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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 John Phillips and 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.


Friday 4 March Beer Festival at the Rivelyn Hotel and Real Ale Bar (now owned by the proprietors of the Scarborough Brewery),1-4 Crown Crescent, Scarborough YO11 2BJ

Friday 11-Saturday 12 March Oatlands Fest 2016 supporting Oatlands Infants School, Hookstone Road, Harrogate HG2 8BT not far from Hornbeam Park Station open 19:00-23:00 both days, real ale, wine, food & music (map)www.oatlandsfest.org.uk

Friday 11-Sunday 27 March JD Wetherspoon Spring Real Ale Festival at your local 'Spoons https://www.jdwetherspoon.com/~/media/files/pdf-documents/events/festival-news-spring-2016.pdf

Wednesday 16-Saturday 19 March SIBA BeerX at Ice Sheffield http://www.beerx.org/festivalofbeer/index.asp

Wednesday 16-Sunday 20 March Spring Beer Festival at the Star Inn, Albert Street, Folly Hall with 50 real ales, entertainment Sat eve from Razorbach www.thestarinn.info

Thursday 17-Sunday 20 March (St Patrick's Weekend)The Nook Brewhouse's Emerald Ale Festival at the Nook Holmfirth with over 30 cellar conditioned, hand pulled real ales available over the weekend along with local ciders and perrys

Friday 18th-Saturday 19 March Denby Dale Beer Festival presented by Denby Dale Lions at  Denby Dale Pie Hall, 297 Wakefield Rd,  Denby Dale HD8 8RX, Fri 19:00-23:00 and Sat 13:00-22:30, Yorkshire Tiger buses 435/6 from Wakefield/Holmfirth

Friday 18-Sunday 20 March Beer Festival at Ossett Town Football Club, on Prospect Road, directly opposite Ossett Bus Station served by frequent Arriva 126/7 from Wakefield and Dewsbury also 117 from Leeds, open Fri 17:00-midnight, Sat & Sun 11:00-midnight, live music planned for all three days. kids funfair, Zorbs, Quads, Large Craft & Deli Market and, most importantly, 18 Real Ales, 6 Traditional Ciders, a World Beers Stall and a craft cider stall. CAMRA members should not forget their membership card to enjoy a special £10 for 4 x pints (in ⅓ pint tokens) rate during the entire festival. Normal Price £12 for 4 x pints. These bands will be performing live during the festival: Fri 18 The Brazen at 21:30, Sat 20 Round Window at 19:30 and Red Light Revival at 21:45,  and both Sat 19 and Sun 20 Tom Storey. Free entry with advance beer tokens from Kelly's Bar on the football ground and Hitch Newsagent on Dale Street.

Friday 18-Sunday 20 March Spring Beer Festival in the Beer Hall at Hawkshead Brewery, Mill Yard, Staveley, Cumbria LA8 9LR, over 50 beers from independent breweries plus wine, spirits, cider and soft drinks, food, music, no ticket necessary, Fri/Sat noon-23:00, Sun noon-20:00, dog & family friendly https://www.hawksheadbrewery.co.uk

Friday 18-Sunday 20 March Irwell Works Brewery presents its RNLI Beer Festival 2016 linked with Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival at Grants, Market Place, Ramsbottom with all real ales on handpump, real ciders, food available, live music, entry £1 (free with CAMRA card) open noon-midnight (Sun while beer lasts)

Saturday 19 March Bardsey Beer Festival in aid of Bardsey Village Hall, Woodacre Lane open noon-23:00

Thursday 24-Monday 28 March  "Beers From The Black Country" Beer Festival, at the Old Cock, 11-13 Crossgate, Otley LS21 1AA, five days with over 30 different real ales on 13 handpumps plus Black Country pork pies

Friday 8-Saturday 9 April 2016 Rothwell Beer Festival at the Parish Church Rooms, organised by Rothwell Lions with Rothwell Parish Church: comprehensive information  will be at http://www.rothwellbeerfestival.co.uk/     bus 444 from Wakefield or Leeds

Friday 8-Sunday 10 April North Leeds Charity Beer Festival presented by the Rotary Club of Roundhay at at North Leeds Cricket Club, The Homestead, Old Park Road, Leeds LS8 1JX, entry £2 - free for CAMRA or SPBW (show your card) Tykes versus Taffies with 18 casks of real ale from Leeds challenging 18 casks of real ale from the Principality, plus locally produced cider, food all day £5 pack includes souvenir glass and 2 tokens, Fri 18:00-23:00, Sat noon-23:00, Sun noon-18:00 www.northleedscharitybeerfestival.co.uk

Friday 29-Saturday 30 April Yorkshire Heart Brewery's Real Ale Wine & Cider Festival at Nun Monkton, Friday real ales, wines & cider, with hot supper plus live music Ticket Price: £15.00 per person (must be booked in advance) inc entry, festival glass, programme, hot supper and first two pints, Saturday main event, festival tickets £5.00 in advance or £7.50 on the day, barbecue, live music, price includes entry, festival glass, programme

Friday 29 April-Sunday 1 May Gateshead RFC's Gateshead Beer Festival, Eastwood Gardens, Low Fell, Gateshead, NE9 5UB  http://www.gatesheadbeerfestival.co.uk/

Saturday 30 April-Sunday 1 May Lotherton Hall Food & Drink Festival, Lotherton Hall, Aberford LS25 3EB

Saturday 28 May Seventh Wetherby Beer Festival presented by Wetherby Lions in the St James' Church Meeting Rooms, in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Saturday 28-Monday 30 May, new for 2016, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway ‘Ale Trail’ visit Real Ale festival sites at every station along the railway

Friday 10-Sunday 19 June 2016 Manchester Beer Week

Saturday 11-Sunday 12 June York Food & Drink Festival's Taster Festival

Saturday 18-Sunday 19 June Dales Festival of Food & Drink on Leyburn Market Square including Dales Beer and Yorkshire Cider Festival with over 30 draught beers from Daleside as well as Yorkshire Dales, Wensleydale, Wharfedale, Pennine, Rudgate, Darwin, Hambleton, Roosters, Wold Top and Rat Brewery and Yorkshire made ciders www.dalesfestivaloffood.org

Friday 20-Saturday 21 May KSC (Knights of St Columba)110 Club, Yorkshire Street Burnley, Beer Festival over Cup Final weekend with about 16 beers, more info from the club on 01282-422571 or go to https://www.facebook.com/Ksc110Club (t.b.c.)

