Entry is £10, which includes a free glass and two drink tokens. Tickets can be purchased at the door and there will be no entry for those without tickets. Please note that once we reach our maximum capacity we will not be in a postion to allow any more entries, even if others are leaving site. Purchasing in advance is the only guaranteed way of securing your place and comes with a bonus 3rd drink token per ticket. Once a ticket is purchased you are able to leave and re-enter the site as needed.
The festival runs on a drink token system, in order to speed up the process of serving drinks! With over 6000 people expected to attend and upwards of 30 bar staff at any one time, we don't want to hold you up by having to provide change. Please note that tokens are non-refundable (we are raising money for charity after all), so please buy wisely.
The Festival starts at midday and aims to run until 11pm. Music will stop at 10pm. Due to the cost and nature of providing real ales, we are unable to obtain an exhaustive supply of ale and cider. We have increased the quantities of both considerably again this year but if the event is a success then we will inevitably run out at some point during the evening. Therefore those who arrive later in the day should be prepared that the range on offer may be slightly reduced.
Newbury Real Ale Festival takes place at Northcroft playing fields, in the centre of Newbury. Postcode RG14 1RS.