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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

Friday 1-Sunday 3 September Fifth Annual Real Ale Festival at the Marcia Inn, 29 Main Street, Bishopthorpe, York YO23 2RA open from 11:00 Mon-Sat, noon Sun bus 11

Thursday 7-Sunday 10 September Leeds International Beer Festival website

Friday 8 September Saltaire Beer Festival 2017 with over 40 different cask ales, hog roast, brass band, Friday 14:00-22:00, Saturday 12:00-22:00, tickets available on-line www.saltairebrewery.co.uk , from the brewery or call 01274 594959

Friday 8-Sunday 10 September The Stackhouse Bar's Second Hornsea Beer Festival, held in the Gardens of the Hornsea Museum

Saturday 9 September The Sheep & Lettuce Baaaar at Penistone Agricultural Show with 25 real ales in the show's pop-up pub www.penistoneshow.com

Friday 15-Saturday 16 September Fifth Monk Fryston & Hillam Beer Festival at Monk Fryston Community Centre open Friday from 18:00, Saturday from 13:30 http://www.beerfans.co.uk/ bus 492/493

Friday 15-Sunday 17 September Cleethorpes Rail Ale and Blues Festival at the Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway with over 50 real ales (free admission to beer festival), a programme of live blues music performances and narrow gauge steam train rides www.cclr.co.uk

Friday 15-Sunday 17 September Beer & Cider Festival at the Old Hall Inn, Whitehough, Chinley, High Peak www.old-hall-inn.co.uk

Saturday 16 September First Riccall Beer Festival at Riccall Village Institute from noon, tickets £5

Friday 22-Saturday 23 September Rastrick Beer Festival at St John's Community Hall open Fri 15:00-22:30, Sat 13:00-22:30 website

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

Friday 22-Sunday 24 September 2017 Beer Festival at the Sun Inn, 136 Westgate, Pickering www.thesuninn-pickering.co.uk

Saturday 23-Sunday 24 September Temple Newsam Beer Festival website

Saturday 7 October Eighth Annual Ulleskelf Beer Festival at Ulleskelf Village Hall Main Street LS24 9DU (a converted church) noon-23:00 tickets £6

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.

Tuesday 24-Sunday 29 October Cider Festival at Doncaster Brewery Tap

Friday 3-Saturday 4 November Third Castleford Beer Festival at Queen's Mill, 1 Aire Street WF10 1JL, a heated venue with 30 great Yorkshire beers, a Wakefield Beer Exchange bottle shop with a selection of glorious world beers, fantastic locally sourced food, a local art exhibition with work available to buy, competitions, and brilliant music. Tickets include a souvenir glass and souvenir festival programme. A proportion of the proceeds will be donated to the Castleford Heritage Trust to assist in their ongoing work at Queen's Mill. Early Bird Tickets on-line. twitter.com/casbeerfest

Friday 17-Sunday 19 November Fifth Penistone Beer Festival at the White Heart, Bridge St, Penistone S36 7AH (home of Penistone Brewers' microbrewery) open from 16:30 Fri and noon Sat & Sun with approx 30 ales and 10 craft ciders Penistone Line trains

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

Thursday 7-Sunday 10 December Twenty First Winter Beer Festival at Suddabys, Wheelgate, Malton starting noon each day with 24 real ales and 4 ciders, live music an evening and food all day www.suddabys.co.uk

Tuesday 26-Saturday 30 December Third Festive Festival at the Corner Pin, Doncaster

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

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 did cost £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

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

Saturday 20 May Carlton Cricket Club Beer Festival, Carlton Clubhouse and Marquee, Townn Street, Carlton WF3 3QU, free entrynoon 'til late, includes Prosecco bar, pie van, Indian street food, ice cream van, local band, and hand-crafted beers from Whippet Brewing Co.

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 Bank Holiday Beer Festival at The Keys, Sheffield Road, Hoyland S74 0PY, real ales, live music and food http://thekeyshoyland.co.uk/

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

Friday 2-Saturday 3 June Ossett Beercart Beer Festival 2017 presented by Wakefield Morris Dancers at Ossett Town Hall in aid of Wakefield Hospice:real ales,ciders, prosecco, morris dancing, food and craft stalls, Fri beer festival in Town Hall 19:00-23:00, Sat beercart procession from Ossett Cricket & Athletic Club at 09:45, Market 10:00-16:00 with beer festival 11:00-23:00 in Town Hall and morris dancing at various locations around town centre/precinct 11:00-16:00 www.ossettbeercart.org.uk

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/

Friday 9-Sunday 11 June Andrew's Fourteenth Beer Festival at the Wheatsheaf Inn, Burn near Selby Fri/Sat noon-23:00, Sun noon-16:00 featuring 10 real ales + 5 on bar, live music Friday evening, buses 405, 476 (daytime Mon-Sat)

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

Wednesday 14-Sunday 18 June Jolly Farmers Beer Festival at Leavening near Malton YO17 9SA with 30 real ales and ciders, food,, music, pub quiz and meet the brewer

