Beer Festivals - Archive


This page lists both CAMRA and independent beer festivals as notified to the branch by members.




4 - 6 December    Drewe Arms, Drewsteignton


                               Winter Ale Festival, featuring the Twelve Ales (and Ciders) of Christmas!

                               Live music and a Christmas Market.


Tues 22nd Dec - ??   Crediton Inn, Crediton

                                        Festive season: 10 Real Ales and 1 Real Ciders 



Sat 26th to Wed 30th December    Red Lion, Exbourne


                                    'Festive' Charity Beer Festival

                                        Ten ales will be available and 50p from each pint of ale sold will be donated to our chosen charity,

                                        which is Exbourne Primary School PFA.


                                        We will be open from midday to 11.30pm every day, and food is available from 12 until 9.30pm daily.


                                         Example bus times from Timothy for Tuesday 29th Dec:

                                         The 5A bus leaves Exeter at 11:15, arriving at Exbourne Cross Garage at 12:21,
                                         then walk up road to left of the garage. Bus back at 13:28 or 15:28.


Fri 15th to Sat 16th January       Exeter & East Devon Festival of Winter Ales


Fri 29th Jan to Sun 31st Jan       Smugglers Inn, Holcombe, Dawlish

                                                        January Beer Festival, from 5pm Friday


Fri 29th Jan to Sun 7th Feb                  Bicton Inn, Exmouth, 25th Anniversary Festival

                                                                 25 beers, one for each year at the Bicton!





Thurs 4th to Sat 6th February              Tewkesbury CAMRA Winter Ales Festival

                                                                Details and Beer list:


Fri 5th Feb to Sat 6th Feb                     Dorchester Beerex 2016
                                                                  Corn Exchange, Dorchester

                                                                  For important Ticketing info see this link:


Weds 17th to Sat 20th Feb 2016           CAMRA National Winter Ales Festival,



Fri 19th to Sun 21st Feb 2016              South Devon Railway, Panniers & Pints

                                                                  (Late Winter) Beer Festival

                                                                   Staverton Station

                                                                                          Trains will be running to/from Buckfastleigh/Totnes.

                                                                                          Part of SDRA Winter Gala


Thurs 25th to Sun 28th Feb 2016        Nowhere Inn, 21 Gilwell Street, Plymouth PL4 8BU

                                                                 25+ beers from far & wide, plus ciders, food, music, merriment.

                                                                 Open 12 noon til late each day.

                                                                 In support of Plymouth Music Zone:


Fri 26th to Sun 28th Feb 2016             The Malt House, Seaton

                                                                 9 festival ales and 5 ciders, see Facebook


Thurs 10th to Sat 12th March 2016     CAMRA Bristol Beer Festival 2016

                                                                 The 19th annual CAMRA Bristol Beer Festival will be held at

                                                                  Brunel’s Old Station, Temple Meads, Bristol.

                                                                                         For important Ticketing info see this link:


Thurs 10th to Sun 13th March 2016    Minerva Inn, 31 Looe Street, Plymouth PL4 0EA

                                                                                         25+ beers, ciders, food, music, merriment.


Sat 19th March 2016                           YEOFEST - Yeoford Village Hall



Sat 19th March 2016                           Lostwithiel (13th) Charity Beer Festival

                                                               11.00am until 11.00pm with 6 Nations Rugby in the afternoon


Friday 11th to Sun 27th March 2016    JD Wetherspoon's Real Ale Festival

                                                                                          Up to 50 ales available at the usual outlets - beer list:



Thurs 24th to... run out                           Crediton Inn

(Easter weekend)                                  10 Ales for Easter


Thurs 24th to Mon 28th March 2016   Blue Anchor, Teignmouth

(Easter weekend)                                 30+ Real Ales & Ciders


Friday 25th to Sat 26th March 2016    Lyme Regis / 3 Brewers Beer Festival

(Easter weekend)                                  Marine Theatre



Friday 25th to Mon 28th March          The Drewe Arms (Broadhembury) Beer Festival

(Easter weekend)                                Over 20 real ales, a fair few ciders and lots of music
                                                               Bar is open all day from midday, seven days a week.


