9th Colchester Winter Ale Festival 2016

1 month 4 weeks 20 hours hence

Opening Times

Wednesday 27th to Saturday 30th January 2016

Open: 12 noon – 11pm every day

Entry FREE to card-carrying CAMRA Members, others Free 12 noon-3pm, £3.00 thereafter.

Accompanied children welcome until 6.30pm. Full wheelchair access available.

Finding the Festival

The festival is at Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street, Colchester. CO1 1NF. More information on Finding the Festival

Working at the Festival

The festival is run entirely by volunteers. Find out how to get involved.


The festival will offer 120+ beers from East Anglia, real cider and perry. There will also be a Belgian bar offering draught and bottled Belgian Beers. English wines from Mersea Island Vineyard will also be available. Soft drinks will be available, free to designated drivers.

Commemorative Festival Glass £3 (refundable).

Cider and beer lists will appear closer to the festival.


Food available all sessions

Live Music


Getting Your First Drink

We will again be using beer cards for all purchases at the bars. More information.