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Pub, Club and Other non-CAMRA Beer Festivals

These festivals are run by enthusiastic licensees or charities such as local Round Tables, but are very often supported by the local branches of CAMRA. For details of official CAMRA festivals, click here.

We do not always get to hear about such festivals until they've almost happened. The list below consists of festivals in and around our local area, i.e. those that would be feasible for a day out by train bus or pushbike. Special thanks are due to John Phillips and Paul Dixey of Heavy Woollen CAMRA for regular updates. We shall be glad to add additional festivals or amend details click to advise us. This no-frills formula means your festival can usually be posted within minutes of news being received! e. & o.e.

LATEST 2017 FESTIVAL DETAILS

Thursday 6-Sunday 9 April Spring Beer Festival at The Nook, Holmfirth, Yorkshire Tiger bus service 435/6 from Wakefield

Friday 7-Saturday 8 April Rothwell Beer Festival at Holy Trinity Parish Church Rooms, organised by Rothwell Lions with Rothwell Parish Church: comprehensive information  will be at http://www.rothwellbeerfestival.co.uk/     bus 444 from Wakefield or Leeds

Friday 7-Sunday 9 April Haworth Beer Festival at the Old School Rooms, Haworth BD22 8DR with over 35 real ales, vintage cocktail bar and festival fodder, opening hours Fri noon-23:00, Sat noon-23:00, Sun noon-17:00 http://www.haworthbeerfestival.co.uk/  

Thursday 13-Monday 17 April  Tyne and Wear Beer Festival at the Old Cock, 11-13 Crossgate, Otley LS21 1AA

Thursday 13-Monday 17 April Hope Valley Bank Holiday Beer Festival at the Old Hall Hotel as usual with a tent on the car park, free admission with a range of 50 real ales and ciders, souvenir glasses, music (2 bands each day plus morris dancing, blues, Irish ceilidh, skiffle and jam sessions, and food inc barbecue and hog roast, about 10 minutes walk from Hope Station or Sheffield-Castleton buses (271/272/273/274) pass right outside.

Thursday 13-Monday 17 April Easter Weekend Beer Festival at Doncaster Brewery & Tap, 7 Young Street, Doncaster DN1 3EL

Friday 14-Sunday 16 April (Easter Weekend) Emley Ale Fest, a 3 day real ale festival at Emley Band Room, 9 Beaumont Street, Emley, HD8 9RN + Google Map Emley Brass Band's biggest festival yet with 18 hand-pulled real ales and 5 ciders and food. Friday & Saturday 13:00-23:00, Sunday 13:00 'til dry, bus 232 to Emley Cross https://twitter.com/EmleyAleFest  

Friday 14-Sunday 16 April Hall Park Cricket Club Beer & Cider Festival at Horsforth Hall Park, Ring Road, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5JY, open at noon with 48 real ales and 12 ciders, food plus live music, beer £1.25 a half, entry £10 includes six beer vouchers, commemorative pint glass, beer list and wristband, further details at http://beerfestival.horsforthhallparkcc.org.uk/ buses 33/33A

Friday 14-Sunday 16 April Morley Beer Festival at Morley Cricket Club, Scatcherd Lane LS27 0JJ with over 30 hand-pumped real ales , ciders, street food, live music, market stalls, bouncy castles website

Saturday 15 April Hambleton Ales Open Day noon-16:00, beer food and music, free entry, Melmerby Green Lane, Melmerby HG45NB

Friday 21-Saturday 22 April Sixth Guisborough Charity Beer Festival at Guisborough Parish Hall, Bow Street Guisborough TS14 6BP with 36 real ales available also ciders and perries plus fruit wines

Friday 21-Sunday 23 April annual St George's Beer Festival at the George & Dragon West Haddlesey, 18 minutes walk from Chapel Haddlesey crossroads on the A19, live music Fri & Sat with the usual selection of Brown Cow and other local beers NB bus service very much restricted

Saturday 22 April Thirteenth Thorner Beer Festival at Thorner Victory Hall, Carr Lane, Thorner, Leeds LS14 3EY open from noon until beers run out, £5 entry includes glass and tasting notes, buses 770/1, 843

Friday 28-Saturday 29 April Yorkshire Heart Beer Festival at the Yorkshire Heart Vineyard, Pool Lane, Nun Monkton YO26 8EL, Fri 17:00-23:00, Sat noon-23:00 http://www.yorkshireheart.com

Thursday 4-Sunday 7 May Five Towns Beer Festival at The Red Shed (Wakefield Labour Club, Vicarage Street WF1 1QX) Thu 18:00-23:00, Fri & Sat noon-23:00, Sun 13:00-18:00 (hours for 2016 festival watch for any updates nearer to date)

Thursday 11-Saturday 13 May Twelfth Forever Bury Beer Festival at the Bury FC Social Club, Gigg Lane, Bury, Lancs open 11:00-23:00 daily with 55 real ales from around the country and 18 ciders all priced at £2.50 pint, continental bottle bar, hot food, supporting the Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity and junior football at the club www.fb-beerfestivals.co.uk

Thursday 18-Saturday 20 May, Beertown the craft beer festival returning in 2017 with both Bad Seed and Brass Castle brewing their ales in the town, now with more beers, street food and music plus a preview on the Thursday

Thursday 18-Saturday 20 May Barrow Hill Roundhouse Rail Ale Festival

Thursday 18-Sunday 21 May Spring Beer Festival at the Navigation Tavern near Mirfield Station, open from Thursday lunchtime to Sunday evening

Friday 26-Saturday 27 May Ninth Kirkburton Uniformed Groups Beer Festival at at the Scout HQ, Hallas Road, Kirkburton HD8 0QQ Fri 15:00-23:00, Sat 11:00-23:00. www.kirkburtonfest.org.uk  Buses from Huddersfield stop at bottom of Hallas Road (80 & 82), at the bottom of Turnshaw Road (80, 81, 82 & 83) or on Penistone Road (80, 81, 82, 83, 84). Festivalgoers from Wakefield may pick up a bus at Waterloo.

