Thank you!

In the garden at the Cambridge Beer Festival, facing towards the marquees.

Thank you to everyone who came to this year’s festival. We hope you had a great time. Can you give us a review on Google Maps and upload your photos?

Particular thanks to all 443 volunteers who gave up their time to join in during the week. Without you, the festival simply wouldn’t have happened. Especially those who helped to set up the site and take it down again – many are still on site this week.


Every year the beer festival supports a local charity. Thanks to your generous donations, this year you raised over £15,000 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH). Excellent work!


Throughout out the festival, voting forms were available for you to tell us your favourites. The winners of this year’s festival awards are:

  • Beer: Farm Yard Brew Co Hoof
  • Beer (as voted by our volunteers): Brass Castle Gods of the Underworld
  • Cheese: Fen Farm Dairy Baron Bigod
  • Cider: Simon’s Cider Sweet ‘P’
  • International beer: Tegernsee Spezial
  • Mead: Lindisfarne Original
  • Wine: Coopers Croft Bacchus

Many congratulations to all the winning brewers, producers and makers.

Vital statistics

Over 38,000 visitors came through our gate. You consumed over 72,000 pints of British beer, 9461 pints of cider and perry, 7885 pints of international beer, 768 bottles of wine, 1350 litres of mead, 750 kg of cheese, 160 kg of pork scratchings, and 3000 pork pies.

We welcomed over 850 people as new members of the Campaign for Real Ale during the festival. Why not join them?

See you next year

We’ll be back on Jesus Green for Cambridge Beer Festival 2024, 20–25 May. Add it to your calendar now.