St Albans Beer & Cider Festival 2013
25-28 September, Alban Arena, AL1 3LD
The premier event in the Hertfordshire drinkers calendar is back! The number of real ales on offer runs into the hundreds and is complimented by a vast selection of ciders, perries, bottle conditioned beers and a selection from around the world.
There will also be plenty of festival fodder to soak up the beer plus tutored beer tastings, breweriana auctions and we'll have the Good Beer Guide 2014 hot off the press on sale too!
Opening Times & Admission Prices
Wednesday 25th September - Friday 27th September 11.00am - 11.00pm £3.00 (CAMRA members free)
Saturday 28th September 11.00am - 11.00pm £4.50 (CAMRA members free)
Entry to CAMRA members is free at all times so why not join now you'll also receive £20.00 worth of 50p Wetherspoons vouchers giving you 50p off a pint of real ale.
Please note no advance tickets for any session and that Alban Arena policy stipulates that no one under the age of 18 can be allowed in the bar areas at any time or anywhere on the premises after 6.00pm.
Location & Travel
The Festival is situated in the Alban Arena, just off St Peters Street in the heart of the City. Go here for a map to find the Alban Arena and travel information.
London Midland services run frequently 7 days a week between St Albans Abbey and Watford Junction.
St Albans is easily reached on the First Capital Connect Thameslink railway line and there are plenty of local buses for those travelling cross county or from the railway station.
You're bound to want to stay more than a few of hours at the Beer Festival so why not chose to stay a few days instead? There are many different types of accommodation available to suit all pockets.
A list of the type of accommodation available can be found at St Albans Tourism website or All About St Albans or whatsonstalbans.co.uk and stalbansblog.co.uk and of course it's always worth checking out the CAMRA Good Beer Guide for pubs in and around the city that provide bed and breakfast.
For all other information requests please e-mail us. Please note we may not be able to respond to requests for information during the week of the festival.
Please also note that no further trade stands are available. We will therefore not respond to any queries by e-mail or phone of this nature.
Future Festival Dates
24 to 27 September 2014
30 September to 3 October 2015
28 September to 1 October 2016