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Pub, Club and Other non-CAMRA Beer Festivals

These festivals are run by enthusiastic licensees or charities such as local Round Tables, but are very often supported by the local branches of CAMRA. For details of official CAMRA festivals, click here.

We do not always get to hear about such festivals until they've almost happened. The list below consists of festivals in and around our local area, i.e those that would be feasible for a day out by train bus or pushbike. Special thanks are due to Simon Chappell of Wakefield CAMRA, Paul Dixey of Heavy Woollen CAMRA and David Litten of Hull CAMRA for regular updates. We shall be glad to add additional festivals or amend details click to advise us. This no-frills formula means your festival can be posted within minutes of news being received! e. & o.e.

LATEST 2012 FESTIVAL DETAILS

Friday 11-Saturday 12 May Dirty Dicks First Ever Ale Festival, 1 Clare Road HX1 2AX, 15 handpumps and over 40 beers, chip-based nutrition

Friday 11-Sunday 13 May Beer Festival at the Jug Inn, Chapel Haddlesey YO8 8QQ, at least 14 beers, open from noon, entertainment at weekend, daytime buses 150 (daytime Friday & Saturday only) and 405/6/7

Friday 11-Sunday 13 May beer festival at the Three Pigeons, 1 Sun Fold, Halifax HX1 2LX

Saturday 12-Monday 14 May Durker Roods Beer Festival at the magnificent Durker Roods Hotel, Bishopsway, Meltham HD9 4JA www.durkerroodshotel.co.uk

Thursday 17-Saturday 19 May Last Order Beer Festival (Pat & Eddy's Farewell Beer Festival) at the Gardeners Rest, 105 Neepsend Lane, Sheffield S3 8AT, tram stop: Infirmary Road

Friday 18-Saturday 19 May Barrow Hill Roundhouse Beer & Cider Festival, Campbell Drive, Barrow Hill, Chesterfield open noon-23:00 each day, advance tickets £6.50, £8 on gate www.barrowhill.org

Friday 18-Sunday 20 May DYB DYB (Do Your Best) Beerfest at the 1st Pontefract Scout Centre, Bondgate, Pontefract WF8 2LQ (tucked-in by the big viaduct) open noon-23:30 each day, beers, including some fun specials from local microbreweries, special DYB DYB brewed by brewster Louise Waters at Tigertops Brewery, bands and singers, hog roast on the Saturday, adults only after 20:00, but families, youth bands etc admitted during day, tickets - on sale now via http://1stpontefractscouts.com/Beer%20Fest.htm - recommended, but there should be some available on the door. Scout Minibus shuttle (you can't miss it!) serves bus station and Monkhill Train Station until 23:00. Fri & Sat only, Cobbler pub car park may be used for taxis and lifts, as well as parking by volunteer drivers.

Friday 18-Sunday 20 May Andrew's Twelfth Beer Festival at the Wheatsheaf, Main Road, Burn near Selby YO8 8LJ Fri-Sat 12:00-23:00, Sun 12:00-22:30 featuring 10 real ales only £2.80 per pint, live music Sat night from Marc Atkinson

Friday 18-Sunday 20 May Beer Festival at the Barge & Barrel, 10 Park Rd, Elland HX5 0LT about 40 different beers, food available, souvenir t-shirts and glasses, mild trail, £1 tasting notes (money goes to Overgate Hospice)

Friday 18-Sunday 20 May Darlington Snooker Club Beer Festival, 1 Corporation Road, Darlington, open from 11:00, 30 beers, beer £2 pint for CAMRA Members on the Sat

Friday 18-Sunday 20 May Blind Jack's Beer Festival,19 Market Place, Knaresborough HG5 8AL 01423 869148, with five of their own-brewed beers and a selection of locals http://www.villagebrewer.co.uk/our-pubs/blind-jacks/

Friday 25-Saturday 26 May  Cider & Perry Festival at the Crown & Anchor, Front Street, Sowerby YO7 1JN tel 01845 522448 www.crownandanchorsowerby.co.uk

Friday 25-Saturday 26 May West Indian Cricket and Beer Festival, a two day celebration of cricket, beer, rum and music with marquee and cooking in the garden, steel band, Caribbean barbecue, 30 cask ales plus rum "mixology" in the bar, free entry

Friday 25-Sunday 28 May Spring Beer Festival at the newly revitalised Old Post Office, Winding Road, Halifax opposite the bus station, showcasing a selection of milds

Saturday 26 May Mini Beer Festival and Fun Day at the Yorkshire Heart Vineyard and Brewery,  Pool Lane, Nun Monkton, York, North Yorkshire, YO26 8EL free camping/caravanning on site  www.yorkshireheart.com

Thursday 31 May Brewdog Tasting Night at the Bierhuis, 17 Towngate, Ossett WF5 9BL 01924 565121  www.bierhuis.co.uk starting at 19:00. Can be booked from the shop or phone 01924565121 or email bierhuis@live.co.uk

Thursday 31 May-Tuesday 5 June Jubilee Weekender, The Tramway Tavern, 192 Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield (Themed Guest Ales)

Friday 1-Sunday 3 June Kirkburton Diamond Jubilee Beer Festival at the Scout HQ, Hallas Road, Kirkburton HD8 0QQ, Friday 16:00-23:00, Saturday 11:00-23:00, Sunday 11:00-15:00, Friday night – pie & pea supper, raffle & quiz, Saturday barbecue, live music & entertainment, grand raffle, plus family day (games & activities for youngsters), Sunday - Events – to be confirmed, Up to 20 Beers planned to suit all tastes, plus cider, wine, soft drinks, tea & coffee. £5 entry includes lucky programme, glass & beer tokens. Beer still only £2.00 a pint. Local buses 80/81/82/83/84 to Kirkburton run from Waterloo (on the Huddersfield-Wakefield 231/232 routes)

Friday 1-Sunday 3 June Diamond Jubilee Beer Festival at the Reindeer Inn, 204 Old Road. Overton WF4 4RL sponsored by Cap House Brewery, starting Friday 16:00, bus 232 and a few daytime 128 (232 is mixed operators so MetroDay ticket may be a good idea) Pub is just uphill from National Mining Museum also open daily.

Friday 1-Sunday 3 June Trent Navigation Beer Cider & Blooze Festival at the Trent Navigation, Meadow Lane, NG2 3HS Nottingham (near the Trent Bridge ground) www.trentnavigation.com

Friday 1-Monday 4 June Real Ale & Cider Festival as part of the Gate to Southwell Folk Festival http://www.southwellfolkfestival.org.uk

Saturday 2 June The Three Valleys Festival at many venues around Dronfield www.threevalleysfestival.org.uk or www.sheffieldcamra.org.uk/3Valleys.htm

Saturday 2 June Jubilee Blues Festival at the CADS complex, near Shalesmoor and Shakespeares real ale bar, admission fee charged (to pay for bands!)

Saturday 2 June Wetherby Lions Beer festival as part of Wetherby Diamond Jubilee Celebrations, noon- 21:00-ish

Saturday 2-Sunday 3 June First Brockholes Beer Festival in Brockholes Village Hall, Brockholes Lane HD9 7ED map featuring 25 beers and ciders, and Holmfirth Wine in aid of the British Legion & Help The Heroes

Saturday 2-Sunday 3 June Headingley Beer Festival, New Headingley Club, 56 St Michaels Road-Headingley, Leeds 30 Ales

Saturday 2-Tuesday 5 June Queen's Jubilee Weekend Beer Festival at Misterton Sports & Social Club in its new premises at West Moor Road, Walkeringham, Doncaster South Yorkshire DN10 4LR (technically in N.Lincs?)

Saturday 2-Tuesday 5 June Jubilee Weekend Mini Beer Festival at the Angel Inn, Dame Lane, Misson, near Bawtry, DN10 6EB, 8 cask beers plus bottles and cider, starting Saturday 12.00 noon, 01302 711761 http://www.angel-misson.co.uk/jubilee-weekend-beer-festival/

Friday 8-Sunday 10 June Jemmy Hirst at the Rose & Crown, Rawcliffe Beer Festival from 17:00 Friday and from noon Saturday and Sunday (expect limited choice later in festival. On Fri & Sat the ghost train leaves Rawcliffe Station for West Yorkshire at 18:56

Friday 8-Sunday 10 June Summer Beer Festival at the Swan, 106 Main St, Addingham LS29 0NS, with 25 beers avai8lable over the weekend, on the 762 bus route from Ilkley and Keighley stations www.swan-addingham.co.uk

Thursday 14-Saturday 16 June The Chesterfield Arms Beer Festival, 40 Newbold Road-Chesterfield Tel 01246 236634

Thursday 21 June-Sunday 1 July Beer Festival at the Hare & Hounds, 400 Bolton Road West, Holcolmbe Brook, Bury BL0 9RY www.hareandhoundsbury.com  

June: Monday-Sunday, dates to be confirmed, Second Moorhouses Pontefract Festival at the Broken Bridge (JDW) Horsefair, Pontefract near the Bus Station featuring 6 special ales, exclusively brewed for the Broken Bridge, named after areas of Pontefract, celebrating history and heritage, with a Meet The Brewer Session planned for the Thursday

Friday 22-Saturday 23 June Baildon Cricket Club Beer Festival at Baildon Cricket & Rugby Club, Jenny Lane, Baildon, Fri 19:00-23:00, Sat 12:30-24:00, food, free entry

Friday 22-Saturday 23 June Euro Beer and Lager Festival at the Crown & Anchor, Front Street, Sowerby YO7 1JN tel 01845 522448 www.crownandanchorsowerby.co.uk

Friday 29-Saturday 30 June Marsh Liberal Club Beer Festival, 31 New Hey Road, Marsh, Huddersfield HD3 4AL, tel: 01484 420152 http://marshlib.co.uk

Friday 29 June-Sunday 1 July Tenth Idle Beer Festival at the Hepworth & Idle Cricket Club, Westfield Lane, Idle, Fri 19:00-23:00 with local band, Sat 14:00-23:00, Sun 14:00-17:00, evening admission £1

Thursday 5-Sunday 8 July Beer Festival at The Village Hotel & Leisure Club, 186 Otley Road, Headingley, Leeds LS16 5PR, 24 cask ales, all cooled and dispensed through hand pumps, also 8-10 ciders available

Friday 6-Sunday 8 July Fourth Annual Independents Day Beer Festival, along the Sunset Strip, Southwell, Nottinghamshire being held at the following pubs: The Bramley Apple Inn, The Hearty Goodfellow and The Old Coach House, all pubs situated along Church Street and Easthorpe featuring over 70 different real ales and ciders. Local trains run from Nottingham to Fiskerton station and bus no.28 runs into Southwell.

