31st Colchester Real Ale and Cider Festival

7 years 11 months 4 weeks ago

Opening Times

Tuesday 31st May to Saturday 4th June 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.


Download the Festival Programme


The festival will offer 120+ beers from all over 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).


Food available all sessions.

Live Music

Tuesday 31st May - Emma Dean
Saturday 4th June - Revolver

Getting Your First Drink

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