Wakefield CAMRA Homepage

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! e. & o.e.


Thursday 26-Sunday 29 July Whitby Lions' Ninth Beer Festival at the Whitby Mission & Seafarers Centre, Haggersgate YO21 3PP open noon-22:00, Sun noon-16:00, with around 30 local or regional microbrewery authentic real ales and a variety of traditional ciders plus some locally sourced food. £5.00 entry fee includes - tankard and one beer token www.whitbylions.org/whitbybeerfestival/#

Thursday 2-Sunday 5 August Huddersfield Food & Drink Festival on St George's Square link

Saturday 4-Sunday 5 August beer festival at Bar 42, 22 Bank Street, Ossett WF5 8NL, short walk from bus station, open from noon, food until 21:30 Sat, 19:30 Sun http://bistro42ossett.co.uk/

Thursday 16 August Beer and Pie Festival at Meridian Point, Kings Road, Cleethorpes DN35 0FB £5 entry

Friday 17-Sunday 19 August Knaresborough Lions Beer Festival at Knaresborough House, High Street, Knaresborough HG5 0HW, both indoors and outside in the grounds, Fri 19:00-23:00, Sat noon-23:00, Sun noon-17:00 or when beer runs out, Geordie Bangers Fri & Sat from 18:30, over 20 beers, plus several ciders (as well as Pimm's, prosecco and soft drinks).

Saturday 18-Sunday 19 August Beer Festival at The Star, Standbridge Road, Sandal, home of the Morton-Collins Brewery

Friday 19-Sunday 21 August Beer and Cider Festival at The Fleece, 100 Fartown, Pudsey LS28 8LU with over 25 realales and 12 ciders, prosecco, gin, live entertainment and hot food www.fleecepudsey.co.uk 

Friday 24-Monday 27 August Summer Beer Festival presented by Hamelsworde Brewery at Strawbridges Garden Centre, Doncaster Road, Darfield, Barnsley S71 5EZ Fri-Sun noon-midnight, Mon noon-18:00 with beer, wine, cider, spirits, live music, family entertainment and food 219/219A bus from Barnsley

Saturday 1st September Axholme Beach Beer Fest 14:00 'til late at The Beachcomber Holiday Park and Entertainment Centre, Cleethorpes featuring 100+ craft beers, real ales and ciders.website

Friday14-Sunday16 September Fourth Rail Ale and Blues Festival at Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway at Lakeside Station, Kings Road, Cleethorpes DN35 0AG with sensational live music, a large variety of real ales and of course steam trains. With over 50 real ales, 30-40 ciders and additional brews, there will be something for all tastes!

Friday 21-Sunday 23 September Beer Festival at the Robin Hood, Altofts

Friday 31 May-1 June 2019 Ossett Beercart Festival presented by Wakefield Morris Dancers at Ossett Town Hall in aid of Wakefield Hospice:real ales,ciders, prosecco, morris dancing, food and craft stalls, Fri beer festival in Town Hall 19:00-23:00, Sat beercart procession from Ossett Cricket & Athletic Club at 09:45, Market 10:00-16:00 with beer festival 11:00-23:00 in Town Hall and morris dancing at various locations around town centre/precinct 11:00-16:00 www.ossettbeercart.org.uk


Friday 2-Saturday 3 June Collingham Beer Festival at Collingham Memorial Hall, Main Street, Collingham LS22 5AS website Friday Preview evening (£25 beer and supper), Saturday traditional beer festival with cider, wine, food, dance and music - 12noon until late, £5 entry includes festival wine or beer glass, tasting program and small drink.£10 drinks vouchers on sale inside, last year's free bus service from/to Linton and Wetherby check website.