Saturday 27-Monday 29 May Great Food & Drink Festival at Nottingham Castle NG1 6EL includes real ale bar on a bus website

Friday 2-Saturday 3 June Collingham Beer Festival at Collingham Memorial Hall, Main Street, Collingham LS22 5AS website Friday Preview evening (£25 beer and supper)
Saturday traditional beer festival with cider, wine, food, dance and music - 12noon until late, £5 entry includes festival wine or beer glass, tasting program and small drink.£10 drinks vouchers on sale inside, last year's free bus service from/to Linton and Wetherby check website.

Friday 2-Saturday 3 June Five Rise Beer Fest at Bingley Arts Centre, Main St, Bingley BD16 2LZ Fri 18:00-23:00, Sat noon-17:00 and 18:00-23:00

Saturday 3 June Three Valleys Beer Festival in and around Dronfield near Sheffield with beers plus ciders, food and live music, spread across a record number of venues over three valleys, free bus service see http://www.threevalleysfestival.org.uk/

Saturday 10-Sunday 11 June Filey Food & Drink Festival (I) great food from brilliant producers, cookery demos from local chefs, live music, beer, fun fair and much more

Thursday 15 June Beer Day Britain, Britain's Annual National Beer Day see http://www.beerdaybritain.co.uk

Thursday 15-Saturday 17 June Tynedale RUFC Beer Festival 2017 at Tynedale Park, Station Road, Corbridge, NE45 5AY Thursday & Friday 18:00-23:00, Saturday 13:00-23:00, easy to get to on public transport with Corbridge train station close by and several bus stops within easy walking distance., entry £12 You can buy your tickets online and print then off ready for the festival – but keep them safe! Buy Online Now or buy from Hexham and Corbridge Tourist Information Centres over the counter or over the phone by calling 01670 620 450 website

Friday 16-Sunday 18 June Annual Beer Festival at the Jemmy Hirst, Rawcliffe, Friday evening and all Sat & Sun (t.b.c.)

Friday 23-Sunday 25 June Midsummer Beer Festival at the White Bear, Wellgarth, Masham HG4 4EN, food and live entertainment

Friday 23-Sunday 25 June Dentdale Music & Beer Festival website with real ales from Dent Brewery and Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery

Thursday 6-Saturday 8 July First SPBW National Woodfest in the old Horse & Jockey, 65 Church Street, Castleford WF10 1ES, next door to the award-winning Junction pub www.woodfest2017.com

Friday 7-Saturday 8 July Scouts Beer Festival at the Scout HQ Newmillerdam on A61, opening Friday 18:00-23:00 and Saturday noon-23:00, over 20 beers + food, limited evening bus service 59 but route of 110 is a walk, see Wakefield Area Bus Map.

Tuesday 18 July Pennine Brewing Beer Festival at Thirsk Races' Evening Meeting

Friday 21 July Red Shirt Night and Beer Festival at Pontefract Races, open from 16:30 with first race at 18:30, beers from Pennine, Revolutions and Ossett plus ciders from Bier Huis. Reminisce with Cheryl, Mike and Jay from Buck's Fizz who will be playing after the racing!

Friday 21-Sunday 23 July Scarborough Seafest Maritime Festival, seafood lovers descend on the mini-food festival held as part of Scarborough's maritime heritage celebrations. Sample the food stalls and enjoy free seafood cookery demos in the Seafest Food Theatre with leading Yorkshire chefs, plus the Great Yorkshire Brewery hosts a real ale and beer festival with over 40 local real ales, beers and ciders.

Saturday 22 July Third Sausage and Beer Festival on the Camphill Estate, new home of the County Show between Carthorpe and Kirklington some 8 miles south of Bedale and adjacent to the A1. Feed your faces with some of the finest bangers and beers produced in Yorkshire. Live Bands. Up to 20 local butchers supplying samples of their finest sausages, A sausage making demonstration and a variety of different ales to buy throughout the day so there will definitely be something to tickle everyone's tastebuds! Not only that, there will be plenty of things for the kids to enjoy with a bouncy castle, face painting and even a dog agility course that will be fun to watch for all of the family. Friday and Saturday night camping available, submerge yourselves into the North Yorkshire countryside and enjoy a beer or a few with live music in the barn on the Friday night to get you in the mood for the main event on Saturday. Under 12s free: For further information, updates or to book tickets click here  or call 01845 567788.

Saturday 22-Sunday 23 July Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival at Funkirk Farm, Carleton, Near Skipton in 2017 Skipton bus station is near the Town High Street. There will be three free double decker buses running on a continual loop from Skipton Train Station via the High Street to the Yorkshire Dales Food & Drink Festival at Funkirk Farm from 09:00 until 18:00 on both Saturday and Sunday. 

Thursday 27-Sunday 30 July Whitby Lions' Eighth Beer Festival at the Whitby Mission & Seafarers Centre, Haggersgate YO21 3PP with over 30 local or regional microbrewery authentic real ales and a variety of traditional ciders and some locally sourced food. £5.00 entry fee includes - tankard & one beer token

Saturday 29 July Bobtown Beer Bash at Roberttown Community Centre opposite the New Inn, from noon with around 40 ales plus traditional ciders, locally sourced food and music. Small scale mini-fests usually take place at other venues in the village if you should find yourself spilling out!

