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.


Lincoln CAMRA

Thu 24 – Sat 26 May

Takes place at the Lincoln Drill Hall, Free School Lane, Lincoln LN2 1EY (5 minutes’ walk from bus and rail stations). 100+ real ales plus cider, perry and international bottled beers. Food available at all times and live music every evening and Saturday lunchtime. Open Thursday 12-3 and 6-11; Fri 12-11; Sat 12-11 with free admission for card-carrying CAMRA members.

Commercial, Chapeltown

Thu 24 – Mon 28 May

The annual Chapeltown beer festival will take place at the Commercial on Station Road. This year’s event will feature more than 30 real ales and ciders, all of them new to the festival.

Lees Hall Golf Club Brews & Blues

Fri 25 – Sun 27 May

Ten cask ales, plus craft beers and gin, and live blues are the main features at this beer and music festival taking place at the Lees Hall Golf Club on Hemsworth Road, S8 8LL. Open from 6pm on Friday and 12 noon Saturday and Sunday. Buses 18 and 20 both stop nearby.

Old Hall Hotel Spring Bank Festival

Fri 25 – Mon 28 May

New for 2018, the Old Hall Hotel in Hope are holding an additional beer festival over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend. As usual, there will be a range of real ales and ciders from around the Peak District, plus food and live entertainment.

Stockport CAMRA

Thu 31 May – Sat 2 Jun

Over 150 cask beers plus ciders, perries and bottle-conditioned beers from across Europe. ‘Bar Nouveau’ with up to a dozen cask beers which have never been seen before, including prize winning home brewer/professional brewer collaborations. Open Thursday 3:30-11, Friday and Saturday 12-11. CAMRA members get free entry at all times except Friday evening after 7pm (£3).

Belper Goes Green (Amber Valley CAMRA)

Fri 1 – Sun 3 Jun

The 6th annual Belper Goes Green CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival organised by Amber Valley CAMRA, to be held at the Belper Rugby Club (DE56 1UU), a five-minute walk from Belper bus and railway stations. 40 real ales, ciders and perries. Open Friday 6-11, Saturday 11-11 and Sunday 12-11 with free admission at all times.

3 Valleys

Sat 2 Jun

Back for another year, a day full of great food, entertainment and – of course – an extensive range of drinks across the three valleys of Dronfield. A free regular bus service will serve all participating venues throughout the day.

Doncaster CAMRA

Thu 7 – Sat 9 Jun

The 27th edition of the Doncaster & District CAMRA festival will take place at the Doncaster Dome on Bawtry Road and is set to feature more than 100 real ales and ciders. Opening times are Thursday 5pm-11pm, Friday and Saturday 11am-11pm. CAMRA members enjoy free entry to all sessions.


Thu 7 – Sat 9 Jun

Returning to Leeds city centre after many years away, the festival has found a new home at Leeds Beckett Students’ Union Bar (City Bar), Portland Way, Leeds, LS1 3HE (a 15-minute walk from Leeds train station). Expect to see well over 100 real ales, including old favourites and brand new beers, tons of LocAles plus keykeg beers and ciders and perries from around the UK.


Fri 15 – Sat 16 Jun

More than 40 real ales and ciders on offer at this festival held at the Guiseley Theatre, plus a prosecco bar. Open from 12pm-11pm each day, entry is £5 at all times but CAMRA members will receive a free beer token on production of a valid membership card. Travelling by train (with a change at Leeds) is the best public transport option.


Fri 22 – Sat 23 Jun

Peak Ales will be among the brewers providing the beers for this festival at the Agricultural Business Centre in Bakewell. There will also be cider available, plus a prosecco bar. Advance tickets are £5 and can be purchased from derbyshiredales.gov.uk/cowshed.

Anglers Rest, Bamford

Sat 23 – Sun 24 Jun

This festival at our 2017 District Pub of the Year is set to feature a large selection of locally-brewed real ales, along with a BBQ, live music and other entertainment. World Cup football will be screened on the Sunday afternoon.


Thu 5 – Sun 8 Jul

The much-loved annual festival at Abbeydale Brewery’s Rising Sun pub in Fulwood is back for 2018. Over 100 beers will be featured across cask and keg, plus a wide selection of ciders. There will also be a range of food stalls and an eclectic mix of entertainment.

Wortley Mens Club

Fri 6 – Sun 8 Jul

The annual beer festival at Wortley Men’s Club is set to return for another year. The club is located on Halifax Road, Wortley, S35 7DB.

Worrall Festival

Sat 7 Jul

Worrall Festival is back for another year. Previous years have seen a wide range of beers from local breweries including Bradfield, Blue Bee, Kelham Island, Little Critters and Fuggle Bunny. The festival is held in the grounds of Worrall Memorial Hall, Towngate Road, Worrall, S35 0AR. The number 57 bus from the city centre runs through Worrall; alight at the Blue Ball pub and head left up Towngate Road.

Old Hall Hotel August Beer Festival

Fri 24 – Mon 27 Aug

The annual August Bank Holiday beer festival at the Old Hall Hotel in Hope. Featuring beers from around the Peak District, plus food and live entertainment.

Steel City Beer and Cider Festival 44

Wed 10 – Sat 13 Oct

Sheffield & District CAMRA’s Steel City festival returns for its 44th year and will again be held at the Kelham Island Museum. More details to follow nearer the time.