My Beer Festivals 2015

Below is a list of beer festivals I shall be attending during 2015.



Friday 20th to Saturday 21st March

This is held at the Ice Sheffield, over 250 beers are featured.

(great beer festival in a nice location, watched the 6 nations matches, had a great time, plenty of ales and nice long bar, great programme as well)


Hope Valley Easter

Thursday 2nd to Monday 5th April

This is held at the Old Hall Inn at Hope and featured 50 ales, all are outside in the beer garden. You can catch the 272 bus there.

(always a great festival, plenty of choices and music provided)


Three Valleys Festival

Saturday 6th June

This is held at Dronfield area and is held in various pubs.

(nice idea and some lovely venues, but the bus service every 30 mins wasnt good, couldnt get on routeB didnt see a bus, but at least I have done this one)


Rotherham Real Ale Festival

11th to 13th June

(was very impressed with this one, plenty of rooms and loads of ales, nice music as well, bus from Meadowhall, only gripe was not enough seating area)


Kelham Island tavern beer festival

18th to 21st June

(fab selection of ales, had some really strong ones and all 29/30 In had not tried before, lovely list of ales as well)


Broadfield beer festval

18th to 21st June

(not a good one, same weekend as Kelham and poor selection of ales, not enough were on, and also no list provided and it turned out the ones i the pub are still on a few 2 weeks later)


The Great Peak Weekender

3rd, 4th, 5th July

This is held at Thornbridge Outdoor just outside Bakewell

(first time I have been to this beer festival and must say it was great, some good Thornbridge ales available, check out my review page on the main index page)



Sunfest Real Ale Festival

This is at The Rising Sun on Fulwood Road on 9th to 12th July

Full beer list is here

Follow it on Facebook here.

A great beer festival in the car park, loads of ales, porters and stouts, a fab glass and programme.


Hope Valley Easter

27th to  31st August

As always a great selection of ales, porters and stout, while I was there had to do the Castleton pubs


Norfolk Arms (Ringinglow)

29th to 31st August

First time they have done a beer festival and this was in the car park and setup by Exit33, hope they do another one.



26th to 28th September

Pub has 20 ales on all setup by Exit 33


Devonshire Cat

1st to 4th October (excellent range of ales, although not vast amounts it was all about the quality)


41st Steel City

21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th October

This is held at Kelham island Museum (had 3 excellent days, Wed, Thurs and Friday, half the beer had gone by Saturday but had tried what I wanted to on the other 3 days)


The Closed Shop

29th October to 1st November



November 27th and 28th


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