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.

Pigs Ear (East London)

Tue 30 Nov – Sat 4 Dec

Held at the Round Chapel in Hackney featuring a list of around 175 beers (although not necessarily all on at the same time), walkable from Hackney Central Overground station. More information on the East London CAMRA website. Trains run from Sheffield to London St Pancras operated by East Midlands Railway or coaches run from Sheffield/Meadowhall to London Victoria operated by National Express, Megabus and FlixBus.


Thu 2 – Sat 4 Dec

The annual beer festival at Shakespeare’s pub on Gibralter Street is back featuring a large range of weird and wonderful one off beers served on gravity upstairs at the festival stillage bar complemented by a good range of beers from both cask and keg on the main pub bar downstairs.

Central Manchester

Fri 3 – Sat 4 Dec

A mini festival showcasing local beers along with bottled ciders organised by the Central Manchester branch of CAMRA. The venue is 53Two at Deansgate. Advance tickets are required (capacity of 80 per session!) and go on sale from 11 October. The venue is walk-able from Manchester Oxford Road station which has direct trains from Sheffield or bus X57 from Sheffield goes to Manchester coach station.


Thu 10 – Sat 12 Feb

Held in the Metropolitan Cathedral Crypt this CAMRA festival has some character and atmosphere! Advance tickets advisable. Direct trains run from Sheffield to Liverpool Lime Street, operated by East Midlands Railway.


Thu 24 – Sat 26 Feb

Bradford CAMRA’s annual beer festival held at Victoria Hall in Saltaire. From Sheffield you can get there by train changing at Leeds.