London Drinker Beer & Cider Festival

The 2017 Festival is: Wednesday 8th to Friday 10th March.

at Camden Centre, Bidborough Street, London WC1H 9AU.

We aim to make this Festival a great celebration of everything that is good about beer, cider and imported beer plus a heartening selection of home made food.

The Festival is open:

Wed & Thu: 12 - 3pm free, 5pm -10.30pm £4 (£3 CAMRA members);

Fri: 12 - 10.30pm £4 (£3 CAMRA members).

Last admission 10pm. Wheelchair accessible.

Please note - This year we will be selling group tickets (minimum 6 people). More details to follow.

The feedback on the bar dedicated to London Beers continues to be very positive so it's back again in 2016 so even more London beers.

New to the festival will be some fruit ciders for the first time (see London Drinker Festival Cider) and the imported beer bar will have a limited selection of wine.

This festival has home made cooked food by volunteers with daily specials. In addition, to the daily specials, there will be 'stand up' food such as wild boar or fish finger baguettes. See London Drinker Food wonderful food for the day be day selection.


Once again, the London Brewing Company offered a fantastic opportunity to brew at their micro plant at the Bull in Highgate.

In the photo, the winner was Tom Kearney (second left), whose story you can find on the News page. The photo also shows John Cryne (CAMRA branch chairman) to the left, Colin Coyne (competition winner runner up, second right) and head brewer Rich White (right). The resulting beer was an American Brown Ale, named Highgate Lifebuoy, at 4.1% ABV using Calypso and Cascade hops.

The beer will be on sale at the 2016 London Drinker Beer & Cider Festival Camden Centre, Bidborough Street, London WC1H 9AU. You can see some clips of the brewing at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TI8p3NqWm3o&feature=em-upload_owner; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sn5kKzcxPXU&feature=em-upload_owner; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlH6iH6-39A&feature=em-share_video_user

Thanks to all that entered.


The details of the British beer for 2016 can be found here: Beer at the Festival.
and the 2016 imported beer here Imported Beer.

Once again, we will be having a free Pub Quiz on Wednesday evening. Get there early to give yourself enough time to answer some tricky questions.

Wednesday and Thursday lunchtimes and Thursday evenings, will see book signings by two award winning beer writers.

And Friday lunchtime will be the Bring & Buy Second Hand Book Stand in aid of charity (12-5pm).

Media releases (current and past) and photos of past Festivals can be found here - Media page


Our festival is run entirely by volunteers.

If you fancy giving us a hand, have a look at our volunteers' page. We always need volunteers for tombola & games and the kitchen London Drinker Beer & Cider Festival Volunteering. And we are currently short on Friday - what better way to cheer up your Friday then being surrounded by beer!

No experience is necessary and it's a great way of learning new skills and making new friends. If you don't fancy serving the public, then maybe helping during set up and take down is for you.

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/LDbeerfest (@LDbeerfest) Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/London-Drinker-Beer-Festival/126727707385567

You can find photos from the 2015 event here: London Drinker Beer & Cider Pictures. Were you there?





2015 competition winners (below), Hannah & Nik with London Brewery Company's brewer, Rich White.

Purchase this year's commemorative teeshirts at the festival (short & longsleeve) with blue and sparkly gold logo




Photos setting up the Festival. To see a video of putting up the barrels go to: http://youtu.be/4U5r2v-3Rv8

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