8th Colchester Winter Ale & Cider Festival

2 months 4 days 10 hours hence

Opening Times

Wednesday 28th January  to Saturday 31st January 2015.

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).

Beer and Cider lists will be available closer to the festival.


Food available all sessions.

Live Music

There will be music. Watch this space.


In 2015 we are supporting The Robin Cancer Trust

Getting Your First Drink

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