Durham Beer Festival

Welcome to the official site of the Durham Beer Festival.

New Venue!

After a number of years of uncertainty holding the festival at the Durham Students' Union we have now moved the Durham Beer Festival to a new venue! This year's festival will 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 2018 Festival.
This year's opening hours will be as follows:

Date Open Close
Wednesday 29th August 4pm 10:30pm
Thursday 30th August 12 noon 10:30pm
Friday 31st August
Saturday 1st September

Entry Packages

Tickets for the Durham Beer Festival are not available for advance purchase - all tickets are purchased on entry.

The standard entry package this year will be £5. This covers your entry, a festival glass (half or full pint, returnable for a £1 refund if undamaged) and 1 half pint token. CAMRA & DCRFC members will receive an extra half pint token on production of a valid membership card.

The cost of extra tokens will be announced soon.


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 http://www.camra.org.uk/
To become a member, visit http://www.camra.org.uk/join