Real Ale Festival, Newbury 2022

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Real Ale Festival, Newbury 2022

They always aim to make Newbury Real Ale Festival a fun, friendly and safe event. They encourage families to come along and enjoy the weather and musical entertainment.

Over 300 different Ales and Ciders to try, alongside a wide range of Gin. Each year they pick a 'theme' on which to build the drink list and this year that theme is 'Go West'!

Advance Adult tickets cost £23.00 and come with a quality tasting glass and 2 drink tokens

On-the-door Adult tickets cost £25.00 and come with a quality tasting glass and 0 drink tokens

U18s tickets are free but MUST be accompanied by an Adult.

Real Ale Festival, Newbury 2022 | General Info
We always aim to make Newbury Real Ale Festival a fun, friendly and safe event. We encourage families to come along and enjoy the weather and musical entertainment.

Entry Cost

Please note that this year tickets can be purchased in advance or 'on the door'. However once we reach our limit then no more 'on the door' entries will be possible - advance booking is the only way to make certain you can attend

Advance Adult tickets cost £23.00 and come with a quality tasting glass and 2 drink tokens

On-the-door Adult tickets cost £25.00 and come with a quality tasting glass and 0 drink tokens

U18s tickets are free but MUST be accompanied by an Adult


Drink Tokens

The festival runs on a drink token system, in order to speed up the process of serving drinks! With over 6000 people expected to attend and upwards of 60 bar staff at any one time, we don't want to hold you up by having to provide change. Please note that tokens are non-refundable (we are raising money for charity after all), so please buy wisely.

  • Each half pint of Ale or Cider is 1 drink token
  • Gin or Rum is 2 drink tokens each
  • Drink tokens are sold as 2 for £5 or 5 for £10

Opening/Closing Times

The Festival starts at midday. 'Last Orders' will be called after the last music act finishes, and the site will close thereafter. Due to the cost and nature of providing real ales, we are unable to obtain an exhaustive supply of ale and cider. We have increased the quantities of both considerably again this year but if the event is a success then we will inevitably run out at some point during the evening. Therefore those who arrive later in the day should be prepared that the range on offer may be slightly reduced.

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