Friday 2-Saturday 3 June Five Rise Beer Fest at Bingley Arts Centre, Main St, Bingley BD16 2LZ Fri 18:00-23:00, Sat noon-17:00 and 18:00-23:00

Friday 2-Saturday 3 June Ossett Beercart Beer Festival 2017 presented by Wakefield Morris Dancers at Ossett Town Hall in aid of Wakefield Hospice:real ales,ciders, prosecco, morris dancing, food and craft stalls, Fri beer festival in Town Hall 19:00-23:00, Sat beercart procession from Ossett Cricket & Athletic Club at 09:45, Market 10:00-16:00 with beer festival 11:00-23:00 in Town Hall and morris dancing at various locations around town centre/precinct 11:00-16:00 www.ossettbeercart.org.uk

Saturday 3 June Three Valleys Beer Festival in and around Dronfield near Sheffield with beers plus ciders, food and live music, spread across a record number of venues over three valleys, free bus service see http://www.threevalleysfestival.org.uk/

Friday 9-Sunday 11 June Andrew's Fourteenth Beer Festival at the Wheatsheaf Inn, Burn near Selby Fri/Sat noon-23:00, Sun noon-16:00 featuring 10 real ales + 5 on bar, live music Friday evening, buses 405, 476 (daytime Mon-Sat)

Saturday 10-Sunday 11 June Filey Food & Drink Festival (I) great food from brilliant producers, cookery demos from local chefs, live music, beer, fun fair and much more

Wednesday 14-Sunday 18 June Jolly Farmers Beer Festival at Leavening near Malton YO17 9SA with 30 real ales and ciders, food,, music, pub quiz and meet the brewer

Thursday 15 June Beer Day Britain, Britain's Annual National Beer Day see http://www.beerdaybritain.co.uk

Thursday 15-Saturday 17 June Tynedale RUFC Beer Festival 2017 at Tynedale Park, Station Road, Corbridge, NE45 5AY Thursday & Friday 18:00-23:00, Saturday 13:00-23:00, easy to get to on public transport with Corbridge train station close by and several bus stops within easy walking distance., entry £12 You can buy your tickets online and print then off ready for the festival – but keep them safe! Buy Online Now or buy from Hexham and Corbridge Tourist Information Centres over the counter or over the phone by calling 01670 620 450 website

Friday 16-Saturday 16 June Seventh Poppleton Beer Festival at Poppleton Junior Football Club, Millfield Lane, Nether Poppleton York,YO26 6NY with 60+ beautifully conditioned ales, a dozen ciders, lots of great local bands, and some of the best pies in Yorkshire! Tickets available in advance or just roll up, £7 a ticket which includes entry, 2 beer tokens, commemorative glass and souvenir programme, half price for CAMRA members. For advance tickets, please email melwalshaw@hotmail.co.uk

Saturday 17 June Hemsworth Sevens Rugby Union Tournament all day with Beer Festival at Hemsworth RUFC, Moxon Fields, Lowfield Road, Hemsworth WF9 with free admission featuring 8 mainly locally brewed beers on hand-pull including Hamelsworde Boss Stout and probably 2 real ciders, barbecue, short walk from bus station in Ackworth direction then signage along dead straight road over the railway line

Friday 16-Sunday 18 June Annual Beer Festival at the Jemmy Hirst, Rawcliffe, Friday evening and all Sat & Sun (t.b.c.) Shanks' pony now best way to Rawcliffe Station from village.

Saturday 17 June First Beer Festival at The Unicorn, 15 Bondgate, Selby, YO8 3LX starting 14:00

Saturday 17 June Great Newsome Festivale, Great Newsome Farm, South Frodingham, Winestead HU12 0NR: a great day of fine beer, food and fun to celebrate GN's 10th anniversary - 13:00-21:00 - families welcome, adults £5, children free, plus a free beer with every adult ticket. For further information including camping details please ring 01964 612201

Thursday 22-Sunday 25 June Tenth Anniversary of the Sheffield Flood Beer Festival at the Kelham Island Tavern, Russell Street, Sheffield S3 8RW

