Warwick Beer, Cider & Music Festival Returns with Family-Friendly Flair

Don’t miss out on Warwick’s premier summer event – a celebration of community, great drinks, and fantastic music.

The Warwick Beer, Cider & Music Festival makes its much-anticipated return to Warwick Racecourse on Friday, 12th July and Saturday 13th July.

Hosted and organised by Warwick Court Leet, this year’s festival promises to be the biggest and most inclusive summer event in Warwick, boasting a family-friendly approach with upbeat music alongside its renowned selection of specialty beers, ales and ciders.

The festivities kick off on Friday,12th July, at 4pm, running until 10pm, and continues on Saturday, 13th July, from 12 noon to 10pm. Advance tickets are available for £10 at WarwickBeerFestival.com, and can also be purchased in person at Torry’s Hardware & DIY on West Street, The Four Penny Pub & Hotel on Compton Street, The Castle Inn on West Street, and the Warwick Visitor Information Centre on Jury Street. Advance tickets offer a 20% discount off the gate price of £12.

Attendees can look forward to an extensive selection of 40 ales and beers, 10 ciders, a prosecco bar, and a live music stage. In a move towards greater inclusivity, the festival is offering free entry for under-18s accompanied by a parent or guardian, access for guide and support animals, and a diverse musical line-up spanning multiple genres and decades.

Noel Butler, Chair of Warwick Court Leet’s Social Committee, said:

“The Warwick Beer, Cider & Music Festival offers more than ever with an inclusive family-and-friends event that really delivers a summer festival feel for everyone to enjoy. We wanted to bring more people together – of all ages and interests – with more entertainment and a truly summer festival vibe for Warwick.”

Popular beers and ales will make a return, alongside new arrivals, offering something for every palate. Cider enthusiasts can indulge in fruit-based delights, and the full line-up of the 40 ales and 10 ciders will be revealed on the Warwick Beer Festival website and Facebook page at the beginning of July.

The festival is also renowned for showcasing the best local bands and musicians. This year, the Castle Inn Music Stage will host headliners The Smashed Vinyls and Hunky Davy, alongside performances from Paul William Gibson Music, English Jones, The Hanksters, Chris N Jones, The Storers, DABB4 +1, KC Jones Duo, The Stationary Wilburys, Alchemista, and Hunky Davy over the two days.

Foodies can enjoy delights from Warwick’s award-winning eateries – the Four Penny Pub and Dough & Brew. Festival-goers can savour Dough & Brew’s pizzas and The Four Penny’s roast meats and chips, with vegetarian and vegan options also available.

Noel Butler also highlighted the festival’s community impact, noting that every drink and every song contribute to the Warwick Court Leet Grant Fund, which supports local charities and community groups in CV34. “In the past 10 years, Warwick Court Leet has gifted grants of more than £50,000 to community groups and charities in CV34 and we’re immensely proud of that and thankful to everyone who has attended our events.”

The festival enjoys robust support from local businesses. The Four Penny Pub & Hotel is the headline sponsor, with The Castle Inn sponsoring the music stage. Other sponsors include Godfrey-Payton chartered surveyors, Russell Lane Jewellers, and Coco Rose Boutique, all contributing to the Warwick Court Leet Grant Fund.

Past festivals have been sell-out events, and advance tickets are now available for £10. Advance tickets represent a 20% discount on gate tickets and are now available online WarwickBeerFestival.com, or to purchase in person at Torry’s Hardware & DIY on West Street, Warwick, The Four Penny Pub & Hotel on Compton Street, The Castle Inn on West Street, or at the Visitor Information Centre on Jury Street, Warwick. Advance tickets include festival entrance, a festival glass, and a tasting notes book.


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