Thursday 16-Saturday 18 June Tynedale Rugby Club's Tynedale Beer & Cider Festival, Tynedale Park, Corbridge, NE45 5AY http://www.tynedalebeerfestival.org.uk/

Friday 8-Sunday 10 July Wetherby Food (and Drink, so we hear) Festival

Friday 21-Sunday 23 July Summer Beer Festival in the Beer Hall at Hawkshead Brewery, Mill Yard, Staveley, Cumbria LA8 9LR, over 50 beers from independent breweries plus wine, spirits, cider and soft drinks, food, music, no ticket necessary, extra marquee with bar in the brewery yard, Fri/Sat noon-23:00, Sun noon-20:00, dog & family friendly https://www.hawksheadbrewery.co.uk

Saturday 27-Monday 29 August Bank Holiday Beer Festival at Malone's Bar (formerly Frog & Moose) 62 Wakefield Road, Ackworth WF7 7AA (t.b.c.)

Friday 23 September-Sunday 2 October York Food & Drink Festival's Main Festival

Some of these 2015 festivals may occur again at the same time of year:

Friday 6-Sunday 8 March Hawkshead Brewery Spring Beer Festival at Hawkshead Brewery, Mill Yard, Staveley, Cumbria LA89LR with food all day, live music, great beer, good craic and no tickets https://www.hawksheadbrewery.co.uk/the-beer-hall/beer-festivals.aspx  Stagecoach Bus

Thursday 12th March to Saturday 14th March  Harrogate Round Table Charity Beer Festival at the Crown Hotel, Crown Place, Harrogate, HG1 2RZ £15 entry includes eight ½ pints, glass and programme. All beers priced at £2.50 per pint

Wednesday 18-Sunday 22 March Spring Beer Festival at the Star Inn, 7 Albert Street, Folly Hall, Huddersfield HD around 45 beers from near and far, open Wed/Thu from 17:00, Fri/Sat/Sun from noon beerlist

Friday 20-Saturday 21 March Festival of Beer at BeerX UK 2015 at Ice Sheffield, Coleridge Road S9 5DA on Attercliffe Common (5 stops from Meadowhall on Supertram) with over 250 award-winning beers on a stunning 30metre-long bar, Fri 14:00-23:00, Sat noon-23:00

Friday 20-Saturday 21 March Beertown at Malton led by Brass Castle and Bad Seed Breweries in the Milton Rooms, Market Place. Malton held its first Craft Beer Festival in 2014 to mark the craft beer revival, with the two micros Brass Castle now brewing their real ales in town. It returns in 2015 with more beers (25+ from across the UK), street food and music: info at  http://beertownmalton.co.uk Coastliner bus 840/3 from Leeds and York £5 entry including £2 glass deposit, NB preview night Thursday with free entry Tickets available shortly from The Milton Rooms, the Brass Castle Bottle Shop and online through www.brasscastle.co.uk and www.beertownmalton.co.uk  

Friday 20-Saturday 21 March Oatlands Fest at Oatlands Community Infants School, Hookstone Road, Harrogate, HG2 8BT, 19:00-23:00 both days, real ale, wine, food & music www.oatlandsfest.org.uk  (map)

Saturday 21 March Bardsey Beer Festival 2015 from 12 noon at Bardsey Village Hall, Woodacre Lane, West Yorkshire LS17 9DG, beers from Yorkshire and other regions of the UK, entry £5 includes commemorative glass, programme and drinks tokens, all proceeds in aid of Bardsey Village Hall Fund  web page buses X98/99

Friday 13-Sunday 29 March J D Wetherspoon Real Ale Festival including beers brewed here by great brewers from around the World, at your local 'Spoons www.jdwrealale.co.uk

Thursday 26-Sunday 29 March General Alection Beer Festival at The Nook, Holmfirth

Friday 27-Sunday 29 March All-Elland Festival at The Junction, Carlton Street, Castleford WF10 1EE with 8 Elland beers

Friday 27-Sunday 29 March Fourth Annual North Leeds Charity Beer Festival, in association with the Rotary Club of Roundhay at a new location, North Leeds Cricket Club, The Homestead, Old Park Road, Roundhay LS8 1JX, Fri 18:00-23:00, Sat noon-23:00, Sun noon-18:00, entry £2 (free for CAMRA and SPBW members on production of a valid membership card) Festival Pack - £5 includes commemorative beer glass, programme and 2 tokens, North vs South - 18 Leeds beers vs 18 from London www.northleedscharitybeerfestival.co.uk from Leeds City Centre buses 12, 13 and 13A all go via Roundhay Road

Friday 27-Sunday 29 March RNLI Beer Festival 2015 (incorporating Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival) presented by Irwell Works Brewery at Ramsbottom Civic Hall, 35+ real ales on handpump, food, live music, entry £2.50 (£2 with CAMRA card) open noon-midnight Fri/Sat, noon-17:00 Sun 

Friday 27-Sunday 29 March Beer Festival at the Brothers Arms (was Ye Olde Shakespeare Inn), Well Street, Heeley, Sheffield S8 9TZ 60 local ales, buses10/10A/20/20A/25/25A/43/44/53/X17 to Heeley Bridge

Thursday 2-Sunday 6 April Easter Bank Holiday Beer and Cider Festival at the The Old Hall Hotel, Market Place, Hope, Hope Valley, Derbyshire S33 6RH, Beer Festival Theme - "Rhythm And Booz" with 50 real ales and ciders, 2 live music sets every day, barbecue and hog roast, Irish band, folk music, live blues, jam sessions, morris dancing and much much more

Thursday 2-Monday 6 April Champion Beers of Britain Beer Festival at the Old Cock, 11/13 Crossgate, Otley

Good Friday 3-Easter Saturday 4 April Woodfest, the biggest selection of wood casked ales in the country, opening from 11:00 (an hour earlier than normally) at The Junction, Carlton Street, Castleford WF10 1EE with 40 beers in the wood from 10 brewers, many of the beers having been deliberately left in the wood for many months: if you want to find out what our forefathers drank and why this beer tastes so different, this is the place to come. When the festival beers run out you can still be sure there will be beers from the wood.

