The 2017 Maidenhead Beer & Cider Festival will held on: Thurs. 19th - Sat. 21st October at our new fantastic venue The Magnet leisure Centre, Pearce Suite, Holmanleaze, Maidenhead, SL6 8AW. This year we have approx. the same indoor area as last year with 140+ real ales & Ciders & Perries on offer. Drinks will be served in 2 distinctive glasses: an over sized pint glass marked one third (small), two thirds (medium) and one pint (large), as well as a stemmed glass, measuring one third and two thirds.

So, no half pints.... why I hear you say! Because we DID reduce the queuing time and made life easier for our volunteers, at the bar last year, and, more importantly, gave punters a better opportunity to experience a wider range of beers or ciders. So we will be continuing with our voucher system. i.e. no cash at the bar. Each voucher will be exchanged for a third of a pint... simple. However, if you choose a beer less than 4% ABV you will receive a refund. All beers will be £3.50/pt. except for beers below 4% which will be £3.20/pt. Entrance to the festival will be £12.50 in advance or £15.00 on the door. This will include a commemorative glass, programme and two pints of beer. CAMRA members will receive an extra pint of beer. Any unused vouchers will be refunded on leaving the festival or you can donate them to legacy leisure. Please note there will be no refund on the glass.

The festival will officially opened by Borough Town Crier, Chris Brown, in his inimitable style, including his Festival Proclamation at 13.00 on Thursday.

Beer & Cider

You can see the lists of Beer and Cider that we had at last year's festival:

Festival Program

The 2016 Festival Program is still available: Festival Programme

The Slough, Windsor & Maidenhead Branch of CAMRA is organising this Beer & Cider Festival as a Joint venture with Legacy Leisure and CAMRA volunteers.

We, along with over 200 other branches nationwide, campaign on a local level, and maintain local information about pubs and real ale in the branch.

Please visit our SWM Branch Website to find out more - you may want to come along and help us!