Winchester Real Ale & Cider Festival 2014

Dates for the 2015 Festival:
Friday 20 March 2015: 11.30 to 16.00
Friday 20 March 2015: 18.30 to 23.00
Saturday 21 March 2015: 11.30 to 16.00
Saturday 21 March 2015: 18.30 to 23.00






Welcome to the website of the
CAMRA Winchester Real Ale and Cider Festival 2014

Thank you for your support at the festival in 2014.

We will be back in 2015 on the following dates:

Friday 20 March 2015: 11.30 to 16.00
Friday 20 March 2015: 18.30 to 23.00
Saturday 21 March 2015: 11.30 to 16.00
Saturday 21 March 2015: 18.30 to 23.00

Tickets will be on sale from early February 2015.

The winners of the Beer and Cider/Perry of the festival were:


  1. Alfred's Brewery, Winchester Pale
  2. Titanic Brewery, Plum Porter
  3. Alfred's Brewery, Gold Wyvern


  1. 146 Cider, Medium
  2. 146 Cider, Eastern Delight
  3. Parsons Choice, Sweet


The winners of the Feedback Form Prize Draw, who each received a pair of tickets for a tour of the Hogs Back Brewery, were:

  • Joseph Lowers, Kings Worthy
  • Christine Haywood, Kings Worthy



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

Winchester   Casks   Customers

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: Bowman Ales (Publicity); Flowerpots Brewery (T-shirts); Upham Ales & Bowman Ales (Glasses); and Pipers Crisps (Festival Snack). Winchester Guildhall is our venue partner.

New for 2014! We're delighted to be able to add Cider Tastings to our successful Beer Tastings. The Cider Tasting will be introduced by local cider producer Jez Howat. See the Session Details page for more details.

This year we're very pleased that Age UK Winchester 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.


Bowman Ales

Bowman Ales is a micro brewery in Hampshire producing award winning real ales such as Swift One and Wallops Wood.
Click here for the Bowman Ales website

Bowman Ales is this year's Publicity Sponsor and one of this year's Glasses Sponsors.

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.

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 T-Shirts 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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