Good Friday 3-Easter Sunday 5 April Emley's Real Ale Festival, ten hand pulled real ales...along with real cider, wine, soft drinks, food and nibbles, free entry (open from 13:00 each day) and only £2.50 a pint, all money raised going directly to Emley Brass Band, Free Entry! location Emley Bandroom, 9 Beaumont Street, Emley HD8 9RN Tel 07738 536165 Web www.emleybrassband.co.uk   bus 232 from Wakefield and Huddersfield Twitter: @EmleyAleFest   Facebook: Emley Real Ale Festival

Friday 3-Sunday 5 April Morley Beer Festival presented by Morley Cricket Club, Scatcherd Lane, Morley LS27 0JJ Fri 13:00-23:00, Sat 12:00-19:00, 19:00-late, Sun noon-17:00

Friday 10-Saturday 11 April 2015 Rothwell Beer Festival at the Parish Church Rooms, organised by Rothwell Lions with Rothwell Parish Church: comprehensive information at http://www.rothwellbeerfestival.co.uk/     bus 444 from Wakefield or Leeds

Saturday 11 April Mini Beer Festival at the Golden Fleece, 1 Bradshaw Lane, Bradshaw, Halifax HX2 9UZ, open from noon, 25 beers from Bristol, Saltaire, Naylors, Derventio, Great Heck, Half Moon, Revolutions, Oates and Wychwood, including Imperial IPA(9.5) and Imperial Stout(8.9) from Saltaire

Friday 17-Sunday19 April Eighth St George's Day Beer Festival at the George & Dragon, Main Street, West Haddlesey YO8 8QA, starts Friday 17:00 , Saturday starts 14:00, food until 21:00 and live music eves http://www.thegandd.co.uk/ Fri from 17:00, Sat from 14:00-17:00 Saturday daytime bus 150 from Selby or Wakefield & Pontefract to Chapel Haddlesey then 12 mins walk (dates correct, other details based on last year's listing)

Thursday 23-Sunday 26 April First Beer Festival at Mr Foley's, 159 The Headrow Leeds LS1 5RG (opposite Leeds Town Hall) with 36+ unusual cask ales plus ciders and keg craft beers

Thursday 23 April-Sunday 10 May Nicholsons Spring Ale Festival at these Leeds pubs: Victoria Hotel, Great George Street LS1 3DL behind Town Hall, Scarbrough Hotel, Bishopgate Street LS1 5DL down steps and across road from the station and The Palace, Kirkgate LS2 7DJ next to Leeds Minster, and these York Pubs: Harkers, 1 St. Helens Square, York, YO1 8QN,  The Punch Bowl 7 Stonegate, York, YO1 8AN, The Old White Swan, 80 Goodramgate, York, YO1 7LF, The Cross Keys, 34 Goodramgate, York, YO1 7LF,

Friday 24-Saturday 25 April St George's Beer Festival presented by Hamelsworde Brewery, returning to the fantastic Octagon of The Springs, Southmoor Road, Hemsworth WF9 4LX and offering a selection of 12+ beers with a traditional English theme, also ciders, wine, food and live music. Entry £2, Fri 16:00-23:00, Sat noon-23:00 buses (mostly to bus station which is 5 mins walk away) 223, and 496 from Wakefield, South Elmsall and Doncaster and 28/X28/48 from Pontefract and/or Barnsley

Friday 1-Saturday 2 May Fourteenth Baildon Beer Festival in the Moravian Church Hall, Browgate, Baildon BD17 6BP, Fri 16:00-23:00, Sat noon-23:00, admission £2 inc programme, CAMRA/SPBW Members free, snacks, buses 625, 656/8/9

Friday 1-Saturday 2 May Philadelphia Beer and Blues Festival  at CADS (Cultural Arts Development Space) Snow Lane, Shalesmoor, couple of mins walk from the Kelham Island Tavern or 5 mins walk from Shalesmoor tram stop, locally sourced real ales named on a blues theme plus ciders, wine, cans, barbecue, vegetarian food, artwork and cards, with pass-outs available to enjoy fringe musicians at pubs in the vicinity, open 15:00 each day, £6 admission

Friday 1-Sunday 3 May Harefest Real Ale & Music Festival at Harefield Hall, Pateley Bridge HG3 5QE

Friday 1-Sunday 3 May Yorkshire Beer Festival at the Black Bull, 3 Commercial Street, Rothwell LS26 0AX featuring beers from across Yorkshire

Friday 1-Sunday 3 May Town Hall Beer and Cider Festival, Hebden Bridge (Fri night trade and CAMRA members only then open to the public on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 May with pies and peas in the café and a barbecue in the riverside courtyard if the weather is up to it) free entry, beer from Little Valley Brewery, Bridestones and Slightly Foxed plus cider and perry supplied by the Real Cider Co, coinciding with the Tour de Yorkshire passing through on the Sunday

Friday 1-Sunday 3 May University of Sheffield Student Union Beer & Cider Festival with 80+ real ales, ciders, German beer and gin! Open to the public and free entry to all. German theme Friday night, Sheffield theme Saturday including pies with Hendersons Relish and Sunday is Pig & Cider day.

Friday 1-Monday 4 May Second Yankeefest American Beer Festival at the Cricketers Arms, Cluntergate, Horbury WF4 5AG with 20+ real ales and 6 draft American beers, American bottled beers, lagers and stouts, selection of fine Bourbons, live music 19:00 Sun,17:00 Mon, American snacks from the Road Hog Diner, festival open from noon daily, buses 126/7, 231/2

Friday 1-Monday 4 May Annual Beer Festival at Hill Top Sports & Social Club, Longacre Road, Dronfield Hill Top S18 1UQ open Fri from 15:00, Sat, Sun & Mon from noon, buses 43/43A stop nearby. Festival continues Monday 4 May with a table top sale http://www.hilltopclub.co.uk/

Saturday 2 May Yorkshire Heart Beer & Music Festival, Nun Monkton YO26 8EL, three mile walk from Hammerton Railway Station (trains from Harrogate or York) web page

Saturday 2-Monday 4 May Dales Festival of Food and Drink held on the showground at Leyburn in the heart of the Wensleydale: in the Real Ale and Cider Festival, Daleside Brewery are launching “ King o ’t’ Dale Ale” aiming for the style and flavour of ale from the times when the young Richard III spent his early life in the Dales around his home at Middleham Castle, Wensleydale, one of over 40 beers offering different styles, tastes, colour and strengths including Daleside's first Lager which will be available along with at least 8 different Yorkshire-made ciders. Tickets can be purchased on the day at the festival site ticket office or from April in advance at the Tourist Information Point at Dales Haven Guest House in Leyburn 01969 622317