Friday 23-Saturday 24 June Baildon Cricket Club Beer Festival, Jenny Lane, Baildon, approx 20 real ales, free entry from 18:00 Fri noon Sat, live cricket match Sat afternoon, entry Saturday evening after 19:00 (live band) £2.50

Friday 23-Saturday 24 June Wakefield Festival of Beer 2007 at Unity Works, Unity Hall, Westgate WF1 1EP Friday noon-16:00 sponsors' private session, 17:00-23:00 public evening session, Saturday noon-16:00 public afternoon session, 17:00-23:00 public evening session website

Friday 23-Sunday 25 June Midsummer Beer Festival at the White Bear, Wellgarth, Masham HG4 4EN, food and live entertainment

Friday 23-Sunday 25 June the Mustard Hop Ale Festival at the Mustard Pot, 20 Stainbeck Lane, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3QY, free entry open 11:00-late with brewery talks and food and beer pairings, 10% CAMRA discount

Friday 23-Sunday 25 June Dentdale Music & Beer Festival website with real ales from Dent Brewery and Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery

Thursday 29 June-Sunday 2 July Music in the Gardens in Sheffield Botanical Gardens organised by the Rotary Club of South Yorkshire includes a mini beer festival from Bradfield Brewery, for tickets phone 0114 22 33 777 (Mon-Fri 09:00-20:00), Sheffield City Hall Box Office 09:00-14:00 Mon-Thu and Fri-Sat 09:00-17:00, from the Curator's House Bistro in the gardens, or on-line from www.sivtickets.com  

Thursday 29 June-Sunday 2 July Nineteenth Summer Beer Festival at Suddabys, Wheelgate, Malton starting noon each day with at least 24 real ales and 4 ciders, live music an evening and food all day

Friday 30 June-Saturday 1 July York Charity Beer Festival at York Brewery, Toft Green open 17:00 Friday and noon-23:00 Saturday with over 20 award-winning beers, ciders and perries, follow on Twitter @YorkBeerFest

Friday 30 June-Saturday 1 July Worrall Festival in the grounds of Worrall Memorial Hall, Towngate Road, Worrall S35 0AR Friday admission from 19:00 ticket only, Saturday open to all from 16:00, bus 57 from Sheffield City Centre alight at Blue Ball pub

Friday 30 June-Sunday 2 July Fifth Annual Beer Fest at Wortley Men's Club & Institute, Reading Room Lane, Wortley Village, Sheffield S35 7DD, Fri from 17:00, Sat noon-23:00, Sun noon 21:00 with 60 cask beers, 30 ciders, live music, food stalls, kidz zone http://wortleymensclub.co.uk/ bus 29 Chapeltown-Holmfirth goes via Wortley

Saturday 1 July Thorganby Beer Festival at Thorganby Village Hall, Main Street, Thorganby, York YO19 6DA + Google Map www.thorganbyvillagehall.co.uk/

Saturday 1 July Beer &Music Festival at the Black Swan Asselby near Howden DN14 7HE from noon

Wednesday 5-Sunday 9 July annual beer festival at the Rising Sun, Nether Green, Sheffield with Abbeydale beers on bar + around 100 others on cask in big tent, buses 86A and 120

Thursday 6-Saturday 8 July First SPBW National Woodfest in the old Horse & Jockey, 65 Church Street, Castleford WF10 1ES, next door to the award-winning Junction pub www.woodfest2017.com

Friday 7-Saturday 8 July Scouts Beer Festival at the Scout HQ Newmillerdam on A61, opening Friday 18:00-23:00 and Saturday noon-23:00, over 20 beers + food, limited evening bus service 59 but route of 110 is a walk, see Wakefield Area Bus Map.

