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 2016 Festival and we're back to the week of the August Bank Holiday in England.
This year's opening hours will be as follows:

Date Open Close
Wednesday 31st August 6pm (4pm for CAMRA Members) 10:30pm
Thursday 1st September 11am
Friday 2nd September
Saturday 3rd September

Entry Packages

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

This year our entry package will still be £10 for non-members which will include your entry, a glass, festival programme and 3 half pint tokens.

For members on production of a valid CAMRA Membership card, we have also retained the entry package £10 which will be offering members an extra 2 half pint tokens.

Due to the cost of glass and the number of returns (not to mention the number we have in the warehouse) this year we will be using generic CAMRA Durham glasses as well as those from previous festivals; available in both half pint and pint sizes. These can either be kept or returned for a refund.

However, we have decided that we have a limited number of commemorative glasses available to purchase for those who like to keep a memento of the festival. Full details of these are yet to be finalised.


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