Friday 25th to Sat 26th March            5th Tatworth Beer Festival

(Easter weekend)                                Tatworth Playing Fields, Tatworth nr. Chard, TA20 2QW

                                                               Music Saturday night with Rocket Science. BBQ early evening.
                                                               8 real ales not normally available locally and one cider.

                                                               Friday 4-10:30pm, Sat 4pm-11pm


Fri 8th to Sat 9th April 2016               Yeovil Beer Festival,  Yeovil showground


Thurs 14th to Sat 16th April 2016      Tuckers Maltings 24th (SIBA) Beer Festival,

                                                               Newton Abbot


Thurs 14th to Sun 17th April 2016     The Red Lion Charity Beer Festival

                                                               Exbourne. In aid of Sampford Courtenay Village Hall


Sun 1st to Mon 2nd May 2016             The Digger's Rest, Dig Fest 2016

                                                                 Woodbury Salterton                                                                                     

                                                                 Local Ales & Ciders, Live Music, and Hog Roast

Fri 27th to Sun 29th May 2016            The Drewe Arms (Drewsteignton)

                                                            Westcountry Beer & Cider Festival


Fri 27th to Mon 30th May 2016           South Devon Railway 1960s Gala Weekend                                                                                    Real Ale Festival, Staverton Station

                                                           Trains will be running to/from Buckfastleigh/Totnes.

Sat 28th to Mon 30th May 2016          New Inn, Cowley Bridge, Beer Festival

Sat 28th May 2016                              Old Inn, Kilmington, Beer & Cider Festival

                                                                                        15+ beers & ciders, Hog roast, music

Sun 29th to Mon 30th May 2016         North Devon Beer Festival

                                                                                         Barnstaple, Pannier Market


Thurs 2nd Jun to Sat 4 Jun 2016        CAMRA Kernow's St. Ives Beer Festival

                                                           Event Cancelled, for info see:


Fri 3rd Jun to Sat 4th Jun 2016          Occombe Beer (& Music) Festival

                                                            60+ Beers and Ciders, Perry and Pimms

                                                           100% of profits to local conservation charity

                                                            For important Ticketing/Prices info see this link:


Sat 4th June 2016                               Crediton Rugby Club Beer Festival

Thurs 16th to Sun 19th June              Summer Moon Festival



Fri 17th to Sun 19th June 2016          Bottle Inn, Marshwood, Real Ale & Cider Festival

                                                           Including World Nettle-eating Championship on Sat 18th

Fri 17th to Sun 19th June 2016          Fountain Head Beer Festival

                                                           Branscombe. From Friday 6pm. 32 Real Ales & Ciders, live music

Fri 1st July 2016                                Tiny Rebel Tap Takeover at  Beer Cellar, Exeter

Fri 1st to Sun 3rd July 2016              Swan Inn Annual Beer Festival

                                                                                       Lympstone. Biggest yet, 30 Real Ales, 10 Ciders, BBQ, etc

Fri 1st to Sat 2nd July 2016                Thorncombe Annual Beer, Cider and Cricket Festival

                                                                                         Thorncombe Sports & Social Club. Event supported Fri/Sat pm by:

                                                                                         Thorncombe 'Battle of the Bands' (tbob)

Fri 1st to Sun 3rd July 2016                Uffculme Music & Real Ale Festival

                                                                                          Fundraiser for Uffculme's Christmas lights


Sat 2nd July 2016                                 Lamb Inn Cider Festival

                                                             Axminster. 2pm until late. 20+ Ciders. 

