Ascot Racecourse Beer Festival

Welcome to the Ascot CAMRA Beer Festival Website

A beer festival organised each Autumn by the Berkshire South-East branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) at the prestigious Ascot Racecourse.


The 2018 beer festival will take place on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th October.

What's on Offer

Once again this year we will exhibit around 200 different real ales and over 30 real ciders and perries, including 3 Festival Special Beers brewed especially for us.
Our LiveBar shows what beers we currently have available, or are waiting in the cellar.
We will also have over thirty Ciders & Perries... all served, we guarantee, without ice!
As well as our fabulous selection of drinks, the festival will also offer some top class flat racing and the chance to have a flutter if you fancy, plus live music.

Tickets and Beer Vouchers

Entrance tickets for the beer festival are on-sale now. See the Tickets page for details.
A voucher system will be in operation for all Beer Festival ales, ciders and perries. Vouchers can be purchased in advance or on the day.
Free Tasting Notes will also be provided.

Getting There

There is parking available at Ascot Racecourse, and it is just 7 minutes walk from Ascot Railway Station. See the Ascot Racecourse Directions Page for more details.
Note that there is RMT industrial action affecting some trains on both Friday and Saturday. There should still be the normal half-hourly service serving Ascot in the directions of London Waterloo and Reading. But there will be a replacement bus service on the Aldershot/Guildford line. More Details.

Dress Code

Whilst there is no dress code in Grandstand admission areas, the racecourse encourage customers to dress smartly. Full details can be found on the Ascot Racecourse Dress Code page.

Opening Times

Entrance gates and bars will open at 11.00am on both days, with racing starting at approximately 2.00pm. Bars will close 30 minutes after the last race (expected to be approximately 6.00pm).

Food and Drink

As a race meeting will be taking place whilst the festival is on, all normal race-day facilities will be available including hot & cold food and soft drinks. Customers are welcome to bring a picnic provided they abide by the Ascot Racecourse Picnic Policy.