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22nd Clacton-on-Sea Real Ale
and Cider Festival 2017

Please keep checking back here for the latest news of the 2017 event!

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

From Wednesday 23rd to Saturday 26th August
18.00 to 23.00 Wednesday
11.00 to 23.00 Thursday, Friday, Saturday

65+ 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 Weald and Downland

Clacton Beer Festival 2017 Logo

Food from 'Tasteful Catering' will be available.

The festival glasses are, this year, being sponsored by The Tavern, Holland-on-Sea.

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: Blueprint

Live Jazz from the Blackwater Jazz band on Saturday afternoon.

Saturday evening live music: All Revved Up



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.

This year we will be fundraising for St. Helena Hospice.

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 Greater Anglia (valid from 21 May 2017).

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!

Thinking of camping or caravanning? Sites we know about are listed in this document.

Last Year's Festival

Last year's festival page is available here.

You might also like to see some of Danny Sloggett's YouTube videos from the Thursday night of our 2016 festival.

Or have a look at this selection of photograph sets from 2016 on our Facebook Group, taken by Jane Wharnsby:

Visit our Facebook Group to see additional photos and videos not listed above.