Dore Beer and Burger Festival
Sat 29 Jul
Sat 29 – Sun 30 Jul
The Norfolk Arms at Grenoside is hosting its first ever beer and music festival, featuring more than 30 beers and live music, plus food from Nether Edge Pizza Company, Mussel Pot and Caribbean Fusion. There is also a special discount available for CAMRA members with a valid membership card. Buses 85 and 86 both stop nearby.
CAMRA’s Great British Beer Festival
Tue 8 – Sat 12 Aug
CAMRA’s annual major beer festival held at Olympia Exhibition Halls in London (next to Kensington Olympia rail station, served by London Overground and Southern) and staffed by volunteers from across the UK, Europe and America, this year celebrating it’s 40th anniversary. Features several hundred real ales including a number imported from the USA along with European beers both on draft and in bottles. There are also dedicated cider & perry bars offering a huge choice. Food and product stalls, games and a programme of entertainment also features. More information at www.gbbf.org.uk, advance tickets are available that offer cheaper and quicker entry. Regular trains and coaches run between Sheffield and London operated by East Midlands Trains, National Express and Megabus.com.
Fri 11 – Sun 13 Aug
JockFest at the Horse and Jockey in Wadsley returns after a hiatus of several years. The festival will feature a comprehensive selection of guest beers, live music and street food. For more information, visit the pub’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/horsejockeyS6.
Fri 18 – Sun 20 Aug
Arranged by Thornbridge Brewery at Bakewell Showground, this festival features a range of beers from Thornbridge plus guests including Hawkshead, Magic Rock, Tiny Rebel, Wild Beer Co and others along with live music. Entry to the beer festival is free. A campsite is available (must be booked in advance). TM Travel Bus 218 runs regularly from Sheffield to Bakewell – every half hour in the daytime, less frequent in the evening.
Wed 23 – Mon 28 Aug
The 3rd annual Blackhill Festival takes place at the Miners Arms in Hundall, near Dronfield, over the August bank holiday weekend. There will be around 30 real ales on offer, with a further 20 real ciders available. Featuring live music in the evenings and a charity cricket match on Bank Holiday Monday.
Hope Valley (Old Hall Hotel)
Fri 25 – Mon 28 Aug
The Old Hall Hotel in Hope holds one of their regular bank holiday weekend beer & cider festivals featuring a marquee with a range of up to 50 real ales and ciders plus live music, souvenir glasses and food in addition to the normal pub offering.
Buses 272, 273 and 274 from Sheffield pass right outside the hotel (bus stop around the corner), or Hope railway station is about 10-15 minutes walk away. Visit www.hopevalleybeerfestival.com for more information.
Elsecar by the Sea Festival
Sat 2 – Sun 3 Sep
This event brings all the fun of the seaside to the Elsecar Heritage Railway centre. A beer festival forms part of the festivities, alongside classic seaside entertainment, a craft fair, historical tours and steam trains. Open from 10:00 to 16:00.
Cleethorpes Rail Ale & Blues Festival
Fri 15 – Sun 17 Sep
Held at the Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway, this event features over 50 real ales, a programme of live blues music performances and narrow gauge steam train rides. Admission to the beer festival is free. More information www.cclr.co.uk. Regular direct trains run from Sheffield to Cleethorpes, operated by Transpennine Express (daily) and Northern (Saturdays).
Old Hall Inn Beer & Cider Festival
Fri 15 – Sun 17 Sep
The Old Hall Inn in Whitehough, near Chinley, present their annual beer and cider festival, featuring more than 200 beers, a barbecue, folk train and live music. The pub is a half-mile walk from Chinley train station; there is one direct train from Sheffield to Chinley per hour over each day of the festival.
Amber Valley CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival
Thu 28 Sep – Sun 1 Oct
The 8th Amber Valley CAMRA festival will be held at Strutts on Derby Road, Belper from Thursday 28th September to Sunday 1st October 2017. The former Herbert Strutt Grammar School is situated on the A6 just outside the town centre and has its own car park, with the railway and bus stations only a short walk away and buses stopping right outside the venue.
There will be live music in the main hall on Friday and Saturday nights – for full details of all entertainment, opening times and prices, please visit www.ambervalleycamra.org.uk. Advance tickets are not required at any sessions but be sure to arrive early to ensure admission. Over 18’s only after 6pm. There is free wi-fi at the venue. Dogs are welcome but only allowed in certain areas.
Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival
Wed 11 – Sat 14 Oct
The annual Robin Hood festival takes place at Nottingham Castle for the final time before redevelopment works begin. With almost 1,300 ales and more than 300 ciders, the festival is one of the largest beer festivals in the world. This year also sees a new gin bar introduced. Ticket prices start from £10, rising to £20 for more popular sessions. Visit www.nottinghamcamra.org for further information.
Sheffield CAMRA’s Steel City Beer & Cider Festival
Wed 18 – Sat 21 Oct
Our 43rd annual festival, back again at Kelham Island Industrial Museum with over 200 real ales plus bottled beers from around the world and a range of traditional Cider & Perry. The festival also features a variety of street food vendors, products stalls and entertainment.
We’re currently looking for volunteer staff plus sponsors.
See www.steelcitybeerfestival.co.uk for more details as they become available.
Thu 16 – Sat 18 Nov
Held at the Holy Trinity Church, later in the year than normal to allow for refurbishment of the church to become Hull Minster which as a result will enable this years festival to be bigger and better – as well as lots of beer and cider there will be an extended range of food and stalls plus the introduction of entertainment. More information www.hull.camra.org.uk. Direct trains run from Sheffield to Hull every hour, operated by Northern.