• Best of the Fest

    - The recent Steel City Beer & Cider Festival, which for the fourth year in a row was held at the Kelham Island Museum, proved as popular as ever. More than 6,100 visitors attended over the four days, between them drinking over 14,500 pints of cask ale, 2,300 pints of cider and perry, 1,400 pints of … Continue reading Best of the Fest
  • Penistone Autumn Beer Festival

    - From Friday 17 to Sunday 19 November, The White Heart in Penistone will be hosting its 5th beer and cider festival, hoping to follow up the success of the previous four events. Over the three days, there will be 30 real ales and 10 craft ciders on offer, alongside food and live music performances each … Continue reading Penistone Autumn Beer Festival
  • Introducing GBBF Winter

    - CAMRA have announced that their winter beer festival, previously known as the National Winter Ales Festival, will be known as the Great British Beer Festival Winter from the 2018 edition onwards. The new name was chosen for greater consistency with the campaign’s flagship Great British Beer Festival, and also reflects the fact that there are … Continue reading Introducing GBBF Winter
  • SCBF43 cask sponsorship

    - Do you want your pub or business name to be seen by thousands of people? If so, you should consider sponsoring a cask at this year’s 43rd Steel City Beer & Cider Festival, taking place from 18-21 October at the Kelham Island Museum. For just £50 (+ VAT) you can sponsor a cask of your … Continue reading SCBF43 cask sponsorship
  • SCBF43 festival staffing

    - AS PASSIONATE ABOUT BEER & CIDER AS US? HELP MAKE OUR FESTIVAL HAPPEN! Our Steel City Beer & Cider Festival is a popular annual celebration of traditional real ales, international craft beer and artisan cider accompanied by street food, live music and more – all set within the incredibly atmospheric Kelham Island Industrial Museum. It … Continue reading SCBF43 festival staffing
Festival guide
Below is a guide to beer events in or near Sheffield that we are aware of over the next month or two. Whilst we believe the information is correct, we advise checking direct with the venue/organisers before making any special journeys. Latest listings of CAMRA organised beer festivals can be found on the  national CAMRA website and a guide to commercial festivals and pub events can be found online on aletalk.


Grimsby CAMRA

Thu 23 – Sat 25 Nov

The 4th beer festival from CAMRA’s Grimsby and North East Lincolnshire branch. Held at the Matrix Bar, Bethlehem Street, Grimsby, DN31 1JN, a two-minute walk from Grimsby Town train station, the festival will feature 24 real ales from around the country. Open from 12pm to 11pm each day, card-carrying CAMRA members enjoy free entry at all times. Direct trains from Sheffield to Grimsby run at least once per hour.

Shakespeares Autumn Beer Festival

Thu 23 – Sun 26 Nov

Shakespeares on Gibraltar St is hosting its autumn festival, featuring a combination of 30 rare and favourite cask beers including some one-off specials from breweries across the UK. With an extra cask bar upstairs in the games room and full bar downstairs it promises to be a big weekend of big beers.

The Commercial, Chapeltown

Thu 23 – Sun 26 Nov

The Commercial is hosting its annual seasonal beer festival, but they are changing things up this year and putting a whole new bar in the tap room. On top of that there will be five real ciders available, as well as a range of whiskies, gins and rums.

Otley Beer Festival

Fri 24 – Sat 25 Nov

The Otley Beer Festival returns for another year and there’s set to be approximately 60 real ales on offer over the two days. As always, the festival will be held at Otley Rugby Club, LS21 1HE, and will be open from 12pm until 11pm each day. Entry is £4, which includes a glass and a programme.

Manchester Beer & Cider Festival

Wed 24 – Sat 27 Jan

The nine Greater Manchester branches of CAMRA team up to stage this huge festival at Manchester Central, M2 3DX, which in 2017 showcased more than 750 beers and ciders. Tickets for the Thursday (£7), Friday and Saturday (both £10) sessions are on sale now at mancbeerfest.uk. CAMRA members can also attend the preview session on Wednesday evening (free entry).



  1. All the best for Sheffield Beer Festival.
    I hope the beers especially from the local breweries are not overpriced as they have been, especially last year!!

  2. Bassetlaw Beer Festival, Grafton Hotel, Worksop; 11/12 July
    Worley Men’s Club Beer Festival; 17/18 July

    1. We’ve not heard anything announced, although it may be one for our friends in Rotherham branch http://www.rotherhamcamra.org.uk/

      There will be a CAMRA beer festival in Rotherham 27-29 October at the Rotherham College of Arts & Technology (RCAT).

  3. Doncaster CAMRA Beer Festival is delayed this year but has now been announced as 22-24 September and re-titled ‘Doncaster Town Beer festival’, not the 26th annual – that will be next year in the more usual Easter slot.

    The 2016 event is based at the Diamond Live Lounge on Wood Street/Waterdale and this will be the CAMRA manned location with around 50 beers expected to be available. In addition, many town centre pubs are taking part and will have festival bars and extra available.

    There would normally be an annual #DN1 event at the end of October/start of November but this year the two events have been merged to try and give Doncaster a different type of festival weekend.

    More details to be finalised, keep an eye on http://www.doncastercamra.org.uk nearer the time 😉

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