Sunday 3 May Cider Press Mayday Celebration at Pure North Cider Press, Deanhouse, Netherthong, Holmfirth HD9 3TD

Saturday 3-Sunday 3 May Annual Beer Festival at  Lees Hall Golf Club Hemsworth Road, Norton, Sheffield S8 8LL free admission, entertainment http://www.leeshallgolfclub.co.uk/  buses 20/20A

Friday 8-Saturday 9 May Bridlington Real Ale Festival at the Spa Pavilion, South Marine Drive, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire YO15 3JH Fri 18:00-23:00, Sat noon-23:00 tickets £5 in advance or £6 on door http://www.bridlington.realalefestivals.co.uk/tickets/session.html

Thursday 14-Saturday 16 May Barrow Hill Roundhouse Rail Ale Festival (Thu from 18:00, Fri/Sat from noon) over 250 real ales plus ciders, perrys, world beers, train rides, live music and food http://www.railalefestival.com/

Fri 15-Sat 16 May Trans Pennine Charity Beer Festival presented by Five Towns Brewery at the Red Shed (Wakefield Labour Club) Vicarage Street, Wakefield WF1 1QX

Fri 15-Sat 16 May Fourth York Charity Beer Festival presented by York Round Table and hosted by York Brewery, 12 Toft Green YO1 6JT, over 20 award winning championship real ales, perries and ciders Fri 17:00-23:00, Sat noon-23:00, £6 entry includes 2 drinks

Friday 15-Sunday 17 May Beer & Cider Festival at the Yorkshire Bridge Inn, Ashopton Road, Bamford near Ladybower Reservoir, coinciding with Dambusters commemorations, free entry with around ten beers and three ciders as well as a spit roast, live music Saturday

Friday 15-Sunday 17 May LS6 Beer Festival at Left Bank Leeds, Cardigan Road (opposite Milfords), Leeds LS6 1LJ with 40 beers and ciders, 12 DJs, 10 bands, street food. Tickets start at £7+BF and include souvenir glass, a drink and programme  www.ls6beerfestival.com

Saturday 16 May Tockwith Beer Festival noon-23:00 on Tockwith Sports Field YO26 7PX: usually has live music and 40+ real ales as well as ciders and Pims, noon-23:00 website

Saturday 16 May Fifth Stillingfleet Beer and Music Festival at Stillingfleet Village Institute, York Road, Stillingfleet YO19 6SJ, a dozen or so hand-pulled Yorkshire ales plus ciders and a perry, open 12 noon until the barrels run dry, also wine, soft drinks etc., plus festival grub including the ever-popular Mounfields pork pies and a great line-up of music acts in the “big top” during the afternoon. 42 Arriva bus service between York and Selby, and the 42-2 Utopia bus service between York and South Milford – buses stop right outside and the 42-2 offers a day return from Pontefract which would give you a good afternoon at Stillingfleet, the journey taking just over an hour).

Thursday 21-Sunday 24 May Fernandes Beer Festival at Fernandes BreweryTap, 5 Avison Yard, Wakefield WF1 1UA, a full weekend of new and exciting Fernandes beers which continue the tradition of naming beers after locations around the city centre.

Thursday 21-Monday 25 May Fourth Beer & Cider Festival at Strawberry Gardens, Poulton Road, Fleetwood FY7 6TF, 50+ real ales, real ciders, continental beers, food, live entertainment www.strawberrygardensfleetwood.co.uk 

Mid-May t.b.c. (no news yet)  a baby version of Cropton Beer Festival (only 60 beers and real ales!) in May, known as the Great Yorkshire Brewery Beer Festival

Friday 22-Saturday 23 May Seventh Kirkburton Beer Festival organised by Kirkburton Uniformed Groups at group HQ situated off Hallas Lane, Kirkburton. 28 beers will be available throughout the event from a variety of breweries also have 4 ciders (and wine) plus soft drinks. Opening times are 16:00-23:00 Fri  with pie & peas plus quiz, 11:00-23:00 Sat with barbecue 14:00-17:30. Saturday also has a Village Fête 14:00-17:30- fun for all the family inc. live music, a number of new beers will be making an appearance. Buses from Huddersfield stop at bottom of Hallas Road (80 & 82), at the bottom of Turnshaw Road (80, 81, 82 & 83) or on Penistone Road (80, 81, 82, 83, 84). Festivalgoers from Wakefield may pick up a bus at Waterloo festival website

Friday 22-Monday 25 May Summer Beer Festival over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend at the Fox & Goose Co-operative pub, 7 Heptonstall Road, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6AZ, over 30 real ales, featuring a special mild brewed for the Fox & Goose by Norland served from the wood, plus cider and soft drinks, open daily from noon 

Friday 22-Tuesday 26 May

Spring Bank Holiday Beer Festival
at the The Old Hall Hotel, Market Place, Hope, Hope Valley, Derbyshire S33 6RH, Beer Festival Theme - "Summer Party Beer Festival" with 50 real ales and ciders, 2 live music sets every day, barbecue and hog roast, Irish band, folk music, live blues, jam sessions, morris dancing and much much more

Saturday 23-Sunday 24 May Malton Food Lovers Festival: not to be missed and now firmly on the foodies' calendar, showcasing Yorkshire's fabulous bounty and speciality food from further afield. 150 food stalls and street food, mixed in with passionate local and celebrity chefs, cookery demos, tutored tastings, festival bar run by Brass Castle Brewery, live music and more. Coastliner bus 840/3 from Leeds and York  festival website

Thursday 28-Sunday 31 May Navigation Beer Festival, at the Navigation Tavern,6 Station Road, Mirfield WF14 8NL 3 minutes from Mirfield Station, around 40 beers all cellar-cooled and handpulled into fresh glasses; expected theme is beers from the East of England

Thursday 28-Saturday 30 May Beer Festival at the Three Pigeons, 1 Sun Fold, Halifax HX1 2LX, featuring many brand new breweries plus Ossett Treacle Stout from the wood, incorporating the 40th Anniversary of Halifax CAMRA on Saturday 30 May

Friday 29-Sunday 31 May Second Ossett Beercart Festival at Ossett Town Hall, lots of beer and bells with Wakefield Morris and others dancing, main event Saturday with 100+ morris dancers pulling a beercart uphill from Ossett Brewery to the Town Hall and a Yorkshire Food & Craft Market outside on the Market Place

Saturday 30 May Sixth Wetherby Beer Festival presented by Wetherby Lions at the St James' Church Meeting Rooms, Church Street, Wetherby, more detail on the beer www.wetherbylions.com. The Lions' motto is 'We Serve' - but on 30 May, Wetherby Lions will be 'Serving Beer'.