Saturday 7-Sunday 8 July Sixth Annual Monkeyfest at Armitage Bridge Monkey Club, Dean Brook Rd, Armitage Bridge HD4 7PB http://the-monkey-club.webs.com/directions.htm

Friday 20-Sunday 22 July Beer Festival at the Little Bull, 72 New Road, Middlestown, Wakefield WR4 4NR, buses 232 (mixed operators so MetroDay ticket may be a good idea) and occasional 128 & 217, open all day on the Saturday and Sunday, live music

Friday 20-Sunday 22 July Tramlines at venues across Sheffield, including The Leadmill, Sheffield Cathedral and the O2 Academy www.tramlines.org.uk

Thursday 26-Sunday 29 July Yorkshire Festival of Ales at the Black Swan, Fearby near Masham, 30 Yorkshire ales, live music http://www.blackswan-masham.co.uk/

Thursday 26-Sunday 29 July Third Annual Yarnbury Beer Festival, Yarnbury RFC, Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 5HB opening the doors on Thursday 17:00, and opening noon the other three days right through until 23:00 (or the beer sells out!). Thursday session will be the only session offering concession (1/2 price admission) to Yarnbury RFC members and card carrying CAMRA members, approximately 50 of the best real ales and ciders from around Yorkshire, ticket details at http://www.yarnburybeerfestival.co.uk/2012.html

Saturday 28 July Bobtown Beer Bash at Roberttown Community Centre, Church Road, Roberttown WF15 7LS, 35+ real ales including festival specials, perry and cider, food, live music open noon-22:00, bus route 229

Saturday 28-Sunday 29 July Hall Bower Beer Festival at Hall Bower Athletics Club, 53 Hall Bower, Newsome, Huddersfield HD4 6RR, last year's festival had 30+ hand-pulled real ales

Saturday 11th August Garforth Lions' First Beer Festival at the Miners' Welfare Hall, 56 Main Street. Garforth LS25 1AA in aid of local charities, trains from York, Selby & Leeds, buses from Castleford 163/166, Leeds 19/19A, 163/166, Wakefield 173/4/5 (daytime only) and 402/3 Selby (daytime only)

Thursday 23–Monday 27 August, Maritime-Themed Real Ale Festival at Milnsbridge Socialist Club, 42 Bankwell Road, Milnsbridge, Huddersfield HD3 4LU 01484 652730. 11:00-23:00 each day, free entry, seafood

August: Monday-Sunday, dates to be confirmed, Acorn Mini Festival Festival at the Broken Bridge, Pontefract featuring seasonal and regular Acorn brews, with a Meet The Brewer Session planned for the Thursday

Friday 21–Saturday 22 September Rastrick Beer Festival, St Johns Community Hall, St John Street, Rastrick HD6 1HN. 15.00-22.30 Fri, 11.30-22.30 Sat http://rastrickbeerfestival.co.uk/ 

Thursday 29-Saturday 22 September Thirteenth Todmorden Cricket Club Beer Festival www.todmordencricketclub.co.uk

Thursday 18-Sunday 28 October Beer Festival at the Hare & Hounds, 400 Bolton Road West, Holcombe Brook, Bury BL0 9RY www.hareandhoundsbury.com

 

These 2011 festivals may occur again at the same time of year:

Friday 29 April-Sunday 1 May Beer Festival at the Cricketers Arms, Coney lane, Keighley, 20+ beers, 4+ ciders, free entry, live music Sat & Sun

Friday 29 April- Monday 2 May First Ferry Fest at the Ferryboat, Ferry Lane Thorganby York North Yorkshire YO19 6DD (evening start on the Friday) with an extra bar outside, food from a local caterer and live music in a pretty much perfect setting

Saturday 7 May, a Country Fair, with 9 real ales available at the South Pennine Boat Club, Wood Lane, Battyeford near Mirfield WF14 0ED, bus 278 alight at the Pear Tree and cross over the bridge

Saturday 7-Sunday 8 May Ackworth Scammell Spectacular, by the Water Tower on the A628 Ackworth Road, wide selection of real ales sold onsite at the Steam Inn, also classic & vintage cars and commercials, motor bikes, tractors, sraft and trade stalls gates open from 10.00, enquiries 01977-617327 or 07816 018291

Friday 13-Saturday 14 May Barrow Hill Roundhouse Rail Ale and Cider Festival, Campbell Drive, Barrow Hill, Chesterfield S43 2PR, over 150 real ales plus ciders, fruit wines, gluten-free and continental bottled beers, hot food and sandwiches throughout the event. Open 12.00-23.00, admission by advanced ticket £6 from Barrow Hill or Fat Cat (£7.50 on gate) including commemorative glass and train rides (afternoon only), CAMRA card gets you a free ½ pint, free bus service hourly from Chesterfield Station also picks up at Comet showroom, live bands www.barrowhill.org

Friday 13-Saturday 14 May Charity Beer Festival at York Brewery, Toft Green, York hosted by York, Ebor & County Round Table in aid of St Leonard's Hospice. 16 championship ales, plus four from York Brewery, ciders and perries. Entry £6, including two drinks, commemorative glass and programme

Friday 20-Saturday 21 May Guiseley & District Lions' Charity Beer Festival at Coopers, Otley Road Guiseley LS20 8AH, Friday 19:00-23:00, Saturday 13:00-16:00, 19:00 until all beer is gone, 30 locally brewed real ales and a selection of ciders all at £2.50 per pint. Entry by ticket only £5 to include souvenir glass, two ½ pints and programme www.guiseley.co.uk/lions

Friday 20-Sunday 22 May Andrew's Tenth Beer Festival Beer Festival at the Wheatsheaf, Burn YO8 8LJ, 8 additional real ales  -  further details at www.wheatsheafburn.co.uk  open from noon each day daytime bus on Fri & Sat from Wakefield & Pontefract is service 150

Monday 23-Monday 30 May Mini-Festival of Moorhouses Beers at the Broken Bridge (JDW) Pontefract including Meet The Brewer on Tues 24 May 13:00-15:30

Friday 27 May Rutland Arms, Sheffield - Cider Festival - aka "Mini Wall of Cider" -  · 17:00 - 23:00

Friday 27-Sunday 29 May Beer Festival at the New Wheel, 145 Wrenthorpe Road, Wrenthorpe near Wakefield WF2 0JN with a selection of around 18 beers

Friday 27-Sunday 29 May Beer Festival at the Black Bull, Commercial Street, Rothwell LS26 0AX, opposite the Blackburn Hall, offering a wide range of ales, ciders plus lagers from around the world

Friday 27–Monday 30 May Beer Festival at The Navigation Inn Sowerby Bridge, over 30 real ales and ciders with live music from the Selby based band the Lucettes on Saturday 28th.   http://www.thenavigationpub.co.uk/beerlist.html

Friday 27–Monday 30 May Second Three Valleys Beer Festival: Dronfield - Holmesfield - Bradway - Totley. For one weekend, lots of venues in S17 and S18 will be working together with the support of the Campaign for Real Ale to bring a massive local festival of beer, cider, music and food. A free bus service on the Saturday only will pick up at Dronfield railway station and take beer fans round all the participating venues. Each venue will have a unique range of real ales to try and food will also be available. Some of the venues will also have entertainment. www.threevalleysfestival.org.uk/

Friday 27-Monday 30 May Annual Cider Festival at the Haven Arms, Hedon, last year offering 20 ciders on at all times (dry med and sweet, as well as some perries) also offering 10 cask beers at the same time, EYMS bus 78 getting of at Havenside on Sheriff's Highway or the 75/76/77 to Hedon and walk down Sheriff's Highway

Friday 27–Monday 30 May Eighth Beer Festival at the Fox & Goose Inn, Hebden Bridge, noon - midnight  "The Old and the New" featuring 35 real ales plus pie & peas and entertainment

Saturday 28-Sunday 29 May Salts Sports Association's Third Annual Beer Festival www.saltssports.co.uk £2.50 entry includes glass and programme, at least 14 real ales on handpump plus real cider kept in ideal cellar conditions

Friday 3-Saturday 4 June Annual Beer Festival at the Jemmy Hirst, Rawcliffe, easily reached by bus from Goole, but only pm train back to West Yorkshire departs Rawcliffe Station 18.56• (88 Goole-Doncaster bus should get you to station) •NB train times after 21 May will be in new timetable.

