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When is the festival?

The festival will take place between Thursday 16th June and Saturday 18th June 2022. The opening hours are as follows:

  • Thursday, 16th: 15:30-22:00
  • Friday, 17th: 12:00-22:00
  • Saturday, 18th: 12:00-22:00

What are the prices?

Festival tickets bought at the door cost £7 (£5 for CAMRA members) and include entry, a festival glass and a programme. Entry price to subsequent sessions will be at a discounted rate of £2 on presentation of a festival glass.

For details of advance tickets please see the section below.

Where is the festival venue?

The festival will be held at The Briggait in the Merchant City area. For advice on getting to the venue, please visit our dedicated Venue page.

Can I buy tickets in advance?

Advance tickets are available form out TCKTY website. Advance tickets cost £20, and include the entrance fee as above with the balance of the ticket price in beer tokens. Unused tokens may be refunded or donated to the festival charity.

Do I have to pay full price every day?

If you had such a good time that you want to come back then bring back your 2022 festival glass for discounted entry price of £2.00.

Is re-entry possible on the day?

This is a strictly over 18 event and challenge 25 checks will be in place.

Can I bring my dog?

Unfortunately not. We would love to see your pooch, but given how busy the venue can get it just isn’t safe from a health and safety viewpoint.

Is drinking water available?

Absolutely! Complimentary bottled water as well as a selection of soft drinks will be available to purchase from beside the cider bar.

Are glass washing facilities available?

We don’t have the ability to provide this at the Briggait, however if you require a fresh glass then visit the entrance and ask to exchange your glass for a new one.

What is real ale?

Real ale is a natural product brewed using traditional ingredients and left to mature in the cask from which it is served in the pub through a process called secondary fermentation. It is this process which makes real ale unique amongst beers and develops the wonderful tastes and aromas which processed beers can never provide.

As a natural, living product it has a limited shelf life and needs to be looked after with care in the pub cellar and kept at a certain temperature to enable it to mature and bring out its full flavours for the drinker to enjoy.

For much more detail on real ale, please visit the CAMRA ‘What is Live Beer?‘ page for definitions, statistics, and much more.

I would like to help out. How can I volunteer?

CAMRA members wishing to volunteer should use the staffing form to register their intent to volunteer.

Opening Hours

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


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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