Glasgow Real Ale Festival (G-RAF) is a beer festival organised and run by the Glasgow and West of Scotland branch of CAMRA and held in the stunning Briggait, historic site of Glasgow’s old fish market.

The 2019 festival saw over 100 beers from breweries in Scotland and the rest of the UK, running the gamut of styles from pale hoppy ales through to darker stouts and porters. Whatever your taste, there was a real ale for everyone at the G-RAF.

In addition to the real ales, G-RAF also had a real cider bar and a foreign bar. And if beer or cider was not your thing, gin, mead and wine were also available.

Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, G-RAF 2020 and G-RAF 2021 had to be cancelled. However, we have now started planning G-RAF 2022 which, provisionally, will run from Thursday, 16th to Saturday, 18th June and will be held, once again, at The Briggait. This, of course, is dependent on any restrictions in place at the time but we hope that things will be back to some sort of normality by then. Keep up to date with information about the Glasgow Real Ale Festival by following:

CAMRA members wishing to volunteer to work at the Glasgow Real Ale Festival are able do so by filling in the staffing form once it becomes available. This is usually during March, however these timescales may change.

Opening Hours

Thursday: 15:30 To 22:00
Friday: 12:00 To 22:00
Saturday: 12:00 To 22:00


Tickets are available at the door costing £7 per session (£5 for CAMRA members). Ticket price includes programme and souvenir festival glass.

Advance tickets are available at our TCKTY website. The tickets cost £20 and include the entrance fee noted above with the balance in beer tokens.

(discounted entry price of £2 to subsequent sessions with festival glass)

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