Saturday 30 May Eccup Beer Festival 2015 at Lineham Farm, Swan Lane, Eccup LS16 8AZ open 14:00 'til late, £5 per person with limited edition pint glass, selection of quality beers brewed locally, live music throughout the night and food available: overnight camping on Saturday night- £5 per pitch, full English breakfast available Sunday morning

Thursday 4-Saturday 6 June Third St Edward's Church Real Ale and Cider Festival, Racecommon Road, Kingstone, Barnsley S free admission Thu 17:00-23:00, Fri/Sat noon-22:30, around 20 cask ales, cider and perry in the beer marquee, buses 23, 24, 43, 44

Friday 5-Sunday 7 June Bizarre Beer Fest at The Sportsman, 1 St Johns Road, Huddersfield HD1 5AY featuring over 50 weird and wonderful beers in cask, keg or bottle, open Fri/Sat 11:00-midnight, Sun noon-23:00

Friday 5-Saturday 6 June Fifth Collingham Real Ale Festival in aid of Prader-Willi Syndrome Association at the Memorial Hall, Main Street, Collingham, Wetherby LS22 5AS, around 25 real ales, food, live music. Fri eve ticketed event see website http://www.collinghamrealalefestival.co.uk/ Sat entry £5 includes festival glass, programme and first drink, live Border Morris Dancing, hog roast and salt beef sandwiches. Half price entry on the Saturday on production of CAMRA card. Ticket info via Facebook.com/CollinghamRealAleFestival or twitter @collrealbeer daytime bus 923  bus X98/9

Saturday 6 June Three Valleys Beer Festival in and around Dronfield, free bus service serving the railway stations at Dronfield and Dore & Totley and these venues: Barlow Brewery at Barlow, Castle Inn at Bradway, Coach & Horses at Dronfield, Dronfield Arms at Dronfield, Green Dragon at Dronfield, Hyde Park Inn at Dronfield Hill Top, Jolly Farmer at Dronfield Woodhouse, Manor House Hotel at Dronfield, Miners Arms at Dronfield Woodhouse, Miners Arms at Hundall, Royal Oak at Coal Aston, Shepley Spitfire at Totley Rise, Talbot Arms at Dronfield Woodhouse, Three Tuns at Dronfield Hallowes, Tickled Trout at Barlow, Travellers Rest at Apperknowle, Victoria at Dronfield and White Swan at Dronfield festival web page

Thursday 11-Saturday 13 June Tynedale Beer Festival at Tynedale Rugby Club, Tynedale Park, Station Road, Corbridge, NE45 5AY. Travel by bus 685 Carlisle-Newcastle, about hourly in each direction, stops at the roundabout on the south side of the river, and bus 10 Hexham-Newcastle, about every 20 minutes in each direction, stops close to the end of Station Road, or train: there is a good service between Newcastle and Carlisle stopping at Corbridge. The station is right outside the rugby ground.

Friday 12-Sunday 16 June Music and Real Ale Festival at the Bay Horse Inn, Uppertown, Oxenhope BD22 9LN with real ales and ciders, morris dancing, barbecue and breakfasts all weekend, camping, toilets, showers, free entry, live music from the John Palmer Acoustic Band, The Durbervilles (whom you may know from the Folk & Roots Show on Radio Leeds), Joe and Annie Drury, Jez Quayle Skiffle, Catfish Skittle, Haworth Ukelele Group and many more, tel:01535 642921 bus 500 or Worth Valley Railway

Monday 15 June Beer Day Britain: Britain's Annual National Beer Day at locations across the nation, also the date that Magna Carta was sealed in 1215 and in 2015 it will be the 800th anniversary with national and international celebrations. Article 35 of the great charter stated: ˜Let there be throughout our kingdom a single measure for wine and a single measure for ale and a single measure for corn, namely "The London Quarter" see http://www.beerdaybritain.co.uk/

Friday 19-Saturday 20 June 2015 Sitlington and Netherton Round Table's Wakefield Festival of Beer 2015 at Unity Hall/Unity Works, Westgate, Wakefield, around 80 beers and ciders with a "London and Local" theme accompanied by cracking live bands and artisanal street food

Friday 19-Saturday 20 June Poppleton Beer Festival at Poppleton Junior Football Club, Millfield Lane, Nether Poppleton York,YO26 6NY with 50+ beautifully conditioned ales, a dozen ciders, lots of great local bands, and great pies, tickets £6 inc 2 beer tokens, commemorative glass and programme (CAMRA members pay just £3!) http://www.poppletonjfc.btck.co.uk/2015BeerFestival

Friday 19-Sunday 21 June Annual Beer Festival at the Jemmy Hirst 26 Riverside, Rawcliffe, East Riding of Yorkshire DN14 8RN Fri from 17:00, Sat & Sun from noon, food will be sandwiches early-on with barbecue later, suggested travel from our area is Stagecoach X62 from Leeds or Glasshoughton to grammar school playing fields on edge of Goole then Arriva 401 to Rawcliffe. Return is either by walking up from Rawcliffe to Rawcliffe Station for around 19:00 on the Ghost Train or bussing from Rawcliffe at 18:35 on Arriva 400 to Snaith, picking up the train there. There is also an X62 back from Airmyn Road, Goole at 18:03 which would be of benefit to concessionary pass holders.

