7th Colchester Winter Ale Festival

10 years 4 months 4 days ago

Opening Times

Wednesday 22nd January to Saturday 25th January 2014.

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.

Details are subject to change.


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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 100+ beers from around 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 List

Cider List


Food available all sessions.  Hog Roast, hot dogs, burgers, jacket potatos and Ken the Curry Man's vegetarian and meaty curries.


Download a copy of the festival programme.

Live Music

Live on Saturday night - The Short People

Getting Your First Drink

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