COVID-19 Updates

Last updated: 27th March 2020

At the moment all CAMRA activities are suspended until the end of June. This may be extended based on the latest UK Government guidance. Although the 40th Durham Beer Festival is after the current suspension, we cannot guarantee that any extensions will not impact on us: we are very much in a period of the unknown.

At the present time no final decision has been made on the 40th Durham Beer Festival. The Festival Committee are hoping to have a "virtual" meeting around mid-April to discuss the various options and we will provide updates as we are able to.

Look after yourselves, and hopefully see you at a Beer Festival in the not too distant future.

Welcome to the official site of the Durham Beer Festival. The 40th CAMRA Durham Beer Festival will again be held at the Durham City Rugby Football Club on Green Lane. Please see the Location page for more details on where to find us. The dates have now been set for the 2020 Festival. This year's opening hours will be as follows:

Date Open Close
Wednesday 2nd September 4pm 10:30pm
Thursday 3rd September 12 noon 10:30pm
Friday 4th September
Saturday 5th September

New Member Offer

This year if you join CAMRA at the beer festival you will get 4 free tokens as a welcome gift. Membership is £26.50 (or £31.50 for joint membership; or if you are under 26 membership is just £18 (or £23 for joint under 26 membership). (Prices are for UK membership paid for by Direct Debit. Full rates can be found on the CAMRA Website). Joining CAMRA helps us to campaign to protect and promote real ale, cider and perry along with the pubs and clubs that serve it. Benefits of membership include free copies of CAMRA's monthly newspaper, free or discounted entry to other CAMRA beer festivals, discounts at some pubs and clubs, discounts at various retailers and £30 of real ale/cider/perry vouchers for JDWetherspoon, Stonegate, Brains, Castle Rock and Amber Taverns managed pubs. Full details can be found on the CAMRA Website

Entry Packages

Entry package details are still being finalised.


The venue for this year's Festival will be Durham City Rugby Football Club. For more on how to find the venue, please see our Location page. For more information about CAMRA nationally, you can visit the website at To become a member, visit