Cambridge & District CAMRA 41st Cambridge Beer Festival

Monday 19th—Saturday 24th May 2014
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Planning has already started for the 41st outing of the Cambridge Beer Festival, the UK's longest running and 2nd largest beer festival.
The dedicated beer ordering team have been busy selecting the breweries and the beers that we'd like to offer this year, and now the hard work of selecting and ordering some 200+ beers has begun. The cider selection is well advanced, as are the range of foreign beers, local wine and mead.
The food team are busy selecting a delightful range of cheese and other delicious yummy items for you to try.
The site team are well advancing with the plans for building the 'Pub' on Jesus Green, with our trusty contractors supplying the equipment and facilities needed to put on the festival.

We would just like to thank the local residents and the users of Jesus Green for their continuing support, consideration and understanding whilst the festival is on Jesus Green.

Finally, thanks also go to our loyal and hard working volunteers for their continuing to hard work to make the Cambridge Beer Festival a real success. We could not have done it without you, and hope we will see you again this year. THANK YOU one and all.

Advertising in the official programme

Any business interested in advertising in the official festival programme, please call Jane Michelson on 01733 211410 or email for a media pack.
Space is already limited as there are only a few pages left. This is a great opportunity to advertise your pub events and offers to your target market.

About the festival

The Cambridge Beer Festival was first held in 1974. This festival is the branch's largest and its main beer festival. During its long run, the festival has had several homes but since 2001 has been held on Jesus Green in late May. The festival is the United Kingdom's longest running CAMRA beer festival and currently is the largest regional beer festival in the UK. The festival features a wide range of local and national beers of all styles, as well as cider, perry, mead, wine and bottled & draft beers from around the world. The festival is also famous for its CAMRA Cheese Counter, where a very wide range of fine cheeses, together with locally produced bread, pork pies, ham and other savoury items are available.

The Cambridge Beer Festival needs you!

The Cambridge Beer Festival is run entirely by unpaid volunteers, without our volunteers the beer festival would not go on. We are always in need of volunteers, even if you can only do one shift or even just a few hours to cover meal breaks, it would help us tremendously. We were again short of volunteers on several evenings of the 2013 festival, we would just like to thank all those that helped "pitch in" when we had to ask for extra help, we hoped you enjoyed yourself and will be back again this year.

In the past the Cambridge Beer Festival has welcomed volunteers from across the United Kingdom (Stockport, Wales, Reading, Croydon to name but a few), as well as volunteers from across the globe.

You can get more details on the volunteering page.

The Cambridge Beer Festival Poster

We would like it very much if you could display the festival poster at your place of work, social club or village/community notice board. You can download a PDF of the festival poster. Alternately, if you're in the Cambridge area we can get printed posters to you - please drop us an email on and we'll arrange to get some to you.