35th Colchester Real Ale & Cider Festival is Go!

When? Wednesday 1st June 2022 to Saturday 4th June 2022. 12 noon until 10:30pm each day.

Where? Colchester Arts Centre

Colchester Arts Centre is based in a converted church close to the centre of Colchester, off Head Street. There’s been a church on the site since 1206, the current building dating from 1872. It became the Arts Centre in 1980 and has hosted the Colchester Summer and Winter festivals since 1988. Refurbished during the pandemic, come for the beer, stay to look at the new toilets!

Why? Because beer! 80+ beers will be available from across the country, alongside a selection of real cider, Belgian beers, local Essex wines and soft drinks.

As with previous Colchester festivals no tickets are required. Just turn up.

Entry is free until 3pm each day, £3 after 3pm for non CAMRA members.

There’s a couple of changes to previous years – there will be no specific 35th Festival glass, but of course pint glasses will be available (or the whole business gets terribly messy). We’ll have no food on site apart from the usual salty snacks but will be directing you to all the lovely eateries in Church Street around the venue and slightly beyond.

Update: The Cheese and Pie Man will be in residence Thursday, Friday and Saturday with his wide range of, err, Cheese, and Pies