Slough, Windsor & Maidenhead

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

What's On

Local Events such as Beer Festivals, Walks, Branch Meetings & SOCIAL EVENTS are all listed here.

As we follow the Government's road map to recovery we hope to post more events for your enjoyment.

  • Land of Liberty Beer Festival Thursday 5 – Sunday 8 August 2021 Land of Liberty, Peace & Plenty

    This is the Land of Liberty's first beer festival since the lock downs.

    Check out their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com//LOLNews as they have some stunning breweries and beers coming on over the festival.

  • Marlow Royal British Legion Summerfest Friday 6 – Sunday 8 August 2021 Marlow Royal British Legion

    They have had to move their small beer festival on the weekend of 9th, 10th and 11th July to the weekend of the 6th, 7th and 8th August. It will feature a number of selected local and Derbyshire Cask Ales presented by the winner of Aylesbury & Wycombe club of the year.

    SummerFest 2021 opening times - Fri/Sat 11-11pm, Sun noon - 8pm.

    Check the website for the beer list. http://www.rblmarlow.co.uk/bigweekends.html

    The club is literally across the road from Marlow train station which has an hourly service to maidenhead. Station Approach, Marlow SL7 1NT. (01628) 486659.

  • Sausage N' Cider On The Farm Saturday 7 August 2021 Sausage N' Cider On The Farm

    The ‘Sausage N’ Cider On The Farm’ festival will be held in Fifield on 7th August 2021.

    The full cider list has yet to be announced.

    Book a 3-metre-wide circular plot just for you and your friends.

    For more information, visit: https://www.sausagencideronthefarm.com/

  • Lord Grenfell Beer Festival Thursday 12 – Sunday 15 August 2021 Lord Grenfell

    More details to follow.

    These beer festivals are at sister pubs in the group.

    15 - 18 July, Big Smoke Brewery - Esher. Thursday start.

    23 - 25 July, White Horse - Welwyn. Friday start.

    30 Jul - 1 Aug, Prince of Wales - Hammersmith. Friday start.

    5 - 8 August, Royal Oak - Holmbury St Mary. Thursday start.

    19 - 22 August, Argyll - Henley on Thames. Thursday start.

    27 - 30 August, Antelope - Surbiton. Friday start.

    3 - 5 September, Sussex Arms - Twickenham. Friday start.

  • The Swan Beer Festival Friday 13 – Sunday 15 August 2021 Swan

    THE OPENING TIMES ARE 10am to 11pm, every day.

    The Swan in Clewer are having a beer festival, so celebrate the opening of the economy by having a few beers at your local pub, or make a special journey to celebrate the saving of this historic pub by the local community, who bought it just over two years ago.

    There will be beers from across the country plus live music, inc. an Oompah band, and other acts on all three days. The afternoons will focus on providing family fun daily until 5pm.

    Food will include German sausages, hopefully cooked in the new kitchen.

  • LONDON CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL Friday 13 – Sunday 15 August 2021 Tobacco Dock, London E1W 2SF.

    CELEBRATING THE WORLD OF CRAFT BEER.

    Brewers & Beers.

    You can expect over 100 world-class breweries, pouring 100s of delicious beers. Our first line-up includes:

    Arbor Ales; Braybrooke Beer Co.; Brew York; Brixton Brewery; Dark Star; Dig Brew Co; Double-Barrelled; Duvel (BEL); Fierce Beer; Folkingebrew (NL); Full Circle Brew Co.; Gipsy Hill Brewing Company; Glasshouse Beer Co.; Hackney Church Brew Co.; Brouwerij Kees (NL); The Kernel; LERVIG (NOR); Lost & Grounded; Mahr’s Brau (GER); Maltgarden (POL); Mikkeller (DEN); Mondo Brewing Co; Nerdbrewing (SWE); North Brewing Co.; Northern Monk Brew Co; Orbit Beers; Partizan; Pomona Island Brew Co.; Salt Beer Factory; Signature Brew; The Social Brew Collective; Stone & Wood; Tempest Brewing Co.; Turning Point; Unity Brewing Co.; Verdant Brewing; Vocation Brewery; Wild Card; Wiper and True.

    Food & Drink.

    We'll have some of London's top restaurants bringing their mouth-watering dishes. Previous festivals have seen the likes of Hoppers, Luca, Club Mexicana and Berber & Q join us.

    Don't forget to try the other drink options available at the festival including Cider, Wine, Gin, No/Low alcohol, sodas +more! All included in the festival ticket.

    Music

    Expect headliner music acts spinning the decks. Previous festivals saw the likes of Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Olugbenga (Metronomy) and Two Door Cinema Club.

    Your ticket includes: All Your Beer, Access To All Areas, Festival Tasting Glass. BUY TICKETS

  • The Brakspear Henley Ale Trail Tuesday 17 – Sunday 22 August 2021

    It's back the Henley Ale Trail from Tuesday 17th August.

