Stratford-upon-Avon Beer Festival

With seventy different beers and up to thirty ciders and perries under the theme of “Shakespeare’s favourites” (ours not his!) this will be the biggest beer festival held within the Shakespeare branch area.

Judging to determine the West Midlands Golden beer of the Year will be held on the Friday night and all six shortlisted beers will be available for general consumption at the festival. Will your choices be in the final competition?

The festival is being held at Stratford Racecourse on June 13th – 14th, and will offer visitors the chance to try locally brewed beers from within the branch such from Patriot Brewery (Whichford), North Cotswolds Brewery (Shipston), Purity Brewery (near Alcester) along with the new Whale Brewery (Brailes).

The Hook Norton dray and horses will be advertising the festival around Stratford itself on the Friday.

The venue is easy to find as there are brown tourist signs to Racecourse on all roads in and around Stratford and full over night camping facilities are available, booking via the racecourse website. There will be a shuttle bus operating from the train station on a first come first served basis.

Further details, including all the intended beers and ciders, are available on the festival website –

Look forward to seeing you there and as we are relatively close I hope that you do not feel me to presumptuous in possibly suggesting that it may be an opportunity for a social activity for the branch.

Best wishes,

Lloyd Evans Chairman Shakespeare CAMRA Branch

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