Reading Beer & Cider Festival

The Reading Beer & Cider Festival is an annual event held on the May Day weekend in April/May. It is currently being planned for 3rd - 6th May 2018.

For information, tickets and how to volunteer, visit the Reading Beer Festival main website

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  • Sunday 30th April, 16:12 : The Scottish Pipe Band @ Reading Beer Festival 2017
  • Sunday 30th April, 14:06 : Plenty of beer still available at #RBF17 so why not come and join us!
  • Sunday 30th April, 11:31 : The festival opens for the last time in 2017, in 30 minutes time.
  • Sunday 30th April, 09:33 : Entry today is £7 on the door, children under 18 are free entry.
  • Sunday 30th April, 09:32 : Open today from 12pm to 8pm. 300+ beers, 100+ cider and perries, good range of foreign beers and wines still available, why not join us?
  • Saturday 29th April, 20:59 : Although we still have a couple of hours left of this evening, don't forget we are open tomorrow from 12pm (noon). £7 on the door entry.
  • Saturday 29th April, 20:36 : Don't forget we have crisps available on the bars and products stall.
  • Saturday 29th April, 18:29 : National cider and perry awards PERRY 🍐 Winner: Nempnett - Piglet's Perry 2nd place: Waulkmill - Moosheid Perry 3rd place - Hartland Perry
  • Saturday 29th April, 18:28 : The National cider and perry awards CIDER 🍏 Winner: Countryman-Medium 2nd: Salt Hill-Autumn Gold 3rd: Gwatkins-Captain Watkin's Rum Cask
  • Saturday 29th April, 18:26 : The festival is now open for the evening session. Plenty of beer and cider left and great bands on tonight.

CAMRA also hold their Great British Beer Festival every year. If you're a local brewery and are interested in how they select their beer for that festival you can visit (CAMRA member login required)