Festival guide

Below is a guide to beer festivals in or near Sheffield that we are aware of over the coming months. 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 whilst commercially run festivals are featured at beer-festival-calendar.co.uk.

Rose & Crown (Chesterfield)

Thu 18 – Sun 21 Apr

The Rose & Crown in Brampton, Chesterfield, present “Insert Beer Festival Here..” Details to be confirmed but expect an expanded beer range and live music.

Brown Cow (Mansfield)

Fri 19 – Sun 21 Apr

The Brown Cow’s St George’s Day beer festival features 3 bars boasting a total of around 25 cask ales along with other craft beers and cider. There is also entertainment and food. Bus 53 runs from Sheffield to Mansfield, connecting buses are available for the short ride from the town centre to the pub.

Mallard (Worksop)

Thu 25 – Mon 29 Apr

The St George’s edition of the Mallard’s regular beer festival, which is held in their cellar bar with a stillage of around 20 cask ales along with cider and bar snacks. The Mallard is at Worksop railway station and easily reached from Sheffield by train on the Lincoln line.

University of Sheffield Student Union

Fri 3 – Sun 5 May

Cask Ales, Craft Beer on Keg, cider & perry, gin, music and food spread across the Raynor Lounge, Bar One, Interval Cafe Bar and Union Gardens. Entrance on Glossop Road. Open 2pm to midnight, no admission charge. The festival is open to the public, not just students.

Great Exhibition of Prize Ales

Fri 3 – Sun 5 May

Kirkstall Brewery in Leeds presents a festival showcasing beers with a historic twist with a competition attached. The event also features entertainment and food.

Penistone

Fri 3 – Sun 5 May

Held at St John The Baptist Church in collaboration with Woodland Brewing and Penistone Tap to raise funds for the church, this event features 30+ cask ales and 10+ ciders along with keg taps featuring craft beers and lager along with food vendors and live music. Northern trains between Sheffield and Huddersfield call at Penistone.

Hope Valley

Fri 3 – Mon 6 May

The May Day edition of the regular bank holiday beer & cider festival held at the Old Hall Hotel in Hope in a marquee. The festival bar has over 50 beers and ciders with most of the beer sourced from brewers in or near the Peak District. Live entertainment and food also features. Website.

Barrow Hill Rail Ale

Thu 16 – Sat 18 May

Huge range of real ales, other craft beers, cider, perry and gin plus food traders in a working railway roundhouse. Included in the ticket price are train rides during the daytime on Friday/Saturday and live music in the evening. Tickets available on the gate but cheaper if bought in advance online. A special shuttle bus runs to the festival from Chesterfield railway station or alternatively Stagecoach bus 90 runs from Chesterfield town centre via Whittington Moor Tesco (connect there with bus X17 from Sheffield).

Ridgeway

Sat 18 May

The 4 pubs in the village of Ridgeway (Phoenix, Swan, Queens Head and Bridge Inn) jointly put on a day of beer and music. Bus 252 (Sheffield-Crystal Peaks) serves all the pubs.

Furnace (Derby)

Wed 22 – Sun 26 May

This brewpub celebrates its 12th birthday with a range of 30 real ales, 12 craft keg beers, cider & perry, street food vendor and live music (food and music Fri/Sat only).

Lincoln CAMRA

Thu 23 – Sat 25 May

At the Drill Hall.

Hope Valley

Fri 24 – Mon 27 May

The Spring edition of the regular bank holiday beer & cider festival held at the Old Hall Hotel in Hope in a marquee. The festival bar has over 50 beers and ciders with most of the beer sourced from brewers in or near the Peak District. Live entertainment and food also features. Website.

One Valley + One Valley Extra

Sat 8 Jun

A number of pubs and bars around Dronfield town centre within walking distance of one another put on events featuring beer, cider, food and music. This is supplemented with the “Extra” festival organised separately on the same day involving out of town pubs and clubs along with Drone Valley brewery. The town centre venues are walkable from Dronfield railway station. All the venues can also be reached by bus – one of 15, 16, 43 and 44. Festival announcements are on the One Valley and One Valley Extra Facebook pages.

Stockport CAMRA

Thu 20 – Sat 22 Jun

Back at their new home of the Guildhall on Wellington Road South. Wide range of real ales and other craft beers with a feature as usual being a “Bar Nouveau” featuring exclusively new beers, including the winners of their annual home brew competition that have been scaled up and brewed at a commercial brewery. More information and advance tickets at stockportfestival.org.uk. Regular direct trains run from Sheffield to Stockport.

Eckington

Sat 29 Jun

A number of venues in and near Eckington host music with a coach service linking them together. For more details see their Facebook page. Buses 50, 50a, 53 and 252 go to Eckington.

Derby Station

Wed 3 – Sat 6 Jul

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Derby’s CAMRA branch, this pub based festival will be spread across three pubs by the railway station – the Victoria, Brunswick and Alexandra.

Abbeydale Road

Thu 1 – Sun 4 Aug

A number of the pubs and bars along Abbeydale Road team up to run events at each venues such as brewery showcases on the same days to the effect that you can do a crawl from the Broadfield up to Highfields enjoying a great variety of craft beer.

Scotsman Pack

Sat 10 – Sun 11 Aug

The Scotsman Pack pub in Hathersage hosts its annual beer festival with entertainment.

Hope Valley

Fri 23 – Mon 26 Aug

The late summer edition of the regular bank holiday beer & cider festival held at the Old Hall Hotel in Hope in a marquee. The festival bar has over 50 beers and ciders with most of the beer sourced from brewers in or near the Peak District. Live entertainment and food also features. Website.

Seven Hills

Sat 24 – Mon 26 Aug

The beer festival at Sheffield Tigers Rugby Club, located on Dore Moor featuring a range of ales, live entertainment and food all outside by the pitch. Buses 65, 271 and 272 go past the entrance or buses 81/82 to Dore are a short walk away.

Grenoside

Sat 14 Sep

Beer, music and food in a marquee behind Grenoside community centre. Bus 86 goes there. For more information including a link for advance tickets see their Facebook page.

Derbyshire Craft Beer Festival

Fri 20 – Sat 21 Sep

Held at the Grand Pavilion in Matlock Bath featuring over 40 beers from Derbyshire breweries along with food and music. Bus X17 goes there from Sheffield.

Robin Hood (Nottingham CAMRA)

Wed 9 – Sat 12 Oct

The annual beer & cider festival at Trent Bridge cricket ground also featuring food traders and live music. For more information and advance tickets see their website. Regular trains run from Sheffield to Nottingham operated by Northern and EMR.

Steel City (Sheffield CAMRA)

Wed 16 – Sat 19 Oct

We’re back at the atmospheric Kelham Island Museum with a huge range of real ales and other craft beers, cider & perry, street food vendors, live entertainment, games and more.