We can now confirm that the 2019 festival will be back at Desborough College on the 25th to 27th July. Put the date in your diaries.


We are delighted to announce that the Maidenhead Beer & Cider Festival returns to Desborough College, Shoppenhangers Road, Maidenhead SL6 2QB on Thursday 26th through to Saturday 28th July.

The Mayor, Cllr Paul Lion will officially open the festival on the Thursday at noon by pulling the first pint. He will be accompanied by Chris Brown, the Borough Town Crier who will make his usual proclamation.

A programme of entertainment and good quality food has now been organised. Opening at 12 Noon, the festival closes at 10pm on the Thursday and 10.30pm on the Friday and Saturday.

As we are returning to a Summer Festival, keep your fingers crossed that we are blessed with decent weather as Saturday will be our friendly Family Afternoon. All children under 18 will be admitted FREE, however, we do ask all children to be off site by 8pm. We will have a bouncy castle, face painting, lucky dip and games, inc. Shuffleboard,

Beer, Cider & Wine

The 2018 Cider and Beer lists are available.


There will be a raffle on the Saturday in aid of Maidenhead Care, with some cracking prizes.

Festival Program

The 2018 Festival Program is coming soon.

Beer & Cheese Tasting

We have a Beer & Cheese Tasting on Friday 27th July at 1.30pm. What better way to spend an hour on a Friday afternoon then eating cheese and drinking beer.

Come along and see how the complexities of the flavours in beer marry with the luscious flavours in cheese, all talked through by, Beer Tutor, British Guild of Beer Writers member and Master Trainer, Christine Cryne (see: ​​​http://cryneinyourbeer.sitelio.me/)​ To purchase tickets click Beer & Cheese Tasting

The Slough, Windsor & Maidenhead Branch of CAMRA is organising this Beer & Cider Festival.

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

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