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.


Wed 23 – Sat 26 Jan

Manchester Beer & Cider Festival returns to Manchester Central for another year. One of the biggest festivals of the year, 2018 saw around 750 beers and more than 15,000 visitors. Advance tickets available from mancbeerfest.uk/tickets.

Chesterfield CAMRA

Fri 1 – Sat 2 Feb

Chesterfield & District CAMRA are hosting a beer festival at the Winding Wheel, 13 Holywell St, S41 7SA. Sessions are 11am-4pm and 6:30pm-11pm on both days and the
evening sessions will feature live music. Entry prices TBC.

Great British Beer Festival Winter

Tue 19 – Sat 23 Feb

CAMRA’s national Winter ale festival is to be held in The Halls in Norwich (NR3 1AU) for the last time before a new city takes over in 2020. Popular summer golden and light ales to ruby and dark ales, foreign beers and ciders, all served in magnificent medieval friary halls in the heart of Norwich. Free entry for CAMRA members on the door, or advance packages can be booked on Eventbrite.

Derby Winter Ale

Wed 20 – Sat 23 Feb

The 15th Derby Winter Beer Festival will take place at the Roundhouse in Derby, featuring real ales from the Derbyshire region and further afield.

Indie Beer Feast

Fri 8 – Sat 9 Mar

The Indie Beer Feast returns to the Abbeydale Picture House and after a hugely successful first year, 2019 will be a two-day event. Tickets on sale via Eventbrite.

Sheffield Beer Week

Mon 11 – Sun 17 Mar

The city-wide week of beer returns for another year and there’s sure to be plenty of events taking over the pubs of the Steel City. More details to come as they are released.