Dates & opening times:

The opening times for the Chorlton Beer Festival 2024 will be:

  • Thursday 4th July: 5pm – 10pm
  • Friday 5th July: 5pm – 10pm
  • Saturday 6th July: 1pm – 9pm*

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 and Friday evenings and £7 for Saturday all day. We highly recommend buying tickets in advance and including your first £10 of drinks tokens – these packages will be priced at £14 for Thursday and Friday and £16 for Saturday, saving £1.

A Season Ticket entitling you to entry to all three days will be £22 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 on Thursday & Friday and £8 on Saturday (subject to availability after advance sales end).

CAMRA Members

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

Pass outs are allowed. You must obtain a stamp or writsband. 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 up to 15 minutes after the bars close but we would encourage all unused value to be donated to the festival 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.

Cash Machine

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 – these are marked in the festival programme and a list will be posted on the website before we open.

And of course all our ciders and perries are also suitable.

All of our food vendors will offer vegetarian and vegan options.


We are not showing Euros generally. However, we will be screening the Euro 2024 Quarter Final between England v Switzerland at 5pm on Saturday 6th July.

The Hootles will play immediately after the conclusion of the match. Should the match go to extra time, we will stay open later.

The match will be shown in one of the marquees, there will be plenty of space elsewhere in the festival grounds for non-fans.


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.

Soft drinks and alcohol free beers

Soft drinks are available from the Vicar’s Gin Bar.

Cloudwater Brew Co Fresh alcohol free pale ale will be available from the Keg Bar in the Church Hall.

A wide selection of other low and no alcohol beers will be available from the Etchell’s Bottle & Can Bar.