York Beer and Cider Festival

17th - 20th September 2014

Organised by Campaign for Real Ale - York Branch

Beers and Ciders

There will be more than 450 real ales on sale at the festival, more than 100 real ciders and perries and a fine selection of foreign beers.

Beers Ciders & Perries Foreign beers

This year we also have the beer & cider lists available on iOS and Android app so you can download them at home and have them on your phone at the festival.

Using the beer festival app you can:

  • find out about the festival
  • bookmark beers in advance, or bookmark the ones that you tried
  • search & filter beer list
  • rate & comment on beers
  • check in via Untappd (Android version only)

Many thanks to Pete Harris and Jon Fulton for developing the apps. @beer_fest_apps

Get The Apps


Opens 5.30pm

The beer festival opens to the public at 5:30pm today! It’s tickets on the door - entry for CAMRA members is £1, for non-members £3. You’ll need to buy a souvenir polycarbonate glass (refundable). Programmes with full beer and cider lists are 50p. Food stalls will be open all evening. If you’ve any more questions try our FAQ or tweet @beerfestyork.

We’ll announce the SIBA North East Regional Competition winners in the afternoon on Twitter and Facebook and update the website as soon as we can.

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The festival opening times are:

DateOpening Times
Wed 17th5.30pm - 11pm
Thu 18thMidday - 11pm
Fri 19thMidday - 11pm
Sat 20thMidday - 11pm


The 2014 York CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival will be in a marquee at York Knavesmire, near the racecourse.

How Much?

Tickets are available at the festival. Discounts are offered to CAMRA members.

Wed 17th£1£3
Thu 18th£2£4
Fri 19th£3£5
Sat 20th£3£5

All bars are CASH only

Hello Beerwulf!

Thanks to everyone who took part in the Name Our Mascot competition. We had more than 70 suggestions. The winning name was Beerwulf. We also selected two runners up names; Øl and Aegir.

Three people suggested the name so we pulled the lucky winner from the hat and presented the prize - free entry for two and beer tokens - on Saturday at the Brass Castle Tap.

Our Sponsors

Our festival could not be run without the help of our sponsors. So many thanks to all our sponsors including B.A.D. Company, Bad Seed Brewery, BB Plastics, Brass Castle Brewery, Brooks Macdonald Asset Management, Great Heck Brewing Company, Ilkley Brewery, Roosters Brewing Company, Rudgate Brewery, Streamline Taxis, Wharfe Bank Brewery, The York Brewery Co. and more.


SIBA NE Competition

The SIBA North East Regional Competition 2014 will take place before the festival opens on Wednesday 17th September. More than 150 beers have been entered from breweries around the North East of the country and they will be available on sale when the festival opens.

The winners will be announced on Wednesday afternoon and results available here.