Friday 7-Sunday 9 July Third Bassetlaw Summer Beer Festival at the Grafton Hotel, Worksop, 5 mins walk from station, 24 real ales, 10 ciders and live music, free entry

Friday 14-Saturday 15 July Beer and Cider Festival at The Whalebone, Wincolmlee, Hull with 20 different beers 10 different ciders also barbecue food

Saturday 15 July Fifth Gillyfest at the Sportsman Inn, 569 Redmires Road, Lodge Moor S10 4LJ starting 13:30 with live music, animal attractions and local food. Admission by donation. First Bus 51

Tuesday 18 July Pennine Brewing Beer Festival at Thirsk Races' Evening Meeting

Friday 21 July Red Shirt Night and Beer Festival at Pontefract Races, open from 16:30 with first race at 18:30, beers from Pennine, Revolutions and Ossett plus ciders from Bier Huis. Reminisce with Cheryl, Mike and Jay from Buck's Fizz who will be playing after the racing!

Friday 21-Saturday 22 July Tramlines Blues & Ale Stage with Real Ale in the Courtyard Bar at C.A.D.S., 7 Smithfield, Shalesmoor, Sheffield

Friday 21-Sunday 23 July Scarborough Seafest Maritime Festival, seafood lovers descend on the mini-food festival held as part of Scarborough's maritime heritage celebrations. Sample the food stalls and enjoy free seafood cookery demos in the Seafest Food Theatre with leading Yorkshire chefs, plus the Great Yorkshire Brewery hosts a real ale and beer festival with over 40 local real ales, beers and ciders.

Saturday 22 July Third Sausage and Beer Festival on the Camphill Estate, new home of the County Show between Carthorpe and Kirklington some 8 miles south of Bedale and adjacent to the A1. Feed your faces with some of the finest bangers and beers produced in Yorkshire. Live Bands. Up to 20 local butchers supplying samples of their finest sausages, A sausage making demonstration and a variety of different ales to buy throughout the day so there will definitely be something to tickle everyone's tastebuds! Not only that, there will be plenty of things for the kids to enjoy with a bouncy castle, face painting and even a dog agility course that will be fun to watch for all of the family. Friday and Saturday night camping available, submerge yourselves into the North Yorkshire countryside and enjoy a beer or a few with live music in the barn on the Friday night to get you in the mood for the main event on Saturday. Under 12s free: For further information, updates or to book tickets click here  or call 01845 567788.

Saturday 22-Sunday 23 July Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival at Funkirk Farm, Carleton, Near Skipton in 2017 Skipton bus station is near the Town High Street. There will be three free double decker buses running on a continual loop from Skipton Train Station via the High Street to the Yorkshire Dales Food & Drink Festival at Funkirk Farm from 09:00 until 18:00 on both Saturday and Sunday. 

Thursday 27-Sunday 30 July Whitby Lions' Eighth Beer Festival at the Whitby Mission & Seafarers Centre, Haggersgate YO21 3PP with over 30 local or regional microbrewery authentic real ales and a variety of traditional ciders and some locally sourced food. £5.00 entry fee includes - tankard & one beer token

Saturday 29 July Bobtown Beer Bash at Roberttown Community Centre opposite the New Inn, from noon with around 40 ales plus traditional ciders, locally sourced food and music. Small scale mini-fests usually take place at other venues in the village if you should find yourself spilling out! Arriva Bus 268A from Wakefield connects with 253 to Roberttown.

Saturday 29 July  Roosters Brewery Open Day at Unit 3, Grimbald Park, Wetherby Road, Knaresborough HG5 9LJ with brewery tours, street food, music, merchandise, free entry doors open noon-17:00, last orders 16:45 www.roosters.co.uk

Thursday 3-Sunday 6 August Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival on St George's Square Huddersfield Rail Disruption

Saturday 5 August Selby Town Hall Beer and Music Festival open 16:00-23:00 at the town hall YO8 4AJ admission by £8 ticket includes entry, glass, programme and first drink, tickets from Town Hall Office, York St, Selby YO8 4AJ cheques payable to Selby Town Council or ring 01757 708449 or online www.selbytownhall.co.uk

