Tendring CAMRA - 25th Clacton-on-Sea Real Ale & Cider Festival
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 (from cask and keykeg), ciders, perries, Essex wines, and Belgian and other International beers + free soft drinks for designated drivers
Free entry to card carrying CAMRA members at ALL times - Non-members £2.50
Saturday evening live music: The Onion Band
The lists are likely to be revised a few times between when they were first uploaded and the festival opening!
Please note that the 3 Rivers International beer bar will have its own regularly updated programmes available at the festival.
This year we will be fundraising for Mid and North East Essex Mind.
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.
The bus stop opposite the hall is called "Westcliffe Theatre (o/s), on Tower Rd, Clacton [esxjataw]" in the Traveline Journey Planner. Because so many otherwise useful routes start and finish at Pier Avenue (at the time of updating this page) there are very few buses each day that can get you directly from the station to the hall quicker than walking, but there are a few so it is worth checking your route.
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 for train timetables from Greater Anglia (valid from 15 May 2022).
NB: Planned maintenance work is detailed here.
Last Time's Festival
For obvious reasons our 2020 festival didn't go ahead as we'd originally planned, and we couldn't hold one in August 2021 either.