Thursday 3-Sunday 6 August Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival on St George's Square

Saturday 12-Sunday 13 August Filey Food & Drink Festival (II) great food from brilliant producers, cookery demos from local chefs, live music, beer, fun fair and much more

Friday 25-Monday 28 August Summer Beer Festival at the Nook, 7 Victoria Square, Holmfirth HD0 2DN over 50 real ales, food. Yorkshire Tiger bus service 435/6 from Wakefield

26 August-3 September Leeds Beer Week

Thursday 7-Sunday 10 September Leeds International Beer Festival

Friday 22-Sunday 24 September Fourth Annual Beer and Cider Festival at the renowned Sun Inn, 136 Westgate, Pickering YO18 8BB, starting Fri eve then all day Sat & Sun, live music and food throughout the weekend

Saturday 23-Sunday 24 September Temple Newsam Beer Festival

Friday 14-Saturday 15 October Guiseley Beer Festival at Coopers Bar and Bistro, Guiseley, a charity event arranged by Guiseley Lions with 25 different real ales and cask beers from around Yorkshire plus wine, cider, pie and peas and live entertainment

Friday 14-Saturday 15 October Filey Food & Drink Festival (III) great food from brilliant producers, cookery demos from local chefs, live music, beer, fun fair and much more

Thursday 19-Sunday 22 October Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Beer and Music Festival when the Railway will be transformed into a 5 mile beer Festival. The main festival site is at Oxenhope Station in the Exhibition Shed, where there is the main Festival bar with over 100 real ales, both local and from around the country.

November dates t.b.c. Cropton Brewery Beer Festival

Some of these 2016 festivals may occur again at the same time of year:

Saturday 19 March Bardsey Beer Festival in aid of Bardsey Village Hall, Woodacre Lane open noon-23:00

Thursday 24-Monday 28 March  "Beers From The Black Country" Beer Festival, at the Old Cock, 11-13 Crossgate, Otley LS21 1AA, five days with over 30 different real ales on 13 handpumps plus Black Country pork pies

Friday 25-Monday 28 March Three Legs Beer Festival at Doncaster held jointly by Doncaster Brewery & Tap, the Corner Pin and the White Swan offering 40 different beers from a variety of breweries across the country. The Doncaster Brewery & Tap will also have a changing range of traditional still ciders and a variety of European bottled beers plus pork pies and a bespoke ‘Three Legs’ bratwurst, created specifically for the event by Wilkinson Butchers; the Corner Pin will be providing their legendary ‘chip butties’ along with other hearty fayre and will be holding their quiz night on the Sunday; the White Swan will be having music from Frank Carline during the Saturday afternoon and will also have on their normal menu throughout the weekend.

Friday 8-Saturday 9 April 2016 Rothwell Beer Festival at the Parish Church Rooms, organised by Rothwell Lions with Rothwell Parish Church: comprehensive information  will be at http://www.rothwellbeerfestival.co.uk/     bus 444 from Wakefield or Leeds

Friday 8-Sunday 10 April North Leeds Charity Beer Festival presented by the Rotary Club of Roundhay at at North Leeds Cricket Club, The Homestead, Old Park Road, Leeds LS8 1JX, entry £2 - free for CAMRA or SPBW (show your card) Tykes versus Taffies with 18 casks of real ale from Leeds challenging 18 casks of real ale from the Principality, plus locally produced cider, food all day £5 pack includes souvenir glass and 2 tokens, Fri 18:00-23:00, Sat noon-23:00, Sun noon-18:00 www.northleedscharitybeerfestival.co.uk

Friday 29-Saturday 30 April Yorkshire Heart Brewery's Real Ale Wine & Cider Festival at Nun Monkton, Friday real ales, wines & cider, with hot supper plus live music Ticket Price: £15.00 per person (must be booked in advance) inc entry, festival glass, programme, hot supper and first two pints, Saturday main event, festival tickets £5.00 in advance or £7.50 on the day, barbecue, live music, price includes entry, festival glass, programme

Friday 29-Saturday 30 April Fifteenth Baildon Beer Festival , 20 real ales, 2 real ciders and 1 real perry, as usual at the Moravian Church Hall, on Westgate, Baildon admission £2 on the door to includes a programme, glass and buffet,  CAMRA members' concession, Fri 16:00-23:00, Sat noon-23:00 with hog roast

Friday 29 April-Sunday 1 May Gateshead RFC's Gateshead Beer Festival, Eastwood Gardens, Low Fell, Gateshead, NE9 5UB  http://www.gatesheadbeerfestival.co.uk/

Friday 29 April-Sunday 1 May Drighlington Beer Festival 2016 at the Spotted Cow, 122 Whitehall Road, Drighlington BD11 1LJ open from 15:00 Fri, noon Sat & Sun http://www.drighlingtonbeerfestival.co.uk/

Friday 29 April-Monday 2 May Yankeefest American Beer Festival at the Cricketers Arms, 22 Cluntergate, Horbury WF4 5AG with 20+ real ales, 6 American draft beers, selection of American bottled beers and fine Bourbons, open noon-midnight Fri & Sat, noon-23:00 Sun & Mon, live music Sat (20:00), Sun (19:00) & Mon (15:00)

Friday 29 April-Monday 2 May Bank Holiday Beer Festival at The Nelson, 134 Ousegate, Selby YO8 8BL, noon-midnight each day facebook

Friday 29 April-Monday 2 May Fox & Goose Beer Festival at the Fox & Goose pub, 7 Heptonstall Road, Hebden Bridge, this year including 4 beers from the wood

Saturday 30 April-Sunday 1 May Lotherton Hall Food & Drink Festival, Lotherton Hall, Aberford LS25 3EB

Friday 6-Saturday 7 May Holmfirth Cricket Club Beer Festival, Bridge Fold, Holmfirth. HD9 7AN Fri 18:00–midnight, Sat 13:30-midnight

Thursday 12-Sunday 15 May East vs. West Beer Festival jointly promoted by the club and Five Towns Brewery at the Red Shed (Wakefield Labour Club) Vicarage Street WF1 1QX, Thu 18:00-23:00, Fri noon-23:00, Sat 11:00-midnight, Sun 13:00-18:00 web page

Thursday 12-Saturday 14 May Three Pigeons Beer Festival, 1 Sun Fold, Halifax, HX1 2LX, normal opening times

Thursday 19-Saturday 21 May Navi Beer Festival at the Navigation, 6 Station Rd, Mirfield. WF14 8NL, normal opening times featuring regulars plus 30+ guest beers mainly from new breweries around the London area, all cellar-cooled and hand-pulled with normal pub prices!

