickets per session. Tickets available from September. Keep an eye on www.grayshott.com/wordpress/groups/firkinfest
    Sat 21/10/2017 Red Cat Brewery
Unit 10 Sun Valley Business Park, Winnall Close, Winchester, SO23 0LB
Not a traditional beer festival but an open day at a brewery. Your chance to meet the brewers and drink some beer from 11:00 to 17:00. Food & musical entertainment too. The breweries website is www.redcatbrewing.co.uk but for details see www.facebook.com/events/2003068529922231
    Sat 21/10/2017 Portchester Community Centre Cider & Sausage Festival
Portchester Community Centre, Westlands Grove, Portchester PO16 9AD
Portchester Community Centre's Cider & Sausage festival, open Saturday 18:00 – 23:00, tickets £5. A range of ciders, perries and some local bottled ales, plus this year a Prosecco bar. Several varieties of sausage as well as vegetarian options, plus some entertainment. See www.portchestercommunitycentre.co.uk/events/cider-sausage-festival
    Thu 26/10/2017
       – Sun 29/10/2017
Ocktoberfest Southampton
Guildhall Square, Southampton
A German style Ocktoberfest event on Guildhall Square (we assume in a tent) with oompah bands, sausages, schnitzels & pretzels, and beer - which we expect to be all keg. 'Standing' tickets from £8 to £15, 'seating' from £10 to £25. See www.oktoberfestsoton.com
    Fri 27/10/2017
       – Sun 29/10/2017
Queen's Hotel, Gosport
143 Queens Road, Gosport PO12 1LG
Annual beer festival. Food available Friday & Saturday. Come along and help celebrate Sue's 34 years at The Queens – from 17:00 Friday & 12:00 Saturday & Sunday. Not too much on their website yet cliveluff.wixsite.com/queenshotel
    Fri 27/10/2017
       – Sun 29/10/2017
The Star, Godalming
17 Church Street, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1PE
Annual beer and cider festival. No details yet and not on their website www.thestargodalming.co.uk
    Sat 28/10/2017 19th Denmead Beer Festival
Denmead Community Centre, School Lane, Denmead, Hampshire, PO7 6LU
19:00 – 23:30. Over 20 real ales, plus a selection of wines, cider and soft drinks. Live music, raffle & barbecue. Tickets £9 includes souvenir glass tankard & complimentary drink. See www.denmeadca.com/beer-festival.html.
    Mon 13/11/2017 Barrels & Beer
St Michael Square/Tudor House, Southampton, SO14 2AD
Not a beer festival but a guided walk past some of the historic pubs past & present of Southampton and ending in The Dancing Man (the historic grade I listed Wool House) for some sampling of beer/mead/cider & some nibbles. Meet 18:55 for 19:00 set off, 1 hour walk plus 1 hour tasting session, cost £19.95. See seesouthampton.co.uk/works/barrels-and-beer for all details including the theme for this particular evening and ticket details.
   

If you know of any more non-CAMRA beer festivals in our branch area then please email the details to us.

 

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