Friday 3-Sunday 5 June The Swan Beer Festival, 106 Main Street, Addingham, Ilkley LS29 0NS 01943-831999 website

Friday 3-Saturday 4 June Second LS6 Beer Festival at Left Bank Leeds, the new arts and events venue based in the unexpected and breathtaking surroundings of the former St Margaret of Antioch church building on Cardigan Road, Leeds LS6 1LJ in aid of Village to Village, bus no.18 www.ls6beerfest.com

Saturday 4 June Wetherby Lions Beer Festival at St James’ Church Hall, Church St, Wetherby LS22 6LP from 12.00 until the barrels run dry, wide range of draught beers and selected ciders, £5 on the door including festival glass and drink token, all proceeds to Martin House Hospice www.wetherbybeerfestival.org.uk

Saturday 4 June Collingham Real Ale Festival at Collingham and Linton Sports Association, Harewood Rd, Collingham, LS22; noon-23:00, 20 Yorkshire Micro Brewery real ales plus a cider cold and hot food, cricket during day and music at night and festival engraved tankard draw and raffle www.collinghamrealalefestival raising funds for Prader-Willi Association UK charity. Also, if you have a volunteer driver the supper with the brewer from Old Bear might be of interest https://mail-attachment.googleusercontent.com/attachment?ui=2&ik=ef2869a140&view=att&th=12fd5e5bea90a516&attid=0.1&disp=inline&safe=1&zw&saduie=AG9B_P84

Saturday 4-Sunday 5 June Cider Festival  2011 at The University Arms, Sheffield with over 25 ciders from around the UK as well as last year’s National Gold and Silver winners during the Cider Festival weekend there’ll be live music from local bands and a BBQ available from 14:00-19:00 Saturday and 14:00-16:00 Sunday, serving flame grilled, locally sourced produce

Sunday 5-Saturday 11 June Summertime Blues Mini Beer Festival at the Rook & Gaskill, Lawrence Street, York 18 beers at any one time and lots of live music

Friday 10-Saturday 11 June Kirkburton Beer Festival at Scout HQ, Hallas Road, Kirkburton HD8 0QQ, third beer festival by the Kirkburton Uniformed Scout & Guide group,  proceeds towards the Scout Hut repair and restoration funds. Friday night – pie and pea supper, raffle and quiz Saturday entertainment - Kirkburton Rapier Dancers, Live Music, Barbecue, raffle, plus family day (games and activities for youngsters) At least 12 Beers to suit all tastes, plus cider, wine, soft drinks, tea and coffee. £5 entry includes lucky programme, glass and beer tokens Beer still only £2.00 a pint. Buses 80, 81, 82, 83,, 83A, 84, 85. 85, mostly from Huddersfield, some from Scissett/ Denby Dale

Friday 10-Saturday 11 June First Leven Beer Festival in the Courtyard of the New Inn with any beer left over sold off on the Sunday. Provisional details: 25 different Real Ales will be available – served from two bars (with a small number served by handpump. These will be obtained through Great Newsome Brewery. 3 ciders will be available. These will be obtained locally from Rob at Moorlands Farm.Opening hours are likely to be: Friday 6-midnight; Saturday 12 – midnight, and Sunday (if necessary) 12 – sell out. Entrance probably £2 to include souvenir glass

Thursday 16-Saturday 18 June Top of the Hops Festival at the Harlequin, Sheffield featuring "hophead" brewers

Thursday 16-Sunday 19 June Midsummer Beer Festival at the West Riding Licensed Refreshment Rooms, Dewsbury Station, open 11.00-24.00 with 30 real ales, live music on Platform 3 www.imissedthetrain.com/midsummer-beer-festival-at-the-west-riding/

Friday 17-Saturday 18 June Beer Festival at Marsh Liberal Club, 31 New Hey Road, Marsh, Huddersfield HD3 4AL website

Friday 17-Sunday 19 June First Beer Festival at the Field Head, Quarmby Rd, Quarmby, Huddersfield HD3 4FB.20 beers, local and national, will be available. Basket meals and light bites until 7pm each day. On Saturday evening vocalist/guitarist Don Quixote will entertain.Bus 357 leaves Huddersfield bus station at 30 minutes past the hour, but there is not a great evening or Sunday service i.e. a few 353s, so a bit of a walk (5-15 mins) from various other bus stops may be needed - check out Journey Planner at www.wymetro.com .

Saturday 18 June South Cave Beer Festival at the Bull Field, 16:00-midnight with beers from Wold Top, Brown Cow, Great Heck, Great Newsome, Thorne , York, Old Mill, Toad, East Coast plus Moorlands Farm Cyder

Saturday 18 June Twenty First Beer Festival  at the Village Hall, Thorganby an ever popular charity beer festival - including 18 real ales, as well as real ciders and perrys, live music marquee featuring the last ever Phatt gig, BBQ, and a free commemorative glass for the first 250 through the door. Tickets available from The Ferry Boat, Thorganby (01904 448224) or the Jug and Bottle, Bubwith (01757 289707). website

Saturday 18-Sunday 19 June First Beer Festival at the Black Lion, Selby Rd, Snaith with 8 real ales and 2 real ciders

Saturday 18-Sunday 19 June Father's Day Bottled Beer Festival at Blacker Hall Farm, Branch Road, Calder Grove, Wakefield, WF4 3DN http://www.blackerhall.com bus service 435 to stop known as Great Cliff, Denby Dale Road Branch Road, then 3 mins walk.  

Thursday 23-Sunday 26 June Beer Festival at the Navigation, Mirfield, two minutes from the railway station, Thursday 16.00-23.00, Friday-Sunday all day

Thursday 23-Sunday 26 June Third Summer Beer Festival at the Waggon & Horses, Lawrence Street, York, 20+ Yorkshire ales and ciders, across the inside and garden bars.

Friday 24-Sunday 26 June 9th Idle Beer Festival at Hepworth & Idle Cricket Club, Westfield Lane, Idle, Bradford Fri 19.00-23.00. Sat 14.00-23.00, Sun 14.00-18.00, and you can expect at least one cricket match plus fantastic views if you are sat outside!

Friday 24-Sunday 26 June Third Dentdale Music and Beer Festival http://www.dentmusicandbeer.com

Friday 24-Sunday 26 June Fourth Bootham Crescent Beer Festival, Pitchside Bar, Bootham Crescent, York a well-established event with a wide selection of real ales and ciders, hot and cold food, entertainment and quiet zone

Friday 1 July-Saturday 2 July till the early hours Ciderfest at the Stubbing Wharf, Hebden Bridge http://www.stubbingwharf.com/events/ciderfest-2011

Friday 1 July-Saturday 2 July Marsh Liberal Club Beer Festival (note: these are the correct dates) http://marshlib.co.uk/

Friday 1(eve)-Sunday 3 July First Beer Festival at the Gate Inn, Millington, East Riding of Yorkshire YO42 1TX featuring 10 real ales and 3 ciders, barbecue Tel: 01759 302045 

Saturday 2 July Second Clifford Champion Beer Festival at Clifford Village Hall, Albion Street, Clifford LS23 6HY special festival ales, ciders, wines, soft drinks and tasty snacks, £5 entry includes commemorative glass and first ½ pint, live music www.cliffordbeerfestival.co.uk  public transport

Saturday 2 July Summer Beer Festival at the Scarborough Arms, Tickhill details 01302 742977

Saturday 2-Sunday 3 July Armitage Bridge Monkey Club's Monkeyfest 5, Saturday noon-23:00, Sunday noon-21:00, with up to 50 real ales plus cider, live music, barbecue

Thursday 7-Sunday 10 July Sheffield Food & Drink Festival features a LocAle real ale bar run by Dave Williams.

 

Thursday 7-Sunday 10 July Sunfest at the Rising Sun, Nether Green, Sheffield which usually sees the full Abbeydale range including a charity special on the bar in the pub and up to 100 guest ales in a marquee at the rear along with food, cider and entertainment, FirstBus 40 and Stagecoach bus 120

 

Friday 8-Saturday 9 July Newmillerdam Festival Week kicks off with the Twelfth Annual Scouts Beer Festival at the Newmillerdam Scout HQ, 699 Barnsley Road, Newmillerdam WF2 7QQ, open Friday 18.00-23.00 Saturday 11.00-23.00 entry £2 per person or family entry £5, music, food wines, soft drinks and about 15 real ales from around the country in great company beers drawn by handpump from cool cellar, souvenir glass bus service 59: note that daytime journeys are operated by Stagecoach so Arriva Day Tickets are not accepted. If your geography is good you can take the more frequent Arriva 110 service to Painthorpe and then a 20 minute walk. 

 

Friday 8-Sunday 10 July Third Annual Beer Festival and Barbecue at the Boot & Shoe, Barkston Ash with 11 beers all from Local breweries, Fri 17.00-22.00, Sat & Sun 12.00-22.00 bbq Sat 12.00-17.00 also South Milford Bass Band Sat 14.00-16.00, live music Sat 20.00 till late

Friday 8-Sunday 10 July Cider and Perry Weekend at the Prince of W\ales, Foxfield, Cumbria

Friday 8-Sunday 10 July Cider Festival at the Crown Inn, Vicars Lane (no, not Vicar Lane) Manfield (no, not Mansfield) DL2 7RF Opening Hours: 17:00--23:30 Fri; 12:00-23:30 Sat & Sun

Friday 8-Sunday 10 July First Summer Beer and Cider Festival at the Red Lion, Merchantgate, York showcasing an array of Summer themed ales and real ciders throughout the duration of the festival plus live music on the Friday night and all day Saturday

Saturday 9 July Birdsedge Beer Festival at the Village Hall near Upper Denby starting at 19:00, other fun events during the day, bus 435 leaves for Wakefield at 21:57 or 22:52 from outside the Dalesman in Denby Dale (there may be a closer stop)

Saturday 9 July First Birthday Celebration for Neil and Maureen at the Junction Carlton Street Castleford with NINE Ridgeside beers including one from the wood. It's a joint celebration of a year's brewing at Ridgeside Brewery and brewer Simon Bolderson will be in attendance. Pub telephone number 01977 278867

Wednesday 13-Sunday 17 July Summer Beer Festival at the Star, Folly Hall, Huddersfield, starting 17.00 Wed & Thu, full day opening Fri-Sun

Thursday 14-Sunday 17 July Suddaby’s Summer Beer Festival at the Crown Hotel, Malton  with at least 32 beers, live music every night, food available all day

Thursday 14-Sunday 17 July Summer Beer Festival at The Hop, Granary Wharf, Leeds LS1 4BR, featuring 25 local and regional beers open from 15:00 Thursday, from noon Friday-Sunday

Friday 15-Sunday 17 July Melanie's First Beer Festival at the Little Bull, Middlestown, Wakefield WF4 4NR, starting at 17:00 on the Friday, bus route 232

Saturday 16-Sunday 17 July Tenth Ackworth Steam Rally, by the Water Tower on the A628 Ackworth Road, wide selection of real ales sold onsite at the Steam Inn, also vintage fairground, rides, food, autojumble, model and craft tent, gates open from 10.00, enquiries 01977-617327 or 07816 018291

Saturday 16 July The 2011 Bobtown Beer Bash, organised by Roberttown Road Runners at the Community Centre on Church Road WF15 7LS, next to the Church, not Echo Street, 12.00-22.30 probably 20+ real ales ciders and perrys, live music (bus 253 from Wakefield is simplest but few evening journeys) http://www.roberttownvillage.org.uk/2011/05/12/roberttown-beer-festival-saturday-16th-july-2011/

Monday 11-Saturday 23 July Beer Festival at the Vulcan, 32 St Peters Street, Huddersfield HD1 1RA featuring 70 beers, presumably across the festival

Thursday 21-Saturday 23 July Yorkshire Beer Festival of Ales at the Black Swan, Fearby near Masham, 25+ ales, live music

Thursday 21-Sunday 24 July Mini Beer festival at the Malt Shovel, 219 Ashby High Street, Ashby, Scunthorpe DN16 2JP. The pub is open from 10:00 daily, tel: 01724 843318 photo at http://www.flickr.com/photos/dayoff171/3844268131/

Thursday 21-Sunday24 July First Loyal Trooper Beer Festival 34, Sheffield Road, South Anston, S25 5DT (off A57 from junction 31, M1 towards Worksop). Buses from Rotherham, Sheffield & Worksop. Tel: 01909 562203. image.png

Friday 22-Saturday 23 July Third Annual Beer Festival at the Railway Tavern, Station Road, Hensall  BBQ and live music will also be provided on Saturday and a good selection of fine ales. Arriva service 150 daytime only from Wakefield, Pontefract and Selby, also the Ghost Train from Hensall Station at 19:08 to Whitley Bridge, Knottingley, Pontefract, Castleford (arr 19:37 with connection available to Normanton and Wakefield at 19:56), Woodlesford and Leeds.