Thursday 19-Saturday 21 May Barrow Hill Roundhouse Rail Ale Festival (Thu-Sat from noon) over 250 real ales plus ciders, perrys, world beers, train rides, live music and food http://www.railalefestival.com/

Friday 20-Sunday 21 May Great Gnaw-thern Beer Festival at the Rat & Ratchet, 40 Chapel Hill, Huddersfield, HD1 3EB, normal opening times

Friday 20-Sunday 21 May IPA Festival at the Sportsman, 1 St Johns Rd, Huddersfield HD1 5AY Thu noon-late; Fri & Sat 11:00-late; Sun noon-late

Friday 20-Saturday 21 May KSC (Knights of St Columba)110 Club, Yorkshire Street Burnley, Beer Festival over Cup Final weekend with about 16 beers, more info from the club on 01282-422571 or go to https://www.facebook.com/Ksc110Club (t.b.c.)

Saturday 21 May Eccup Beer Festival at Lineham Farm, Swan Lane LS16 8AZ http://www.eccupbeerfestival.co.uk bus 36 and a good walk

Friday 27-Saturday 28 May Eighth Kirkburton Uniformed Groups Beer Festival, Scout HQ, Hallas Road, Kirkburton, HD8 0QQ Fri 16:00–23:00, Sat 11:00-23:00 www.kirkburtonfest.org.uk  Buses from Huddersfield stop at bottom of Hallas Road (80 & 82), at the bottom of Turnshaw Road (80, 81, 82 & 83) or on Penistone Road (80, 81, 82, 83, 84). Festivalgoers from Wakefield may pick up a bus at Waterloo.

Saturday 28-Sunday 29 May Steam & Ale Trail on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway www.kwvr.co.uk/event/the-ale-trail/2016-05-28/

Friday 27-Sunday 29 May Best of West Yorkshire Beer Festival at the White Swan, Otley, over 32 real ales, live music throughout the weekend, open 11:30-23:30 each day.

Friday 27-Monday 30 May Late May Beer Festival at the Rosebud, 22 Westfield Rd, Carlton, Rothwell LS26 0SJ, celebrating with a Yorkshire Ales theme Arriva bus 444 facebook

Saturday 28 May Seventh Wetherby Beer Festival presented by Wetherby Lions in the St James' Church Meeting Rooms, in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Saturday 28-Monday 30 May, new for 2016, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway ‘Ale Trail’ visit Real Ale festival sites at every station along the railway

Friday 3-Saturday 4 June Wakefield Morris' Beercart Beer Festival in the Town Hall on Ossett Precinct, Fri from 17:00 until late, on Saturday from 11:00-23:00, also Sunday until 16:00 read about the route of the Beercart

Friday 3-Saturday 4 June Bingley's Five Rise Beer Festival in the Bingley Arts Centre in the centre of Bingley open to the public Friday 18:00-23:00, Saturday noon-17:00 and 18:00-23:00

Friday 3-Saturday 4 June Sixth Annual Collingham Real Ale Festival at Collingham Memorial Hall www.collinghamrealalefestival.co.uk

Thursday  9-Saturday 11 June Hoppy Birthday Mini Beerfest, marking the start of this venue’s 4th year, at Jacobs, 14 Kent Street, Bradford BD1 5RL, open from 16:00 Thu, noon Fri & Sat with complimentary food Sat daytime

Friday 10-Sunday 12 June Spring Beer Festival at the Kings Arms, Silsden, a short walk up from Steeton & Silsden Station.

Wednesday 15-Sunday 19 June Beer Festival 2016 at the Jolly Farmers Inn, Leavening YO19 9SA, live music, barbecues, Yorkshire Pudding Eating World Championship www.facebook.com/jollyfarmersinn

Friday 10-Sunday 19 June 2016 Manchester Beer Week

Saturday 11-Sunday 12 June York Food & Drink Festival's Taster Festival

Thursday 16-Saturday 18 June Tynedale Rugby Club's Tynedale Beer & Cider Festival, Tynedale Park, Corbridge, NE45 5AY http://www.tynedalebeerfestival.org.uk/

Friday 17-Sunday 19 June Andrew's Thirteenth Beer Festival at the Wheatsheaf, Burn near Selby, featuring 10 real ales + 4 on the bar, live music Fri night by Primal Suspects, Sat night by Harry Collins festival open Fri & Sat noon-23:00, Sun noon-16:00 website

Friday 17-Saturday 18 June Sixth Poppleton Beer Festival at Poppleton Junior Football Club, Millfield Lane, Nether Poppleton York,YO26 6NY with 50+ beautifully conditioned ales, a dozen ciders, lots of great local bands, and great pies, tickets £6 inc 2 beer tokens, commemorative glass and programme  http://www.poppletonjfc.btck.co.uk/2016BeerFestival

Friday 17-Saturday 18 June Pax Beer Festival at the Pax Inn, Thorp Arch Village LS23 7AR buses 174, 770/1 facebook

Friday 17-Sunday 19 June Beer Festival at the Masonic Lodge, Selby Road, Howden DN14 7JW, live entertainment Fri & Sat from 20:00, food throughout

Friday 17-Sunday 19 June Blackpool Crickert Club Beer Festival, Barlow Crescent, Stanley Park, Blackpool FY3 9EQ noon-23:00 each day, free entry to beer festival marquee

Saturday 18-Sunday 19 June Dales Festival of Food & Drink on Leyburn Market Square including Dales Beer and Yorkshire Cider Festival with over 30 draught beers from Daleside as well as Yorkshire Dales, Wensleydale, Wharfedale, Pennine, Rudgate, Darwin, Hambleton, Roosters, Wold Top and Rat Brewery and Yorkshire made ciders www.dalesfestivaloffood.org

