Beer Festivals in Essex

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If you are looking for an Essex beer festival, you’ve come to the right place. This is a list of beer festivals in Essex and within easy reach of Essex, both major CAMRA beer festivals and those held in pubs. We’ll also feature the odd cider festival and other beer-related activities.

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Queen’s Head Beer Festival
Queen’s Head, Church Road, Boreham, CM3 3EG
Thursday 20th September 2018 to Monday 24th September 2018
30 real ales, 20 ciders, german lagers, prosecco, food and music.

Bishop’s Stortford Beer and Cider Festival
Sworders Field, Bishop’s Stortford CM23 2EL
Friday 21st September 2018 to Sunday 23rd September 2018
Second fest of the year in Stortford run by Brewery Tap Events & Essex Brewery Company.
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12th Golden Lion Beer Festival.
35 North St, Rochford, SS4 1AB.
Tuesday 25th September to Monday 1st October 2018.
30 plus real ales including an exclusive brew for the Golden Lion from Keppels Brewery ‘Lions Kingdom’. 8 real ciders (incl some from Essex). Food served until 10pm every day. Live music Sunday late afternoon/early evening.
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Witham Public Hall Real Ale Festival
Public Hall, Collingwood Road, Witham CM8 2DY
Thursday 27th September 2018 to Saturday 29th September 2018
30+ Real Ales, Ciders and Perries. Festival open from 4.00pm on the 27th, from midday on the 28th and 29th
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Peterboat Beer Festival
The Peterboat, Leigh on Sea
Thursday 27th September 2018 to Monday 1st October 2018
More details when available.


Autumn Beer Festival
The Sun Inn, Feering Hill, Feering CO5 9NH
Wednesday 3rd October 2018 to Sunday 7th October 2018
18 Ales, 5 Ciders and 4 KeyKeg from across the country.

South Woodham Ferrers Beer Festival
Village Hall, South Woodham Ferrers
Thursday 4th October 2018 to Saturday 6 October 2018
More details when available.
Maldon&Dengie CAMRA

Halloween Beer Festival
The Woolpack, Chelmsford
Wednesday 24th October 2018 to Saturday 27th October 2018
More details when available.


Winter Real Ale Festival
Donkey and Buskins, Layer Road, Layer de la Haye, Colchester CO2 0HU
Thursday 8th November 2018 to Monday 12th November 2018
More details when available.
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Grenfest XV
The British Grenadier, 67 Military Road, Colchester CO1 2AP
More details when available.

Harwich & Parkeston Winter Ale Festival
Parkeston Railway Club
Wednesday 21st November 2018 to Saturday 24th November 2018
More dets when available.
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Rochford Beer & Cider Festival
Freight House Bradley Way, Rochford, Essex SS4 1BU
Wednesday 21st November 2018 to Saturday 24th November 2018
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Winter Real Ale Festival
South Benfleet Social Club, 8 Vicarage Hill, Benfleet SS7 1PB
Thursday 29th November 2018 to Sunday 2nd December 2018
20 real ales and ciders, plus shanty, Mummer and Morris action, and music, and food.
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