Sat 2nd to Sun 3rd July 2016              Topsham Food Festival

                                                            including Topsham Ales bar

Fri 15th to Sat 16th July 2016              Green Man Festival

                                                             Reform Inn, Pilton, Barnstaple

Fri 15th to Sun 17th July 2016            The Kingsbeer (3rd) Festival 2016

                                                                On the embankment at Kingswear with uninterrupted, panoramic views of

                                                                the River Dart.  In 2015 around 50 ales (plus a few ciders) were offered and

                                                              there was live music and a BBQ too! If you travel to the festival via steam

                                                                           train (valid, on the day ticket must be shown) then entry is free!

Sat 16th July 2016 (?)                        Ipple Tipple (?) - seems to be nothing online about this,

                                                             if you know anything please email:

Fri 8th to Sun 24th July 2016                  JD Wetherspoon Cider Festival

Sat 23rd to Sun 24th July 2016           Grove Inn, King's Nympton, Beer Festival

Fri 22nd to Sat 23rd July 2016             Beer and Bluegrass 2016

                                                                                          Poole, Dorset

                                                                                          Music, and over 35 real ales and some ciders

Fri 29th July to Fri 5th Aug 2016         Sidmouth Con Club Beer Festival - during Folk Festival

                                                                                          Guest beers all £2.70/pt

Tues 9th to Sat 13th August 2016       GBBF - Great British Beer Festival

                                                           Olympia, London

                                                                                         For important Ticketing info see this link:

Fri 26th to Mon 29th Aug 2016 - Bank Holiday Weekend Beer Festivals:  

Bay Horse, Totnes, Annual Beer Festival

Blue Anchor Beer Festival


Cannon Inn Beer Festival

Newton Poppleford

Country House Inn Bank Holiday Beer Festival

Withycombe, Exmouth

Grapevine Beer Festival

Exmouth - 50 Ales/20 Ciders, Tickets £5

Launceston Beer Festival

Launceston Town Square, Fri from 7pm and Sat 11-11pm

Mendip Mower Racing and Family Festival (27th-29th)

Cross, Axbridge, Somerset; includes 30+ Beers & Ciders fest all weekend

and Lawn mower racing, and the Wurzels on Saturday afternoon.

£2.50 (half-price) entry for CAMRA members arriving by minibus/coach on Sun/Mon.

New Inn Beer Festival

Cowley Bridge, Exeter

South Devon Railway Rails and Ales Weekend 

Staverton Station

White Hart 2016 Ales and Cider Festival (Sat/Sun)

Bow, nr. Crediton

Fri 9th (4pm) to Sat 10th Sept 2016    Somerset CAMRA Beer Festival                                                                                          at Quantock Brewery, Bishops Lydeard; 50 beers / 10 ciders

Fri 9th to Sun 11th Sept 2016             Royal Oak Beer Festival

                                                                Heavitree, Exeter

Thurs 15th to Sun 18th Sept 2016      Bicton Inn Beer Festival



Fri 16th to Sun 18th Sept 2016          ABBFEST

                                                          Fermoys Garden Centre, Newton Abbot

Fri 16th to Sun 18th Sept 2016          Wedmore Real Ale Festival

                                                                                       Wedmore Village Hall, BS28 4EQ

                                                                                       Over 60 real ales, ciders, perrys and wine, with food available

Sat 17th Sept 2016                             Exe Valley Brewery - Annual Beer Day

                                                                                        Silverton - see link:

Thurs 22nd to Sun 25th Sept 2016     Red Lion (Exbourne) 'Two Moors' Charity Beer Festival

                                                                                        A selection of fine ales from Dartmoor Brewery and Exmoor Ales,

                                                                                        all served direct from the barrel. In aid of Children’s Hospice South West.


Fri 23rd to Sat 24th Sept 2016           Plymouth CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival 2016

                                                                                       Plymouth Albion RFC

                                                                                       Volunteers required! Please see the link...

Weds 12th to Sun 23rd Oct 2016        JDW Autumn Real-Ale Festival 2016

                                                                                        JD Wetherspoon pubs nationwide



Thurs 20th to Sat 22nd Oct 2016        CAMRA Kernow's Falmouth Beer Festival

                                                           Princess Pavilion, Thurs 20:00-23:00, Fri/Sat 11-11

                                                                                         Volunteers required! Please see the link...

