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21st Clacton-on-Sea Real Ale
and Cider Festival 2016

At St. James' Hall, Tower Road, Clacton-on-Sea. CO15 1LE

From Wednesday 24th to Saturday 27th August
18.00 to 23.00 Wednesday
11.00 to 23.00 Thursday, Friday, Saturday

70+ real ales ciders, perries, Essex wines, and Belgian and other International beers + free soft drinks for designated drivers

* this year our special section is ales from the Welsh Marches

Clacton Beer Festival 2016 Logo

Food from 'Tasteful Catering' will be available.

The festival glasses are, this year, being sponsored by the White Hart, Weeley Heath.

Free entry to card carrying CAMRA members at ALL times - Non-members £2.50 entry at non-music sessions and £3.50 for music sessions

Live on Thursday evening sees Wully Bully!

Live Jazz from the Blackwater Jazz band on Saturday afternoon.

Saturday evening live music from the Ringtones



The lists are likely to be revised a few times between when they were first uploaded and the festival opening!

Please note that the International beers and Ciders will have their own regularly updated programmes available at the festival.

Information for Travellers

The festival is located in the St. James' Church Hall, in Tower Road, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1LE. It is between St. James' Church and the Westcliff Theatre which is well signposted. It is about 15 minutes walk from Clacton-on-Sea railway station.

Click here to download helpful directions to the festival from Clacton station.

Click here to find the venue on OpenStreetMap.

Click here to see the route to the venue when walking from the station.

Click here to find the venue on Streetmap.

Click here for train timetables from Abellio Greater Anglia (valid from 15 May 2016).

NB: Planned maintenance work is detailed here.


Facebook event page - why not invite your friends?

The STAFFING FORM is available in the members area of our website - PLEASE HELP ORGANISE AND RUN THE FESTIVAL!

Last Year's Festival

Last year's festival page is available here.