Friday 24-Saturday 25 June Sitlington and Netherton Round Table's Wakefield Festival of Beer at Unity Works, Unity Hall, Westgate, Wakefield WF1 1EP, Fri 17:00-23:00, Sat noon-16:00 and 17:00-23:00 with 70+ craft ales, real ales, ciders, perrys, wines and sloe gin www.wakefieldfestivalofbeer.co.uk

Friday 24-Saturday 25 June Airefest Beer & Music Festival at the Airedale Heifer, Sandbeds between Bingley and Keighley facebook www.airedalebeerandciderfestival.co.uk

Friday 24-Sunday 26 June Dentdale Music and Beer Festival http://www.dentmusicandbeer.com/

Friday 24-Sunday 26 June Scarborough Seafest, a weekend-long celebration of all things maritime, is host to a real ale festival run by the Great Yorkshire Brewery web page

Saturday 25 June Clifford Beer Festival with 34 champion cask ales, cider, food and music

Thursday 30 June-Sunday 3 July Eighteenth Summer Beer Festival at Suddaby's, Wheelgate, Malton with at least 24 real ales and 4 ciders www.suddabys.co.uk  Coastliner Bus 840 from Leeds/York/Scarborough

Friday 1-Saturday 2 July Annual Real Ale & Cider Festival at the Black Horse, 38 Old Village Road, Little Weighton HU20 3US, Fri 18:00-23:00, Sat noon-23:00

Saturday 2-Sunday 3 July Monkeyfest 10 in and around Armitage Bridge Monkey Club, Dean Brook Road, Armitage Bridge HD4 7PB, Sat noon-22:30, Sun noon-21:00

Wednesday 6-Sunday 10 July Summer Beer Festival at the Star Inn, 7 Albert Road, Folly Hall, Lockwood HD1 3PJ Wed & Thu 17:00-midnight; Fri & Sat 12 noon–midnight; Sun from 12noon

Friday 8-Saturday 9th July Scouts Beer Festival at the Scout HQ Newmillerdam, opening Friday 18:00-23:00 and Saturday noon-23:00, over 20 beers + food, limited evening bus service 59 but route of 110 is a walk, see Wakefield Area Bus Map.

Friday 8-Sunday 10 July Wetherby Food (and Drink, so we hear) Festival

Friday 8-Sunday 10 July Mirfield Round Table Beer Festival details at www.mirfieldbeerfestival.co.uk

Friday 8-Sunday 10 July Sixth Annual Beer Festival at the Gait Inn, Millington YO42 1TX with 40+different beers and 10 guest ciders plus live music

Friday 8-Sunday 10 July Greetland Allrounders Beer Festival at Spring Rock Grounds, Rochdale Road, Greetland HX4 8PS with free admission, food and music, Fri open 17:00 until late, Sat 11:00 until late, Sun 11:00-16:00, open age RL9s tournament on Sat

Friday 8-Sunday 10 July First Cider Fest at the Travellers Inn, Tanhouse Hill, Hipperholme HX3 8HT with 20 different ciders available, live music Sat from 21:00

Friday 8-Sunday 24 July Craft Cider Festival at your local Wetherspoon's with a selection of perries and up to 30 ciders from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Friday 15 July Red Shirt Night and Beer Festival at Pontefract Racecourse, gates open 16:30, first race 18:30, beers from Pennine, Ossett and Revolutions Brewing as well as Bier Huis, also pilsners and ciders racecourse website book tickets

Friday 15-Saturday 16 July Beer Festival at Steeton Cricket Club with 20-30 beers, open Fri 17:00-23:00, Sat noon-23:00, T20 cricket match Fri night, first team league match Sat afternoon, food available

Friday 15-Saturday 16 July Beer Festival at the Aldwark Arms, Alne, Aldwark YO61 1UB with around 20 beers, 12 live vands and a barbecue

Friday 15-Sunday 17 July Craft Beer Festival at The Minerva, Nelson Street, Hull HU11XE, cask ales from Yorkshire and craft beers from the rest of the World www.minerva-hull.co.uk

Friday 15-Sunday 17 July Selby Rugby, Cricket and Running Clubs' Real Ale Festival at Sandhill Lane, Selby YO8 4JP bar open from 17:00 Fri, noon Sat & Sun

Friday 22-Sunday 24 July Summer Beer Festival at Springhead Brewery, Laneham, Nottinghamshire http://www.springhead.co.uk/experience-springhead/21-ticker-news/64-springhead-summer-festival

Friday 22-Sunday 24 July Thurstyfest VIII at the Rose & Crown, The Village, Thurstonland, HD4 6XU rare buses 341, 911

Friday 22-Sunday 24 July Summer Beer Festival in the Beer Hall at Hawkshead Brewery, Mill Yard, Staveley, Cumbria LA8 9LR, over 50 beers from independent breweries plus wine, spirits, cider and soft drinks, food, music, no ticket necessary, extra marquee with bar in the brewery yard, Fri/Sat noon-23:00, Sun noon-20:00, dog & family friendly https://www.hawksheadbrewery.co.uk

Saturday 23-Sunday 24 July (please check dates nearer the time) Hall Bower Beer Festival at Hall Bower Athletic Club, Hall Bower, Newsome HD4 6RR open noon-23:00 each day bus 354 walkable from Berry Brow Station

Thursday 28-Sunday 31 July Whitby & District Lions Beer Festival at the Whitby Mission & Seafarers Centre, Haggersgate YO21 3PP with over 30 local or regional microbrewery authentic real ales and a variety of traditional ciders and some locally sourced food

Friday 29-Sunday 31 July Beer Festival at The Junction, Baildon a short walk from Shipley Station, 50+ beers, also cider and food available

Friday 29-Sunday 31 July Summer Beer Festival, Outlane Golf Club, Slack Lane, off New Hey Road, Outlane HD3 3FQ open Fri-Sun 11:00-23:00

Saturday 30 July Bobtown Beer Bash at Roberttown Community Centre with around 40 real ales and a good selection of traditional ciders plus music and locally sourced food at a very popular one-day event. Could be open until 22:00 but for a good choice please arrive well before then. Small-scale mini-festivals usually held at a other venues in the village too, once you have enjoyed the Beer Bash. Bus 268A from Wakefield connects with 253 to Roberttown.

