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May 2017 18th 19th 20th
The best beer festival
in the North West
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Why we're the best

Celebrating beer since 1989

130+ real ales, ciders and perries, live entertainment, pub games, commemorative glass and programme and we have disabled access available.

Tickets sell out fast so get yours early! If you want to go a step further and sponsor us, visit our sponsors page to see what you can do! All profits from the festival go to local charitable causes.

This year we are pleased to announce that one of Chester’s finest restaurants, Hickory’s Smokehouse will be running a popup restaurant at the festival offering pulled pork, ribs, burgers, hot dogs and tortillas. The finest beers together with the finest food.

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Thursday £518th MayStarts 7:30pmBuy Tickets
Friday £1019th MayStarts 7:30pmBuy Tickets
Saturday £1020th MayStarts 7:30pmBuy Tickets

You will be emailed a ticket which you must print out yourself.
Alternatively, we’ll scan the email you receive on your phone on the door.
Printed tickets are only available at the Mill Hotel, Chester Beer & Wine and Old Harker’s Arms.

Buy your beer

Every £6 card is worth:

Standard beers
4 half pints Beer, Lager, Cider or Perry
OR
Premium beers
4 third pints Premium keg beer
OR
Wine
2 glasses of wine

Beer cards are available at the front of the Festival and cost £6 each. Every beer card gets you 4 tokens worth 4 half pints of any beer, lager, cider or perry on offer. Alternatively, you can also use each £6 beer card to get 2 glasses of wine. Once you have purchased your beer card, you can take them to the bar and enjoy a glass or three of real ale.

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Ten minutes drive from Chester city centre

We also offer a free bus service

For those who can’t or don’t wish to drive, we offer a FREE bus service. The bus leaves Town Hall and makes a stop at Chester Railway Station before continuing on to the Festival. The bus times are as follows:

Outbound
7:00pm, 7:30pm, 8:00pm

Return
10:30pm, 11:00pm, 11:30pm

We reserve the right to change these times without notice and to refuse any passenger at out discretion. Please remember that if you do decide to drive to the festival, you will not be able to drink alcohol! We do however, have on-site parking.

Your sponsorship helps our charities

We rely on the fantastic support of local businesses each year to help organise the festival, with all profits we make over the three day event going straight to local charities and good causes. Over the course of the weekend over 2,000 people will come to the festival. Why not show off your business to them?

Plus, buy any sponsorship deal and we’ll give you free tickets to come to the festival!

Sponsorship deals start at £75. Please get in touch to discuss how we can help you get your business seen at the festival.

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Sponsorship

Our charities mean a lot to us

Claire House

Claire House is a bright, vibrant place of hope. In addition to caring for children and young adults, they also focus on the needs of the whole family, providing bereavement and other support for as long as it is needed. With no guaranteed government funding, Claire House needs to raise in excess of £2.5 million each year to maintain the levels of service they offer.

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MS Society

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological condition which affects around 100,000 people in the UK. The MS Society is the UK’s leading multiple sclerosis charity. Since 1953, they have been providing information and support, funding research and fighting for change, assisted by local branches such as the Chester & Ellesmere Port branch.

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Hospice of the Good Shepherd

The aim of Hospice of the Good Shepherd is to enable those people who are referred to them to maintain their dignity and to ensure they have the best quality of life possible. They achieve this by recognising that each individual has their own unique physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs. They also recognise that it can be a difficult time for those close to the patient and also aim to support them.

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And many others

Our Round Table members are responsible for organising the festival but we do so much more. We support so many charities throughout the year through volunteering and fund raising. Why not get in touch and see how you can help us help them?

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Contact us

For all questions, comments and information on sponsorship of the festival, please contact us.

Chester RUFC, Hare Lane, Littleton Chester, CH3 7DB