Fri 28th to Sun 30th Oct 2016            The Driftwood Spars Octoberfest

                                                                                        St. Agnes, Cornwall

Fri 25th(6pm) to Sat 26th Nov 2016    Bath CAMRA 1st Winter Ales Festival 2016

                                                                  Widcombe Social Club, Widcombe Hill, Bath, BA2 6AA

                                                                Ticketed sessions

Sat 26th Nov 2016                              18th Annual Celtic Beer Festival

                                                                St. Austell Brewery

Sat 26th Nov 2016  11:00-16:00                 Gyle 59 Brewery Open Day

                                                                         Thorncombe, Dorset TA20 4PW

​​​Fri 13th and Sat 14th Jan 2017           FOWA - Festival of Winter Ales

                                                                                        Exeter City football club

Thurs 2nd to Sat 4th Feb 2017              Tewkesbury CAMRA Winter Ales Festival

 from 7pm on 2nd                       


Fri 3rd to Sat 4th Feb 2017                  Dorchester Beerex 2017
                                                          Corn Exchange, Dorchester

Fri 7th - Sun 9th April             National CAMRA AGM/Members' weekend, Bournemouth

Thurs 13th - Sun 16th April     Minerva, Plymouth

Thurs 13th - Mon 17th April    Blue Anchor Beer Festival, Teignmouth 

Fri 14th - Mon 17th April         Bay Horse, Totnes, Easter Beer & Cider Festival

Fri 14th(6pm) - Sun 16th April  Kings Arms, South Zeal, Easter Mini Beer Festival

Fri 14th - Sat 15th April           Lyme Regis  Beer & Cider Festival      

Thurs 20th - Sun 23rd April     Bicton Inn, Exmouth, St. George's Day Festival 


Fri 21st - Sat 22nd April          Yeovil Beer Festival

Thurs 27th - Sat 29th April      Tuckers Maltings, Newton Abbot


Fri 28th - Sun 30th April          Horse & Groom, Bittaford (Ivybridge), Sausage & Cider

Sat 29th - Sun 30th April         Ring of Bells, Cheriton Fitzpaine, Beer & Cider 

Sat 29th April - Mon 1st May   Exeter Food & Drink


Fri 26th - Mon 29th May          South Devon Railway 'Ticket to Ride' event inc. Real Ale Festival


Fri 26th - Mon 29th May          Devon Diesel Society Beer Festival at Staverton Station

Over 45 real ales and ciders               (New for this year, additional bar at Buckfastleigh)

Fri 26th - Sun 28th May           Drewe Arms (Drewsteignton) Beer & Cider Festival


Sat 27th - Sun 28th May          Old Inn, Kilmington, Annual Beer Festival


Sun 28th - Mon 29th May        North Devon Beer Festival, Barnstaple

Fri 9th(6pm) - Sat 10th June     Ashill Beer & Music Festival

Fri 9th - Sun 11th June            West Somerset Railway Diesel Gala and Rail Ale Trail

Fri 16th(6pm) - Sat 17th June  Bridport Round Table Beer Festival              Over 80 real ales & ciders

Fri 16th - Sat 17th June          Occombe Beer Festival


Fri 16th - Sun 18th June         Fountainhead (Branscombe) Beer Festival

Thurs 22nd - Sat 24th June    Summer Moon Beer & Live Music Festival, Kingskerswell


Sat 24th June, 12-6pm           'Pop Up the Hill' to Exe Valley Brewery, Silverton

                                                             including launch of 'Top of the Hops' beer

Fri 7th - Sun 23rd July             JDW Craft Cider Festival at all outlets

                                                             20 ciders incl. 3 exclusives from Devon-based producers

Fri 7th - Sat 8th July                Uffculme Music & Real Ale Festival


Fri 7th - Sun 9th July               Swan Inn (Lympstone) Beer Festival

                                                40 Real Ales, 20 Ciders

Thurs 13th - Sun 16th July       Barum Brewery Annual Festival at Reform Inn, Pilton

