Dates & opening times:

The opening times for the 14th Chorlton Beer Festival 2018 will be:

  • Thursday 12th July: 6pm – 10.30pm
  • Friday 13th July: 6pm – 10.30pm
  • Saturday 14th 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

Prices are being held for the fourth year running.

Entry each day will cost £10 which includes your souvenir festival glass*, a festival programme with tasting notes for the 100+ beers available and a £4 beer and cider token so you can get straight to the bar and fill that glass.

Entry to Thursday is discounted to £9 for advance ticket purchases.

A season ticket will be available giving entry to all three days for £20

Advance tickets for Thursday & Friday will be available here from 1st May 2018

All entries on Saturday are pay on the gate (except for weekend season tickets)

* Visitors returning for a second day who already have their souvenir glass can exchange glass for £2 of beer tokens.

Pass outs

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 bars is by token only. You will receive your first £4 token on entry so you can go straight to the bar. Additional tokens are available from the tent on the left hand side just inside the entrance at £10 a time.

Unused value on part used tokens can be refunded to the nearest full pound but we would encourage all unused value to be donated to St Clement’s – a registered charity.


The festival welcomes well behaved children on Saturday from 1pm – 7pm.

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 guide 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.

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 the Co-op on Barlow Moor Road next to the bus station and at the “four banks” crossroads in the centre of Chorlton.

It will be possible to pay for entrance by card but please bring all the cash you need for beer & cider tokens.