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Bristol Beer Festival 2015

 

The eighteenth annual CAMRA Bristol Beer Festival will run from Thursday 12th to Saturday 14th March 2015 at Brunelís Old Station, Temple Meads, Bristol. There will as ever be an excellent range of well over 130 different real ales on sale over the course of the festival as well as a great selection of cider and perry. There will also be a variety of food available at all sessions.

Although the face prices of the tickets are unchanged, the amount of included beer tokens will be reduced from £5 to £4, so effectively they will cost £1 more. This is the first increase in the price of admittance since 2008, over which period the cost of hiring the venue has increased substantially, resulting in the need to now make this change to balance the budget.

 

There are also some significant changes to the arrangements for ticket sales for 2015 to reflect customer feedback and buying patterns and in particular the stated preference of many people to buy tickets online.

On Sunday 1st February tickets will go on sale to CAMRA members at the COMMERCIAL ROOMS in Corn Street, Bristol from 12 noon until 2pm. Please bring the correct cash to the ticket sales sessions as we will not be able to accept cheques or credit cards. Tickets will only be sold to card-carrying CAMRA members at this session. Anyone who signs up to join CAMRA on Sunday 1st February will also be able to purchase festival tickets. The purchasing limits that apply for each valid CAMRA membership card presented have been relaxed as follows:

For the Friday lunchtime, Friday evening and Saturday lunchtime sessions a maximum of any four tickets in total may be purchased (for example you could purchase four tickets for Friday lunchtime OR two tickets for Friday evening and two tickets for Saturday lunchtime). There is no limit on the number of tickets that may be purchased for the Thursday evening and Saturday evening sessions.

A simultaneous CAMRA member ticket sale will take place with the same rules at OFF THE RAILS at Weston-super-Mare train station on Sunday 1st February.

From Tuesday 3rd February all the remaining tickets will then be available to everyone to purchase ONLINE and details of this will appear on this page.

Please note there will NOT be a second "public" ticket sales session this time.

If there are tickets remaining by Wednesday 18th February then some will be put on sale at the SEVEN STARS in Thomas Lane, Bristol.

All ticket prices include £4 worth of beer festival tokens, which customers will receive on entry enabling them to go straight to the bar. Also included are a festival programme and a commemorative half pint glass, marked for third and half-pint measures.

We strongly advise keeping an eye on this website as it will feature further beer festival information such as updates about ticket availability (including online sales) and the beer and cider lists as they become available. Following the increased online ticket sales in 2014 (particularly for Saturday evening) we are looking at how to get these ticket holders into the festival as quickly as possible in 2015.

Date

Session

Time

Cost

Thursday 12 March

Evening

7pm - 11pm

£10 (incl £4 of tokens)

Friday 13 March

Lunchtime

11:30am - 4pm

£10 (incl £4 of tokens)

Friday 13 March

Evening

7pm - 11pm

£10 (incl £4 of tokens)

Saturday 14 March

Lunchtime

11:30am - 4pm

£10 (incl £4 of tokens)

Saturday 14 March

Evening

7pm - 11pm

£9 (incl £4 of tokens

Low resolution version of the 2014 Bristol Beer Festival programme.

HIGH resolution version of the 2014 Bristol Beer Festival programme.

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

Below are some pictures from the 2011 Bristol Bristol Festival