Friday 11-Sunday 13 August feva Lions Beer Festival at Knaresborough House, Knaresborough with 21 beers and 7 ciders http://knaresborough.co.uk/drink-to-blind-jack-at-feva-lions-beer-festival/

Saturday 12 August Sixth Garforth Beer Festival presented by Garforth Lions at the Miners Welfare Hall, Main Street, Garforth offering 18 various cask ales, bottled ciders and beers, gin and prosecco, food and entertainment, open 11:00-23:00 admission £5 on door includes programme, souvenir glass and free first ½ pint

Saturday 12-Sunday 13 August Cider & Sausage Festival at the Golden Lion, The Square, Ferrybridge WF11 8ND, live music from 18:00 facebook

Saturday 12-Sunday 13 August Filey Food & Drink Festival (II) great food from brilliant producers, cookery demos from local chefs, live music, beer, fun fair and much more

Friday 18-Saturday 19 August Hemsworth Beer Festival 2017 at The Grove, Stockingate, South Kirby, WF9 3OF 13:00-23:00 each day, 30+ real ales, hot food, craft beers, proper cider, family fun, live music. Nearest station Moorthorpe, buses between Hemsworth and South Elmsall stop nearby (look out for Browns Coaches garage, also older locals may refer to the building as the convent or the nunnery, we are told) http://www.hamelsworde.co.uk/events.php

Friday 18-Sunday 20 August Thornbridge Brewery presents Peakender 2017 on the Bakewell Showground with family activities, world class beers, street food and live music also camping spaces bookable strictly in advance see www.peakender.co.uk

Wednesday 23-Monday 28 August Third Annual Blackhill Festival at the Miners Arms, Hundall near Dronfield with around 30 real ales and around 20 real ciders, live music in the evenings and a charity cricket match on the Bank Holiday Monday

Friday 25-Sunday 27 August Eighth Annual Swan (16 Bishopgate Street YO23 1JH) and Slip Inn (20 Clementhorpe YO23 1AN) Beer Festival, York

Friday 25-Sunday 27 August Shearfest 17 at the Shears Inn, Halifax, a music festival in aid of Cancer Research with 10 ales on handpull from the pub cellar, barbecue, pie and peas, vegetarian options. bouncy castle, open from noon each day

Friday 25-Monday 28 August Summer Beer Festival at the Nook, 7 Victoria Square, Holmfirth HD0 2DN over 50 real ales, food. Yorkshire Tiger bus service 435/6 from Wakefield

Friday 25-Monday 28 August Hope Valley Bank Holiday Beer and Cider Festival at the Old Hall Hotel with a marquee and up to 50 real ales and ciders, live music, souvenir glasses, festival food as well as normal pub offering . Buses 272/3/4 from Sheffield or 12½ minutes walk from Hope Station www.hopevalleybeerfestival.com

Friday 25-Monday 28 August Summer Beer festival at The Nook, Holmfirth with 50+ real ales plus ciders and perries, live music, barbecue website

Friday 25-Monday 28 August Flowerpot Beer & Cider Festival at the Flowerpot, 65 Calder Road, Mirfield WF14 8NN with over 26 beers and 6 ciders, barbecue and some live music www.ossett-brewery.co.uk/post/bank-holiday-madness-at-the-flowerpot-beer-festival  

Saturday 26 August Beer & Music Fest at the Airedale Heifer, 53 Stocks Bank Road, Mirfield WF14 9QB from 13:00 with an extra outside bar and hog roast

Saturday 26 August Third Annual Beer Festival at the Travellers Rest 252 Hopton Lane, Mirfield WF14 8EJfrom 13:00 with 7 beers, 13 speciality gins and prosecco bar, live music/entertainment, barbecue, bouncy castle, face painting, local stalls, raffle for Kirkwood Hospice

