Dates & opening times:
The opening times for the Chorlton Beer Festival 2023 will be:
- Thursday 6th July: 6pm – 10.30pm
- Friday 7th July: 6pm – 10.30pm
- Saturday 8th July: 1pm – 9.30pm*
After we close each evening, the pubs & bars of Chorlton stay open later, so there is plenty of opportunity to continue sampling beers & ciders in the local area.
* Saturday closing dependent on beer & cider availability
Where are we:
The festival is held in the beautiful surrounds of St Clement’s Church.
St Clements is located at the junction of Edge Lane and St Clement’s Road, midway between Wilbraham Road & Chorlton Green.
Click here for map & public transport information
Prices & tickets
Advance tickets for entry only will be priced at £5 for Thursday evening and £6 for Friday and Saturday. We highly recommend buying your ticket with your first £10 of drinks tokens – these packages will be priced at £14 for Thursday and £15 for Friday and Saturday, saving £1.
A Season Ticket entitling you to entry to all three days will be £20 including your first £10 drinks token.
All tickets include entrance to the festival, your souvenir glass and festival programme.
Tickets bought on the gate on the day will be £7 per day.
CAMRA members pay full price for entry but can collect vouchers for two free half pints of cask beer or cider from the CAMRA Information desk.
Pass outs are allowed. You must continue to wear your wristband. If you choose to leave the site, re-entry will be subject to capacity at time of return. If site is full, entry will be one out, one in.
Payment at all beer, cider & gin bars is by token only. Tokens are available from the tent on the left hand side just inside the entrance in £10 and £20 sheets. Your server will strike out the value of each drink you purchase.
Tokens can be purchased with cash or card.
Unused value on part used tokens can be refunded to the nearest full pound only but we would encourage all unused value to be donated to St Clement’s – a registered charity. We would encourage you to only purchase the value of tokens you intend to use – partial tokens to top up value of one last pint can be purchased at the tokens desk (card payments only, the tokens desk does not have change).
The festival welcomes well behaved children on Saturday from 1pm – 7pm. Children will be admitted free of charge.
A range of activities for small children will be provided on the lawn to the front of the church (St Clement’s Road side) organised by Chorlton CofE Primary School PTA.
Please note that children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. If your children are found to be disturbing the enjoyment of other festival goers, you may be asked to leave.
All under 18s must be off the festival grounds by 7pm to comply with the terms of our license.
Well behaved dogs on leads are permitted at the festival. With the exception of assistance dogs, dogs are not permitted in either beer hall.
Dogs are not allowed in the children’s activities area on the St Clement’s Road side of the church (Saturday afternoon).
You are responsible for removing your dog’s waste.
If your dog is found to be disturbing the enjoyment of other festival visitors, we reserve the right to ask you to remove your dog from the festival grounds.
There is no cash machine on the festival site. The nearest machines are at Tesco Express on Barlow Moor Road and Nat West on corner of Barlow Moor Road and Wilbraham Road.
.Entrance and beer tokens can be purchased by contactless and Chip & PIN payment at the festival.
Vegans & Vegetarians
There will be a wide selection of vegetarian and vegan beers available. Click here for the full list. And of course all our ciders and perries are also suitable.
All of our food vendors will offer vegetarian and vegan options, including one vendor with a 100% plant based menu.
Allergens information for all beers and ciders is available on request – just ask at the bars.
Details of beers which are gluten free or wheat free will be published here in advance of the festival.
Allergens information for food on sale is available from individual food vendors.