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

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 £25 (or £30 for joint membership; or if you are under 26 membership is just £17 (or £22 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 £20 of real ale/cider/perry vouchers for JDWetherspoon.

Full details can be found on the CAMRA Website

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.

Extra tokens will be priced at £1.70 or 3 for £5. This year 1 token is worth a half pint of beer, cider or perry regardless of strength. All glasses are marked with a line for a half pint to ensure you get a full measure.


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