London Drinker Beer & Cider Festival
Plans are now being put in place for the 2014 Festival and our 30th event, making the London Drinker Beer Festival the longest running London beer festival in one place. We aim to make this Festival a great celebration of everything that is good about real ale, real cider and imported beer. The Festival is at Camden Centre, Bidborough Street, London WC1H 9AU.
The 2014 Festival is a week later: Wednesday 12th -Friday 14th March 2014 and the logo (see left) celebrates London's double decker bus.
Open: Wed & Thu: 12 - 3pm free, 5pm -10.30pm £3.50 (£2.50 CAMRA members); Fri: 12 - 10.30pm £3.50 (£2,50 CAMRA members). Last admission 10pm. Wheelchair accessible.
Please note - tickets are not sold in advance, please pay at the door.
The bar dedicated to London Beers was particularly liked in 2013 and we will be repeating the bar again - with even more London beer.
Fancy winning 2 free tickets for the Festival?
We have just run a competition to help us brew a beer to celebrate the North London branch's 40th anniversary. Four female North London members are joining with London Brewing Company's Brewster, Jenna Dunseath to create the brew, which will be available at the festival. See News. Simply go along to the Bull at Highgate (13 N Hill, N6 4AB) and fill in the slip with what you think the beer should be called and hand it over the bar. The person who comes up with the best name will get free entry for themselves and a guest, a Festival glass each and a free pint. See Win 2 free tickets to the London Drinker Beer Festival at the Bull.
Photos of the brewing at: Brewsters at the London Brewing Company
The Wet Stuff
A list of the expected beers (UK and imported), ciders and perries will be posted when the various orders are finalised. The cask beer list and imported beer list has now been posted Beer and Cider Menu and the 2014 cider list can be found at: cider list 2014.
London Drinker Beer & Cider Festival Programme 2014 can now be downloaded but be aware it is 4.1meg. Hard copies will, of course, be available at the event.
This is one of the few festivals where CAMRA volunteers do the catering, and we pride ourselves on the variety and quality of the food on sale. Food, Glorious Food
Shop and Games
As always, the Festival will feature the CAMRA Shop with books, breweriana and clothing including the much anticipated Festival T-shirt (short and long-sleeved) next to the Tombola and Games stand where excellent prizes can be won. We will also be having a specially commissioned mug for people to buy and take home.
CAMRA members can get into the festival at a reduced price. Why not join CAMRA at the Festival and take advantage of our special offer, which is a free pint if you join at the event.
Media releases (current and past) and photos of past Festivals can be found here - Media page
Fancy helping out?
If you are a CAMRA member, and fancy helping out, then see: London Drinker Beer & Cider Festival Staffing. No experience is necessary to work at the Festival. We currently need staff after 7pm most evenings
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Photos of setting up the 2012 Festival:
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