Newbury Real Ale Festival 2018
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The Festival Team wanted to say a big thanks to everyone who came and enjoyed the event this year! With iover 5000 people attending (plus 100s of children), it certainly felt like the largest event we've put on since things began 15 years ago. We'd like to extend our thanks to all the sponsors who supported the event this year, with special mentions to IPC Windows, Hogans Music, Media Fusion, Livewire and BJ Champion. Cheers!
Congratulations to Open Mic Winners 'A Boy Called Man', who's quitar and fiddle duet won the judges over to earn the right to play on the main stage in the afternoon.
Hopefully we'll see you again next year - Saturday September 14th 2019


The theme this year is 'Celtic Connections'. So expect to sample a wide range of unusual ales, alongside popular favourites.

Music is a big part of our festival and once again we will provide a fantastic stage for bands to play on. We always aim to have a diverse range of musical styles on view and welcome bands from near and far.

We are increadibly grateful to over 175 sponsors that have supported us over since we began in 2003. With around 5000 people expected to attend the event it is a great opportunity to get your company seen. We offer a number of packages, all of which include complimentary tickets, making it an ideal opportunity to meet potential clients.

Sponsorship Packages

Since the festival began we have donated over £100,000 to a number of organisations. Click on the link to find out more.