Beer Festivals in Essex

Beer fests 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.

April

19th Maldon Beer & Cider Festival
Cygnet Room, Swan Hotel, Maldon
Wednesday 10th April 2024 to Saturday 13th April 2024, noon to 11pm each day
60 ales and ciders incl LocAles, commemorating the Royal British Legion’s 80th Anniversary commemoration of the D-Day Landings.
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Beer Festival
The Ship, 35 Walton Road, Kirby Le Soken, Frinton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Thursday 11th April 2024 to
10 beers 4 ciders in addition to 4 cask beers and 12 ciders on offer. Music and BBQ
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St. George’s Beer Festival
Brentwood Brewery, Calcott Hall Farm, Ongar Road, Brentwood CM15 9HS
Saturday 20th April 2024, midday to 5pm
Their own beers, cider, gin, rum, music and food.
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Beer Festival
Witham RUFC
Friday 26th April 2024 and Saturday 27th April 2024
8 beers, 3 ciders, a BBQ and some cauliflower ears. With a Friday evening rugby match!
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May

Real Ale Trail
Various locations in Harwich
Thursday 2nd May 2024 to BH Monday 6th May 2024
One beer list, multiple venues.
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Beer Festival
The Three Pigeons, Mount Hill, Halstead CO9 1AA
Thursday 2nd May 2024 to BH Monday 6th May 2024
Real ale, cider, live music and food trucks.
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Beer Festival
Hare & Hounds, Layer Breton
Friday 3rd May 2024 to BH Monday 6th May 2024
8 beers 3 ciders, food and music.
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Beer Festival
The Bell, Purleigh
early May BH
10 Beers 3 ciders Music. More dets when availalb.e

Beer Festival
Bakers Arms, Danbury
Friday 24th May 2024 to Monday 27th May 2024
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Beer Festival
The Old Crown, Messing
Saturday 25th May 2024 to BH Monday 27th May 2024
12 beers 3 ciders Music
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37th Colchester Real Ale and Cider Festival
Colchester Arts Centre
Wednesday 29th May 2024 to Saturday 1st June 2024
“You’ll find not just real ale & real cider, but food, soft drinks, English wine, foreign beers and a warm welcome too.”
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Real Ale and Cider Festival
South Benfleet Social Club
Thursday 30th May 2024 to Sunday 2nd June 2024
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June

Beer & Cider Festival
Voodoo Keller Bar, 59 New Street, Chelmsford CM1 1NE
Thursday 6th June 2024 to Sunday 9th June 2024
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Thurrock Beer Festival
Civic Hall, Grays
Tuesday 4th June to Saturday 8th June 2024
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19th Braintree Real Ale Festival
Bocking Arts Theatre (formally Braintree Institute), Bocking End, Braintree, Essex, CM7 9AE.
Thursday 6th June 2024 to Saturday 8th June 2024
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Gibberd Garden Beer Festival
Gibberd Garden, Harlow
Saturday 15th June 2024 and Sunday 16th June 2024
Three bars, run by CAMRA, The Rising Sun, and Redchurch Brewery.
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Beer Festival
The Ship, 35 Walton Road, Kirby Le Soken, Frinton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Friday 28th June 2024 too
10 beers 4 ciders in addition to 4 cask beers and 12 ciders on offer. Music and BBQ
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July

Beer Festival
The Bell Inn, Panfield
Friday 5th July 2024 to
12 Beers 5 ciders BBQ, Music
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Chelmsford Summer Beer & Cider Festival
Admirals Park, Chelmsford
Tuesday 16th July 2024 to Saturday 20th July 2024
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Manningtree Beer Festival
19th/20th July 2024
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Harwich Redoubt Beer Festival
Harwich Redoubt Fort
Thursday 25th July 2020 to Sunday 28th July
60 beers and 20 ciders in a big fuck off Circular Fort. What’s not to like?
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Epping Ongar Beer Festival
North Weald Station, Ongar Station and the trains running between!
Friday 26th July 2024 to Sunday 28th July 2024
70 real ales, ciders, real ale trains and choo choos.
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