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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.
Barrow Hill Rail Ale
Thu 19 – Sat 21 May
Sat 21 May
4 pubs in the villages of Ridgeway and Ford team up to put on a joint festival and raise money for the Hallam FM cash for kids charity. The day features ales, gin, cocktails, music, food and a bouncy castle. The day runs from midday until late. TM Travel bus 252 runs through Ridgeway from Sheffield, Gleadless, Eckington and Crystal Peaks in the daytime, additionally there will be a minibus shuttle between venues. For more information visit their Facebook page.
Sat 21 May
Organised by Raise the Bar events company at Chapel-en-le-frith town hall in conjunction with a number of Derbyshire breweries that will host their own bars at the festival with food stalls also present. The afternoon session also features a wine tasting whilst the evening session has live music. Entry is £6 including souvenir glass and it is advisable to buy tickets in advance online. Bus 199 (Buxton-Manchester Airport) passes the venue or bus 190 from Chinley stops a short walk away.
Lees Hall Golf Club
Thu 2 – Sat 4 Jun
The Lees Hall Golf Club at Norton Lees presents the return of their annual beer festival for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend open from 6pm Thursday, 2pm Fri/Sat and midday on Sunday featuring cask ale and other craft beers, cider, gin and food. There is live music at 8pm Friday and Saturday, also 1pm Sunday. Buses 18 and 20 stop outside the venue.
Thu 2 – Sun 5 Jun
The Old Hall Hotel in Hope host their regular bank holiday weekend beer & cider festival. In addition to the pub’s normal food and drink offering, a marquee in the car park features a range of over 50 extra beers and ciders along with snacks and entertainment. Trains and buses 271/272 run from Sheffield to Hope.