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City Connect recommends the Cambridge Beer Festival for a good day out. The event supplies British beer, Foreign beers, ciders, perry, mead and wine (from our very own Cambridgeshire Chilford Hall)
CAMRA itself explains the history behind the event and provides more information below…
The Cambridge Beer Festival was first held in 1974. This festival is the branch’s largest and its main beer festival. During its long run, the festival has had several homes but since 2001 has been held on Jesus Green in late May. The festival is the United Kingdom’s longest running CAMRA beer festival and currently the second largest regional beer festival. The festival features a wide range of local and national beers of all styles, as well as cider, perry, mead, wine and bottled & draft beers from around the world. The festival is also famous for its CAMRA Cheese Counter, where a very wide range of fine cheeses, together with locally produced bread, pork pies, ham and other savoury items are available.
The Cambridge Beer Festival has been held on Jesus Green since 2001. Jesus Green lies just to the north of Cambridge city centre, in easy walking distance of the main bus station in Drummer Street, bus stops in Bridge Street and Chesterton Road and Victoria Avenue.
Beer is the centrepiece of the festival, and we have beers from around the British Isles, featuring over 230 beers from around 100 breweries. We’ve got beers from some of our oldest family brewers and our newest microbreweries for you to try and enjoy.
A lot of time and research has gone into choosing the beers for this year’s beer festival and it has been hard work at times but the dedicated beer ordering team have been sampling beer from up and down the country in order to bring you a range of the best beers on offer. We have a very dedicated cellar team, who will be working hard to ensure that the beer is well looked after.
Cambridge CAMRA Cheese Counter returns… Fine cheeses, breads, pork pies, scotch eggs, hams, smoked fish, olives and more. We will also be offering premium pork scratchings and plain crisps, which will be available from the cheese counter and from the bars. A selected range of snacks – pies, scotch eggs – will be available in carry out bags from the cheese counter after the main cheese counter closes, until the end of the session.
Monday the 23rd to Saturday the 28th May 2011
Opening Hours & Admission
5:00pm — 10:30pm £4.00
Tuesday — Friday
12pm — 3:00pm Free
5pm — 10:30pm £4.00
12pm — 10:30pm £2.50
We are pleased to offer free entrance to all CAMRA & CURAS members at all sessions upon producing a valid membership card.
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