Beer Festivals in Berkshire and the South East – 2016 listings

Here at Bracknell Ale & Wine Festival we love beer festivals, we particularly enjoy beer festivals where we are able to kick back, relax and enjoy a pint or two.

This list will be updated as we spot new events, whether they are CAMRA run, pub events or independent festivals, you’ll find all the local ones here.

Don’t misunderstand, we enjoy or own beer festival and making sure you all have the best time – but you’ll agree there is nothing like kicking back with an award winning real ale!

So without further ado, here are some of the best beer festivals coming up in 2016 for you to enjoy in date order:

Reading Beer & Cider Festival 2016

Thursday 28th April to Sunday 1st May

The areas premier beer festival. If you like you ale and entertainment this is the one for you. If you have never been to Reading Beer Festival, make sure you don’t miss it at the new location of Christchurch Meadows – a short walk from Reading station.

Closest station: Reading Station (SWT & GWR)

Bracknell Ale & Wine Festival 2016

Under the marquee
Under the marquee at Bracknell Ale Festival 2015

Sunday 29th May

Yeah so we sneaked ourselves in. Why now. 30+ real ales, wine, cider and live music. Don’t miss it!

Closest station: Bracknell/Martins Heron (SWT)

Twyford Beer Festival 2016

Saturday 11th June

This one takes place at King George V Playing Field in Twyford and raises money for Orchid – a men’s cancer charity.

Closest station: Twyford (GWR)

Maidenhead Beer & Cider Festival 2016

Thursday 28th to Saturday 30th July

A short stumble to and from the towns railway station, this one featured over a 100 real ales in 2015. Pretty sure you won’t be disappointed.

Closest station: Maidenhead (GWR)

Wokingham Festival

Friday 26th to Sunday 28th August

The beer festival is a part of the wider Wokingham Festival weekend and will be run by Wokingham Lions.

Closest station: Wokingham (SWT)

Ascot Beer Festival 2016

Racked beers at Ascot Beer Festival
Racked beers at Ascot Beer Festival

Friday 30th September and Saturday 1st October

A superb end to our beer festival list takes place in the magnificent grounds of Ascot Racecourse and include a full race meeting. Well worth a visit!

Closest station: Ascot Station (SWT)

That’s it for now. We’ll update the list as and when we hear of more. Tickets are now on sale for Bracknell Ale & Wine Festival 2016 here.

To be confirmed..

Events we think will happen but no dates yet available.

Newbury Racecourse Beer Festival – this one happened in 2015 but no info yet on a 2016 event. Website here.

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