 Friday 22-Sunday 24 July  Rose & Crown at Thurstonland Beer Festival. Last year it was sponsored by Brass Monkey Brewery, with over 50 real ales, food and free entertainment, free bus from Huddersfield Head of Steam and the Lockwood Pick up times - Friday: Head of Steam 18.00, Lockwod 18.15. Return 22.00 Saturday:  Head of Steam 13.30 &  18.00, Lockwood 13.45 &  18.15. Return at 18.30 & 22.30.Sunday:  Head of Steam 13.30 &  17.00, Lockwood 13.45 &  17.15. Return at 17.30 & 21.30 DETAILS UNCONFIRMED FOR 2011

Friday 22-Sunday 24 July Tramlines Festival at Sheffield, described by some as an Urban Glastonbury, with over 200 bands playing in Sheffield across a long list of venues and main stages; entry is free to all Tramlines festival gigs and many of the pubs hosting gigs have real ale, as will the Blues main stage venue.

Friday 22-Sunday 24 July Mini Beer festival and Family Weekend at Ye Olde Shakespeare Innj, 106 Wello Road, Heeley S8 9TZ, guest beers, bouncy castle, music and food

Saturday 23 July Two Magpies Sixth Annual Beer Festival and Barbecue, 5 Stafford Drive, Moorgate, Rotherham S60 3DQ, 14:00 onwards, 6 beers + a cider, food from 18:00, in aid of Rotherham Hospice and Rotherham Cancer Care Centre

Saturday 23-Sunday 24 July Bower Beer Fest 2011l at Hall Bower Athletics & WMC, 53 Hall Bower, Newsome, Huddersfield HD4 6RR, probably 30+hand-pulled local, regional and national beers, food, children and families welcome www.hallbower.co.uk 

Thursday 21-Sunday 31 July Cider Festival at Wetherspoon houses www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/home/promotions/cider-festival-2011-23

Thursday 28-Saturday 30 July Beer Festival at the Old Halfway House, 452 Leeds Road, Robin Hood, on the A61 half way between Leeds and Wakefield, beers from all over the county

Thursday 28-Saturday 30 July Second Whitby Lions' Beer Festival at the Met on West Cliff starting at 12:00 each day, over 30 beers and ciders, local food

Friday 29-Saturday 30 July First Beehive Inn Beer Festival, 16, Union Street, Harthill, S26 7YH.  Buses from Rotherham & Sheffield. Tel: 01909 770205

Friday 29-Saturday 30 July Beer Festival at the Junction, Baildon, a short walk from Shipley Station

Friday 29-Sunday31 July Yarnbury Cricket Club Beer Festival, Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 5HB (opposite Trinity and All Saints College) www.yarnburybeerfestival.co.uk

Friday 29-Sunday31 July The White Lion Beer Festival, 615 London Road, Sheffield S2 4HT, 12+ real ales and one cider on handpull, beer garden, free food served at 15:00, 18:00 and 21:00

Friday 29 July-Monday 1 August Yorkshire Day Weekend Beer Festival at the Old White Swan, 80 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LF www.nicholsonspubs.co.uk/theoldwhiteswangoodramgateyork

Friday  29 July – 5 August at North Bar, then at Further North from 6 August, festival of American craft beers http://www.leedsguide.co.uk/review/preview/north-bars-american-beer-festival/16039

Saturday 30 July Selby anticipates Yorkshire Day 2011 at Selby Town Hall with 20 Yorkshire beers, all on handpump and cooled, Yorkshire cider and three live bands: open 16:00-23:00

Saturday 30-Sunday 31July First Beehive Inn Beer Festival, 16, Union Street, Harthill, S26 7YH. Buses from Rotherham (25-Daytime & 49-evenings & Sundays) & Sheffield (25, 27, X14-daytime and 49-evenings & Sundays), all drop off right outside the pub. Tel: 01909 770205

Thursday 4-Sunday 11 August Beer Festival at the Brewery Tap, Albion Road, Idle Thu/Fri from 15:00, Sat/Sun from 14:00, buses 640,641, 670

Friday 12-Saturday 13 August FEVA/Knaresborough Lions’ Beer Festival at Knaresborough House Fri 19:00-23:00, Sat 12:00-23:00

Friday 12-Sunday 14 August Beer & Music Festival at the Tarn Inn, Henshaw Lane, Yeadon LS19 7RW featuring 25 or more Yorkshire 'mini' breweries and Nottinghamshire beers, live music throughout the weekend, 3 bars open - all real ales served from handpumps, bottled beers and ciders also available, supporting RotN To the Core raising money for Cancer Research

Friday 12-Sunday 14 August, Foxglove, 6a Penistone Road, Kirkburton, Beer Festival, 20 beers

Saturday 13 August Inaugural Beer Festival at the Old School Inn, 10 Battle Green Epworth DN9 1JT, local brews plus "the pride of Greene-King", live music

Thursday 18-Sunday 21 August Eleventh Annual Lifeboat Beer and Banger Festival at the Captain Cook Inn, Staithes, North Yorkshire, 11:00-midnight each day, 30 beers with a maritime theme www.thecaptaincookstaithes.co.uk

Saturday 20 August Barlow Brewery 'near' Dronfield as part of the Barlow Village Carnival, not just their own beers but guests from breweries near and far along with a line up of TEN bands! Bus service 89 from Chesterfield plus very limited service from Dronfield

Tuesday 23–Monday 29 August, Summer Beer Festival at the Barnes Wallis, Howden Station, North Howden with 20+ beers expected to be available, a fair stride out of the town but quite handy for the train station.

Friday 26-Sunday 28 August Summer Beer Festival at The Nook, Holmfirth, 40+ real ales, ciders, fruit wines and live music

Friday 26-Sunday 28 August Galtres Festival of Beer, Cider, Music, Fun and Food near Crayke Village, Easingwold www.galtresfestival.org.uk  

Friday 26-Sunday 28 August Festival of Ten Experimental Beers from the Sportsman Brewery at the Sportsman pub, 1 St Johns Rd, Huddersfield, Fri & Sat from 11:00, Sun from 12:00, beery food, brewery "tours"

Friday 26-Monday 29 August Brewers Pride Twelfth Annual August Bank Holiday Beer and Music Festival starting 17:30 Friday, over 60 hand pulled beers (all cellar conditioned) from around the region and beyond as well as continental beers and ciders, live music Friday and Saturday Night as well as Sunday and Monday afternoon

Saturday 27-Sunday 28 August Cask Ale Festival at the Calverley Arms, Calverley Lane, Calverley, Pudsey, LS28 5QQ, over 20 ales, entertainment throughout

Saturday 27-Monday 29 August Durker Beerfest at the Durker Roods Hotel, Bishopway, Meltham HD9 4JA, barbecue and hot pork & apple sandwiches, bar snacks, live music. £2 entry fee includes designer glass and programme, ½ pint beer tokens at £1.45 

Saturday 27-Monday 29 August Second Annual Real Ale Festival at the Station Hotel, Station Road, Patrington HU12 0NE up to ten real ales, light, golden and dark inc porter, free entry, discount for CAMRA members, hot & cold food, open noon until late 75/77 bus service NB no trains since 1964

Monday 1-Wednesday 31 August Summer Cider Festival at Harry's Bar, Wakefield featuring a changing selection of the country's best ciders and perrys

Saturday 27 August-Sunday 4 September Ten Day Beer and Music Festival at the Ship Inn, Cliff Road, Sewerby, Bridlington, open 11:00-23:00 daily, 20 beers mainly from the Marston stable available over the festival

Friday 2-Sunday 4 September Second Annual Swan and Slip Inn Beer Cider and Wine Festival, Slip Inn, 20 Clementhorpe, York www.theslipinnyork.co.uk Swan 16 Bishopgate St, York YO23 1JH www.twitter.com/theswanyork

Friday 2-Saturday 3 September Beer Festival at the Abbey Inn, 99 Pollard Lane, Newlay, Leeds, open from noon  www.theabbey-inn.co.uk 

Thursday 8-Sunday 11 September Eleventh Annual Silloth Annual Beer and Music Festival on the Green, Silloth-on-Solway, 75+ ales and ciders

Thursday 8-Sunday 11 September Beer Festival at the Drop Inn, 12 Elland Lane, Elland HX5 9DU, live music Fri & Sat, food served Fri & Sat, jamming session Sun

Friday 9-Saturday 10 September Addingham Beer Festival at the Memorial Hall, Addingham  www.addinghambeerfestival.co.uk  advance tickets available, open Friday evening and two separate sessions Saturday

Friday 9-Saturday 10 September Derbyshire Brewers Collective Beer Festival in the Darwin Suite at the Assembly Rooms, Market Place, Derby

Friday 9-Sunday 11 September Reindeer Inn Beer Festival sponsored by Caphouse Brewery, 204 Old Road, Overton WF4 4RL, Fri 16:00-late, Sat/Sun 11:30-late 20 real ales plus ciders & perrys, live bands all weekend, bus 232

Friday 9-Sunday 11 September Third Annual Sheffield Rugby Union Club beer festival at Abbeydale Sports Club on Abbeydale Rd South, S17 3LJ just a few minutes walk from Dore & Totley train station (Sheffield-Manchester line) and buses 97/98/218/293, range of real ales from local breweries, food including curry from Butlers Balti, entertainment in evenings, proper toilet facilities etc in clubhouse, Fri from 17:00, Sat & Sun from noon website.

