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Harwich & Parkeston Winter Ale Festival 2016

At the Parkeston Railway Club, Hamilton Street, Parkeston. CO12 4PQ

Wednesday 23th November 17.00 to 23.00 (preview evening)
Thursday 24th November 11.00 to 23.00
Friday 25th November 11.00 to 23.00 (live music in the evening)
Saturday 26th November 11.00 to 23.00 (live music in the evening)
50+ different real ales, cider and bottled continental beers

Keep checking back here for more details!


After the 2015 Harwich & Dovercourt Bay Winter Ale Festival had to be cancelled at short notice due to the loss of the venue, a new home has been found.

With the move to Parkeston Railway Club the festival has had a slight change of name to reflect the move.

Out and About

You'll find a friendly welcome and pretty much all you need at our beer festival but if you're a visitor and would like to explore a little more of the area you'll find plenty of advice is on hand. If you fancy a walk you can take in Victorian Dovercourt, the Cliffs, Beacon Hill and, for the more ambitious, Old Harwich and 3 great real ale pubs - the Hanover Inn, the Alma Inn and the New Bell Inn.

Information for Travellers

The festival is located in Parkeston Railway Club. Rail passengers should alight at Harwich International station which is one stop before Dovercourt station and two before Harwich Town on the line from Manningtree. Passengers from away will generally need to change trains at Manningtree although there are some direct services from Colchester and London Liverpool Street.


Click here to find the venue on OpenStreetMap.

Last Year's Festival

Last year's festival page is available here.