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-Saturday 16 June Seventh Poppleton Beer Festival at Poppleton Junior Football Club, Millfield Lane, Nether Poppleton York,YO26 6NY with 60+ beautifully conditioned ales, a dozen ciders, lots of great local bands, and some of the best pies in Yorkshire! Tickets available in advance or just roll up, £7 a ticket which includes entry, 2 beer tokens, commemorative glass and souvenir programme, half price for CAMRA members. For advance tickets, please email melwalshaw@hotmail.co.uk

Saturday 17 June Hemsworth Sevens Rugby Union Tournament all day with Beer Festival at Hemsworth RUFC, Moxon Fields, Lowfield Road, Hemsworth WF9 with free admission featuring 8 mainly locally brewed beers on hand-pull including Hamelsworde Boss Stout and probably 2 real ciders, barbecue, short walk from bus station in Ackworth direction then signage along dead straight road over the railway line

Friday 16-Sunday 18 June Annual Beer Festival at the Jemmy Hirst, Rawcliffe, Friday evening and all Sat & Sun (t.b.c.) Shanks' pony now best way to Rawcliffe Station from village.

Saturday 17 June First Beer Festival at The Unicorn, 15 Bondgate, Selby, YO8 3LX starting 14:00

Saturday 17 June Great Newsome Festivale, Great Newsome Farm, South Frodingham, Winestead HU12 0NR: a great day of fine beer, food and fun to celebrate GN's 10th anniversary - 13:00-21:00 - families welcome, adults £5, children free, plus a free beer with every adult ticket. For further information including camping details please ring 01964 612201

Thursday 22-Sunday 25 June Tenth Anniversary of the Sheffield Flood Beer Festival at the Kelham Island Tavern, Russell Street, Sheffield S3 8RW

Friday 23-Saturday 24 June Baildon Cricket Club Beer Festival, Jenny Lane, Baildon, approx 20 real ales, free entry from 18:00 Fri noon Sat, live cricket match Sat afternoon, entry Saturday evening after 19:00 (live band) £2.50

Friday 23-Saturday 24 June Wakefield Festival of Beer 2007 at Unity Works, Unity Hall, Westgate WF1 1EP Friday noon-16:00 sponsors' private session, 17:00-23:00 public evening session, Saturday noon-16:00 public afternoon session, 17:00-23:00 public evening session website

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 the Mustard Hop Ale Festival at the Mustard Pot, 20 Stainbeck Lane, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3QY, free entry open 11:00-late with brewery talks and food and beer pairings, 10% CAMRA discount

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

Thursday 29 June-Sunday 2 July Music in the Gardens in Sheffield Botanical Gardens organised by the Rotary Club of South Yorkshire includes a mini beer festival from Bradfield Brewery, for tickets phone 0114 22 33 777 (Mon-Fri 09:00-20:00), Sheffield City Hall Box Office 09:00-14:00 Mon-Thu and Fri-Sat 09:00-17:00, from the Curator's House Bistro in the gardens, or on-line from www.sivtickets.com  

Thursday 29 June-Sunday 2 July Nineteenth Summer Beer Festival at Suddabys, Wheelgate, Malton starting noon each day with at least 24 real ales and 4 ciders, live music an evening and food all day

Friday 30 June-Saturday 1 July York Charity Beer Festival at York Brewery, Toft Green open 17:00 Friday and noon-23:00 Saturday with over 20 award-winning beers, ciders and perries, follow on Twitter @YorkBeerFest

Friday 30 June-Saturday 1 July Worrall Festival in the grounds of Worrall Memorial Hall, Towngate Road, Worrall S35 0AR Friday admission from 19:00 ticket only, Saturday open to all from 16:00, bus 57 from Sheffield City Centre alight at Blue Ball pub

Friday 30 June-Sunday 2 July Fifth Annual Beer Fest at Wortley Men's Club & Institute, Reading Room Lane, Wortley Village, Sheffield S35 7DD, Fri from 17:00, Sat noon-23:00, Sun noon 21:00 with 60 cask beers, 30 ciders, live music, food stalls, kidz zone http://wortleymensclub.co.uk/ bus 29 Chapeltown-Holmfirth goes via Wortley

Saturday 1 July Thorganby Beer Festival at Thorganby Village Hall, Main Street, Thorganby, York YO19 6DA + Google Map www.thorganbyvillagehall.co.uk/

Saturday 1 July Beer &Music Festival at the Black Swan Asselby near Howden DN14 7HE from noon

Wednesday 5-Sunday 9 July annual beer festival at the Rising Sun, Nether Green, Sheffield with Abbeydale beers on bar + around 100 others on cask in big tent, buses 86A and 120

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.