Friday 19-Sunday 21 June Beverley Folk Festival at Beverley Racecourse, camping and accommodation info http://www.beverleyfestival.com/  real ale and food info

Friday 26-Saturday 27 June Third Airedale Beer Festival staged in the grounds of the Airedale Heifer, Bradford Road, Sandbeds, Keighley BD20 5LY open from noon each day buses 662, 760

Friday 26-Saturday 27 June  The CornShed Festival at Saxhow Park Farm, Hutton Rudby, Yarm, North Yorkshire TS15 0ER www.thecornshed.co.uk

Friday 26-Sunday 28 June Beer Festival at the Wheatsheaf, Main Road, Burn near Selby YO8 8LJ facebook open from noon  daytime buses 150, daytime/mid-evening 405/X45, Sun 405/7/X45X45

Friday 26-Sunday 28 June Dentdale Music & Beer Festival 26th-28th June 2015: in addition to normal local buses the festival bus will pick up/drop off festivalgoers from/for most trains at Dent Station and drop them in the centre of Dent within a minute or two of the campsites and pubs etc http://www.dentmusicandbeer.com/ales

Friday 26-Sunday 28 June 1940s Beerfest at Stalybridge Station Buffet Bar, Platform 4, Rassbottom Street, Stalybridge SK15 2RF open noon 'til close, British and American craft beers from cask, keg and bottle, 1940s style live music and dress (feel free to dress in period!)

Saturday 27 June Sixth Clifford Champion Beer Festival at Clifford Village Hall, Albion Street, Clifford LS23 6HY, £5 entry includes souvenir Clifford Champion Beer Festival glass, programme and first drink! Children welcome under parental supervision. buses 173/4, buses 770/771

Thursday 2-Sunday 5 July Summer Beer Festival at Suddabys, Wheelgate, Malton YO17 7HP Coastliner Bus 840 from Leeds/York/Scarborough

Friday 3-Saturday 4 July Scouts Beer Festival at the Scout HQ Newmillerdam, opening Friday 18:00-23:00 and Saturday noon-23:00, over 20 beers + food, limited evening bus service 59 but route of 110 is a walk, see Wakefield Area Bus Map.

Friday 3-Sunday 5 July 2015 Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival where local, award winning Wold Top beers will be on tap, brewed just a few miles away and delivered by brewer and jazz fan Tom Mellor, who then picks up his guitar to play in the Hall. http://www.burtonagnes.com/Jazz_Festival.html

Friday 3-Sunday 5 July Staxtonbury VII a fun family music festival with local cask beers plus cider and Pimms, "Stackers" at Manor Farm, Staxton near Scarborough YO12 4SH http://www.staxtonbury.com

Saturday 4 July Second Annual Fulford Beer Festival at Fulford Sports Pavilion, Fulford Parish Field, off Fulfordgate YO10 4LY presented by Fulford FC and Fulford Community Club with live music from local bands, 18 real ales, craft lagers and ciders from local producers, barbecue, tickets £5 in advance (from Saddle Inn, Fulford or Just Gents Hairdressers on Broadway) or £6 on the day including entrance, glass, programme and first half-pint http://www.fulfordbeerfestival.org.uk

Friday 10-Sunday 12 July  Mirfield Round Table's Third Beer Festival at Mirfield Cricket Club, Memorial Park, Huddersfield Road, Mirfield, WF14 9NE, 4 ciders and 18+ real ales, including Partners "Champion, Golcar Mild, Robinson's Trooper, Titanic Brewery Plum Porter and Fernandes' award winning "Black Voodoo" and last but not least their very own Round Table Pale Ale, brewed by White Rose Brewery especially for the event! www.mirfieldbeerfestival.co.uk

Saturday 11 July-Saturday 8 August York Brewery's Annual Cider Fest for 4 weeks at 3 York pubs: Yorkshire Terrier, The Three Legged Mare and The Last Drop http://www.york-brewery.co.uk/Pubs

Thursday 16-Sunday 19 July Hawkshead Brewery Summer Beer Festival at Hawkshead Brewery, Mill Yard, Staveley, Cumbria LA89LR with food all day, live music, great beer, good craic and no tickets https://www.hawksheadbrewery.co.uk/the-beer-hall/beer-festivals.aspx Stagecoach Bus

Friday 17 July Red Shirt Night and Beer Festival at Pontefract Racecourse, gates open 16:30, first race 18:30, beers from Pennine, Ossett and Revolutions Brewing as well as Bier Huis, also pilsners and ciders racecourse website

Friday 17-Sunday 19 July Thurstyfest VII at the Rose & Crown, Thurstonland HD4 6XU, 50 beers, cider bar, barbecue, live bands 341 bus from Huddersfield

Friday 24-Sunday 26 July Twenty Fifth Anniversary Summer Beer Festival at Springhead Brewery, Main Street, Laneham, Retford, Nottinghamshire DN22 0NA, Fri 19:00-midnight, Sat noon-midnight, Sun noon-late

Friday 24-Sunday 26 July (t.b.c.)  Seventeenth Scarborough Seafest Maritime Festival on South Bay: Seafood lovers descend on the mini-food festival held as part of Scarborough's maritime heritage celebrations. Sample the food stalls and enjoy free seafood cookery demos in the Seafest Food Theatre with leading Yorkshire chefs, plus the Great Yorkshire Brewery from Cropton hosts a real ale and beer festival with over 40 local real ales, beers and ciders.

Friday 24-Sunday 26 July Fifth Annual Beer Festival at the Little Bull, 72 New Road, Middlestown WF4 4NR (by the traffic lights) open from noon, live music all weekend www.thelittlebull.co.uk  facebook

Friday 24-Sunday 26 July Beer Festival at the Junction, Baildon, just a hop and a skip from Shipley Station 50+ beers, food available open from noon

Saturday 25-Sunday 26 July Hall Bower Beer Festival at Hall Bower Athletic Club, Hall Bower, Newsome, Huddersfield HD4 6RR open noon-23:00 each day, barbecue, live music

Thursday 30 July-Sunday 2 August Whitby & District Lions 2015 Beer Festival in the same venue as last year The Whitby Mission & Seafarers Centre, Haggersgate, Whitby, YO21 3PP with over 30 local or regional microbrewery, authentic, real ales and a variety of traditional real cider and perry on offer, also be some locally sourced food available to complement your drinks All money raised goes to local charities and good causes Festival Facebook Page

Friday 31 July-Sunday 2 August Annual Beer Festival at the Brewers Pride, Low Mill Road, Healey, Ossett WF5 8ND featuring 40 Yorkshire beers rare local buses (or walk either down from Dimplewell Lodge 117 or (for trainspotters) across the fields from Horbury Bridge 231/2  pub website http://www.brewers-pride.co.uk/

Friday 14-Sunday 16 August Knaresborough Lions' Beer Festival, part of Knaresborough' Festival of Entertainment and Visual Arts (feva) at Knaresborough House on the High Street, HG5 0HW, Fri 19:00-23:00, Sat noon-23:00, Sun noon-17:00, around 17 beers. ciders, wine and soft drinks, near railway station http://www.wymetro.com/TrainTravel/traintimetables/harrogateline/

Saturday 15 August Fourth Garforth Beer Festival at the Miners' Institute, Main Street, Garforth buses from Castleford, from Wakefield, from Leeds, from Selby

Friday 21-Sunday 23 August for Local Beer Festival 2015 at The Shepherds Rest, 125 Bolton Brow, Sowerby Bridge HX6 2BD (uphill from town centre)  with 12 from a range of  beers from local breweries and 6 from 11 real ciders/perrys inc fruit cider/perry, Sat eve acoustic act, Bad Asteroids plus variety of barbecue food.

