• Dronfield Beer & Cider Festival

    - Dronfield & District CAMRA are proud to announce that we are organising our first ever real ale & cider festival this year, taking place at the Pioneer Club from 30 May to 1 June. This is the weekend the 3 Valleys festival used to take place so is already established in the diary as a … Continue reading Dronfield Beer & Cider Festival
  • Indie Beer Feast

    - On Friday 8 February, myself and some friends attended the second annual Indie Beer Feast beer festival at the Abbeydale Picture House. Now in its second year and expanded from one day to two, Indie Beer Feast focuses on the very best independent craft beer from both the UK and further afield. This year it … Continue reading Indie Beer Feast
  • SCBF45 dates confirmed

    - It has been confirmed that the 45th Steel City Beer and Cider Festival will take place from 16–19 October 2019. The festival will again take place at the historic Kelham Island Industrial Museum for the sixth year running. Festival planning is already underway; we had our first planning meeting in January where many of the … Continue reading SCBF45 dates confirmed
  • SCBF44 a roaring success

    - The 44th Steel City Beer & Cider Festival, held a little earlier than usual over the second weekend of October, was a huge success with more than 6,000 discerning drinkers descending on the Kelham Island Museum over the four days. Between them, visitors drank their way through more than 15,000 pints of cask ale; 1,600 … Continue reading SCBF44 a roaring success
  • What’s it like to volunteer?

    - Just like every year, the 44th Steel City Beer & Cider Festival was organised and staffed entirely by volunteers who kindly donate their time to make it such a success. As well as the organising committee who started planning in earnest back in January, we had more than 160 volunteers who helped out on at … Continue reading What’s it like to volunteer?
Festival guide

Below is a guide to beer festivals in or near Sheffield that we are aware of over the coming weeks. 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.


Thu 23 – Sat 25 May

The annual CAMRA beer festival at the Drill Hall featuring 100+ cask & keykeg beers, traditional cider & perry, world beers, food and music

Commercial, Chapeltown

Thu 23 – Mon 27 May

Their regular event which sees an increased line up on the bar of beers new to their pub. The Commercial is on bus route X2 or a short walk from Chapeltown station.

Hope Valley

Thu 23 – Mon 27 May

The regular bank holiday weekend beer & cider festival at the Old Hall Hotel in Hope featuring lots of real ales and ciders in a tent outside the hotel plus food and music. Buses 271/272/273/274 from Sheffield run past the venue or Hope railway station is 10 minutes walk away.

Lees Hall Golf Club

Fri 24 – Sun 26 May

10 cask ales plus craft beer, cider and 12 gins. Live entertainment on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. Free entry at all times.


Sat 25 – Sun 26 May

Matlock & Dales CAMRA are back with a beer festival this year at a new location – Matlock Town FC. Around 50 beers (cask and keykeg) and 10 ciders will feature. Open Saturday 12pm-11pm and Sunday 12pm-8pm. Free entry.

Bus X17 will get you there from Sheffield or the venue is a 5 minute walk from Matlock station.