It’s that time of year again with the 9th annual Guildford Beer festival only a couple of weeks away. This year’s dates are 15 and 16 June – with tickets still available for all three sessions. We’ve over 30 local breweries on offer this summer, including many new ones - all within a 30-mile radius of Guildford. English wines from West Sussex will also be available.
After a fantastic launch at last year’s festival, we will be welcoming back The Silent Pool Gin Bar, offering bespoke, hand crafted gin and vodka from Silent Pool Distillers based in the Surrey Hills, and expertly served with Fever Tree tonic. Silent Pool's stunning Copa glasses will also be available for purchase.
The Festival takes place across three sessions: the evening of Friday, June 15nd as well as the afternoon and evening of Saturday, June 16rd at the Guildford Cricket Club in Woodbridge Road.
Each year keeps getting bigger and better and this time we’re serving up over 140 cask ales, craft beers and ciders. Our regular hog roast and the wood burning pizza oven return, but we’ve added a Mexican food option for 2018.
Back by popular demand in our music tent will be Ukejam playing on Friday evening, followed by our headline act The Ribs. Tom Worral makes a return to this year’s festival during both Saturday sessions as well as new comers Joe Mylward and Claudia Stark. And the winners of the Guildford Beer Festival music competition – Mountfield - an Indie folk rock duo in the form of brothers David and Robbie Burnage, will play on Saturday evening.
Chairman of the Festival James Faulkner says, “It’s fantastic to live in a area which has such a wide variety of independent beer, cider and wine producers. The Guildford Beer Festival is the perfect opportunity to discover and try an amazing range of drinks all made on our doorstep.”
Ticket prices have been held to the same level as last year at £10.00 per person per session. CAMRA members receive tokens entitling them to a free pint upon production of their current CAMRA membership card. The admission price includes a free GBF tasting glass and souvenir programme.
Tickets are available online from the GBF website (www.guildfordbeerfestival.co.uk) or via the Guildford Tourist Information Centre in the town centre (155 High Street, Guildford GU1 3AJ).
The Sports Ground in Woodbridge Road is very close to Guildford town centre with its mainline rail and bus stations, and provides an excellent setting with two large marquees with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. Free parking is also available at the ground.
Further information about Guildford Cricket Club, the Guildford Beer Festival and the Guildford Cricket Week is at www.guildfordbeerfestival.co.uk.