Saturday 26-Sunday 27 August Beer Festival at Shepley Cricket Club, Marsh Lane, Shepley, Huddersfield HD8 8AS Sat 15:00-23.30, Sun 14:00-22.30

Saturday 26-Monday 28 August Fleecefest 2017 at the Golden Fleece, Birkenshaw, over 50 beers - real ales, craft beers and ciders, all ales cooled and hand pulled. Bands, hog roast, artisan gins, burger, lobster and vegetarian delights. Bake off, beer pong and many other activities including Monday Kids Fest. Buses: 253, 283, 252, 254, 255, 256 all pass nearby www.golden-fleece.co.uk/fleece-fest-2017/

Friday 1-Sunday 3 September Fifth Annual Real Ale Festival at the Marcia Inn, 29 Main Street, Bishopthorpe, York YO23 2RA open from 11:00 Mon-Sat, noon Sun bus 11

Thursday 7-Sunday 10 September Leeds International Beer Festival website

Friday 8 September Saltaire Beer Festival 2017 with over 40 different cask ales, hog roast, brass band, Friday 14:00-22:00, Saturday 12:00-22:00, tickets available on-line www.saltairebrewery.co.uk , from the brewery or call 01274 594959

Friday 8-Sunday 10 September The Stackhouse Bar's Second Hornsea Beer Festival, held in the Gardens of the Hornsea Museum

Saturday 9 September The Sheep & Lettuce Baaaar at Penistone Agricultural Show with 25 real ales in the show's pop-up pub www.penistoneshow.com

Friday 15-Saturday 16 September Fifth Monk Fryston & Hillam Beer Festival at Monk Fryston Community Centre open Friday from 18:00, Saturday from 13:30 http://www.beerfans.co.uk/ bus 492/493

Friday 15-Sunday 17 September Cleethorpes Rail Ale and Blues Festival at the Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway with over 50 real ales (free admission to beer festival), a programme of live blues music performances and narrow gauge steam train rides www.cclr.co.uk

Friday 15-Sunday 17 September Beer & Cider Festival at the Old Hall Inn, Whitehough, Chinley, High Peak www.old-hall-inn.co.uk

Saturday 16 September First Riccall Beer Festival at Riccall Village Institute from noon, tickets £5

Friday 22-Saturday 23 September Rastrick Beer Festival at St John's Community Hall open Fri 15:00-22:30, Sat 13:00-22:30 website

Friday 22-Sunday 24 September Fourth Annual Beer and Cider Festival at the renowned Sun Inn, 136 Westgate, Pickering YO18 8BB, starting Fri eve then all day Sat & Sun, live music and food throughout the weekend

Friday 22-Sunday 24 September 2017 Beer Festival at the Sun Inn, 136 Westgate, Pickering www.thesuninn-pickering.co.uk

Saturday 23-Sunday 24 September Temple Newsam Beer Festival website

Saturday 7 October Eighth Annual Ulleskelf Beer Festival at Ulleskelf Village Hall Main Street LS24 9DU (a converted church) noon-23:00 tickets £6

Friday 14-Saturday 15 October Filey Food & Drink Festival (III) great food from brilliant producers, cookery demos from local chefs, live music, beer, fun fair and much more

Thursday 19-Sunday 22 October Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Beer and Music Festival when the Railway will be transformed into a 5 mile beer Festival. The main festival site is at Oxenhope Station in the Exhibition Shed, where there is the main Festival bar with over 100 real ales, both local and from around the country.