Friday 21-Sunday 23 August Beer Festival at The Fleece, 100 Fartown, Pudsey LS28 8LU in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance www.fleecefartown.co.uk

Friday 21-Tuesday 25 August

August Bank Holiday Beer Festival
at the The Old Hall Hotel, Market Place, Hope, Hope Valley, Derbyshire S33 6RH, Beer Festival Theme - "August Fest" with 50 real ales and ciders, 2 live music sets every day, barbecue and hog roast, Irish band, folk music, live blues, jam sessions, morris dancing and much much more (Please confirm dates before a visit as festival may be at actual Bank Holiday a week later rather than provisional date given here)

Friday 28-Sunday 30 August Annual Summer Beer Festival at The Nook, Holmfirth

Saturday 29-Saturday 30 August  Grosmont Bands & Beer Festival organised by members of Grosmont Crossing Club in the pews and aisles of St Matthew's Church, Grosmont YO22 5QE with around 10 real ales, raising money for the church website

Saturday 29-Sunday 30 August the Baytown Beer Festival at the Victoria Hotel, up at the top on Station Road, Robin Hood's Bay YO22 4RL in conjunction with local company Baytown Beers, the festival will showcase all Baytown’s beers together with a wide range of real ales from in and around the North York Moors National Park as part of a fun bank holiday weekend for all the family and will include music, local crafts and local produce.  www.baytownrhb.com

Saturday 29 August Hartlepool Rugby Football Club Beer Fest at Hartlepool Rugby Football Club, Mayfield Park, Easington Road - HRFC Hootenanny & Beer Festival, noon-midnight, £5 entry includes souvenir glass and first pint

Saturday 29-Monday 21 August Bank Holiday Cider and Beer Festival at the Robin Hood, Pontefract, open Sat noon-midnight Sun & Mon noon-23:00urday 12 -12, Sunday and Monday with barbecue on the Monday, approx 20 ciders, a selection of cider, perry and fruit ciders, beers from Dave t.b.a.

Sunday 30 August Beverley Racecourse presents A Sunday Hop, their bank holiday family raceday with live music and a beer festival - a great day out for all the family.

Friday 4-Saturday 6 September Westival in Dewsbury, more than a beer festival at the West Riding Licensed Refreshment Rooms, Dewsbury Railway Station, Wellington Road, Dewsbury WF13 1NF, Fri from 18:00, Sat & Sun from noon, three days of beer and live music, American Road Hog Diner, wood-fired pizza oven www.beerhouses.co.uk

Friday 4-Sunday 7 September Fourth Leeds International Beer Festival, an annual four day festival in the heart of Leeds celebrating and promoting craft beer brewed in the UK and overseas - as well as hundreds of beers and ciders, the festival also includes a street food market, live music across two stages and all sorts of lovely beer related things website

Friday 11-Saturday 12 September Saltaire Beer Festival at the brewery on Dockfield Road, Shipley with 40 different cask ales, cider and perry, food including hog roast, Hammonds Saltaire Band, Friday 14:00-22:00 tickets online www.saltairebrewery.co.uk , from the brewery or phone 01274 594959 with limited number on gate, no tickets needed for Saturday noon-22:00, £5 admission includes programme and souvenir glass

Friday 11-Sunday 13th September The New Inn Roberttown Beer Festival, Roberttown Lane, Liversedge, West Yorkshire WF15 7NP featuring around 20 beers both from their own brewery and guest specials, buses 220, 221, 223, 229, 253 pub homepage3:

Friday 18-Sunday 27 September York Food & Drink Festival http://www.yorkfoodfestival.com/

Friday 25-Sunday 27 September Cornucopia Music Green and Arts Festival at Burton Constable Hall Skirlaugh HU11 4LN with 2 real ale bars run by the Festival and staffed by volunteers, one located near main stage and the other in the Kasbah near the Off the Road marquee, both offering a wide range of real ales from local breweries Wold Top, Brass Castle, Great Newsome, Big River, All Hallows also local Morlands Cider and fruit ciders as well as wine and soft drinks. Beer and cider typically £3/pint using £1 tokens bought at the festival ticket desk. As no glass is allowed in the festival village, drinks are served in biodegradable corn starch plastic glasses, but for a souvenir etched hard plastic glass, a starter pack of glass, 3 tokens and beer tasting notes can be purchased for £5 at the festival shop and ticket office. East Yorkshire Motor Services operate several bus routes to the nearby village of Sproatley www.eyms.co.uk http://cornucopiafestival.co.uk/

Saturday 26-Sunday 27 September Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival, including Nook Brewery tours http://www.holmfirthfoodanddrink.org/ 

Friday 2-Sunday 4 October Hemsworth Oktoberfest Mini Beer Festival presented by Hamelsworde Brewery at Hamelsworde Brewery Tap, 41b Kirkby Road, Hemsworth WF9 4BA with 9 real ales, German lagers, Bratwürste, Currywürste und Pommes-frites, Fri and Sat 13:00-23:00, Sun noon-19:00, short walk from bus station past market place facebook page

Friday 9-Sunday 11 October Annual Oktoberfest at the Cricketers Arms, Cluntergate, Horbury WF4 5AG, a festival celebrating German and German-inspired beers, over 40 including real ale, imported lagers, wheat beers and more, live oompah band Fri 19:30, Sat 20:00, Sun 16:00, buses 126/7, 231/2

Friday 9-Sunday 11 October First Yeaton Cask Beer Festival, Kirkheaton, Huddersfield, celebrating proprietors' 5th year of trading. 30 ales on offer over the weekend from UK breweries and Isle of Man plus 3 traditional ciders, open noon-23:00 Fri and Sat, noon-22:30 Sun, live music Sat 19:30 and 16:00 Sun, festival glasses and snacks, Yorkshire Tiger bus 262 over the tops from Huddersfield and Dewsbury.

