3rd Village Easter Music & Ale Festival

For the third year in a row the Eldon Arms, the Retreat and the Lyndhurst pubs are teaming up to host their music and ale festival over the Easter weekend, 14th – 17th April. This year’s event will emulate the successful formula of the previous two festivals: between Good Friday and Easter Monday, visitors are encouraged to explore “The Village” and its three pubs where around 20 cask ales will be served, along with food and an entertainment schedule featuring 22 bands…

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17th Banbury Beer & Cider Festival 2017

Here’s an excellent opportunity for a Fueled by Beer field trip: North Oxfordshire CAMRA’s Banbury Beer & Cider Festival. This year it returns to its regular springtime slot: Thursday 4th through Saturday 6th May 2017. The theme will be Yorkshire, which allegedly has more breweries than any other county. The beer list should be published on the festival website shortly…

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15th Maldon CAMRA Beer Festival 2017 – In Review

dc73f77ce7c0276c16e7ece34e1b24bb_400x400As regular readers know, Mr Fueled by Beer loves small CAMRA beer festivals in out of the way places; the kind where rare beers from small-batch brewers may be found (like the recent Wantage festival). As long as it is within two hours or thereabouts of Reading by public transport, he’ll be tempted to ride the rails. The 15th Maldon Beer Festival (Essex) was all this and more. Read on for the details…

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Wantage Beer Festival 2017 – In Review

White Horse CAMRA’s Beer Festival recently concluded at The Beacon Wantage and Mr Fueled by Beer visited on opening day, Friday, for the meet the brewer session. The festival, which provided a great showcase for the area’s small-batch brewers as well as brewers from further afield, was well attended and declared a great success. The organisers look forward to repeating the event in 2018… (more…)