Cheers to 50 years of Cambridge Beer Festivals

Press release

Cambridge Beer Festival is just around the corner. On the 20th of May at 5pm the doors will open to the public on Jesus Green. Within those doors we’ll have everything you’ve come to expect. There’ll be over 200 British real ales from over 100 breweries and 80 ciders and perries from near and far, along with the international bar, mead and wine. Cambridge CAMRA’s cheese counter will be in its usual spot, with cheese from around Britain accompanied by pork pies, scotch eggs, olives, breads and more.

“Once again, we’re looking forward to welcoming everyone to Jesus Green and our fantastic range of beers, ciders, mead and wine.” explains Anthony Mobbs, Festival Organiser. “Last year we had around 38,000 people attend, and we’re hopeful the weather will hold up next week. However, even if it doesn’t, out massive marquees make sure that the beer is still available for all to enjoy.”

This year the festival is having an important birthday – we’re celebrating our 50th anniversary of hosting beer festivals in Cambridge. Keep an eye out for some beers brewed specially for this festival with suitable names! The posters, promotion and limited edition beer glasses all follow this theme, and as always, are highly collectable.

Additionally, we’re also hosting the CAMRA Learning and Discovery Centre, offering beer tastings and an informal area where you can drop in, chat to the experts and pick their brains about all things beer. The Family Tent welcomes children accompanied by a responsible adult and on the Saturday will feature a brass band and activities for kids.

As ever, the festival supports a charity every year. This year, we have chosen Cambridge Women’s Resources Centre, the grassroots community charity dedicated to empowering, educating and encouraging women seeking positive change for themselves and their families.

Finally, the festival is organised and run entirely by volunteers. Without those volunteers the festival wouldn’t run. We always need more volunteers, whether you want to put in a few hours, many weeks or something in between. If you’d like to volunteer, visit

For more information, take a look around this website, or contact us. We’re also on social media.

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