Last year’s Winter Beer Festival – photo © The Eye Snapper


Norwich & Norfolk Campaign for Real Ale open the Winter Beer Festival today

The Great British Beer Festival Winter will kicked off on 1 February with a Fringe Festival around Norwich ale and cider pubs and the Beer Festival itself will starts from today in the Halls. The February Festival, which offers beers of every season, shade and style, will then stay in Norwich for 2019 before moving to a different CAMRA location and will have music nights on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Free entrance to CAMRA members will also be extended to this festival, which runs from 20th to 24th February 2018. For more information visit and follow the link.

The February festival hopes to repeat the success of the 40th Norwich Beer Festival, where over 72,000 pints were enjoyed – from the cask ale, cider, perry, world beer and keg bars. Even wine and mead made an appearance at the October Norwich Beer Festival!

The Great British Beer Festival Winter in the Halls offers beers of every season, style and shade, running all day to avoid those winter queues – what better way to brighten up a cold February?

Full information from CAMRA below:

CAMRA Great British Beer Festival Winter 2018

GBBFW 2018 logoThe City of Norwich will host the Great British Beer Festival Winter 2018.

From popular golden beers to ruby and dark ales, foreign beers and ciders, all will be served in magnificent medieval friary halls in the heart of Norwich.

Enjoy the music nights along with beers associated with every season!

The Great British Beer Festival Winter is organised by the Norwich and Norfolk Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (organisers of the Norwich Beer Festival). To avoid the queues in winter, the festival will run all day from 12:00 noon with last entry at 22:00 hrs.

Popular local artists will be entertaining in St Andrew’s Hall, details on the festival’s website, and a range of warming foods, including vegetarian, will be on sale.

Entrance is £3 Wednesday, £4 Thursday-Saturday, with FREE ENTRANCE TO CAMRA MEMBERS showing a current membership card. To join CAMRA please visit

Advance tickets consisting of entry, souvenir glass and beer cards will go on sale from the website prior to the festival, enabling you to plan and secure your visit.

Alternatively, you can purchase beer cards, souvenir glasses and programmes as you enter and merchandise will also be available inside the halls.

You can sample winners of the Champion Winter Beer of Britain competition, taking place at the start of the festival. You can also forget the winter weather as the festival will host golden summer beers as well as ruby and winter beers, or you may prefer to head for our popular cider or world beer bar selections. We will also be hosting brewery bars where you can sample a range of beers from a specific brewery.

Pubs will also host The Fringe, with special events from 1st-24th February, with the launch event and food, special beers and music events. The programme of events and participating pubs will be on the festival website closer to the event.

What better way to brighten up a cold February?

CAMRA Members only session: Tue 20th February 17:30-22:30
Public: Wed 21st–Sat 24th February 12:00-22:30, last entry 22:00
Venue: The Halls, St Andrew’s Plain, Norwich, NR3 1AU

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