The festival has a large out door area, where you can use electronic cigarettes.
PLEASE NOTE that using electronic cigarettes is NOT allowed inside or in the doorways of ANY of the marquees or tents, as well as in the toilets.
Yes, you are welcome to bring your own food and soft drinks. Please note be prepared to have your bag searched on entry.
Why not try our range of World Foods on offer at the Festival. We have freshly cooked food with great tastes from countries such as Spain, Thailand, the Caribbean, Italy, Argentina, South Africa and more still. We also have snacks available
- sweets, pickled eggs, olives and nuts, ice cream on the Saturday and T shirts and hats for sale.
If you're lucky to look young please make sure you bring proof of age with you. You will not be served if you appear under age and do not have proof of age with you.
Please request an over 18 wrist band at the entrance if you believe you will be challenged regularly.
No, sorry. Only alcohol purchased on site can be consumed on site. Searches do take place at the entrance and alcohol found will be held at the entrance for collection on leaving, any person found within the festival with alcohol not purchased on site
will be evicted.
The organisers have reviewed this question many times, over many years. In the interest of being an all-inclusive festival its felt that one queue for all regardless of CAMRA membership provides fair ingress into the festival. CAMRA members get the benefit
of free admission into the festival which is felt compensates for any time spent queuing. A new entrance layout will be in operation in 2018 to try and speed up ingress into the festival.
We currently operate a corporate ticket scheme, however this does not give any special discounts, just easier ticketing, invoicing and payment, large groups are more than welcome to use the same service.
Anyone! As long as you are over the age of 18, your help is welcomed. You do not need to be a member of CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale) to volunteer, or even to like beer! We have roles in many different areas for all abilities. All we really need is
enthusiasm and your time. You don’t even have to be local to Chelmsford as we can offer camping, catering and showering facilities on site, and caravans are welcome too.
We are grateful for any time you have available to volunteer to the festival. All that’s asked is that each shift is a minimum of three hours. Volunteers are required from the 5th July to the 16th July.
If your camping over you are welcome to bring a caravan, space for these is limited and we would ask that you consider this when volunteering your time. Caravan space is generally allocated for those volunteering three or more days. We would ask that
you mark on your volunteer sign up form if you wish to bring a caravan, so we can plan and assess numbers. No electric hook ups are available for caravans.
In short, souvenir t/polo shirt, free food, beer/cider and camping. But a whole lot more, being part of a team who produce one of the top UK beer and cider festivals. The experience, being able to preview beers/cider before they are sold to the general
We don't encourage children behind the public areas at the event. We don't have any childcare facilities on site and you would be unable to leave your child unsupervised. The site can be warningous with forklift trucks and other vehicles operating. We
welcome dogs on site, but you should assess if the service areas of the festival are a suitable place for your dog, dogs should remain on a lead at all times.
The festival always needs people with specialist skills like, electrics, plumbing, IT, software development, video editing, finance, plant operator, including 3A, to mention a few. Please drop a line to email@example.com and introduce yourself.
If you have completed a form online you will have been sent a receipt that your form has been submitted. If you don’t hear from us after this email, please turn up 15 minutes before your first shift starts.
Not all beers will be available all the time, for a number of reasons. Real ale takes time to settle so the beer may still be settling. We don’t have enough stillage space to rack up all beers on the setup Saturday so need to wait for space to become
available to put the beer up. In some small circumstances the brewery was unable to supply what we ordered. Alternatively it was very popular and already sold.
Yes, wheelchair access to the festival is possible, however, there is no parking at the festival. Please see our festival parking map. Please bear in mind that the festival is in a field with marquees, and ground conditions
may not be suitable at all times due to the weather.
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