Saturday10-Sunday 11 September Late Summer Beer Festival at the Scarborough Arms, Tickhill details 01302 742977

Saturday 10-Monday 12 September British Festival of Ales at the Black Swan, Fearby near Masham

Thursday 15-Saturday 17 September War of the Roses in a Pint Glass Real Ale festival at the Fox & Newt, 9 Burley Street, Leeds LS3 1LD

 

Thursday 15-Sunday 18 September Beer Festival at the Navigation, Mirfield, just a short stride from the train station Thu from 16:00 then All day Fri-Sun 30+ Beers all cellar-cooled and handpulled including the whole Theakston range with the Theakston cooper giving demonstrations of his trade on the Saturday

 

Thursday 15-Sunday 18 September Autumn Beer Festival at the New Clarence, 77/79 Charles Street, Hull www.thenewclarence.co.uk

 

Thursday 15-Sunday 18 September Beer Festival at Whitakers, 49 Kirkgate, Otley LS21 3HN, wide range of beers, lagers and ciders from around the World, open from 11:00

 

Friday 16-Saturday 17 September ‘September Beer Festival’ at Saltaire Brewery, Dockfield Road, Shipley BD17 7AR, Friday from 16:00 ticket only in advance from the brewery with just 150 available on the door, Saturday from noon pay on the door, so come early: £5 includes programme, glass and first pint, wide range of beers from across UK, ciders, barbecue

Friday 16-Sunday 18 September Cider and Music Festival at The Hop, Leeds with over 25 ciders and perrys from Westons, Hecks, Mr Whiteheads, Broadoak, Gwynt-Y-Ddraig and many more

Friday 16 September start of Seven Day Festival of Food Music and Arts at the Lounge Café Bar, Montgomery Road, Nether Edge, Sheffield S7 1LN www.theloungecafebar.co.uk

Saturday 17 September Bramham Beer Festival, Village Hall, Bramham http://bramhamvillage.wordpress.com/village-hall  20 Yorkshire beers

Saturday 17-Sunday 18 September Arts and Ales Festival in the Courtyard of the Laurence Batley Theatre Huddersfield in collaboration with the Sportsman Brewing Company, with 20 real ales and ciders, studio tours, artist performances, live music and Caribbean food, open noon-22:00 each day http://www.undertheviaduct.com/

Thursday 22-Saturday 24 September Todmorden Beer Festival at Todmorden Cricket Club, Burnley Road, Todmorden, 35 cask ales and 5 farmhouse ciders, food each session, Thu 17:00-23:00, Fri/Sat 12:00-23:00

Friday 23-Saturday 24 September First Beer Festival at the Heatherfield Club, 193 Baslow Road, Totley, Sheffield S17 4DT, running in conjunction with Totley Music Festival, Fri from 18:00 Sat from 12:00 www.heatherfieldclub.org

Friday 23-Saturday 24 September Second Cononley Beer Festival at Cononley Village Institute, Main Street, Cononley BD20 8NT, trains on Airedale Line, Fri 20:00-22:00, Sat 17:00-22:00 free admission, local and national beers, food available

Friday 23-Saturday 24 September Second St Robert's Beer Festivalat St Robert's Church Chapter House, Main Street, Pannal, Harrogate HG3 1JZ, Fri 17:00-23:00 Sat 14:00-21:00. Tickets only, from The Old Bell Tavern, The Swan on the Stray, The Harwood Pannal, The Black Swan, Pannal Post office and www.pannalbeer.co.uk  for £10 which includes 5 half pint beer vouchers and your St Robert's glass to keep.

Friday 23-Saturday 24 September Hollingworth Lake Beer & Cider Fest, Friday evening and all day Saturday at Hollingworth Lake Rowing Club, Littleborough OL15 0DQ 20 different beers and 8 types of cider, £5 entry includes souvenir glass and first ½ pint www.hollingworthlakerowingclub.co.uk buses 452/455/456 from Rochdale

Friday 23-Sunday 25 September Great Beers of Great Britain Beer Festival at the Cricketers Arms, Cluntergate, Horbury WF4 5AG, buses 126/7 and 231/2 stop near.

Friday 23-Sunday 25 September Charity Beer Festival at the Golden Lion Hotel, 114 High Street, Northallerton DL7 8PP organised by David Wall of Wall's County Town Brewery in aid of Help the Heroes, the Lance Corporal Ben Hyde Memorial Trust and SSAFA Forces Help, 30+ beers from local breweries, ciders, perry and continental beers, music on Fri & Sat nights, admission £3 inc £1.50 refundable deposit on glass

Friday 23-Sunday 25 September Beer Festival at the Old Hall Inn, Whitehough near Chinley, Peak District, 15 mins walk from Chinley Train Station on the Sheffield-Manchester line, around 90 beers and 20 ciders http://www.oldhallbeerfestival.co.uk

Saturday 24-Sunday 25 September Beer festival at the Mount Pleasant, Norton Woodseats, Sheffield

Thursday 29 September-Sunday 2 October Beer Festival at the Old Halfway House, Robin Hood WF3 3AB on the 110 bus route half way between Wakefield and Leeds

Thursday 29 September-Sunday 2 October Pub Beer Festival at the Chequers, Pleasley Road, Whiston, Rotherham S60 4HB http://www.thechequerswhiston.co.uk/

Thursday 29 September-Sunday 2 October Ripley Rail Ale Festival at the Midland Railway, Butterley Station, Ripley, housed in railway carriages and marquee, over 100beers, ciders, perrys and fruit wines www.midlandrailwaycentre.co.uk From Alfreton Rail Station (on the Nottingham/Chesterfield route) Bus services 91, 92 and 93 link Alfreton Station to Midland Railway - Butterley every 15 minutes Monday to Saturday and every hour on Sundays. Call 0870 608 2608 or go to www.derbysbus.net for details.

Friday 30 September-Saturday 1 October First Rastrick Beer Festival in the Community Hall at St John's Church, Gooder Lane, Rastrick not far from Brighouse Station, 15 real ales and 3 ciders, Friday 15:00-22:30, Saturday afternoon 11:30-16:30, evening 18:00-22:30, food and music www.djict.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/beer/

Friday 30 September-Saturday 1 October IPA Festival at The Swan, Carr Lane, Crimble, Slaithwaite HD7 5BQ, 15+ India Pale Ales, Fri from 16:00, Sat from noon

Friday 30 September-Saturday 1 October Cider Festival at the Junction Baildon, just downhill and across the water from Shipley Station

Friday 30 September-Sunday 2 October Emley Brass Band Real Ale Festival at the Emley Band Room, 9 Beaumont Street, Emley HD8 8EE, (opposite the White Horse Pub) provisional times Friday 16:00-23:00, Saturday 11:00-23:00, Sunday 11:00 until dry www.emleybrassband.co.uk/ bus 232 from Wakefield or Huddersfield

Saturday 1 October Great Ouseburn Beer festival at Great Ouseburn Village Hall

Friday 30 September-Sunday 2 October 2011 Cider and Perry Festival at the House of the Trembling Madness, Medieval Drinking Hall, 48 Stonegate, York, YO1 8AS 10:00-midnight, food to match

Thursday 6-Sunday 9 October Gardeners Rest Beer Festival, 105 Neepsend Lane, Sheffield S3 8AT open Thu-Sun from noon

Friday 7-Saturday 8 October Beer festival at West Marton Village Institute, West Marton BD23 3UD (in a marquee on the Institute car park). Open Friday 4 to 10.30 p.m. and Saturday 12 noon to 10.30 p.m. 15 'Supreme Champion' beers from the last 20 years of CAMRA‘s Great British Beer Festival. Admission £5 (includes first pint). Entertainment: Brass Band/Bavarian Band. Bacon butties and hot dogs available

Friday 7-Sunday 9 October Upstairs Downstairs Beer Festival at the Kings Arms, Bolton Road, Silsden BD20 0JY on 762 bus route from Ilkey and Keighley stations www.facebook.com/kingsarmssilsden

Friday 7-Sunday 9 October, Broughton Festival of Beer at various pubs in and around Broughton-in Furness, Cumbria, N.B. no Sunday trains! website

Friday 7-Sunday 9 October, Fourth Beer Festival at Triangle Cricket Club, Grassy Bottoms, Triangle  near Sowerby Bridge HX6 3NA probably open 17:00-23:00 Friday, 11:00-23:00 Saturday & Sunday

Saturday 8 October Cider Fest and Hog Roast at the Cricketers Arms, Cluntergate, Horbury 15:00-19:00

Saturday 8 October Seventh East Keswick Beer Festival at East Keswick Village Hall LS17 9DA, a celebration of famous Yorkshire real ales with the celebrated Illingworth pork pies, from 12.00, refreshments and live music, bus services 99 Leeds-Wetherby and 923 Tadcaster-Otley, £5 entry includes souvenir glass, programme and drinks token.