Tuesday 24-Sunday 29 October Cider Festival at Doncaster Brewery Tap

Friday 3-Saturday 4 November Third Castleford Beer Festival at Queen's Mill, 1 Aire Street WF10 1JL, a heated venue with 30 great Yorkshire beers, a Wakefield Beer Exchange bottle shop with a selection of glorious world beers, fantastic locally sourced food, a local art exhibition with work available to buy, competitions, and brilliant music. Tickets include a souvenir glass and souvenir festival programme. A proportion of the proceeds will be donated to the Castleford Heritage Trust to assist in their ongoing work at Queen's Mill. Early Bird Tickets on-line. twitter.com/casbeerfest

Friday 17-Sunday 19 November Fifth Penistone Beer Festival at the White Heart, Bridge St, Penistone S36 7AH (home of Penistone Brewers' microbrewery) open from 16:30 Fri and noon Sat & Sun with approx 30 ales and 10 craft ciders Penistone Line trains

Friday 24-Saturday 25 November Seventeenth Otley Beer Festival at Otley Rugby Club, Cross Green, Otley LS21 1HE, noon-23:00, approx.60 real ales, keykeg beers, real cider and perry, food and live music, non-refundable commemorative glass www.otleybeerfestival.co.uk

Friday 24-Sunday 26 November Third Birthday Weekend at the Cap and Collar, 4 Queens Road, Saltaire BD18 4SJ featuring a Northern Monk Tap Takeover

November dates t.b.c. Cropton Brewery Beer Festival

Thursday 7-Sunday 10 December Twenty First Winter Beer Festival at Suddabys, Wheelgate, Malton starting noon each day with 24 real ales and 4 ciders, live music an evening and food all day www.suddabys.co.uk

Thursday 9-Sunday 12 November, Novemberfest 2017 at the Ladybower Inn, Bamford, Hope Valley, Derbyshire S33 0AX www.ladybower-inn.co.uk

from 16 December a Woods in Winter mini ale festival at Jacobs, 14 Kent Street, Bradford

Tuesday 26-Saturday 30 December Third Festive Festival at the Corner Pin, Doncaster

Friday 26 January seventh 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 one evening only with over forty real ales, ciders, perries & flavoured gins. Doors open Friday 18:00-midnight.

Friday 9-Saturday 10 February Ilkley Beer Festival presented by Ilkley Round Table at the Kings Hall, Ilkley. Tickets available on-line from http://ilkleybeerfestival.org.uk/buy-tickets/ with a limited number available from the Flying Duck and the Wheatley Arms.

Friday 17-Saturday 18 February Tenth Boston Spa Beer Festival at the Village Hall, 199 High Street, Boston Spa, Wetherby LS23 6AA, tickets available available from Yeadons in Boston Spa and online via http://bostonspafestival.com/  early in the new year, Friday pre-purchased tickets only 18:30-midnight, Saturday 13:00-20:00 advance tickets or on the door subject to capacity with bands and family room (Sat only) Three bars: Main Bar- 40+ Yorkshire beers, Lantern Bar with Prosecco, wine and cider, Black Sheep Bar the festival's favourite supporters, back once more with their excellent brews!

Friday 9-Saturday 10 March Ackworth Beer Fest at Ackworth Community Centre, Bell Lane WF7 7JH in aid of CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) Friday 16:00-22:00, Saturday 14:00-22:00, admission £5 including first pint and commemorative glass, Stagecoach bus route 28 Pontefract-Purston-Ackworth- Barnsley, Arriva 485 Wakefield-Ackworth-Upton daytime only

Monday 12-Sunday 18 March Sheffield Beer Week across the city,  www.sheffieldbeerweek.co.uk

Friday 16-Sunday 18 March St Patrick's Weekend Beer Festival at Bishopthorpe Sports & Social Club, 12 Main Street, Bishopthorpe, York YO23 2RB

Friday 23-Saturday 24 March Cononley Beer and Gin Festival, eighth festival, 8 beers featuring specials from Naylors and Bridgehouse, 4 gins all produced in Yorkshire, Friday from 19:00, Saturday from 18:00 at Cononley Village Institute rail service

Saturday 24 March Bardsey Beer Festival from noon-21:00 at Bardsey Village Hall, Woodacre Lane, Bardsey LS17 9DG with 30 ales, food and live music

