12th 13th & 14th May 2016

7:30pm - 11pm


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With a history spanning 28 years and raising over £220,000 for local charities, we’re hoping to make this Festival the best ever!

What can you expect?

130+ Real Ales, Ciders and Perries, live entertainment, pub games, commemorative glass and programme. Disabled access available.

Tickets sell out fast so get yours early! If you want to go a step further and sponsor us, visit our sponsors page to see what you can do!  All profits from the festival go to local charitable causes.

This year we are pleased to announce that one of Chester’s finest restaurants, Hickory’s Smokehouse will be running a popup restaurant at the festival offering pulled pork, ribs, burgers, hot dogs and tortillas. The finest beers together with the finest food.

What can you expect?

Buy tickets

Click on any of the dates to purchase e-tickets. Tickets are not posted out to you so you can buy them right up to a few hours before the festival opens that night. You will be emailed an e-ticket which can be printed out and scanned on the door. Alternatively save the email on your phone and we can scan your phone on the door.

If you would prefer printed tickets then you can buy them from the Mill Hotel, Chester Beer & Wine and Old Harker’s Arms.

Your ticket includes…

  • A free commemorative glass which you can use to sample all of the beers on offer at the Festival.
  • A free programme with information on all of the beers on sale.
  • A free bus ride to and from the festival.

On the ticket, we’ve also included a map showing how to find the Festival and a list of bus times to help you get here in time! Please note that refunds cannot be issued for festival tickets.

If you’re a business, we’ve got some great advertising opportunities. Click here for more details on how you can sponsor the Festival.

Beer cards – How to buy your beer

Beer cards are available at the front of the Festival and cost £6 each. Every beer card gets you 4 tokens worth 4 half pints of any beer, lager, cider or perry on offer!

Alternatively, you can also use each £6 beer card to get 2 glasses of wine! Once you have purchased your beer card, you can take them to the bar and enjoy a glass or three of real ale.

How to find us

Chester Charity Beer Festival
Chester RUFC, Hare Lane, Littleton, Chester, CH3 7DB

How to find us from…

The Wirral
Drive to the Chester end of the M53, continue on the A55 to the next junction (A51) and turn left towards Northwich and Nantwich. After about 150 yards turn left again into Hare Lane. The entrance to the club is about 200 yards.

North Wales
Drive to Chester on the A55, continue all the way around Chester, going over the River Dee, until you meet the A51 junction, signposted Northwich. Leave the A55 and turn right at the roundabout onto the A51. After about 150 yards turn left into Hare Lane on the left.

Drive to Chester along the A51. After you have passed Tarvin continue for 3.5 miles. Turn right at Hare Lane, Christleton is signposted to the left. The entrance to the club is about 200 yards on the left.

Our free bus service

For those who want a ride to and from the Festival, we offer a FREE bus service, provided by His Grace the Duke of Westminster. The bus leaves Town Hall and makes a stop at Chester Railway Station before continuing on to the Festival. The bus times are as follows:

7:00pm, 7:30pm, 8:00pm

10:30pm, 11:00pm, 11:30pm

We reserve the right to change these times without notice and to refuse any passenger at out discretion. Please remember that if you decide to drive you’ll have to forget about drinking! However, we do have on-site parking.