Friday 7-Sunday 9 July Third Bassetlaw Summer Beer Festival at the Grafton Hotel, Worksop, 5 mins walk from station, 24 real ales, 10 ciders and live music, free entry

Friday 14-Saturday 15 July Beer and Cider Festival at The Whalebone, Wincolmlee, Hull with 20 different beers 10 different ciders also barbecue food

Saturday 15 July Fifth Gillyfest at the Sportsman Inn, 569 Redmires Road, Lodge Moor S10 4LJ starting 13:30 with live music, animal attractions and local food. Admission by donation. First Bus 51

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-Saturday 22 July Tramlines Blues & Ale Stage with Real Ale in the Courtyard Bar at C.A.D.S., 7 Smithfield, Shalesmoor, Sheffield

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! Arriva Bus 268A from Wakefield connects with 253 to Roberttown.

Saturday 29 July  Roosters Brewery Open Day at Unit 3, Grimbald Park, Wetherby Road, Knaresborough HG5 9LJ with brewery tours, street food, music, merchandise, free entry doors open noon-17:00, last orders 16:45 www.roosters.co.uk

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

Saturday 5 August Selby Town Hall Beer and Music Festival open 16:00-23:00 at the town hall YO8 4AJ admission by £8 ticket includes entry, glass, programme and first drink, tickets from Town Hall Office, York St, Selby YO8 4AJ cheques payable to Selby Town Council or ring 01757 708449 or online www.selbytownhall.co.uk

Friday 11-Sunday 13 August feva Lions Beer Festival at Knaresborough House, Knaresborough with 21 beers and 7 ciders http://knaresborough.co.uk/drink-to-blind-jack-at-feva-lions-beer-festival/

Saturday 12 August Sixth Garforth Beer Festival presented by Garforth Lions at the Miners Welfare Hall, Main Street, Garforth offering 18 various cask ales, bottled ciders and beers, gin and prosecco, food and entertainment, open 11:00-23:00 admission £5 on door includes programme, souvenir glass and free first ½ pint

Saturday 12-Sunday 13 August Cider & Sausage Festival at the Golden Lion, The Square, Ferrybridge WF11 8ND, live music from 18:00 facebook

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 18-Saturday 19 August Hemsworth Beer Festival 2017 at The Grove, Stockingate, South Kirby, WF9 3OF 13:00-23:00 each day, 30+ real ales, hot food, craft beers, proper cider, family fun, live music. Nearest station Moorthorpe, buses between Hemsworth and South Elmsall stop nearby (look out for Browns Coaches garage, also older locals may refer to the building as the convent or the nunnery, we are told) http://www.hamelsworde.co.uk/events.php

Friday 18-Sunday 20 August Thornbridge Brewery presents Peakender 2017 on the Bakewell Showground with family activities, world class beers, street food and live music also camping spaces bookable strictly in advance see www.peakender.co.uk

Wednesday 23-Monday 28 August Third Annual Blackhill Festival at the Miners Arms, Hundall near Dronfield with around 30 real ales and around 20 real ciders, live music in the evenings and a charity cricket match on the Bank Holiday Monday

Friday 25-Sunday 27 August Eighth Annual Swan (16 Bishopgate Street YO23 1JH) and Slip Inn (20 Clementhorpe YO23 1AN) Beer Festival, York

Friday 25-Sunday 27 August Shearfest 17 at the Shears Inn, Halifax, a music festival in aid of Cancer Research with 10 ales on handpull from the pub cellar, barbecue, pie and peas, vegetarian options. bouncy castle, open from noon each day

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

Friday 25-Monday 28 August Hope Valley Bank Holiday Beer and Cider Festival at the Old Hall Hotel with a marquee and up to 50 real ales and ciders, live music, souvenir glasses, festival food as well as normal pub offering . Buses 272/3/4 from Sheffield or 12½ minutes walk from Hope Station www.hopevalleybeerfestival.com

Friday 25-Monday 28 August Summer Beer festival at The Nook, Holmfirth with 50+ real ales plus ciders and perries, live music, barbecue website

Friday 25-Monday 28 August Flowerpot Beer & Cider Festival at the Flowerpot, 65 Calder Road, Mirfield WF14 8NN with over 26 beers and 6 ciders, barbecue and some live music www.ossett-brewery.co.uk/post/bank-holiday-madness-at-the-flowerpot-beer-festival  

Saturday 26 August Beer & Music Fest at the Airedale Heifer, 53 Stocks Bank Road, Mirfield WF14 9QB from 13:00 with an extra outside bar and hog roast

Saturday 26 August Third Annual Beer Festival at the Travellers Rest 252 Hopton Lane, Mirfield WF14 8EJfrom 13:00 with 7 beers, 13 speciality gins and prosecco bar, live music/entertainment, barbecue, bouncy castle, face painting, local stalls, raffle for Kirkwood Hospice

Saturday 26-Sunday 27 August Beer Festival at Shepley Cricket Club, Marsh Lane, Shepley, Huddersfield HD8 8AS Sat 15:00-23.30, Sun 14:00-22.30

Saturday 26-Monday 28 August Fleecefest 2017 at the Golden Fleece, Birkenshaw, over 50 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. Buses: 253, 283, 252, 254, 255, 256 all pass nearby www.golden-fleece.co.uk/fleece-fest-2017/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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