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Pub, Club and Other non-CAMRA Beer Festivals

These festivals are run by enthusiastic licensees or charities such as local Round Tables, but are very often supported by the local branches of CAMRA. For details of official CAMRA festivals, click here.

We do not always get to hear about such festivals until they've almost happened. The list below consists of festivals in and around our local area, i.e. those that would be feasible for a day out by train bus or pushbike. Special thanks are due to John Phillips and Paul Dixey of Heavy Woollen CAMRA for regular updates. We shall be glad to add additional festivals or amend details click to advise us. This no-frills formula means your festival can usually be posted within minutes of news being received!


Friday 2 and Saturday 3 November Castleford Beer Festival at Queens Mill Fri 18:00-23:00, Sat noon-17:00 and 18:00-23:00 with 30 Yorkshire beers, plus cider, wine and gin, local food from Castleford's Bake My Day. Castleford artist Lisa Marie Dickinson curates a local art exhibition with work available to buy AND there will be music. Tickets (£6) include a souvenir glass and festival programme. A proportion of the proceeds from the festival will, as always, be donated to the Castleford Heritage Trust to assist in their ongoing work at Queen’s Mill.

Friday 16-Sunday 18 November Penistone Beer Festival at the White Hart with 40 beers and ciders live music will be featured on each day and hot food available, raising money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, open from 16:00 Fri and noon Sat and Sun. Buses from Barnsley https://www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/timetables/barnsley/671.htm The pub is home of Penistone Microbrewers.

Friday 16-Saturday 17 November Fourth Birthday Weekend at the Cap and Collar, 4 Queens Road, Saltaire BD18 4SJ featuring a Cloudwater Tap Takeover twitter

Friday 23-Saturday 24 November Eighteenth Otley Beer Festival at Otley Rugby Club, Cross Green, Otley LS21 1HE, noon-23:00, massive beer-list, real cider and perry, food and live music, non-refundable commemorative glass www.otleybeerfestival.co.uk pay on the door

Friday 16-Sunday 18 November Cropton Brewery's 24th Annual Beer Festival at the New Inn http://www.newinncropton.co.uk/beer-fest/

Thursday 29th November-Saturday 1 December Beer Festival at Shakespeares, Sheffield with 30 rare cask beers alongside some of the pub’s favourites, including some one-off specials from across the UK from their favourite breweries of the year.

Thursday 6-Sunday 9 December Twenty Second Winter Beer Festival at Suddabys, Wheelgate, Malton starting noon each day with 80+ real ales, craft beers and ciders, live music on an evening and food all day, check the website

Wednesday 26 December-New Year's Eve Fourth Festive Festival at the Corner Pin, Doncaster

Friday 25-Saturday 26 January 2019 eighth annual Winter Real Ale and Music Festival at Beamish Hall, Stanley, County Durham DH9 0YB, a Best Western Hotel transformed into one of largest real ale pubs in the region for an evening and a day only with over forty real ales, ciders, perries & flavoured gins. Doors open Friday 18:00-midnight then Saturday from lunchtime.