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The nineteenth annual CAMRA Bristol Beer Festival took place from Thursday 10th to Saturday 12th March 2016 at Brunelís Old Station, Temple Meads, Bristol and tickets for all five sessions of the event sold out in advance. We expect to return to the same venue for the next CAMRA Bristol Beer Festival around 23 to 25 March 2017.


You can see a selection of pictures HERE


And you can also download the 2016 Beer Festival Programme


There were over 130 different real ales on sale on the Thursday evening session, which increased to 140 during Friday lunchtime. The final Saturday evening session opened with 105 real ales and closed with 72 still available. So there was a good selection of beer available at all times during the festival and there were also still a few ciders left right at the end. 

This year the festival glasses were sponsored by Butcombe Brewery, the beer tokens by Brewhouse & Kitchen and the staff T-shirts by St Austell Brewery. We would like to thank all our helpers and supporters, without whom there would be no festival. As usual, the CAMRA Bristol Beer Festival was organised and staffed by unpaid volunteers.  

Charity donations from customers came to a total of £1,327.60 and this was split between Off The Record and ABF The Soldiers' Charity.

The LocAle of the Festival competition saw Arbor Ales Breakfast Stout crowned as the winner and Brewhouse & Kitchen Papa Darth as runner-up. The results of the Bristol & District CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2016 competition were also announced at the same time with the winner being the Volunteer Tavern, St Judes, Bristol and the runner-up is the Barley Mow, St Philips, Bristol. Very well done to all concerned and thank you to the Tasting Panel and Pub Of The Year judges for the work they put in to come up with these results.

Click here to view Bristol Beer Festival 2015 pictures 

Click here to view 2014 pictures on Facebook

Click here to view 2013 pictures on Facebook

Click here to view 2012 pictures on Facebook

Click here to view 2011 pictures on Facebook

Click here for a video of the 2012 ticket sales at the Commercial Rooms

Click here for a video of the 2012 ticket sales at the Old Fish Market