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12th October 2022

CAMRA Bristol Beer Festival Returns!

The twenty-third CAMRA Bristol Beer Festival will run from Thursday 17th November to Sunday 20th November 2022 at City Hall, College Green, Bristol. There will be a carefully chosen selection of around 90 different beers on sale over the course of the festival plus a range of around 30 ciders and perries. Organised by volunteer members of CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale) this is the premier real ale, cider and perry focused event in our area.

Bristol & District Branch Chairman Richard Brooks said:

“It is very exciting to be able to announce that the CAMRA Bristol Beer Festival is back! The 2020 Bristol Beer Festival had to be cancelled due to COVID-19 and since then our usual venue of Brunel’s Old Station at Temple Meads has remained closed. Over the last couple of years many people have asked me when the Bristol Beer Festival will return. Once COVID-19 restrictions were sufficiently relaxed we began searching for a venue to host our beer festival and we have ended up back at our original home of the Council House (now City Hall) on College Green, Bristol.

Normally we hold the festival in March, but there was such enthusiasm among volunteers to get on and hold a beer festival this year that we are going ahead from 17th to 20th November.

As we already have thousands of glasses and other items in storage that were made for the cancelled 2020 festival, it seems very wasteful to destroy them and get new ones made. So for this 2022 festival we are taking the more environmentally responsible approach of using some of the 2020 branded items.

Due to the requirements of the venue we are not able to run a Friday lunchtime session for this festival, which is a shame as that was always very popular. We have however added a new Sunday afternoon session, so please consider giving that a go!

The festival always has a fun and friendly atmosphere and key to the success of the event is that it is organised and run by unpaid CAMRA volunteers who take part because they are beer and cider enthusiasts that want the event to be a great success for everyone that attends.

For anyone interested in attending the Bristol Beer Festival information can be found at

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased HERE

Information about the event (including updates on tickets and the beer and cider orders once they are available) can be found at

Tickets for the Thursday, Friday and Saturday sessions cost £14 and tickets for the new Sunday afternoon session cost £11. All tickets include £5 worth of beer festival tokens, which customers will receive on entry enabling them to go straight to the bar. Also included are a festival programme and a commemorative half pint glass, marked for third and half-pint measures.

The full list of sessions/tickets is as follows:





Thursday 17 November


6:30pm – 11pm

£14 (incl £5 of tokens)

Friday 18 November


6:30pm – 11pm

£14 (incl £5 of tokens)

Saturday 19 November


11:30am – 4pm

£14 (incl £5 of tokens)

Saturday 19 November


6:30pm – 11pm

£14 (incl £5 of tokens)

Sunday 20 November


12:00 – 5pm

£11 (incl £5 of tokens)

Pictures from the 2019 Bristol Beer Festival can be viewed at:

Press release from Bristol CAMRA.

For more information (such as high quality versions of festival pictures) or to arrange an interview please contact me on 07977 918172 (number not for publication) or by email