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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Winter Beer Festival
Three Wise Monkeys, 60 High Street, Colchester CO1 1DN
Thursday 22nd February 2018 to Sunday 25th February 2018
“A huge selection of 30+ seasonal cask ales, keg craft beers and real ciders sourced from the very best independent UK craft breweries.”
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March 2018

9th Chappel Winter Beer Festival
East Anglian Railway Museum, Chappel
Friday 2nd March 2018 and Saturday 3rd March 2018, 11am to 11pm
Up to 70 Real Ales plus a selection of Ciders & Perry will be available. Live Music both Evenings – The Illicit Band on Friday and The Flaming Lamas on Saturday. Hot food (inc Vegetarian) will be available. Admission by pre-purchased ticket only from 5:30pm on Friday.
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Spring Beer Festival
Billericay Brewing Company, Chapel Street, Billericay
Thursday 22nd March 2018 to Sunday 25th March 2018
20+ beers and more.

Easter Beer Festival
Queen’s Head, Boreham
Thursday 29th March 2018 to BH Monday 2nd April 2018
30 ales and ciders, plug German lagers.

Easter Beer Festival
The Woolpack, Chelmsford
Thursday 29th March 2018 to Sunday 1st April 2018
80+ ales and ciders, music, and a fambly day.

Mersea Easter Beer Festival
Mersea Island Vineyard
Good Friday 30th March 2018 to Easter Monday 2nd April 2018
30+ Essex beers.

April 2018

Maldon Beer Festival
Plume Academy, Fambridge Road, Maldon
Wednesday 11th April 2018 to Saturday 14th April 2018
“The festival will feature a selection of around 50 beers from the South-West of England (and we won’t be including Sharp’s Doom Bar!).”
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Harwich Ale Trail
Various locations in Harwich
Thursday 3rd May 2018 to Monday 7th May 2018
“Multiple locations to enjoy fine ale and cider in a Historic Port. No locations more than 2 mins from the next! Details of venues and ales to follow nearer the date!”


8th Billericay Beer Festival
Hannakins Farm Community Centre, Rosebay Avenue, Billericay, CM12 0SY
Friday 22nd June 2018 to Sunday 24th June 2018
After missing last year due to issues with the premises, the latest Billericay beer fest has found a new home.
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The White Hart Inn, Margaretting Tye
Thursday 19th July 2018 to Sunday 22nd July 2018
More dets when available.

Beer and Sausage Festival
The Quay, Manningtree
Friday 20th July 2018 to Saturday 21st July 2018
Beer and sausages.
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Summer Beer Festival
The Bell Inn, Castle Hedingham, CO9 3EJ
Friday 20th July 2018 to Sunday 22nd July 2018
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