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.

Manchester CAMRA

Thu 23 – Sat 25 Jan

The Manchester Central exhibition centre is filled with a huge choice of beer, cider, food and more.

Getting there: It is located a few minutes walk from Deansgate or Oxford Road stations.

Great British Beer Festival – Winter

Tue 4 – Sat 8 Feb

The winter edition of GBBF takes place at its new home – The New Bingley Hall in Birmingham.

Chesterfield CAMRA

Fri 7 – Sat 8 Feb

The annual beer festival at the Winding Wheel Theatre in Chesterfield town centre featuring 3 rooms of real ale and other craft beers along with proper Cider & Perry. There are also food stalls and the evening sessions feature live music. The festival opens for two sessions each day, a lunchtime one from 11am to 4pm and evening from 6:30pm-11pm. Advance tickets are available (online sales are via chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk) and recommended for the evening sessions, otherwise pay on the door. Admission is £6.50 including glass and programme.

Getting there: buses 43,44,50,50a,X17 from Sheffield stop close to the venue or it is a short uphill walk from Chesterfield railway station.


Wed 19 – Sat 22 Feb

Their annual winter beer festival, held at the Derby College Roundhouse building next to the railway station.

Bradford CAMRA

Thu 20 – Sat 22 Feb

Held at the Victoria Hall in Saltaire featuring around 130 beers plus cider & perry.

Getting there: Saltaire station is a short walk away, from Sheffield change trains at Leeds.

Magna (Rotherham)

Thu 27 – Sat 29 Feb

The big charity beer festival returns to Magna after a year off and on the traditional week of the year.

Getting there: Bus X1/X10 goes directly there from Sheffield City Centre and Meadowhall Interchange.