Saturday 8 October Bubwith's Fifth Oktoberfest at the Jug & Bottle, 14 real ales, 5 ciders & perrys, a selection of fruit beer in bottles, hog roast www.jugandbottle.co.uk

Monday 10-Thursday 13 November Celtic Beer Festival at the University Arms, 197 Brook Hill, Sheffield S3 7HG www.facebook.com/universityarms

Thursday 13 October-Saturday 15 October Red Shed Beer Festival at Wakefield Labour Club, Vicarage Street, Wakefield, over twenty ales of great distinction

Thursday 13-Sunday 16 October Beer Festival at the Shepherds Rest, Sowerby Bridge, 23 real ales, food, live music

Friday 14-Saturday 15 October Hops for the Hospice Beer Festival, organised by the Prince of Wales Hospice, Pontefract at The Grove, South Kirkby, nearest train station Moorthorpe, bus services 496 from Wakefield and Doncaster, 36 from Barnsley and South Elmsall, 46/47 from Barnsley and Pontefract, ask bus drivers for White Apron Street: the Grove is easy to find behind South Kirkby Church, around 26 beers, 2 ciders and a perry, Bavarian food! Advance admission £6 (CAMRA Members £5), on the door £7 to include festival glass and first ½ pint advance tickets on-line

Friday 14-Sunday 16 October Great Craven Beer Festival at the Craven Arms and Cruck Barn, Appletreewick, nr Skipton BD23 6DA, 01756 720270

Thursday 20-Saturday 22 October Annual Cider festival at the Hop & Vine, Hull

Thursday 20-Sunday 22 October Keighley & Worth Valley Railway's Annual Beer & Music Festival http://www.kwvr.co.uk/beerfestival.html

Thursday 20 October start of beer festival at the Cock O' The North, Hipperholme HX3 8EF "Good ales and the start of something new"

Thursday 20-Sunday 23 October First Birthday Beer Festival at the York, Broomhill, Sheffield, around 40 beers www.theyorksheffield.co.uk

Thursday 27-Monday 31 October LocAle Beer & Cider Festival at the Shepherds Boy, 157 Huddersfield Road, Dewsbury WF13 2RP with over 20 Ales and Ciders, showcasing Local Beers (from within 30 miles), plus Ciders from around the country. Cider Month related events on Saturday including Guided Cider Tasting (tasting event tickets available soon), food available and Hallowe'en Costumes welcomed! Themed food will be available throughout the festival! 

Freitag 28-Samstag 29 Oktober, Oktoberfest at the Cricketers, Cluntergate, Horbury with a selection of beers and lagers in the German style

Friday 28-Sunday 30 October Autumn Beer Festival at the Swan, 106 Main Street, AddinghamLS29 0NS www.swan-addingham.co.uk

Saturday 29-Sunday 30 October Eighth Annual Pocktoberfest Beer & Music Festival at the Old Railway Station, Saturday tickets £10, Sunday tickets £39.50 (big line-up of musicians inc. Billy Bragg), Sunday shuttle bus from York Railway Station book on-line at http://www.pocktoberfest.co.uk

Thursday 3 November start of First Silkstone Beer Festival at Silkstone Lodge, Cone Lane, Silkstone near Barnsley S75 4LY Thu from 18:00

Thursday 10-Sunday 13 November Celtic Beer Festival at the University Arms, 197 Brook Hill, Sheffield S3 7HG, near the University tram stop, also nearby the same weekend the Common Room Bar in Division Street is expected to be having a beer festival

Friday 11-Sunday 13 November Marsden Beer Festival in the main hall of Marsden Mechanics, Peel Street, Marsden, Huddersfield, HD7 6BW, starting 19:00 Friday POSTPONED UNTIL FEBRUARY 2012

Thursday 17-Saturday 19 November Moonraker Beer Festival organised by Colne Valley Lions for charity at Slaithwaite Conservative Club, 19 Britannia Road, Slathwaite HD7 5HF, 32 beers Thu/Fri 18:00-23:00, Sat 12:00-23:00

Thursday 17-Saturday 19 November Beer Festival at Shakespeares, 146-148 Gibraltar Street, West Bar, Sheffield 20+ beers and ciders www.shakespeares-sheffield.co.uk

Thursday 17-Sunday 20 November Eighth Annual Real Ale Festival at Alverthorpe WMC, 111 Flanshaw Lane, Alverthorpe, Wakefield WR2 9JG, phone 01924 360774, bus 212 (Wakefield-Batley) to Alverthorpe traffic lights or local buses 101, 114 and 115 stopping almost outside the club

Thursday 17-Sunday 20 November Winter Beer Festival at The Hop, 19 Bank Street, Wakefield WF1 1EH featuring seasonal ales, speciality stouts and porters and new beers from new breweries, open from 15:00 Thu, Fri, Sun, from noon Sat www.thehopwakefield.co.uk 

Friday18 November Ale and Hymns at Wakefield Cathedral on Friday18 November 18:00-22:00 featuring real ale, food and favourite hymns with the cathedral's house band, and food. Tickets £4 in advance from Cathedral Bookshop or via events@wakefieldcathedral.org.uk or £5 on the door. This includes souvenir glass and first ½ pint.

Friday 18-Saturday 19 November Otley Beer Festival at Otley Rugby Club, Cross Green LS21 1HE 12:00-23:00 each day, approx 60 real ales, cider, perry, food, live music, organised for Otley Parish Church to raise funds for local charities

Friday 18-Sunday 20 November Winter Ales Festival at the New Inn, Leven  20 beers + ciders & perry

Monday 21-Sunday 27 November Beer Festival at the Malt Shovel, 210 Ashby High Street, Ashby, Scunthorpe DN16 2JP, interior shots of pub at http://www.scunthorpecamra.org.uk/

Wednesday 23-Sunday 27 November the Star Winter Beer Festival at Folly Hall, Huddersfield, loads of beers plus cheese, chocolate, cakes and other bits and pieces, Weds & Thuu from 17:00, Fri-Sun from noon

Thursday 24-Sunday 27 Seasonal Beer Festival at the Commercial, 107 Station Road, Chapeltown S35 3XF

Friday 25-Sunday 27 November Cropton Brewery Winter Beer Festival 2011, their 17th annual  festival, biggest yet in large marquee with over 80 Real Ales, traditional ciders and Continental beers over weekend. All beers carefully selected from different microbreweries all over UK and lagers from all over world. Accommodation available at The New Inn, also camping and caravan space in grounds of  brewery. Booking advisable, as space is limited, also live music on every day and food all weekend. Opening Times: Fri 18:00-Midnight, Sat 11:00-Midnight, Sun11:30-23:00 Bus Schedule: Minibus departs No.4 Wine Bar, Pickering, then Sun Inn, Pickering at these times: Fri 18:30,19:15, 20:00, 20:45 returning throughout the evening with last bus at Midnight, Sat 12:30, 13:30, 15:30,18:00, 19:00, 19:45, 21:00 returning throughout evening with last bus at Midnight. PLEASE NOTE: Driver of bus to collect money on outward journeys. www.croptonbrewery.com

Thursday 1-Sunday 4 December New Breweries Beer Festival at the Imperial Club & Brewery, Cliff Street Mexborough S64 9HU, 2o hand-pulled realmales from new breweries set up in the past two years plus a cider bar, Thu/Fri from 16:00, Sat/Sun noon-00:30, food all sessions, live music each evening, families welcome

Thursday 1-Sunday 4 December Winter Beer Festival at The Hop Leeds, featuring mostly local beers with bands playing on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday EVENT POSTPONED UNTIL FEBRUARY 2012

Saturday 3 December Christmas Blues and Ales at Snowlane Cads, Snowlane Entrance, Shalesmoor, Sheffield S3 7AL www.cads-online.co.uk

Wednesday 7-Sunday 11 December Winter Beer Festival at the Rook & Gaskill, 12 Lawrence Street, York, 24 beers at any one time

Thursday 8-Sunday 11 December Winter Beer Festival at Suddaby's, Wheelgate, Malton starting lunchtime Thu, at least 32 beers, food all day, live music every night

Friday 9-Saturday 10 December Slip Inn Winter Beer Festival, 20 Clementhorpe, York YO23 1AN, featuring Ossett Group beers, live music, heated marquee www.theslipinnyork.co.uk

Friday 9-Sunday 11 December Headingley Real Ale & Cider Festival, St Michael's Parish Hall, St Michael's Road. HEADINGLEY, Leeds. LS6 3AW www.headingleyalefestival.co.uk

Wednesday 21-Saturday 24 December The Winters T'Ale mini beer & cider festival at Shakespeare's, 146-8 Gibraltar Street Sheffield S3 8UB with 25 seasonal beers and ciders, including winter warmers, stouts, porters, fruit beers and spiced ales with food (an escape from turkey) provided by the Artisan Pizza Company, entertainment each day

Sunday 25-Saturday 31 December Christmas Beer Festival at the Cock O' The North, South Edge Works, Hipperholme, Christmas Day Noon-14:00, Boxing Day Noon-23:00, 27-30 December 16:00-23:00, New Year's Eve Noon-19:00 open to the public, 20:00 Late New Year's Eve Ball strictly limited tickets only - on sale now ask at the bar.

Tuesday 27-Friday 30 December Captain Cook Inn (Staithes) Winter Warmers Beer & Pork Pie Festival, bar open 11:00-midnight each day

Thursday 12-Sunday 15 January Beer Festival at the Corner Pin, 145 St Sepulchregate West, Doncaster DN1 3AH open 11:00-23:00 Thu-Sat,12:00-22.30 Sun tel: 01302 340 670. Donny CAMRA will be there in force on the Saturday from 20:00.

Thursday 26-Sunday 29 January Beer Festival at the Navigation, Mirfield very near Mirfield Station

Friday 27-Sunday 29 January Winter Beer festival at The Mallard Inn, Worksop Station, Carlton Road, Worksop S81 7AG

Thursday 2-Saturday 4 February (could also be the Sunday) First Real Ale Festival at the Old No.7 Barnsley, preceded on the Wednesday evening by a £20 tutored tasting session led by Roger Protz who will be opening the actual festival at noon on the Thursday, featuring 21 cask-conditioned ales and a selection of continental bottled beers.

Friday 3-Saturday 4 February Denby Dale Lions' Second Charity Beer Festival at Ossett Town Hall approx 32 beers, predominantly sold via hand-pump, mostly from Yorkshire brewers with a number of new/rare beers

Thursday 9-Saturday 11 February Annual Beer Festival at the White Cross, Bradley, Huddersfield HD2 1XD a short walk uphill from Cooper Bridge where the 278 bus will drop you http://www.wymetro.com/NR/rdonlyres/1D96F717-5139-4A24-8B18-EFB3EED538A3/0/278bustimetable.pdf

Thursday 9-Sunday 12 February SIBA Champions Festival at the Canalhouse, 48-52 Canal Street, Nottingham, NG1 7EH

Friday 10-Saturday 11 February Fourth Ilkley Beer Festival, tickets on sale from 1 December, Usually a complete sell-out so advance booking strongly advised. www.ilkleybeerfestival.org.uk

Friday10-Sunday 12 February Rat and Ratchet in Huddersfield will be hosting a mini beer festival from the 10th to the 12th of February 2012 showcasing their own-brewed Rat beers, with at least ten be available on the bar at any one time, and as many as 15 different Rat beers appearing over the course of the weekend. The usual range of Ossett and guest beers also available as well as ciders and perries. A discount of 50p per pint on Rat beers will be offered to card carrying CAMRA members. A brewery viewing session will be held between 14:00 and 17:00 on Saturday 11 February, where people are invited to meet the brewers and ask questions about the beers and brewing process.

