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. More info here.

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

Hallcross pub, Doncaster

Thu 30 Jan – Sun 2 Feb

The Hallcross presents “Now That’s what I call a beer festival 2” featuring 25 modern classic ales. This pub is walkable from Doncaster station, which has frequent trains from Sheffield. Facebook event page here.

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. Website here.

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. Facebook event page here.

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. More info here.

Bradford CAMRA

Thu 20 – Sat 22 Feb

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

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

Liverpool CAMRA

Thu 20 – Sat 22 Feb

A war of the rose themed beer festival in the Metropolitan Cathedral Crypt. Advance tickets advisable. More info here.

Getting there: direct trains from Sheffield to Liverpool Lime Street operated by East Midlands Railway

Leicester CAMRA

Wed 26 – Sat 29 Feb

Held at the Haymarket Theatre, featuring around 130 beers plus cider and perry. More info here

Getting there: direct trains from Sheffield to Leicester operated by East Midlands Railway.

Magna (Rotherham)

Thu 27 – Sat 29 Feb

The well established charity beer & music festival returns to Magna, a former steel works, after a year off and on the traditional week of the year. The event features around 140 real ales on handpump plus other craft beers, cider & perry, gin and multiple live music stages!

Advance tickets are available online, however note there is a discount for CAMRA members that is only available on the door.

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

Loughborough CAMRA

Thu 5 – Sat 7 Mar

Held at the Polish Club with around 60 real ales and ciders.

Getting there: direct trains from Sheffield to Leicester operated by East Midlands Railway.

Indie Beer Feast

Fri 6 – Sat 7 Mar

Held at the Abbeydale Picture House, this is a popular craft beer event where advance tickets are essential. The format here sees a number of great breweries hosting their own bars around the venue, there is also a wine bar and street food traders.

Sheaf View

Fri 20 Mar

The Sheaf View holds one of their now regular events that sees extra beers available!

Getting there: buses 10/10a/20/24/25/43/44/X17 to London Road (Heeley Bridge/Ponsfords).

Doncaster Brewery Tap

Thu 9 – Mon 13 Apr

Featuring 20 hand pulled cask ales, 10 keg beers, cider & perry, pizza and bratwurst. Open 5-11pm Thursday, 12-11pm Fri/Sat, 12-8pm Sunday and 12-5pm Monday.

Lincoln CAMRA

Thu 21 – Sat 23 May

Beer, Cider, food and music in the Drill Hall. A regular train service runs from Sheffield to Lincoln.

One Valley

6 June 2020 (TBC)

A number of pubs in Dronfield town centre put on beer, music and food.

Derbyshire Bus & Beer running day

Sat 20 Jun

The second now annual event involving a network of preserved buses operating around the Peak District free of charge, including stops at real ale pubs and breweries. Enjoy rides on vintage buses taking in some breathtaking scenery with a delicious pint or two between trips!

The hub of the heritage bus service is Peak Rail’s Rowsley South station, however if you are travelling from Sheffield the easiest places to join them is Bakewell (get there on TM Travel bus 218) or Matlock (get there on Stagecoach bus X17).