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Campaign for Real Ale

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Last Year's Kidderminster Beer and Cider Festival -2016

18:00 Thursday 26 – 23:00 Saturday 28 May 2016

Beer and Cider Festival 2016

Kidderminster Beer and Cider Festival

Thursday – Saturday 26-28 May

Kidderminster Town Hall

This Festival was once again in the magnificent setting of Kidderminster Town Hall, convenient for bus and train connections as well as for excellent nearby town centre pubs all within walking distance.

Our festival theme celebrated canals, almost 250 years to the day after an Act of Parliament on 14 May 1766 enabled construction of the Staffs and Worcester Canal that passes through Kidderminster.

As well as 54 beers and 15 Herefordshire and Worcestershire ciders there were hot food, snacks and entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Beer List


The entertainment line-up featured, on the Friday, Ellisha Green who recently won Best Composition, Best Solo Singer and overall winner of Wyre Forest Young Musician of the Year in January’s Youth Showcase Competition. She played at last year’s beer festival and went down a storm – we’re overjoyed she’s back again this year!


Ellisha Green

Daring Young Men



Fabulous acoustic Bordellos

Dharma Bums

Tutored Beer and Cider Tastings

On Saturday afternoon there’s the ever-popular Guided Beer Tasting for those that enjoy tasting beers and knowing a little more about the variety in beers and what gives them different flavours.

And new this year for the many fans of cider, there’ll be a Cider and Perry Tasting. Each lasts an hour and a half to take a tour through 6 beers or 6 ciders, and are fantastic value at £2. Booking is on the day before they start at 1.30 and 3pm. Be there early to grab your place!

The Festival Charity this year is SARA – Severn Area Rescue Association – Inshore Rescue boat and Land Search organization, that’s been very much in the news recently helping to save lives during unprecedented flooding locally and around the UK. They have a number of bases covering the Severn, its tributaries and the surrounding area, including a base in Kidderminster.

The Brewery and pub paraphernalia stand will have all sorts of interesting souvenirs, some rare and very collectable, sold in support of SARA, and any unused beer tokens can be donated for the charity as well.

Admission is £2, £3 on Friday evening, CAMRA members free.

Souvenir glass £2 (refundable)

Drinks are bought using tokens available at the festival. This festival operates a cash-less bar.

Advance tickets are available online from Seetickets.com and have the advantage of allowing free re-admission on all subsequent days.

Opening times

Thursday 26 May 6pm – 11pm, CAMRA members only pre-view opens 4pm

Friday 27 May 11 am – 11pm

Saturday 28 May 11 am – 11pm