Thursday 16-Saturday 18 February Winter Beer Festival at Shakespeare's, 146-148 Gibraltar Street, West Bar, Sheffield, over 40 beers and ciders

Thursday 16-Saturday 18 February Harrogate & District Round Table's 22nd Annual Charity Beer Festival, Crown Hotel, Crown Place, Harrogate, HG1 2RZ 30+ beers plus cider & lager bar, £10 entry (advance tickets or pay-on-the-door)

Friday 17-Saturday 18 February Fourth Boston Spa Beer Festival, Friday 18:30-23:30 advance tickets only, Saturday tickets 12:00-19:00 advance tickets but also on door if available www.bostonspabeerfestival.co.uk buses 173, 174, 175, 770, 923

Friday 24-Sunday 26 February Beer Festival at the Old Hall Inn, near Chinley, Derbyshire, over 60 beers & ciders, music and stews www.oldhallbeerfestival.co.uk

Friday 24-Sunday 26 February Winter Beer Festival at the Old Hall Inn, Whitehough, Chinley, High Peak SK23 6EJ, around 60 winter ales (including a few pale hoppy numbers, for those dreaming of next summer) homemade mulled wines, warming cocktails and great festival food, including a choice of homemade winter stews from local produce

Friday 24-Saturday 25 February Irwell Works Brewery's Ramsbottom Beer Festival at Ramsbottom Civic Hall, open 12:00-24:00, 50+ real ales from the micro’s of Lancashire(ish) all on hand pump, food available - live music Saturday, English and continental bottled beers, entry wristband £2.50/£2.00 with CAMRA card. Wristband allows entry to ALL sessions, souvenir Glass £2.50

Saturday 25 February Local Microbrewery Showcase at the Slip Inn, Clementhorpe, York, a one day mini-festival event featuring at least 9 beers selected from Treboom, Yorkshire Heart and Brass Castle. Hot food, live music

Friday 2-Saturday 3 March church/charity festival at St. Margaret's Hall, Church Lane, Horsforth LS18 5LQ opening 12:00-23:00 Fri, then Sat from 12::00 with last entry 19:00 continuing until beer runs out. Entry £5 includes glass, programme and first drink. About 60 beers and 20 ciders/perries/fruit drinks/wines

Wednesday 7-Sunday 11 March Mini (Tenth) Anniversary Beer Festival at the Kelham Island Tavern, Sheffield

Thursday 8-Sunday 11 March Annual FestivAle at the Ship Inn , Brighouse

Thursday 8-Sunday 11 March New Barrack Tavern Fifth Beer Festival, 601 Penistone Road, Sheffield S6 2GA

Thursday 8-Sunday 11 March Beer Festival at the Drop Inn, 12 Elland Lane,Elland HX5 9DU, 20 real ales, live music Fri, Sat, Sun, food Fri & Sat

Friday 16-Saturday 17 March Denby Dale Lions' Annual Beer Festival at the Pie Hall, Fri 19:00-23:00, Sat 12:00-23:00 bus service 436 from Wakefield

Friday 16-Saturday 17 March Moorhouses' First Beer Festival on the site of the new brewery  featuring winners of 'Champion Beer of Britain’ or ‘Brewing Industry International Award' gold medallists.

Friday 16-Sunday 18 March Irish Shenanigans at the Captain Cook Inn, 60 Staithes Lane, Staithes, Saltburn by the Sea, TS13 5AD, a weekend of real ales from Irish Micro Breweries to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, ten  real ales from real Irish Micro Breweries and a real Irish stew!! B & B available @ £50 per person for two nights (Friday and Saturday). For further information call (01947) 840200 or 07772383474 or email:- thecaptaincookinn@hotmail.co.uk

Saturday 17 March St Patrick’s Beer Festival, Bishopthorpe Sports & Social Club, 12 Main Street, Bishopthorpe, York YO23 2RB First festival at a friendly, comfortable club. Ten real ales, cider and lager, available in third pints so you could try them all! Open 11:00–midnight.

Wednesday 21-Sunday 25 March Star Inn Spring Beer Festival, 7 Albert Street, Folly Hall, Huddersfield, HD1 3PJ. Charity "Bake-Off" on the Thursday - see Star Inn's facebook page.

Friday 23-Sunday 25 March Easter Festivale at the Phoenix Inn, 75 George Street, York YO1 9PT http://www.thephoenixinnyork.co.uk

Saturday 24 March Bardsey Beer Festival, noon-23:00 at Bardsey Village Hall, Woodacre Lane: Watch the "Mrs Simpson's Thriller in Vanilla" drama unfold ..... A "Golden Angel" is "Sawley Tempted" by the "Sweet Lips" of a "Dizzy Blonde" ("Goldilocks") rather than "Roaring Meg" drinking a glass of "Chardonnayle"; thankfully there is a happy ending - the "Bland" is eventually rescued by a "White Knight". Check them all out - many are picked with ladies in mind; and all this whilst listening and dancing to two bands: "Little Red Tractor" and "This Way Up" Details from Martin Ward Tel: 01937 572127

Wednesday 14 March-Sunday 1 April World Beer Festival at local Wetherspoons beer list

Thursday 22 March-Sunday 1 April Spring Beer festival at the Hare & Hounds, 400 Bolton Road West, Holcombe Brook, Bury BL0 9RY http://www.hareandhoundsbury.com

Thursday 29 March Cider & Cheese Night starting 19:30 at the Bierhuis, 17 Towngate, Ossett, WF5 9BL - Now Open Mon - Thurs 09:30 - 18:30 Fri/Sat 09:30 - 20:00, tickets available in shop or on-line at www.bierhuis.co.uk

Thursday 29 March-Sunday 1 April "Madchester" Spring Beer Festival at the Nook, Holmfirth, showcasing a wide variety of ales from around the Greater Manchester area, (40+ cellar-cooled over the festival) with live music Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Friday 30 March Rudgate/Marston Moor Showcase at the Volunteer Arms, 5 Watson Street, York YO24 4BH - brewery showcase and launch of Rudgate rebrand, Including presentation of York CAMRA Town Spring Pub Award at 8pm + hot food and live music

Friday 30 March-Sunday 1 April 2012 First ever Haworth Beer Festival in partnership with The Haworth Steam Brewing Company, Bronte School Rooms - Haworth (Next to the Church) open Fri 17:00-23:00 Sat 12:00-23:00 open mic night £6.00, Sun open until 15:30, entry includes branded glass, pint of your choice, over 50 selected beers

Thursday 5-Saturday 7 April Fourth Walsden Cricket Club Spring Beer Festival, Scott Street, Walsden nr Todmorden OL14 7TD (signposted from main Burnley road) approx 15 beers and 6 ciders, open from noon, food all sessions – pie and peas, hot beef sandwiches, etc – served from the kitchen. CAMRA Members got in free last year.

Thursday 5-Sunday 8 April Easter Beer Festival at Suddabys, Wheelgate, Malton, 28 real ales from God knows where, live music all three nights, food all day www.suddabys.co.uk

Thursday 5-Monday 9 April (unless festival beers run out!) First Easter Beer Festival at the Royal Oak, Owl Lane, Gawthorpe, Ossett WF5 9AU, open from around 20:00 on Thu and all day from noon on subsequent days. Pub is walkable from the roundabout at the end of the Ossett By-Pass.

Friday 6-Saturday 7 April Blonde Beer Festival at the Crown & Anchor, Front Street, Sowerby, YO7 1JN, Tel 01845 522448  www.crownandanchorsowerby.co.uk

Friday 6-Sunday 8 April Emley Brass Band Real Ale Festival at the Band Rooms, 9 Beaumont Street Emley, opposite the White Horse Pub, Good Friday 14:00-23:30, Sat 14:00-23:30, Easter Sunday 14:00 until dry also cider, wine, soft drinks food & nibbles

Friday 6-Monday 9 April Battle of the Beauty Spots Beer Festival at the Old Cock, 11-13 Crossgate, Otley LS21 1AA with beers from the Yorkshire Dales v. beers from the Lake District, ten cask ales on hand pumps all through approx 25 different real ales on over the 4 days, plus the usual Theakstons and Mary Jane, and Battle of the Bangers with 1×Cumberland hot dog and 1×Yorkshire hot dog with fried onions, both for £2.50 www.theoldcockotley.co.uk/

Thursday 12-Saturday 14 April Guiseley Factory Workers' Club Sixth Annual Beer Festival featuring Northumbria and Yorkshire - 15 beers from each + ciders and perry, Thurs 19:00-23:00, Fri/Sat 12:00-23:00, 6 Town Street, Guiseley LS20 9DT website

Friday 13-Saturday 14 April Rothwell Jubilee Year Beer Festival at Rothwell Parish Hall organised by Rothwell Lions and Rothwell Parish Church and supported by Ossett Brewery, food, live music and real ales expected to include Acorn, Clarks, Fernandes, Five Towns, Gieves, Great Heck, Hawkshead, Kirkstall, Leeds, Little Valley, Magic Rock, Nook, Ossett, Riverhead, Rat, Rudgate, Salamander, Saltaire, Two Roses and WharfeBank. Note: a delay in start of production means Navigation beers will not be available in time. Unfortunately article in Wakefield CAMRA's magazine was already printed when this came to light.