    GET A FREE T-SHIRT! We challenge you to visit our 10 pubs in Henley on Thames, enjoy a pint of Brakspear Bitter or Oxford Gold and get your map stamped.

    Visit any of these 10 pubs as your final destination to claim your FREE rather fetching T-shirt.

    Don't feel under pressure to visit all the pubs in the same day, the Ale Trail is all about enjoying yourself.

    In fact, we’d rather you take your time. You have a year to obtain your t-shirt after all.

  • Bracknell Ale & Cider Festival Sunday 29 August 2021 Bracknell Rugby Club

    This is the 11th anniversary of the festival and again it will be held at the Bracknell Rugby Club. From great beer to amazing cider and spirits, brilliant live music and delicious food offerings, Bracknell Ale & Cider Festival has something for everyone.

    Details of what’s happening in 2021 will be posted at https://festival.bracknaleevents.co.uk/ very soon.

    In the meantime why not sign up to their mailing list to make sure you don’t miss a thing!

  • St. Albans Beer & Pubs Festival Wednesday 1 September 2021 St. Alban's Area

    PLEASE NOTE THE DATES HAVE NOT BEEN ANNOUNCED - ONLY SEPTEMBER.

    St Albans’ famous annual beer and cider festival will take a different form in 2021 – and be held in the city’s pubs. The event, which has historically drawn thousands of ale and cider fans into the city centre each September, will for the first time be run across a number of venues, in collaboration with local publicans.

    Organised by South Herts CAMRA, the festival was held at the Alban Arena for 24 years. But after the devastation caused by Covid-19, we’ve decided that encouraging people back into pubs must be the priority this time around.

    Safeguarding the future of community pubs is a key part of CAMRA’s mission and, in this 50th anniversary of the Campaign, we want to put that into practice more than ever before. For anyone used to our previous festivals in the Alban Arena, this will be quite different - but it will be just as exciting.

    We’re currently in discussion with a group of St Albans licensees to shape the event, and further details - including participating venues and the beers and ciders due to be showcased - will be announced between now and September.

    Updates will be published on our website www.stalbansbeerfestival.org.uk - so please follow us and keep checking back for the latest news!

  • Windsor Beer Festival 2021 Friday 3 – Saturday 4 September 2021 Windsor & Eton Brewery Tap Room

    WINDSOR BEER FESTIVAL 2021

    If all goes to plan Windsor & Eton Brewery will host the Windsor Beer Festival on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th September.

    There will be 3 sessions across the weekend: Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 12-4pm, Saturday 5-9pm.

    The event is still very much tentative pending re-opening and Covid 19.

    More details to follow...

  • Swan Oktoberfest Friday 1 – Sunday 3 October 2021 Swan

    Put the date in your diary and wait for further details.

  • Swan Oktoberfest Friday 1 – Sunday 3 October 2021 Swan

    Put the date in your diary and wait for further details.

  • Maidenhead Sausage & Cider Festival Saturday 13 November 2021 12:00 – 23:00 Braywick Leisure Centre

    The brand new Braywick Leisure Centre in Maidenhead.

    To book tickets go to: https://www.sausageandciderfest.co.uk/berkshire.

    The world famous sausage and cider festival is coming to Berkshire for the first time and will be at the brand new Braywick Leisure Centre in Maidenhead.

  • 37th Pig's Ear Beer & Cider Festival - POSTPONED FROM 2020 Tuesday 30 November – Saturday 4 December 2021 Pig's Ear venue

    This is the 2020 festival that was cancelled. You may remember that the Pig's Ear team put a lot of work into organising a Covid safe Pig’s Ear for December 2020, but sadly the new Tier 2 restrictions made it impossible to run an indoor beer festival at that time.

    However, The Pig’s Ear Beer & Cider Festival returns on 30th November to the Round Chapel in Hackney, but will be subject to a lot of things outside our control. Keep your fingers crossed that the festival will happen with the usual offerring of different types of beer, cider and perry.

    Round Chapel, Glenarm Rd, Hackney, London, E5 0LY.

    Check out the website to see how a socially distanced beer festival will work. http://www.pigsear.org.uk/pigs%20ear%20festival.htm

  • Haddenham Winter Fest Saturday 11 December 2021 Haddenham Winter Fest

    The Winterfest is not only a Real Ale Festival but also a Christmas Party. It runs from from midday to 6pm and the event is staged at Haddenham Community Junior School, Woodways, Haddenham HP17 8DS. In keeping with all good festivals at this time of the year we have plenty of mulled wine plus our famous Gin Fusion Bar.

    While it’s not normally as loud and boisterous as its larger summer counterpart the Winterfest is always a wonderful community event with plenty on offer. There’s live music, hot and cold food and every year without fail we get a number of visits from the Haddenham Mummers. Once again all money raised goes towards the Trust’s efforts in supporting good causes in the village and the surrounding area. So come along and enjoy there will be at least 40 different ales to try!

    Check out their website: https://www.haddenham-beer-festival.co.uk/winterfest/