CAMRA Gloucester Beer & Cider Festival
Type:Food and Drink
Includes Festival glass and programme
Free pint for CAMRA members (on production of a valid CAMRA card)
Now in its fifth year, the festival has established itself as a must attend event for Gloucester's beer lovers - and not just those from Gloucester: last year there were around 1700 visitors across the two days, coming from all around the country and from as far afield as Italy and the Netherlands.
Despite the number of visitors, the size and layout of the building - with a variety of rooms, including quiet rooms and the priory's beautiful South Range - plus the (hopefully!) sunny courtyard, means the festival retains a relaxed, friendly feel.
The festival is not just for beer lovers. In addition to the 6900 pints of beer quaffed, last year's festival goers also managed to get through around 1200 pints of cider as well as a considerable quantity of wine. There is also the ever-popular Gloucestershire Cheese stall, which is almost becoming a festival within a festival, with 50Kg of cheese consumed last year.
We won't be messing with the winning formula this year: once again there will be in excess of 100 beers to sample - both local ales and interesting and unusual beers sourced from all around the country. There will also be a tempting selection of over 30 ciders and perries, plus wines, a range of locally sourced artisan cheese, hot food and a good variety of live entertainment.
And all of this for an admission price of just £6 - also unchanged from last year.
- Groups Accepted
- In town/city centre
- Indoor Event
- Of historic, literary or architectural interest
- Ramp/Level Access
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
Parking & Transport
- On Bus Route
- On-Site café/restaurant
- Marketed towards student/youth
Map & Directions
From the North: Get off the M5 at Junction 11, at the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A40 (signposted Gloucester/Cirencester). At Elmbridge Court roundabout take the 4th exit (signposted Ross). At the next roundabout take the first exit onto the A38 and then at the next roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A417 (St. Oswald's Road). At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A417. Keep left around Westgate Island and take the first left into Westgate Street. Follow the road around into Upper Quay Street and then turn left into Bearland. Follow the road into Ladybellegate Street, turn left and the Priory is just to your right.
From the South: Get off the M5 at Junction 12, at the roundabout take the first exit onto the B4008. At the Cross Keys roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A38. At the next rounabout continue forward. At the traffic lights continue forward (stay in the left hand lane, signposted Ross) onto the A430, Secunda Way. Continue forward on this by pass until you come to a roundabout, stay in the right hand lane and take the 2nd exit (on to Hempstead Lane). Turn right into St. Ann Way and continue forward at the next 2 sets of lights. At the major cross road turn left into Southgate Street. Follow Southgate Street and continue on to Commercial Road. Take the first right onto Ladybellegate Street and then the next right, the Priory will just be on your right.
Public Transport Directions
Short stroll from Gloucester Train and Bus Station. Come out of the Train Station and cross Bruton Way into the Bus Station. Walk through the Bus Station and out onto Station Road. Continue forward into Clarence Street. At the end of Clarence Street turn right into Eastgate Street. At the end of Eastgate Street you will come to 'the cross' which joins the four main gate streets. Turn left into Southgate Street until you reach the Tourist Information Centre on the corner of Longsmith Street. Turn right onto Longsmith Street and left onto Ladybellgate Street. Continue until you see the Priory on the left hand side.
|CAMRA Gloucester Beer & Cider Festival (31 Mar 2017 - 1 Apr 2017)|