Campaign for Real Ale

Reading Beer & Cider Festival

Reading's 25th annual Beer and Cider Festival, organised by The Campaign for Real Ale, took place on the 2nd to the 5th of May, 2019. Information on this page reflects the 2019 format. More information on the now approved 2020 festival will appear here soon!

Advance tickets include:

Priority entry
Souvenir festival glass (while stocks last)
Four drinks vouchers

Two pints worth of vouchers are included in the price, redeemable against real ale (under 6% ABV), cider or perry. These can also be used as part-payment against products on the craft foreign beer and Great British wine bars. The difference between the voucher value and the price of the product you require will need to be paid when ordering your drinks at the bar.

CAMRA, EBCU or RURAS member? Bring your membership card along on the day you attend to receive an additional one pint free of charge on top of the two pints already included.

All Advance Tickets are subject to a booking fee by the Ticket Agency.

Reading Beer Festival 2018 main tentReading Beer Festival 2018 barFor more information visit the Reading Beer Festival main website

2019 session times:


Opening times

Advance Package

On the door ticket only

Thursday 2nd May

 16:30 - 23:00



 Friday 3rd May

 11:00 - 23:00



Saturday 4th May

 11:00 - 16.30



Saturday 5th May

18:00 - 23:00



Sunday 5th May

12:00 - 19:00*



All prices include complimentary festival glass and programme while stocks last.

Season tickets £70 in advance only

*Or until the beer runs out, whichever is earlier

CAMRA also hold their Great British Beer Festival every year. If you're a local brewery and are interested in how they select their beer for that festival you can visit (CAMRA member login required)