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.


Following a COVID-19 enforced break last year, we are delighted to announce that the beer festival will be back for 2021 taking place in an adapted format on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd October.

What's on Offer

This year we will exhibit over 160 different real ales, real ciders and perries, including 3 Festival Special Beers brewed especially for our festival.
Our LiveBar will show live information on what beers are available at the festival. This will be updated in real time so you can see currently availability online.
We will also have a great selection of 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.

Covid Precautions

As you might expect, this year the racecourse are implementing a number of precautions to protect against transmission of Covid-19. Information on these and guidance for attendees can be found on the Ascot Racecourse Covid-19 Statement Page.

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.

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.


Those customers visiting from further afield and requiring accommodation are directed to the Ascot Racecourse Preferred Hotels List.