Winchester Real Ale & Cider Festival 2015

Friday 20 March 2015: 11.30 to 16.00 – £5 – Coming Soon!
Friday 20 March 2015: 18.30 to 23.00 – £10 – Coming Soon!
Saturday 21 March 2015: 11.30 to 16.00 – £7 – Coming Soon!
Saturday 21 March 2015: 18.30 to 23.00 – £8 – Coming Soon!
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Welcome to the website of the
CAMRA Winchester Real Ale and Cider Festival 2015

To find out more about Real Ale and Cider contact your local CAMRA branch.

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This festival is organised wholly by volunteers of the Southern Hampshire branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and once again Winchester Guildhall will be filled with over a hundred different real ales, ciders, perries and foreign bottled beers.

Thanks to all those who have already agreed to partner with us this year, especially to this year's key sponsors: Flowerpots Brewery (Publicity); Dancing Man Brewery (T-shirts); Upham Brewery (Glasses); Black Boy (Tastings); Winchester Guildhall (Venue) and Pipers Crisps (Festival Snack). Winchester Guildhall is our venue partner.

We're delighted to be continuing Beer Tastings following their success last year. The Beer Tasting will be introduced by writer and beer expert Adrian Tierney-Jones. See the Session Details page for more details.

This year we're very pleased that Hampshire Search and Rescue is the Festival's nominated charity. For more details please click here.

We hope that our pages are helpful and are up to date with festival information. If not please drop us an email to – we look forward to seeing you at the Guildhall in March.


Flowerpots Brewery

The Flowerpots Inn and Brewery lies in the village of Cheriton in Hampshire, just 3 miles south of Alresford and 7 miles to the east of Winchester.
Click here for the Flowerpots Brewery website

Flowerpots Brewery is this year's Publicity Sponsor.

Upham Brewery

Established in 2009, Upham Brewery is located in the grounds of a 17th century farmstead to the south-west of Winchester.
Click here for the Upham Brewery website

Upham Brewery is one of this year's Glasses Sponsors.

Dancing Man Brewery

Dancing Man Brewery can be found at the vibrant pub and music venue the Platform Tavern in Southampton.
Click here for the Dancing Man Brewery website

Dancing Man Brewery is this year's T-Shirts Sponsor.

Black Boy (and associated venues)

Originally just the Black Boy pub, the brand has been extended to the Black Bottle (Wine Bar), Black Hole (B&B), and Black Rat (Restaurant).
Click here for the Black Boy (and associated venues) website

Black Boy (and associated venues) is this year's Tutored Tastings Sponsor.

Pipers Crisps

Pipers Crisps have been cooking crisps in their own factory in Lincolnshire since 2004 and put real dedication into every single pack they make.
Click here for the Pipers Crisps website

Pipers Crisps is this year's Festival Snack Sponsor.

Winchester Guildhall

Winchester Guilhall combines old and new to create a beautiful and modern venue within the historic Victorian exerior
Click here for the Winchester Guildhall website

Winchester Guildhall is our Venue Partner.



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