Beer Festivals in Essex (and Tap Takeovers)

Beer fests and tap takeovers across Essex. If you know about one that isn’t here – let me know! Email me at essexrealale@gmail.com or ping me a message on facebook or twitter.

September

Coggeshall Beer Festival
The Old Abbey, Coggeshall
Thursday 1st September 2022 to Sunday 4th September 2022
Beer, music, food.
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Summer Beer Festival
Black Buoy, Wivenhoe
Friday 2nd September 2022 to BH Monday 5th September 2022
20+ real ales and a selection of ciders.
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Chappel Beer Festival
East Anglian Railway Museum, Chappel nr Colchester
Tuesday 6th September 2002 (evening only) and Wednesday 7th September 2022 to Saturday 10th September 2022 (11:00 to Late Eve)
Bigger than last year! Fully ticketed, so get your tickets online, don’t just rock up. UPDATE : Day tickets appear to have all gone!!
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Beer Festival
The Woolpack, 23 Mildmay Road, Chelmsford
Wednesday 14th September 2022 (CAMRA preview evening) to Saturday 17th September 2022
50 real ales and ciders and more.
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Beer and Pie Festival
Live and Let Live, Millers Lane, Stanway, Colchester CO3 0PS
Friday 16th September 2022 to Sunday 18th September 2022
Beer. And pies.
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Witham Real Ale & Gin Festival
Public Hall, Collingwood Hall, Witham CM8 2DY
Thursday 22nd September 2022 to Saturday 24th September 2022
Beer and gin!
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Brass Castle Tap Takeover
The Ale House, Chelmsford
22nd September 2022 to 25th September 2022
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Battleswick Beer Festival
Battleswick Farm, Rowhedge Road, Colchester CO5 7JJ
22nd September 2022 to 25th September 2022
30 beers, 12 ciders, music, food, seating. Kids and dogs welcome.
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October

South Woodham Ferrers Beer festival
Village Hall, South Woodham Ferrers
Thursday 6th October 2022 to Saturday 8th of October 2022
Awaiting national CAMRA confirmation.
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Burnt Mill & Mallinsons Tap Takeover
The Ale House, Chelmsford
27th October 2022 to 30th October 2022
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Halloween Beer Festival
Prettyfields Vineyard, Ardleigh nr Colchester
Saturday 29th October 2022, 4pm to 11pm
Craft beer and food at their second Halloween Beer Festival.
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November

Chelmsford Hockey Club Beer Festival
November
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Harwich & Dovercourt Bay Winter Ale Festival
Kingsway Hall, Dovercourt
Wednesday 16th Novembe 2022 to Saturday 19th November 2022
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Squawk Tap Takeover
The Ale House, Chelmsford
24th November 2022 to 27th November 2022
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December

Christmas Beer Festival
The Ale House, Chelmsford
21st December 2022 to 24th December 2022
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