40th Cambridge Beer Festival

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When: 20 May - 25 May 2013

Cost: From £3
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Opening hours: 12pm-10:30pm

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The theme

The theme for the 40th Cambridge Beer Festival is our 40th Anniversary and Cask Man is getting in to a party mood ... Whilst it is the 60th anniversary of James D. Watson and Francis Crick announcing in The Eagle pub, here in Cambridge, that with data from Rosalind Franklin and others, that they had discovered of the structure of DNA.

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.

On the Saturday of the festival, the Children's Area will be the focal point of the additional children's entertainment. [Face Painting] This year we are planning to have the following entertainments available in the Children's Area on Saturday :-

  • Face Painting
  • Cake Decorating
  • Chocolate Fountain
  • Circus Skills
  • Puppet Show
  • Puppet Making
  • Bouncy castle (until 6:45 pm)

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Venue address

Jesus Green
Off Chesterton Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 3BD


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