The festival will open on Thursday 2nd July with a special limited numbers preview evening.

While the crowds who descend on the festival on Friday & Saturday create part of the buzz which makes the festival special, with number of tickets available limited, this extra session will be an altogether more relaxed affair. There should be little in the way of queuing at the bar giving more time to appreciate the beers on offer.

There will also be the opportunity to meet some of the brewers behind the beers who will gather in Brewers Corner.

Both the cask beer bars will be open with as near a full range of cask beers as possible (although we’d never sell anything that wasn’t ready for sale) and ourcider team will be hand picking some of the very best ciders and perries from the festival range to be available on the Thursday night and there will be a good selection from our bottle world beer range.

Entrance will be be priced at £10 and will include entrance, a free glass, a copy of the festival programme and your first £5 of beer tokens (so you don’t waste any time getting to the beer sampling)