St Albans Beer & Pubs Festival

Don't miss our new-style festival for 2021

St Albans’ famous annual beer and cider festival will take a different form in 2021 – and be held in the city’s pubs. The event, which has historically drawn thousands of ale and cider fans into the city centre each September, will for the first time be run across a number of venues, in collaboration with local publicans.

Organised by the South Hertfordshire branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), the festival was held at the Alban Arena for 24 years. But after the devastation caused by Covid-19, we’ve decided that encouraging people back into pubs must be the priority this time around.

Safeguarding the future of community pubs is a key part of CAMRA’s mission and, in this 50th anniversary of the Campaign, we want to put that into practice more than ever before. For anyone used to our previous festivals in the Alban Arena, this will be quite different - but it will be just as exciting

We’re currently in discussion with a group of St Albans licensees to shape the event, and further details - including participating venues and the beers and ciders due to be showcased - will be announced between now and September.

Updates will be published here, as well as on the St Albans Beer & Pubs Festival’s pages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

To find out more about the wider work of CAMRA, including how you can get involved, see

Read the full press release here.

Enquires and questions to the Organiser.