Biggleswade Beer & Cider Festival

11-13th May 2023

The Biggleswade Beer & Cider Festival is a joint venture between East Bedfordshire CAMRA and the Biggleswade Conservative Club. The festival will run for 3 days from 3pm on Thursday 11th May until last orders on Saturday 13th May 2023.

The festival will feature local breweries within a 30 miles radius of Biggleswade, including ales from Beds, Herts, and Cambs. Expect to discover 26 different real ales, and 8 ciders / perries. We are aiming for the widest possible range of styles to suit as many tastes as possible including some specials that have been brewed specially for the Coronation of King Charles. A proposed list of beers, ciders, and perries will be published about 6 weeks prior to the event, with a final listing with tasting notes available when we open.

The festival is free to attend and open to the public. The festival bar will use a pre-purchase voucher system to buy drinks which will be available in measures of thirds, halves, or pints. Payment vouchers can be purchased on arrival. A £2 refundable deposit will be charged for festival glasses.


  • CAMRA managed festival bar with over 30 ales, perries, and ciders.
  • Festival ales are all brewed within a 30 mile radius.
  • Food available throughout the festival.
  • Access to Club garden and grounds (weather permitting).
  • The Club bar will also be serving a full range of drinks including non-alcoholic beer (we’re thinking about the nominated driver).
  • The Club’s Sports and Lounge bars will be open for Club members as usual.
  • The historic market town of Biggleswade features many excellent pubs and venues to visit while you’re here.
  • All volunteers will be trained and supervised by CAMRA, fed, and watered.

Planning Your Visit

  • The venue is wheelchair accessible and features an accessible toilet.
  • 5-minute walk (under 0.5 mile) from Biggleswade Railway Station.
  • Free parking available (limited spaces – subject to availability).
  • Nearby accommodation includes The Crown Hotel, Stratton House Hotel, and Stratton Cottage Guesthouse.
  • Children are permitted to enter on the understanding they will be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times. Children are not permitted after 9 p.m.
  • For further information see our directions.

Opening Hours

  • Thursday 11th May – from 3pm
  • Friday 12th May – from noon
  • Saturday 13th May – from noon

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For further information and enquiries about the Biggleswade Beer Festival (including volunteering, supply, performance, or sponsorship), please contact


Volunteering at a CAMRA beer festival can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience. If you are interested in volunteering at the festival, please complete the form here and we’ll be in touch.

Sponsor a Cask

For just £150 you can sponsor a cask of real ale, promote your brand, and thank your staff. Each sponsor’s name and logo will be displayed prominently on a cask throughout the festival. Sponsors will receive £50 in vouchers redeemable at the festival bar for use by their staff, customers, family, or friends.

Note: CAMRA is an independent, non-party political organisation with no political endorsement.

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