St Albans Beer & Cider Festival 2016

28th September – 1st October, Alban Arena, St Albans, AL1 3LD

The premier event in the Hertfordshire drinkers calendar will be back in town in from 28th September to 1st October 2016. Information on the 2016 festival can be found by subscribing to our Facebook and Twitter feeds.

Opening Times & Admission Prices

Wednesday 28th September - Friday 30th September 11.00am - 11.00pm
£3.00 (CAMRA members free)

Saturday 1st October 11.00am - 11.00pm
£5.00 (CAMRA members free)

Entry to CAMRA members is free at all times

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 5.00pm.

Roman figure holding beer
Roman figure sitting on a barrel holding beer

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.

St Albans is easily reached on the Thameslink Railway and there are plenty of local buses for those travelling cross county or from the railway station to the Arena itself. London Midland services also run frequently 7 days a week between St Albans Abbey and Watford Junction.


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 and 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.

Future Festival Dates

27th to 30th September 2017