Saturday 30 July Selby Town Hall Beer and Music Festival, York Street, Selby YO8 4AJ, £7.50 entry includes festival glass, programme and first drink, tickets from town hall office or on-line www.selbytownhall.co.uk

Saturday 30-Sunday 31 July Hall Bower Beer Festival, Hall Bower Athletic Club, Hall Bower, Newsome HD4 6RR Sat & Sun 12:00-23:00

Saturday 6-Sunday 7 August Batley Beer and Music Festival at Batley Town Hall, Market Square, Batley WF17 5DA, noon-23:00 each day

Friday 12-Sunday 14 August Knaresborough Lions Beer Festival at Knaresborough House Fri 19:00-23:00, Sat noon-23:00, Sun noon-17:00, food, live music, beer/cider list

Saturday 13 August Garforth Lions' Fifth Annual Charity Beer Festival at Garforth Miners Welfare Hall, Main Street, Garforth noon-23:00 garforthlions.btck.co.uk/FundRaising/BeerFestival

Friday 19-Sunday 21 August Beer & Cider Festival at The Fleece, 100 Fartown, Pudsey LS28 8LU 25+ real ales, 10 ciders, prosecco, gin, live entertainment, hot food, Fri 16:00-22:00, Sat noon-22:00, Sunnoon-20:00 www.fleecepudsey.co.uk

Friday 26-Sunday 28 August  Summer Beer Festival at the Nook, 7 Victoria Square, Holmfirth HD9 2DN

Friday 26-Sunday 28 August Seventh Annual Swan & Slip Inn Beer Festival at the Swan, 16 Bishopgate Street, York YO23 1JH and the Slip Inn 20 Clementhorpe, York YO23 1AN

Friday 26-Monday 29 August Beer Festival at The Rosebud, 22 Westfield Road, Carlton, Rothwell LS26 0SJ food includes souvlaki beef wraps on the Sunday bus 444 or 110 and 15 mins walk from Halfway House on A61

Saturday 27 August First Beer Festival at the Crusader, Long Meadow Gate (Ninelands), Garforth, Leeds LS25 2B bus 163 from Leeds or Castleford

Saturday 27-Monday 29 August Bank Holiday Beer Festival does not take place at Malone's Bar, Ackworth which is  undergoing a major refurbishment before re-opening later in Autumn

Saturday 27--Monday 29 August Fleecefest 2016 at the Golden Fleece, Birkenshaw http://www.golden-fleece.co.uk/fleecefest/ over 60 beers - real ales, craft beers and ciders, all ales cooled and hand-pulled, bands, hog roast, artisan gins, burger, lobster and vegetarian delights, bake off, beer pong and many other activities including Monday Kids’ Fest, suggested 283 bus from Dewsbury and Bradford

Friday 2-Sunday 4 September Westival, 3 days of beer and live music in and around the 18:090West Riding Licensed Refreshment Rooms, Dewsbury Station, Wellington Road, Dewsbury WF13 1HF, Fri 18:00 til late, Sat noon 'til late sun noon 'til finish, Sat & Sun noon-18:00 market stalls, children's bouncy castle and face painter

Friday 2-Sunday 4 September Fourth Annual Real Ale Festival at the Marcia Inn, 29 Main Street, Bishopthorpe YO23 2RA with live music, barbecue and free entry, open Fri/Sat 11:00-midnight, Sun noon-23:00

Friday 2-Sunday 4 September Charity Beer Festival at the Ferry House Inn, Stather Road, Burton-upon-Stather DN15 9DJ www.ferryhousepub.co.uk (includes details of the pub's new microbrewery)

Saturday 3-Sunday 4 September Oulton Community Sports Club's First Beer Festival, a two day beer, music and food fest featuring 12 beers from local brewers Trinity, Five Towns and Revolutions plus a small circus!!

Saturday 3-Sunday 4 September Cleckheaton Beer and Music Festival at Cleckheaton Town Hall, Bradford Road, Cleckheaton BD19 3RH  www.cleckheatonbeerfestival.co.uk

Thursday 8-Sunday 11 September Leeds International Beer Festival at Leeds Town Hall http://www.leedsbeer.com/

Friday 9-Saturday 10 September Saltaire Beer Festival 2016 at Saltaire Brewery a short walk from Shipley Station, £5 admission, 40 different cask ales, cider and perry, hog roast, Hammonds Saltaire Band - tickets from the brewery and on-line www.saltairebrewery.co.uk but entry on gate Saturday

Friday 9-Sunday 11 September Uncle Jim's Ninth Olde England Beer Festival at the Reindeer Inn, 204 Old Road, Overton WF4 4RL

Saturday 17 September Children in Need Charity Beer Festival at Suddaby's, Wheelgate, Malton www.suddabys.co.uk

Thursday 22-Saturday 24 September Todmorden Beer & Cider Festival hosted by Todmorden Cricket Club, a short walk from the station, in their Pavilion Bar, Burnley Road, Todmorden with 30 cask ales, 10 ciders, food all sessions, CAMRA Members free with card

Friday 23-Sunday 25 September 2016 Beer & Cider Festival at the Sun Inn, 136 Westgate, Pickering www.thesuninn-pickering.co.uk

Friday 23 September-Sunday 2 October York Food & Drink Festival's Main Festival

Friday 30 September-Sunday 2 October Oktoberfest at Springhead Brewery, Laneham, Nottinghamshire www.springhead.co.uk

