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York Beer and Cider Festival

15th - 17th September 2011

Organised by Campaign for Real Ale - York Branch


This year's festival will be once again be held in marquees located on York Knavesmire YO24 1DJ (junction of Tadcaster Road and Knavesmire Road), only 15-20 minutes walk from York Railway Station.

Click Here for Map of Location

Getting There

The site is well served by the following buses which depart from York Railway Station. Click the operator links to check timetables.

OperatorRoute No.Destination
First York 12 Acomb Park
4 (FTR) Acomb
13/13A Copmanthorpe
Yorskhire Coastliner All Leeds

We will have a parking area for bicycles, but they are parked entirely at owner's risk.

Site Information

There will be lots of seating in the marquees (The Mayfair Security Seating Area) and outside if the weather is good!

A good selection of food will be available from outside caterers, many using local produce.

Merchandise stalls including t-shirts, books and prints, plus tombola and CAMRA membership stand also in attendance.


Whether you're coming to the festival from near or afar, these books will help you make the most of your visit. Both will be on sale during the festival at the CAMRA membership stand. You'll even be able to meet the authors!

Real Ale in York

SRP £4.99

The second edition of Real Ale in York, our local pub guide, which was launched in September 2010, is now widely available to buy.

In full colour, with many photos, the slim, ring-bound booklet describes all known outlets that sell real ale in the City of York council area. Two handy, clear maps (one of the city centre, the other of the outer area) fold out from the covers. There's useful information on public transport and our LocAle scheme, as well as a comprehensive section on North Yorkshire breweries. It's worth investing in even if you think you know all there is to know about York's pubs!

Yorkshire's Real Heritage Pubs

SRP £4.99

Full-colour campaigning guide to the 120 or so pubs in Yorkshire and Humberside which still have interiors or internal features of real historic significance some of them stretching back a century or more. It is the first ever publication of its kind to cover the entire Yorkshire region. The book is the product of many years of surveying and research by CAMRA volunteers who are dedicated to helping preserve and protect the UK's pub heritage. This guide sets out to celebrate the genuine pub heritage that survives in Yorkshire, to share an understanding of its importance and to sound a call-to-arms for its better protection.

Guided Walks

As a fringe event of the York CAMRA Beer Festival 2011 there will be 1½-2 hour guided walks with a local CAMRA member to see some of York's historic pubs and hear about their features, events and people associated with them. Routes & times will vary day by day. For full details see below, download the leaflet or contact the organiser on 07506570234,

All walks start and finish at a CAMRA heritage pub or the current Pub of the Year. Group sizes limited so booking advisable. Cost £4 per person, (no drinks included). Discounts on drinks available for walkers at sponsor pubs.

15th SeptemberStarts Royal Oak, Goodramgate 12 pm; finishes Micklegate Bar
16thStarts Minster Inn, Marygate 12 pm; finishes Black Swan, Peashlome Green
17thStarts Royal Oak, Goodramgate 12 pm; finishes Micklegate Bar
18thStarts Minster Inn, Marygate 7 pm; finishes Phoenix Inn, George Street
19thStarts Royal Oak, Goodramgate 7 pm; finishes Black Swan, Peashlome Green
20thStarts Minster Inn, Marygate 7pm; finishes Black Swan, Peashlome Green
21stStarts Royal Oak, Goodramgate 7 pm; finishes Phoenix Inn, George Street
22nd SeptemberStarts Minster Inn, Marygate 7pm; finishes Phoenix Inn, George Stree