27th Colchester Real Ale & Cider Festival 2012

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Opening Times

Tuesday 5th June to Saturday 9th June 2012


Open: 12noon – 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 140+ beers from around the country, 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).


Have a look at the beer or cider lists.


Download the Festival Programme (pdf, 4.0MB)


Food available all sessions including Curry, BBQ + Hog Roast (Hog Roast from 6pm each day).

Live Music

Live music Tuesday evening with Polly Haynes

Live Music Saturday evening with “The SCOOBS”.

Getting Your First Drink

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