Britain’s Most Picturesque Beer Festivals

Britain’s Most Picturesque Beer Festivals

Fyne Fest – Argyll & Bute

The Scottish Highlands are (believe it or not) often remarked on as one of the most beautiful, scenic areas in the world, with its dramatic landscapes, green pastures, glistening streams and characteristic past that almost has you hearing bagpipes whenever you look across its vistas. It’s this landscape teamed with over 270 beers that makes Fyne Fest an amazing experience for anyone who loves to drink in the great outdoors. Whilst enjoying the many beverages on offer take a pleasant hike, paddle in the beautiful rivers and what’s really great about Fyne Fest is that you can actually camp over there two so it makes for an amazing weekend all in all. A weekend pass will cost you £69.45 whilst a camping weekend pass will cost £74.45.

Cotswold Beer Festival – Between Cheltenham and Winchcombe
Cotswold Beer Festival – Between Cheltenham and Winchcombe

Cotswold Beer Festival – Between Cheltenham and Winchcombe

The Cotswolds Beer Festival is a long running festival, going for 43 years in total, and is run by Camra (a group for people who are very passionate about real ales). The festival takes place on a delightful spot of land that’s around 15 acres where drinks are served from an old medieval tithe barn and paddock beside a stunning stream that sits on the Cotswold Way. As well as enjoying over 80 cask ales that will be on offer you can listen to live music and watch some traditional Morris dancing. If you’re travelling from afar and are hoping to stay over for the duration, camping is available in a field nearby for a small £5 fee.

Middle Earth Beer Festival – Clitheroe
Middle Earth Beer Festival – Clitheroe

Middle Earth Beer Festival – Clitheroe

The Ribble Valley in Lancashire is said to have inspired much of JRR Tolkien’s landscapes from his much loved The Lord of the Rings series. In turn the people of this area celebrate the man’s creation each year with this family friendly celebration of his works. At the Middle Earth Beer Fetival you’ll find a nice variety of beers available as well as live music, performances that retell these beloved stories and plenty of elves, orcs and hobbits pottering about the place. It’s held at Waddow Hall and when you arrive you’ll exchange your money for a special currency, unique minted paper ‘Tolkiens’ that will allow you to purchase your wares on site. A day ticket here will cost you £11 whereas an adult weekend camping ticket will cost £53.50.

Peakender – Bakewell
Peakender – Bakewell

Peakender – Bakewell

The Peak District offers plenty of rolling hills, wild landscapes and craggy outdoor adventures, it’s also where you will find the Peakender festival hosted by Thornbridge Brewery. Any outdoorsy fan will enjoy all the activity that this festival has to offer such as stunning walks, a 5k run or a 45 minute yoga session that ends with a special tasting of Thornbridge’s low-alcohol beer named Big Easy you cool you off. 17 Brewers attend the festival and there are opportunities to hear the brewers give talks as well as to meet them yourself. Live music and tasty street food also make the whole experience a special one. A standard adult weekend pass is £24.75 whilst a 2-adult camping pass is £79.50.