Friday 13-Saturday 14 April Guisborough's First Beer Festival organised by Guisborough Round Table at Guisborough Parish Hall, Bow Street, 35 cask conditioned ales  plus real cider, perry and fruit wines. Fri & Sat 11:00-16:00 £2.50, Fri 18:00-23:00 £4.50, Sat 18:00-23:00 £3.50. Evening session price includes entertainment. CAMRA concessions - £1.00 off entrance fee

Friday 13-Saturday 14 April Beer Festival at the Abbey Inn, 95 Pollard Lane, Newlay LS13 1EQ (not far from canal towpath at Bramley Falls) Fri from 18:00, Sat from 12:00, food served throughout, live music Sat night

Monday 16-Sunday 22 April Rudgate Mini Festival at the Broken Bridge (JDW) Horsefair, Pontefract near Bus Station including a Meet The Brewer Night probably the Thursday

Thursday 19 April Battle of the Brewers at the Old Post Office, Winding Way, Halifax opposite the bus station

Thursday 19-Sunday 22 April First Beer & Pork Pie Festival at Milnsbridge Socialist Club 42 Bankwell Road, Huddersfield, HD3 4LU with30 ales available all themed on St. George to celebrate our Patron Saint and all things English plus a selection of 15 different flavoured pork pies to accompany the wonderful ales on offer

Thursday 19-Sunday 22 April Beer Festival at the Fox,168 Holgate Rd, Acomb, York YO24 4DQ

Thursday 19-Sunday 22 April The Sportsman Huddersfield's Third Birthday Celebration featuring the Best of British, Thursday Meet the Brewer sessions with Tara Mallinson and Outstanding Brewery (Darwin I think) and Meet the Cidermaker with Pure North, Saturday barbecue, Sunday Slubbing Billy's Morris Dancers

Thursday 19-Monday 23 April St. George's English Heritage Beer & Beef Festival at The Captain Cook Inn, 60 Staithes Lane, Staithes, Saltburn by the Sea, North Yorkshire, TS13 5AD, open 11:00-midnight each day, featuring 25 ales/ciders/perrys etc with an English Heritage and St. George theme. Beef will be flavour of the day with such traditional English dishes as Roast Beef and Yorkie Puds, Beef Stew and Dumplings, Hot Beef Rolls and Chips, Steak & Ale Pie with Mash Potato and Mushy Pea's (sic) etc.

Friday 20-Saturday 21 April Malton & Norton Folk & Beer Festival at Suddabys, Wheelgate, Malton, Friday from noon until Saturday late www.suddabys.co.uk

Friday 20-Saturday 21 April, Gledholt Male Voice Choir's beer festival at Marsh Club on Abb Street, Marsh Huddersfield HD1 4PB Tel: 01484 544573 again including on the Saturday evening the choir's 'big sing' which has been a success at the previous two festivals.

Friday 20-Sunday 22 April St George's Beer Festival at The Mallard Inn, Worksop Station, Carlton Road, Worksop S81 7AG

Friday 20-Sunday 22 April St George's Beer Festival at the George & Dragon, Main Street, West Haddlesey YO8 8QA, starts Friday 17:00 , Saturday starts 14:00 http://www.thegandd.co.uk/

Friday 20-Sunday 22 April Spring Beer Festival at the Slip Inn, Clementhorpe, York, at least 25 beers, plus hot food, live music and heated marquee, open from 16:00 Fri, noon Sat & Sun www.theslipinnyork.co.uk

Saturday 21 April Thorner Beer Festival at the Victory Hall web page including beer list bus 770 from Leeds

Monday 23-Sunday 29 April St.George’s Beer Festival at the Barnes Wallis, Station Road, North Howden, East Riding of Yorkshire DN14 7LF, 20+ beers on during the festival, rather good food, very handy for the train but quite a trek from the town!

Thursday 26-Sunday 29 April Springhead Brewery’s First Beer Festival at the Laneham Site, Main Street, Laneham Retford DN22 0NA, admission £2 with beers £1.25 per ½ Thu 17:00-23:00, Fri & Sat 12:00-23:00, Sun from 12:00 while stocks last but beers £1 a pint, 40 real ales and ciders inc 6 from Springhead, food, entertainment http://www.springhead.co.uk/beer-festival

Thursday 26-Sunday 29 April Red Rooster Mini Beer Festival, 123 Elland Road, Brookfoot, Brighouse HD6 2QR

Friday 27-Saturday 28 April North Leeds Charity Beer Festival at the Community Hall of St Aidan's Church, Roundhay Road, Leeds LS8 5QD, buses 12, 13, 13A,  thirty West Yorkshire produced ales, live music, food all times, Fri 14:00-23:00, Sat 12:00-23:00 Festival Entry £2, Free entry for CAMRA and SPBW members on production of a valid membership card, Festival Pack - £4 includes includes commemorative beer glass, programme and 2 beer tokens http://www.northleedscharitybeerfestival.co.uk

Friday 27-Saturday 28 April Beer & Music Festival at the Fulford Arms, 121 Fulford Rd, York YO10 4EX http://www.fulfordarms.co.uk

Friday 27-Saturday 28 April Inaugural Bramhope Beer Festival organised by Bramhope Round Table at West Park Leeds RUFC, The Sycamores, Bramhope, LS16 9JR open 12:00-22:00, last entry 21:00 admission £5 includes commemorative glass, programme and £2.50 worth of beer tickets, over 30 worldwide beers and ciders, hot and cold food, barbecue/hog roast, live music from the Runaway Truth, live Rugby Union games both days web page

Friday 27-Sunday 29 April Mini Spring Beer Festival at the Fox & Hounds, Bennett Lane, Hanging Heaton near Batley WF17 6DB , on the 202 bus route with 119, 120, 203 and 205 stopping at end of lane all beers at £2.75 a pint.  Opening times: Friday/Saturday 11:00-23:00 and Sun 12:00-23:00 pie & peas available from Jane's Kitchen

Friday 27-Sunday 29 April Annual Upstairs Downstairs Beer Festival, at the Kings Arms, Bolton Road, Silsden BD20 0JY Tel: 01535 653216 open from noon

Friday 27-Sunday 29 April Fernandes Mini Beer Festival featuring over twenty different beers brewed on site over the weekend, also 50p discount for CAMRA Members on  Fernandes beers and brewery viewing on the Saturday between 14:00 and 17:00 where there will also be a chance to meet the brewers, at Fernandes Brewery Tap and Bier Keller, The Old Malthouse, 5 Avison Yard, Wakefield WF1 1UA

Friday 27-Sunday 29 April Titanic Beer Festival at the Cricketers Arms, Cluntergate, Horbury WF4 5AG with themed beers from Box Steam, Dorset Brewery, Five Towns (Tyketanic of course!), Woodfordes, Titanic, Bank Top, Loddon, Cross Bay, Coastal Brewery and Arran

Friday 27-Sunday 29 April First Dove Syke Cider and Beer Festival at Dove Syke Farm, Eaves Hall Lane,West Bradford near Clitheroe BB7 3JG. Fri 18:00-22:00, Sat12:00-21:00, Sun.12:00-21:30, over 50 ciders and real ales, superb location in the heart of the Ribble Valley, Dove Syke Farm is the home of Ribble Valley Gold cider, a superb medium dry,still cider and also a cider with ginger which is said to be an excellent brew, local daytime Fri/Sat bus service from Accrington to West Bradford http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/environment/documents/transport/101.pdf

Sunday 29 April at the Bull & Fairhouse,60 George Street Wakefield WF1 1DL: Meet The Cropton brewer, music, frivolity and snacks from 15:00 onwards featuring four real ales from Cropton Brewery

Thursday 3-Saturday 5 May, Forever Bury Festival 2012 at Bury FC Social Club, Gigg Lane, Bury, BL9 9HU http://www.fb-beerfestivals.co.uk/

Thursday 3-Sunday 6 May Rat & Ratchet Mild & Cider Festival, 12 hand pumps for mild with 24 lined up over the week-end and 20 ciders and perries available at all times.

Friday 4-Saturday 5 May Twelfth Baildon Beer Festival at the Moravian Church Hall, Westgate, Baildon, admission £2, CAMRA Members free with card, 18 real ales, 2 real ciders

Friday 4-Sunday 6 May First Beer & Music Festival at the White Horse, 39 West Lane, Old Sharlston WF4 1EP, loads of parking, big field for camping, bands starting Friday tea time, also Sat & Sun all day, 14 real ales, food & hot drinks available all day, kids and dogs most welcome too  www.thewhitehorseoldsharlston.co.uk Bus 149/150 to Sharlston Church and walk down West Lane or 223/485/496 to West Lane bus stop on A638 between Crofton and Foulby map

Friday 4-Saturday 5 May University of Sheffield Student Union Beer Festival, around 50 real ales, free entry and open to all not just students, beers in Raynor Lounge, access via Interval Cafe Bar and Union Gardens. From University tram stop cross road on outbound side, turn right to roundabout, turn left, walk past Uni Arms pub then down ramp onto Union concourse, turn left and walk down side to Interval door.http://www.shef.ac.uk/union/subsite-event.php?contentID=16539&contentFolderID=709

Friday 4-Monday 7 May Dronfield Hill Top Sports & Social Club Beer Festival, around 14 real ales, free entry all times except Sat night, food available.
Bus 43 (Stagecoach, Sheffield-Chesterfield) to Hollins Spring Avenue and walk up hill to club on Longacre Road

Friday 4-Monday 7 May Second Annual Wall of Cider at the Rutland Arms, 86 Brown St Sheffield S1 2BS with 30 ciders and perrys on offer www.rutlandarmspeople.co.uk

Friday 4-Monday 7 May Second Drighlington Beer Festival at the Spotted Cow, Whitehall Road BD11 1LJ, with up to 60 real ales and 15 ciders on offer over the weekend http://www.drighlingtonbeerfestival.co.uk/ales.php buses 225, 254, 255, 425 and 427

Saturday 5 May Second Stillingfleet Beer Festival at the Stillingfleet Village Institute between York and Selby in partnership with Brown Cow Brewery, serving a selection of hand-pulled Yorkshire ales plus a cider and a perry, open 12:00 until barrels run dry, also wine and soft drinks, sandwiches and local pies, and during day a variety of live music, entry £5 inc. souvenir glass, programme and first drink. Proceeds towards funding improvements to Village Hall, Arriva bus 42 from York and Selby

Monday 7 May Ripon Cathedral Beer Festival in the cathedral grounds, entrance on the corner of High St Agnesgate, admission £2.50 inc a free prize draw ticket, children free, good food, live music, children's activities from 11:30-17:00 or until drunk dry www.supportriponcathedral.com

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