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.

Chesterfield pub walkabout

Fri 4 – Sat 5 Feb

The usual Chesterfield CAMRA beer festival at the Winding Wheel theatre is cancelled this year due to the impact of Covid on planning timescales so instead there is a promotion of beer and entertainment at pubs across three areas of Chesterfield – Whittington Moor, Chesterfield town centre and the Brampton Mile. Almost all the buses from Sheffield to Chesterfield (43/44, 50/50a and X17) stop at Whittington Moor whilst the Brampton pubs are walkable from the town centre (or various buses run along the Chatsworth Road). More information on their Facebook page.


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.

Rotherham Real Ale & Music Festival

Thu 3 – Sat 5 Mar

The popular charity festival at Magna makes a return for 2022 featuring a large choice of cask ales on handpump along with other craft beer options, cider and live music – all in a former steel works. Bus X1 and X10 (Sheffield-Maltby) goes there from Sheffield Centre, Meadowhall Interchange and Rotherham Interchange. For more information and tickets visit the festival website or check out the Facebook page.

Indie Beer Feast

Fri 4 – Sat 5 Mar

Craft beer festival with brewery bars, music and street food in a new venue TBA. Advance tickets advisable and available online


Wed 6 – Sat 9 Apr

Newcastle CAMRA’s beer festival at the Northumbria Student Union. Cross Country run direct trains from Sheffield to Newcastle.