Thursday 29 March-Monday 2 April Easter Beer Festival at Doncaster Brewery & Tap, 7 Young Street DN1 3EL with 18 cask beers and 6 rotating traditional ciders, Thu-Sat noon-23:00, Sun/Mon noon-20:00 www.doncasterbrewery.co.uk

Thursday 29 March-Monday 2 April a Derbyshire Beer Festival at the Old Cock 11/13 Crossgate, Otley LS21 1AA

Friday 30 March-Sunday 1 April (Easter Weekend) Emley Real Ale Festival, a 3 day charity real ale festival with free entry at Emley Band Room, 9 Beaumont Street, Emley, HD8 9RN + Google Map Emley Brass Band's big festival with 18 hand-pulled real ales, 5 ciders and soft drinks, burgers and snacks. Friday & Saturday 13:00-23:30, Sunday 13:00 'til dry, bus 232 to Emley Cross  http://emleybrassband.co.uk/realale-htm

Friday 6-Saturday 7 April Seventh North Leeds Charity Beer Festival presented by the Rotary Club of Roundhay at North Leeds Cricket Club, Old Park Road, Roundhay LS8 1JX, Fri from 18:00, Sat from noon with 35 real ales from seven breweries as well as seven ciders and a gin bar with accompanying mixers

Saturday 7-Sunday 8 April Meltham Beer Festival at Meltham C of E School , sessions noon-16:30 and 16:30-21:00 at £6 per session with beer, food and live music www.melthambeerfestival.co.uk

Friday 13-Saturday 14 April Ninth Rothwell Beer Festival, Fri 18:00-23:00, Sat 12:00-22:00 at Holy Trinity Parish Church Rooms, organised by Rothwell Lions with Rothwell Parish Church: comprehensive information at http://www.rothwellbeerfestival.co.uk/     bus 444 from Wakefield or Leeds

Saturday 21 April Thorner Beer Festival at Victory Hall, Carr Lane, Thorner LS14 3EY open from noon on the 71 bus route which passes through Thorner on its way between Leeds City Centre and Harrogate

Monday 7 May Ripon Cathedral Beer Festival 11:30-17:00 cask ales from the region, ciders, wines, Pimms and food, in the Cathedral grounds, High St Agnesgate. Please do not attempt to bring in other alcohol. 36 bus

Saturday 12-Sunday 13 May Scarborough Food and Drink Festival at West Pier live cookery demonstrations from local chefs, artisan food specialists exhibiting delicious produce, traditional real ales, Pimms and cocktail bars and some of Yorkshire’s finest restaurants serving their signature dishes.

Thursday 17-Saturday 19 May Barrow Hill Beer Festival at the Roundhouse, Campbell Drive, Barrow Hill, Chesterfield S43 2PR, free shuttle bus from Chesterfield centre, Thu noon-17:00, Fri & Sat noon-23:00 www.railalefestival.com

Thursday 17- Saturday19 May Beertown, Malton's Craft Beer Celebration at the Milton Rooms in the centre of Malton, turns the town into a 'Theatre of Beer' - with over 60 of the most exciting beers from the best breweries in the UK and beyond, Thurs 17:00-23:00, Fri/Sat noon-23:00 www.beertownmalton.com

Friday 25-Saturday 26 May Tenth Kirkburton (KUG) Beer Festival, Scout HQ, Hallas Road, Kirkburton HD8 0QQ, Fri 16:00-23:00, Sat 11:00-23:00 www.kirkburtonfest.org.uk, local bus 81 from Waterloo

Friday 25-Monday 28 May Beer Festival at the Wheatsheaf Inn, Burn on the A19 'twixt the M62 and Selby www.wheatsheafburn.co.uk

Saturday 26-Tuesday 29 May 2018 Spring Folklore Beer Festival at the Fox & Goose, 7 Heptonstall Road, Hebden Bridge HX7 6AX