Saturday 10 October Cider Press Apple Day Celebration at Pure North Cider Press, Deanhouse, Netherthong, Holmfirth HD9 3TD

Saturday 17 October Barwick in Elmet Beer Festival Barwick in Elmet Village Hall, 39 Chapel Lane, Barwick in Elmet LS15 4ELwith 18 cask ales, open from noon, £5 entry includes glass and first drink, food available, in aid of the Barwick-in-Elmet Maypole Trust (a local community charity).buses 174A from Wakefield or Wetherby, 64 from Leeds (more frequent) http://www.barwickbeerfestival.co.uk/

Thursday 22-Sunday 25 October Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Beer & Music Festival 2015 at Oxenhope Station, Mill Lane, Oxenhope BD22 9LD and on trains  http://kwvr.co.uk/event/beer-music-festival-2015/

Thursday 29 October-Sunday 1 November O-to-K Beer Festival at the Old Vic, Manor Road, South Ossett WF5 0AE open  from 16:00 Thu, from noon Fri-Sun featuring all the breweries in the Wakefield District, all O to K beers £2.60 over the festival weekend, real ciders, meet some of the brewers Thursday night 19:00-21:00, live music Saturday from 21:00, hot food all weekend, free entry, buses 117 to door, 126/7 end of Manor Road

Friday 6-Saturday 7 November Wharfedale Beer Festival at Grassington Town Hall, 40+ real ales, ciders and lagers, tickets £10 inc 4 beer tokens (6 Sat afternoon) www.wharfedalebeerfestival.com

Thursday 12-Saturday 14 November Slaithwaite Moonraker Beer Festival, presented by Colne Valley Lions Club at Slaithwaite Conservative Club, 19 Britannia Road, Slaithwaite HD7 5HF in aid of  Lions charities, around 32 hand-pulled cask-conditioned beers, food available, entertainment probably Friday

Thursday 12-Saturday 14 November  Colne Cricket Club Beer Festival, Byron Road, Colne BB8 0RF, 30+ real ales inc some GBBF Winners, food each day  

Friday 13-Sunday 15 November The Lord Collingwood British Brewing Festival  at the Lord Collingwood, The Green, Upper Poppleton, York, YO26 6DP web page

Friday 20-Saturday 21 November first Castleford Beer Festival presented by Revolutions Brewing of nearby Whitwood in the historic Queens Mill (you knew it as Allinsons),1 Aire St, Castleford WF10 1J, great beer, food and music in a stunning, historic venue https://twitter.com/CasBeerFest Festival website http://castlefordbeerfestival.co.uk/

Wednesday 25-Sunday 29 November Beer festival at the Star Inn, Folly Hall, Huddersfield, a legendary festival on the ticking circuit that takes place in a marquee behind the pub with loads of great and unusual beers and ciders on the festival bar.

Thursday 26-Sunday 29 November DN1 Beerfest at Cask Corner, 3 Cleveland Street, Doncaster DN1 3EH www.caskcornerbar.co.uk

Friday 27-Saturday 28 November beer festival at Crookes Social Club near Sheffield, around 20 beers from around the UK plus live music. Open from 7pm Friday and all day Saturday with free entry. on Mulehouse Road, a side street uphill from the main road through Crookes near the Ball Inn Bus 52/52a.

Thursday 10-Sunday 13 December Suddabys Winter Beer Festival, 12 WheelgateMalton, YO17 7HP at least 26 real ales, 4 ciders, live music and food www.suddabys.co.uk  

Friday 11 December On The Edge 9 Pin#3 a now regular event hosted by this nano-brewery featuring a pin of 9 different one off beers they have brewed. Once they’ve gone they’ve gone! The venue is the Old Junior School on South View Road, Nether Edge, Sheffield and the event is open from 18:00 until the beer is gone. Live music will also feature and snacks will  be available to buy at the venue, where there will be a little bit of a festive theme!

Friday 8 January Beer Festival at the Rivelyn Hotel and Real Ale Bar (now owned by the proprietors of the Scarborough Brewery),1-4 Crown Crescent, Scarborough YO11 2BJ

Friday 22-Saturday 23 January Beamish Hall Winter Real Ale at Beamish Hall Best Western Country House Hotel, Beamish, Stanley, County Durham, DH9 0YB, 90+ ales, perries and ciders, opening Fri: 18:00-midnight, Sat 15:00-midnight.

Thursday 4-Saturday 6 February First Beer Festival of the Year at the year, a Scottish Beer Festival at the Hillsborough Hotel, Sheffield which will include speciality Scottish gin and malt whisky

Thursday 4-Saturday 6 February 26th Harrogate Charity Beer Festival at The Crown Hotel, Crown Place, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 2RZ, £20 tcket gets your glass, 15 tokens and taste notes booklet Thu/Fri 18:00-23:30, Sat 16:00-23:30 buy tickets on-line

Friday 5 February Beer Festival at the Rivelyn Hotel and Real Ale Bar (now owned by the proprietors of the Scarborough Brewery),1-4 Crown Crescent, Scarborough YO11 2BJ

Friday 19-Saturday 20 February Boston Spa Beer Festival, Friday pre-purchased tickets only 19:00-midnight, Saturday 13:00-20:00 advance tickets or on the door subject to capacity with bands and family room (Sat only)

Friday 19-Saturday 20 February Denby Dale Lions' Charity Beer Festival at Ossett Town Hall, 35+ beers

Friday 19-Saturday 20 February Claro Beer Festival, Ripley Star Club, Ripley Town Hall, Main St Ripley HG3 3AX real ale, cider, Saturday live music in an intimate venue http://www.clarobeerfest.co.uk/index.html

Friday 19-Sunday 21 February Wakefield Festival of Food Drink and Rhubarb with Wakefield Beer Exchange on the Bull Ring offering 2 rhubarb beers along with rhubarb gin, rhubarb pork pies, rhubarb tea and rhubarb wine, Fri & Sat  11:00-midnight, Sun noon-23:00, also hosting a beer tasting session on the Saturday of the Festival of Food, Drink and Rhubarb in a council-sponsored demonstration marquee.