Welcome to the Ascot CAMRA Beer Festival Website
The Berkshire South-East branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) are delighted to have been invited back to hold a beer festival at the prestigious Ascot Racecourse on Friday 30th September and Saturday 1st October 2016. This will be our 10th anniversary beer festival and we plan to make it a good one.
What's on Offer
This year there will be over 250 different real ales to choose from.
As usual we will showcase local breweries from Berkshire and the surrounding counties. But this year they will be accompanied by some of the best beers from all over Great Britain, many of them award-winning ales.
We are also arranging a few Festival Special Beers to be brewed especially for the festival.
Local brewery Hedgedog rode off with the 2015 Beer of the Festival crown thanks to their lovely “Amber”, and they will be back to defend their title.
For cider lovers, we will have thirty to choose from including local producers – Mr Whitehead; Ciderniks; Salthill and Tutts Clump augmented by our favourites from the West Country... 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.
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).
CAMRA Volunteers Wanted
We are now looking for CAMRA members to volunteer for work at the 2016 Ascot Racecourse Beer Festival.
See the Volunteering page for more details.
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, perries and ciders. A single half pint voucher is priced at £2.00, with 3 half pint vouchers (i.e. 1.5 pints) being sold for £5.00, equivalent to £3.33 per pint.
Unused vouchers will be refunded by the racecourse for a limited time directly after the bars close or you can choose to post the vouchers in a charity donations box situated at the voucher sales point.
Free Tasting Notes and polycarbonate glasses will be provided, but it will also be possible to purchase a limited edition commemorative oversized pint glass for £4.50.
A full programme of racing will be taking place whilst the festival is on. All normal race-day facilities will therefore be available at the racecourse, including hot & cold food and soft drinks. Customers are welcome to bring a picnic and the rules governing this can be found at Ascot Racecourse Picnic Policy page.
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.