Durham Beer Festival

Welcome to the official site of the Durham Beer Festival.

We are pleased to announce that dates have now been set for the 2017 Festival.
This year's opening hours will be as follows:

Date Open Close
Wednesday 30th August No Wednesday session this year
Thursday 31st August 12 noon 10:30pm
Friday 1st September
Saturday 2nd September

Entry Packages

Tickets for the Durham Beer Festival are not available for advance purchase - all tickets are purchased on entry.

The standard entry package this year will be £5. This covers your entry, a festival glass (half or full pint, returnable for a £1 refund if undamaged), a copy of the festival program and 1 half pint token. CAMRA members will receive an extra half pint token on production of a valid membership card.

Extra tokens will be priced at £1.70 or 3 for £5. 1 token is worth a half pint of beer, cider or perry; however for those beers at 6.0% ABV and above, or 7.0% ABV for cider and perry, a token will only be worth a third of a pint. All glasses are marked for half and third of a pint so you will get a full measure.


The venue for this year's Festival will again be Durham Students' Union. For more on how to find the venue, please see our Location page.

For more information about CAMRA nationally, you can visit the website at http://www.camra.org.uk/
To become a member, visit http://www.camra.org.uk/join