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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August

Three Wise Monkeys Summer Beer Festival
Three Wise Monkeys, High Street, Colchester
Thursday 9th August 2018 to Sunday 12th August 2018
30+ beers on cask and tap.
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The Horse & Groom Beer Festival
Horse and Groom, Writtle
Thursday 9th August 2018 to Monday 13th August 2018
more details (Chelmsford CAMRA website)

The Rodney Beer Festival
The Rodney Inn, North Hill, Little Baddow CM3 4TQ
Friday 10th August 2018 to Sunday 12th August 2018
12+ guest ales.
more details (facebook)

Summer Festival at the Three Elms
The Three Elms, Chignal St James
Friday 10th August 2018 to Sunday 12th August 2018
more details (Chelmsford CAMRA website)

Rose and Crown Beer Festival
The Rose & Crown, Great Waltham
Friday 10th August 2018 to Sunday 12th August 2018
more details (Chelmsford CAMRA website)

Southend Carnival Hoppily Beer Festival
West Leigh Infant School, Ronald Hill Grove, Southend-on-Sea, Leigh-on-Sea SS9 2JB
Friday 10th August 2018 to Sunday 12th August 2018
Curated by Hoppily
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Hopstock Beer & Music Festival
The Compasses, Littley Green
Friday 17th August 2018 to Sunday 19th August 2018
Over 50 Real Ales and Real Ciders, live music, vintage tractor ploughing and charity stalls.
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Saffron Walden Beer & Cider Festival
Common Hill, Saffron Walden CB10 1JG
Friday 17th August 2018 (11am to 11pm), Saturday 18th August 2018 (11am to 11pm), Sunday 19th August 2018 (11am to 8pm)
“We will have a large selection of cask ales & ciders, along with a prosecco, spirits bar and keg lager from local breweries and further afield. RPM 45 our regular band playing all your favourites, and a choice of street foods.”
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Clacton-on-Sea Real Ale & Cider Festival
St. James’ Hall, Clacton-on-Sea
Wednesday 22nd August 2018 to Saturday 25th August 2018
70+ real ales, ciders, perries, Essex wines, and Belgian and other International beers + free soft drinks for designated drivers
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Witham Beer Festival
Witham Hockey & Cricket Clubs, Maldon Road Park, CM8 1HN.
Thursday 23rd August 2018 – Saturday 25th August 2018
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Dark Star Brewery Tap Takeover
The New Inn, Colchester
Thursday 23rd August 2018 to BH Monday 27th August 2018
Similar format to previous events. Looking at 10+ Cask beers from Dark Star. More info to follow.

Queens Head Beer Festival
Burnham-on-Crouch
Friday 24th August 2018 to BH Monday 27th August 2018
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5th Swan Inn Beer Festival
The Swan Inn, Chappel
Friday 24th August 2018 to BH Monday 27th August 2018
More dets when available.
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Coggeshall Beer Festival
Abbey Farm, Abbey Lane, Coggeshall.
Thursday 30th August 2018 to Sunday 2nd September 2017
“Over 40 real ales, wine and prosecco bar, craft gin bar, local cider and pimms by the jug too! Totham bangers, Meena’s Indian cuisine and Anne’s teas and coffees will be there for sustenance. ”
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Black Buoy Real Ale Festival
Black Buoy, Black Buoy Hill, Wivenhoe
Friday 31st August 2018 to Sunday 2nd September 2018
Their 2nd beer festival of the year. 32 Real Ales, 8 Ciders, 3 Perrys, Belgian beers and Craft Lagers. Live Music on the Saturday and Sunday along with a BBQ.
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September

Chappel Summer Beer Festival
East Anglian Railway Museum, Chappel, nr Colchester
Tuesday 4th September 2018 to Saturday 8th September 2018
Sprawling, family-friendly beer festival.
more details(facebook)

October

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

November

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.

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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