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31st March 2022

Tickets now on sale for the Great British Beer Festival

Tickets for the Great British Beer Festival are now on sale, as Britain’s premier beer festival plans its return to Olympia London from 2-6 August, following a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Great British Beer Festival, now in its 45th year, will once again feature quality live beer served from across the British Isles. These will include the likes of Adnams, Anspach & Hobday, Arkells, Bishop Nick, Black Storm, Bradfield Brewery, Five Points, Harvey’s Ossett, Quantock, S43 Brewery, Saltair, Siren Craft Brew, The Wild Beer Co, Three Tuns and Titanic.

Visitors can try brews from over 500 different breweries from both the UK and beyond. Real cider and perry will also be on show, along with the return of our successful gin and wine bar.

Festival-goers can also sample some of the very best cask beer America has to offer, thanks to a cask beer exchange set up between the Great British Beer Festival and the New England Real Ale Exhibition. The festival will also boast a wide range of street foods to suit all dietary requirements and tastes.

This year GBBF will be introducing a new ticket package which include beer tokens, a non-refundable glass, and a festival programme. General admission tickets are £20 in advance (£24 on door). VIP packages, season and group tickets are also available for die-hard fans.

Festival Organiser Catherine Tonry said: “We’re incredibly excited for the Great British Beer Festival to return to London after an unscheduled hiatus. We look forward to inviting beer lovers from across the UK to London to sample some of the best beers in the country. Come and experience the natural magic of grain to glass, while enjoying delicious street food and our incredible selection of only the finest beers.”

The Great British Beer Festival wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of dedicated volunteers from across the country who converge on London to organise the best beer show in the country. Nearly a thousand volunteers take part in the event on behalf of the Campaign for Real Ale, a not-for-profit consumer group that campaigns on a range of issues to support the beer, cider, pubs and clubs, and ultimately, the consumers. All festival proceeds go directly back into CAMRA campaigning activity.

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Notes to editor

The Great British Beer Festival – Opening Times

Tuesday 2 August – 12:00 17:00 (Trade Session)

Tuesday 2 August – 17:00 – 22:30 (Public Session)

Wednesday 3 August – 12:00 – 22:30

Thursday 4 August – 12:00 – 22:30

Friday 5 August – 12:00 – 22:30

Saturday 6 August – 12:00 – 19:00

Last Admission: half an hour before close.

Ticket Types:

General admission £20 (£24 on the door): includes your souvenir festival glass (non refundable), festival brochure and 2 half pint beer tokens to get you started.

CAMRA members receive a £2 discount with valid unlock code or valid members card onsite.

VIP £42: available Wednesday to Saturday and includes fast track entrance, guaranteed VIP seating, your souvenir festival glass, festival brochure and £15 of beer tokens to get you started.

Group Discount £80: save on tickets with our buy 4 get one free offer. No code needed, simply choose this option when purchasing.

Season Ticket £32: Enjoy the festival to the max with our season ticket, guaranteeing you entry to every public session plus the trade session for a bargain £32. All tickets will include ONE souvenir festival glass, festival brochure and set of 2 half pint beer tokens to get you started.

About CAMRA:  

CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, is a not-for-profit consumer group with over 160,000 members that has been operating since 1971. Our vision is to have quality real ale and thriving pubs in every community.

Press release from CAMRA

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