                                                            Part of the Pilton 'Green Man' Festival - see link:

Fri 14th - Sun 16th July           KingsBeer Festival, Kingswear


Sat 15th - Sun 16th July          Rising Sun (Sidford) 'Bus stop' Beer Festival


Sat 15th July from 2pm              Ipple Tipple - part of Ipplepen Village Festival

Fri 25th to Mon 28th Aug  - Bank Holiday Weekend Beer Festivals:  

Fri 25th - Mon 28th August     Bay Horse, Totnes, Beer & Cider Festival

12:00 Fri - Monday p.m.                  Local and not-so-local Bands on Sat, 3pm-10:30pm

Fri 25th - Mon 28th August     Blue Anchor, Teignmouth, Beer & Cider Festival

6pm Fri - 10pm Mon                           Over 50 Real Ales & ciders over the weekend

Fri 25th - Mon 28th August     Cannon Inn, Newton Poppleford, Beer & Cider Festival

                                                14+ Ales and 11+ Ciders, see notes

Fri 25th - Mon 28th August     Grapevine, Exmouth, Beer & Smoke Street Party

                                                            50 Real  and Ciders, BBQ, Music acts: see Web link:

Fri 25th - Mon 28th August     South Devon Railway – Rails and (60+) Ales

11-11, 6pm on Monday                       Staverton Station - not Buckfastleigh as poster may suggest!

                                                            Organised and staffed by Devon Diesel Society:

Fri 25th(5pm) - Sun 27th Aug   St Ives Brewery Beer & Cider Festival

Fri 25th - Sat 26th Aug            Launceston Beer Festival

Fri from 7pm                                        in the town square

Sat 26th - Sun 27th Aug         Double Locks, Exeter, 7th Cider & Sausage Festival

11am - 8pm both days

Sat 26th Aug 12-6pm                Exe Valley Brewery 'Pop up the Hill', see f:

Fri 15th - Sun 17th Sept         Bristol Craft Beer Festival - 200+ beers from 30+ brewers

                                                           Note: unusual 'all-in' ticketing, see link for details:

Fri 15th - Sun 17th Sept          Wedmore, Somerset, Real Ale Festival

Sat 16th Sept  12-7pm              Exe Valley Brewery annual charity Beer Day

Fri 22nd - Sun 24th Sept         ABBFEST

Fri 29th - Sun 1st Oct              RHS Rosemoor Real Ale, English Wine and Cider Weekend

Fri 6th - Sat 7th October          Weymouth Octoberfest

Fri 6th October onwards          Beer Cellar, Exeter: unusual but randomly available Cask Ales selection,                                                   30p/pint CAMRA discount

Sat 7th October                       Yeo!Cider 2017, Yeoford

Weds 11th - Sun 22nd Oct      Autumn Real Ale Festival 2017, 30 Ales incl. 5 international.

Fri 13th - Sat 14th Oct             Exeter City Football Club Beer Festival

(5pm-11pm) - (12pm-late)                      Entry for public both days £5; CAMRA £3

Fri 6th October onwards          Beer Cellar, Exeter: unusual but randomly available Cask Ales selection,                                                   30p/pint CAMRA discount

Weds 11th - Sun 22nd Oct      Autumn Real Ale Festival 2017, 30 Ales incl. 5 international.

Thurs 19th - Sat 21st Oct        Falmouth Beer Festival, CAMRA Kernow

                                                Volunteers needed - see link for details!

