Welcome to the Ascot Beer Festival Website
The Berkshire South-East branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) are delighted to have been invited back for an 8th year to hold a beer festival at the prestigious Ascot Racecourse. After another successful beer festival in 2013 we continue to have a high standard to live up to.
What's on Offer
This year there will be over 240 different real ales to choose from.
As usual we will showcase local breweries from Berkshire and the surrounding counties, but in addition we are pleased to welcome the breweries of Derbyshire to feature on our Regional Bar.
We are also arranging a few Festival Special Beers to be brewed especially for the festival.
The Whitworth brewery from Shirley rode off with the 2013 Beer of the Festival crown thanks to their amazing “Sobriety Blonde”. But as they were from last year's Black Country regional bar, they will sadly not be back to defend their title. This leaves the field open for the rest!
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.
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).
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 half pint voucher is priced at £2.00, with 6 half pint vouchers (i.e. 3 pints) being sold for £10.00.
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.
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.