Saturday 24-Sunday 25 September Wharfest 2 at Granary Wharf, Leeds across Candlebar, The Hop, and Archies http://www.ossett-brewery.co.uk/post/waterfront-festival-2016

Saturday 1-Sunday 2 October Beer and Cider Fest Part Two at The Royal Hotel, Station Street, Pudsey LS28 8PR open from noon

Thursday 13-Sunday 16 October Best of the Best Beer Festival at at The Fox Inn, 168 Holgate Rd, York YO24 4DQ

Friday 14-Saturday 15 October Coptoberfest at St Giles Church, Copmanthorpe, Fri 16:00-23:00, Sat noon-23:00, £5 entry includes glass and first ½ pint

Friday 21-Saturday 22 October Apple Weekend at Jacobs, Bradford with 14 real ciders and pulled pork with home-made apple sauce (food profits to St Chad's ChurchThursday 27-Sunday 30 October Bath vs Chester Beer Festival- a right Roman do! at the Cock, 11/14 Crossgate, Otley LS21 1AAThursday 3-Sunday 6 November Cask Beer festival at Foleys Tap House, 159 The Headrow, Leeds LS1 5RG with 40+ beers, live music Fri & Sat www.mrfoleys.co.uk

Thursday 27-Sunday 30 October Another Good Old O-to-K Beer Festival at The Old Vic, 47 Manor Road, Ossett WF5 0AU with beers from all the breweries in the Wakefield District at £2.75 over the festival weekend. Meet lots of the district's brewers on the Thursday night 19:00-21:00, hot food all weekend, real ciders available

Thursday 27-Sunday 30 October Bath vs Chester "A Right Roman Do" Beer Festival at the Old Cock, 11/13 Crossgate, Otley www.theoldcockotley.co.uk

Friday 4-Saturday 5 November Castleford Beer Festival presented by Revolutions Brewing at Queens Mill Castleford “bigger, better and warmer". Tickets available on-line at www.castlefordbeerfestival.co.uk   It will be Castleford themed, sponsored by Fawcetts who will have malt displays. Every beer will be a Yorkshire ale brewed with Fawcett’s malts. There will be the possibility to reserve tables for groups.

Thursday 17-Saturday 19 November Moonraker Beer Festival, Slaithwaite Conservative Club, 19 Britannia Road, Slaithwaite HD7 5HF open Thu & Fri 18:00-23:00 Sat noon-23:00hursday & Friday 6pm-11pm, Saturday Noon-11pm 32 hand pulled real ales, food available, entertainment Fri & Sat night

Thursday 17-Sunday 20 November Third Beer Festival at Foley's Tap House, Headrow, Leeds with 30+ tickworthy cooled cask ales spread over two bars, most if not all through handpump, free entry, food, live music Fri and Sat nights, beer in ½, ⅓ or pintsF

Friday 18 November Cropton Beer Festival 2016 http://www.newinncropton.co.uk/event/beer-fest-2016/

Friday 18-Saturday 19 November Sixteenth Otley Beer Festival at Otley Rugby Club, Pool Road open noon-23:00, 60+ real ales from around the region, keg bar and cider bar, food, snacks, live music both eves www.otleybeerfestival.co.uk

Friday 18-Saturday 19 November Brewers Market 2016 at Canal Mills, Brandon Street, Armley Road, Leeds, LS12 2ED http://www.canalmills.com/brewers-market/

Friday 18-Sunday 20 November Yorkshire Ale House Real Ale Festival at the Golden Lion, 6 West End, Osmotherley, Northallerton DL6 3AA bus services

Friday 18-Sunday 20 November Beer Festival at the Fox & Goose Inn, Hebden Bridge HX7 6AZ with 20 real ales from local breweries, Festival theme is Ales and Tails with more than 20 animal themed beers. Winning beer from vote will be available on the main bar for a month. £5 entry includes festival glass & programme. www.foxandgoose.org

Friday 18-Sunday 20 November Penistone Beer Festival at the White Hart Bridge Street, Penistone S36 7AH hosting approx 25 real ales & ciders, food & live music throughout the weekend

Thursday 24-Sunday 27 November Beer Festival at the Commercial Chapeltown (S.Yorks) with a few extra handpumps added to the bar and a list of beers not previously featured at the pub cycled through over the weekend. A simple bar food menu available including home made pies. Bus 265 (Sheffield-Barnsley) passes the front door of the pub, Chapeltown station and various other bus routes are 5 minutes walk away.

Friday 25-Saturday 26 November Boston Spa Hockey Club's Annual Beer Festival with 8 real ales, cider, prosecco and pie n peas. On Saturday there will be live music from local band the Bluekings Admission £5 on the door includes festival glass and programme. Venue is Collingham and Linton Sports Association (CALSA), Harewood Rd, Collingham, easily accessible from Wetherby by short bus journey (X98 or X99) web page Friday 5 till 11pm, Saturday 4- late. £5 admission on the door for which you will receive festival glass and programme. All beers expected to be £3 per pint.

Saturday 26-Monday 28 November Strong Ales Festival at the Glassblower, Bank Street, Castleford featuring 12 strong ales as well as 5/6 normal ales

Saturday 3 December Huddersfield Giants' Beerfest at Greenhead Masonic Lodge from 13:00 food and entertainment, supporting Forget-me-not Children's Hospice and Huddersfield Giants Youth Development, tickets £6 inc ½ pint glass, first drink and programme, on sale from Huddersfield Giants ticket office.

