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.

Lincoln

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.

Matlock

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.

Dronfield & District

Thu 30 May – Sat 1 Jun

Dronfield & District Campaign for Real Ale presents their first ever beer & cider festival in the town with a range of around 40 different real ales from the cask and about a dozen traditional ciders & perry. There is also a bar hosted by “The Bar Stewards” serving craft beer on keg, can and bottle. Food available throughout the event, live music Friday night (Do$ch) and Saturday (Ireland Colliery Chesterfield brass band in the afternoon, Flat Foot Sam in the evening). Entry £3 after 5pm on Friday and all day Saturday, free Thursday night and Friday daytime (free entry for CAMRA members at all times). Venue is the Pioneer Club, Stonelow Road, S18 2FY which is a short walk from Dronfield station or on bus routes 15 and 44.

For more information or to volunteer go to www.dronfield.camra.org.uk

One Valley

Sat 1 Jun

A number of pubs, bars and shops in Dronfield will be hosting their own events on Saturday 1 June alongside the new CAMRA beer festival at the Pioneer Club. Jointly promoted under the One Valley banner, the venues are Coach & Horses, Dronfield Beer Stop, Wine World, Smiffy’s, Dronfield Arms, White Swan, Manor House Hotel, Blue Stoops, Victoria, Jolly Farmer and Hyde Park Inn. The majority are walkable from the station, the rest are on bus route 43.

Miners Arms, Hundall

Sat 1 Jun

Running the same weekend as the Dronfield CAMRA beer festival is the annual Miners Arms beer festival, which was previously held as part of the old 3 Valleys festival. Expect a great range of ales and ciders, live music and food – plus a fantastic view over the valley! TM Travel Bus 14 provides a limited service from Dronfield Civic Centre via the station and Pioneer Club.

Doncaster

Thu 6 – Sat 8 Jun

Doncaster CAMRA host their annual festival at the Dome (DN4 7ND). Open 5-11 Thursday, 11-11 Friday and Saturday.

Leeds

Thu 6 – Sat 8 Jun

Leeds CAMRA festival held at Leeds Beckett University Students’ Union (LS1 3HE), 15 minutes’ walk from Leeds railway station. Over 100 real ales, plus cider and perry, hot and cold food and live music. Open 11-11 every day; free entry for CAMRA members all day on Thursday, £2 on Friday and Saturday.

Peddler Night Market

Fri 7 – Sat 8 Jun

Held in an old industrial warehouse in the Kelham Island/Neepsend district at 92 Burton Road, this monthly event features cask beer from a local brewer, craft keg beer from a guest brewer, cocktails, street food traders, makers stalls and music. Free entry.  Open 5pm-11pm Friday and 2pm-11pm Saturday. Buses 7/8 run past the venue or Shalesmoor tram stop is a short walk away. On the Saturday there are also normally tap room sessions nearby at Sheffield Brewery and Neepsend Brewery.

Derbyshire beer & bus running day

Sat 15 Jun

A brand new event centred on Peak Rail’s Rowsley South station with a fleet of heritage buses, preserved and driven by volunteer enthusiasts, linking a load of Peak District pubs around Bakewell, Matlock and the countryside inbetween. To get there from Sheffield we suggest either bus X17 to Matlock or bus 218 to Bakewell to make the connection.

Loxley

Fri 21 – Sun 23 Jun

The Wisewood Inn hosts extra beers in a marquee out back whilst food is available in the pub. The Wisewood Inn is also home to Loxley Brewery. Bus 31 stops right outside.

Cow Shed

Fri 21 – Sat 22 Jun

The now annual Cow Shed beer festival takes places at Bakewell’s agricultural business centre, just across the river from the main bus stops (route 218 from Sheffield) in the centre of town featuring around 40 local ales plus cider, food and music. Advance tickets cost £6 (more on door) and include entry, glass, tasting notes and first half pint.

Pleasley Pit

Sat 22 Jun

The annual beer festival held at Pleasley Pit Country Park near Mansfield, open from 2pm to 11pm. Bus 53/53a from Sheffield to Mansfield stops nearby.

Outcrop

Fri 28 – Sat 29 Jun

A small craft beer festival featuring up to 40 limited release, small batch and collaboration beers from guest brewers at Heist bar & brewery in Clowne. Food and music also features. Advance tickets advisable. Bus 53/53a goes there from Sheffield.

Wortley Men’s Club

Fri 28 – Sun 30 Jun

Held in association with Barnsley Hospice, the annual beer festival at Wortley Men’s Club returns for 2019.

Peddler Night Market

Fri 5 – Sat 6 Jul

Held in an old industrial warehouse in the Kelham Island/Neepsend district at 92 Burton Road, this monthly event features cask beer from a local brewer, craft keg beer from a guest brewer, cocktails, street food traders, makers stalls and music. Free entry.  Open 5pm-11pm Friday and 2pm-11pm Saturday. Buses 7/8 run past the venue or Shalesmoor tram stop is a short walk away. On the Saturday there are also normally tap room sessions nearby at Sheffield Brewery and Neepsend Brewery.

Hawaiin shirt day

Sat 6 Jul

The annual  party at the Arkwright Arms at Sutton-cum-Duckmanton near Chesterfield (regular “Castle Line” Stagecoach buses there from Chesterfield town centre) involving a big outside bar packed with ales, food, live music and loud clothes.

Sunfest

Thu 11 – Sun 14 Jul

The annual beer festival at Abbeydale Brewery’s Rising Sun pub in Nether Green, near Fulwood. Features around 100 beers on cask and keg plus cider, food, music, charity fundraising and more.

Blues & Ale Stage

Fri 19 – Sat 20 Jul

Saxbob’s annual blues and beer celebration returns to the courtyard at 7 Smithfield, S3 7AR. Free entry both days, live music from 7pm ’til late on Friday and 2pm ’til late on Saturday. This is just a short walk from Gibralter Street/Kelham Island pubs and the local bus services or Shalesmoor tram stop is 5 minutes walk away.

Great British Beer Festival

Tue 6 – Sat 10 Aug

CAMRA’s flagship national beer festival returns to the Olympia in London and this year promises more ales than ever before. Ticket and volunteering information should be released in the coming weeks.

Hope Valley

Fri 23 – Mon 26 Aug

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.

Funk Fest

Sat 7 – Sun 8 Sep

Following the success of the inaugural event last year, Funk Fest is back at Abbeydale Brewery exclusively showcasing mixed fermentation and sour beers.

Cleethorpes Rail Ale & Blues

Fri 13 – Sun 15 Sep

The annual blues music festival at Cleethorpes Light Railway’s Lakeside station also featuring real ale and little steam trains.

Grenoside

Sat 14 Sep

Grenoside Beer Festival is back at the Grenoside Community Centre for 2019. A day of cask and keg beer, plus gins, wines and spirits and a selection of food from local vendors. Tickets available from Eventbrite.

York

Wed 18 – Sat 21 Sep

The annual beer and cider festival from York CAMRA, held as always at the Knavesmire racecourse. More details to be announced.

45th Steel City Beer & Cider Festival

Wed 16 – Sat 19 Oct

Sheffield & District CAMRA’s annual beer and cider festival returns to the iconic Kelham Island Industrial Museum for another year. More details to be released nearer the time.