Roll Up, Roll Up. We’re now open for business until Saturday 23rd September. You can just turn up and pay on the door if you haven’t got tickets.

We’re again housed in a massive marquee serving over 500 different beers featuring the best real ales from Yorkshire and the rest of the UK, keykeg UK craft beers and a wide variety foreign beers; 100+ ciders and perries; bottled beers, world wines, UK meads and prosecco.

There’s a huge beer garden as usual as well as a great selection of takeaway cuisines from around the world to suit all tastes including high quality vegetarian options.

To make things go with a swing we have a great line-up of live music at most sessions featuring a roster of talented local artists performing a wide range of different musical genres. For the first time ever we have a festival fringe features talks and tastings – all beer related.

Our VIP this year is the legendary beer author Roger Protz who will be at the festival on Wednesday and Thursday to sign copies of his new book “IPA – A Legend in our Time” and conduct IPA tasting sessions.

There is a special bus service No. 198 running all day throughout the festival to and from opposite York Station (bus stop RJ) starting at 11.30am and running hourly from then on.





See the special festival bus timetable below for all times:

YBF Bus Timetable

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 Photos courtesy of Paul Shields

York CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival 2017

The 2017 festival will be situated in the
York Racecourse Enclosure opposite the Grandstand

2017 Location Diagram B&W


You can purchase tickets for the festival from our ticketing portal on Eventbrite for any day of the festival. Advance tickets give you access to the FastTrack queue on each day of the festival. We also have a Season Ticket this year, which gives you entrance to the festival every day and a big saving into the bargain. For all ticket purchases click HERE


Knavesmire Rd
York, YO23 1EX

See location on Google Maps click here

See location maps here




September 20th - 23rd 2017

CAMRA members only – from 3pm – 5pm

Open to public from 5pm - 11pm
Thursday - Saturday 12-11pm 



Public/CAMRA members:

Wednesday 20th £3.50/£1.50
Thursday 21st £4.50/£2.50
Friday 22nd £5.50/£3.50
Saturday 23rd £5.50/£3.50

Glasses £2.50 refundable deposit for standard glasses.