Festival guide

Below is a guide to beer festivals in or near Sheffield that we are aware of over the coming months. While we believe the information is correct, we advise checking with the venue/organisers before making any special journeys.

CAMRA festival listings can also be found on the national CAMRA events page and commercial festivals on aletalk.

Note events are currently subject to Covid safety guidelines (table service only, social distancing arrangements, maximum group size etc), the target in the government roadmap for restrictions to be lifted is 21 June.

Hope Valley

Fri 27 – Mon 30 Aug

The Old Hall Hotel in Hope’s traditional bank holiday weekend beer and cider festival returns after a year off. This sees a marquee appear in the car park with a large range of guest ales and ciders, snacks and entertainment supplementing the drinks and meals available in the pub itself. Buses run directly there from Sheffield hourly (route 271/272) or the venue is 10 minutes walk from Hope station.


Fri 3 – Sat 4 Sep

A selection of real ales, gin, cider and food along with stalls and music at Bolsover Town FC. Open from 4pm Friday and 10am Saturday. More information on their Facebook event page. Bus 1 from Chesterfield stops close to the venue or bus 53 direct from Sheffield stops a short walk away in Bolsover town centre.

Barrow Hill Rail Ale

Thu 9 – Sat 11 Sep

A festival with a unique atmosphere featuring beer, cider, gin, food, music and trains in a working railway roundhouse. Buses link the venue to Chesterfield town centre and rail station. More information on their website.

Steel City 46

Wed 6 – Sat 9 Oct

Our annual volunteer run Sheffield Beer & Cider Festival returns to Kelham Island Museum with a huge range of beers in cask, keg, bottle and can along with traditional cider and perry, street food vendors, live entertainment and more.

Nottingham Robin Hood

Wed 13 – Sat 16 Oct

The huge annual beer and cider festival with around 1000 different real ales and ciders plus food and entertainment at a new venue – Trent Bridge cricket ground, a short bus ride from Nottingham station. More info.