Thursday 8-Saturday 10 December a celebration of Little Critters Ales at the Glassblower, Bank Street, Castleford with Meet The Brewer on Thursday 8th (brewer in 17:00-19:00 with ales on for a few days afterwards)

Thursday 8-Sunday 11 December Twenty First Winter Beer Festival at Suddaby's, Wheelgate, Malton with at least 24 beers and 4 ciders www.suddabys.co.uk

Sunday 18 December Winter in the Woods Part 2  a mini ale festival of beers all from the wood at Jacobs Ale House, 14 Kent Street, Bradford commencing 14:00. Participating breweries include Salamander, Abbeydale, Sunbeam, Theakstons, Five Towns, Half Moon and many more

Sandal Beer Festival Saturday 7th January 2017 presented by Sandal RUFC at Standbridge Lane, WF2 7DY More info: tel: 01924 250661 View with Google Maps web page Arriva bus 110

Friday 13-Sunday 15 January Fifth Brewdenell Beer Festival at Brudenell Social Club, 33 Queen’s Road, Leeds LS6 1NY. Tickets available on door or in advance from Club/ Wegottickets/ Seetickets / Jumbo/  Crash. Sunday free entry from noon. Suggested no.56 bus from outside St Johns Shopping Centre. Open Fri 14:00-23:00, Sat/Sun noon-23:00

Thursday 26-Sunday 29 January Thornbridge Taps Guest Fest at 3 Thornbridge Brewery pubs in Sheffield. The Greystones, Bath Hotel and Hallamshire House – together will be showcasing up to 100 guest beers with a theme at each venue. The Bath Hotel will be featuring beers from Northern Monk and all things Yorkshire; The Hallamshire House will be hosting Siren Beers and all things Southern with the Greystones offering beer from Hawkshead Brewery and various other breweries around the UK. Bus 83 will get you to the Greystones and bus 95 to the Hallamshire House. The Bath Hotel is just off Glossop Road – the University of Sheffield tram stop is close by along with buses 6, 52, 52a, 95, 120, 271, 273 and 274. (A Citywide day ticket for all buses and trams costs £4.30)

Friday 27-Saturday 28 January Veganuary Beer Festival at The Woolpack Inn, 6 Fawcett Street, York YO10 4AH, an all-day minifest of vegan beers with a free vegan buffet. Suggested frequent bus 66 from train station or follow the city wall as far as the Barbican.

Friday 27-Saturday 28 January sixth annual Winter Real Ale and Music Festival at Beamish Hall, Stanley, County Durham DH9 0YB, a Best Western Hotel transformed into one of largest real ale pubs in the region for one weekend only with over fifty real ales, ciders, perries & flavoured gins. Friday Doors open Friday 18:00-00:30, with live music 18:30-midnight, Saturday 15:00-00:30 with live music from 15:30-midnight. The event is for over 18’s only, limited car parking available on site. Tickets available through Ticketmaster at £5 per person per day – Full details on the dedicated Winter Festival page. Click here to book

Monday 6 February the Woolpack Inn,  6 Fawcett Street, York YO10 4AH presents Meet The Brewers from Blackjack with five casks and one keg, 20:00-close

Friday 10-Saturday 11 February Ilkley Beer Festival at the King's Hall usually a sell-out! http://ilkleybeerfestival.org.uk/

Friday 10-Sunday 12 February Battle of the Beers, North Yorkshire (Daleside) vs South Yorkshire (Acorn) at the Glassblower (JDW) Bank Street, Castleford WF10 1JD

Friday 17-Saturday 18 February Ninth Boston Spa Beer Festival at the Village Hall, 199 High Street, Boston Spa, Wetherby LS23 6AA, tickets available available from Yeadons in Boston Spa and online via http://bostonspafestival.com/  early in the new year, Friday pre-purchased tickets only 19:00-midnight, Saturday 13:00-20:00 advance tickets or on the door subject to capacity with bands and family room (Sat only) Three bars: Main Bar- 40+ Yorkshire beers, Lantern Bar- home of this years theme of the Tour of Yorkshire Beers, Prosecco, wine and cider, Black Sheep Bar the festival's favourite supporters, back once more with their excellent brews!

Thursday 16-Saturday 18 March Harrogate Charity Beer Festival at The Crown Hotel, Crown Place, Harrogate HG1 2RZ, Thursday/Friday 18:00-23:30 (last orders 23:00)  website 2017 tickets now available to buy on-line

Thursday 16-Saturday 18 March SIBA-Beer Alive! the new name for the Siba BeerX Festival of beer at Ice Sheffield. Check for more information nearer the time. Ice Sheffield is near the Arena tram stop.

Friday 17-Saturday 18 March Denby Dale Lions’ Beer Festival at the Pie Hall, 297 Wakefield Road, Denby Dale HD8 8RX, £6 entry includes festival glass, open Fri19:30-23:00, Sat 13:30-23:00. Yorkshire Tiger bus service 435/6 from Wakefield or Holmfirth

Wednesday 22-Sunday 26 March Spring Beer Festival at the Star, Folly Hall, Huddersfield Wed & Thu 17:00-24:00, Fri & Sat 12:00-24:00, Sun from 12:00.

Wednesday 22 March-Sunday 2 April JD Wetherspoon Real Ale Festival http://www.jdwrealale.co.uk

Friday 24-Sunday 26 March Blackpool Beer & Cider Festival at the Winter Gardens 97 Church Street, Blackpool FY1 1HL with 100 different real ales and ciders on offer, including a Liverpool Organic Brewery bar showcasing beers on handpull. Although the real ales and ciders will be the main attraction there will also be a spirits bar alongside wines and bottled beers, open from noon each day, entry includes souvenir glass

Friday 31 March-Saturday 1 April, North Leeds Charity Beer Festival presented by the Rotary Club of Roundhay at North Leeds Cricket Club, The Homestead, Old Park Road, Leeds LS8 1JX. Entry £10: festival pack which includes commemorative glass, programme & three beer tokens - £2 discount  for CAMRA or SPBW (show your card). Round Britain Festival of Ale theme - 40 casks of real ale and 6 ciders from all around Britain, food all day. Fri 18:00-23:00, Sat noon-23:00 www.northleedscharitybeerfestival.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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