​Fri 20th - Sun 22nd Oct           Berried in the Cellar Beer Festival

                                                             at Cellar 59, Lyme Regis

​Thurs 26th - Sun 29th Oct       Bicton Inn, Exmouth, Halloween Beer Festival, 20 Ales:

Thurs 26th - Sat 28th Oct        Swindon CAMRA Beer Festival

(18:00)              (19:00)

Fri 19th - Sat 20th Jan 2018    Exeter Festival of Winter Ales (FOWA)

                                                 at Exeter City Football Club

Thurs 1st - Sat 3rd Feb           Tewkesbury Winter Ales Festival (TWAF) 2018

Fri 2nd -Sat 3rd Feb                Dorchester Beerex  Tickets on sale from 4th Dec, see link:

Tues 20th - Sat 24th Feb        GBBF - Great British Beer Festival: Winter  (Norwich)

Thurs 29th(6pm) - Mon 2nd Apr Thatched House Inn, Exwick, Ale-pril Fool Beer Festival

Thurs 29th(6pm) - Mon 2nd Apr Blue Anchor, Teignmouth, Easter Beer & Cider Festival

Thurs 29th - Mon 2nd Apr        Minerva Inn, Plymouth, Beer Festival

Fri 30th - Mon 2nd April            Bay Horse Inn, Totnes, Easter Beer & Cider Festival

Sat 19th May                            Crediton RFC Annual Beer Festival from 12:00

​Fri 25th (6pm) – Mon 28th May  Drewefest - 4th Drewe Arms, Drewsteignton, Festival

​Fri 25th – Mon 28th May          Railway Brewhouse, Newton Abbot
                                                 Charity beer festival with proceeds to Rowcroft Hospice.

Fri 25th – Mon 28th May          Spring Beer Festival, Staverton Station

                                                                                            in support of restoration work of

Sat 26th May (12-7pm)                  'Pop up the Hill' to Exe Valley Brewery, Silverton

                                                               Beer, brewery tours, music, fine views of the Exe Valley. Bring a picnic - groups welcome.

​at 26th - Mon 28th May          Old Inn, Kilmington, Beer & Cider Festival
                                                  Beers from Exeter, Hanlons, Otter, St. Austell, and Branscombe Vale breweries.

Sun 27th - Mon 28th May         North Devon Beer Festival, Pannier Market, Barnstaple.

                                                                                            Beers from fourteen North Devon brewers plus 4 cider makers

​Fri 8th (6pm) - Sat 9th June          Ashill Beer & Music Festival 2018

Fri 15th (6:30pm) – Sat 16th June  Bridport Round Table - Beer Festival

Fri 15th - Sun 17th June           Lambstock Beer Festival, Lamb Inn, Sandford

Fri 15th – Sat 16th June           Occombe Farm Festival
Fri 22nd - Sun 24th June          Fountain Head, Branscombe, Beer Festival

Fri 22nd – Sat 23rd June          Summer Moon Festival, Kingskerswell

Sat 30th June (12-7pm)                 'Pop up the Hill' to Exe Valley Brewery, Silverton

                                                               Beer, brewery tours, music, fine views of the Exe Valley. Bring a picnic - groups welcome.

​Fri 7th (5pm) - Sat 8th Sept        Somerset CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival, Minehead                                               

Fri 14th - Sun 16th Sept           The 18th Wedmore Real Ale Festival

                                                              Wedmore Village Hall

Sat 15th Sept                            Exe Valley Brewery: Annual 'Beer Day' for charity

                                                              Shuttle minibus connects with service bus, see link:

Thurs 25th-Sun 28th Oct           Bicton Inn, Exmouth, Autumn Beer Festival

                                                               20 real ales and 4 real ciders

Thurs 25th - Sat 27th Oct          Swindon CAMRA Beer Festival, the Steam Museum

Fri 9th - Sat 11th Nov                Crediton Inn Beer Festival 2018

Fri 9th - Sat 10th Nov                Bath CAMRA Winter Ales Festival 2018

Fri 6pm-11pm; Sat 11am-7pm               Featuring at least 30 cask beers and around half a dozen ciders and perries

Sat 24th November                  20th Celtic Beer Festival, St Austell Brewery

Fri 7th - Sun 9th December     Queens Arms, Brixham, 6th Charity Beer Festival

                                                80+ ales, ciders and gins, this year in aid of Friends of Furzeham Green

                                                             and Furzeham Primary School

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