Skipton Beer Festival 2014

Skipton Beer Festival news

April 2014 - Skipton Beer Festival preparations builds momentum.

March 2014 - Skipton Beer Festival new home, new dates!

February 2014 - Skipton Beer Festival 2014 Not sunk yet.

February 2014 - Skipton Beer Festival "On hold".

January 2014 - Skipton Beer Festival 2014 dates announced.

February 2012 - A tongue-in-cheek history of the festival uploaded

Skipton Beer Festival is all systems GO!

We have a new bigger venue and a new date. Thanks to Rendezvous Hotel for stepping into the breach at short notice. The festival will be a week later than originally planned and so will be from Thursday 29th to Saturday 31st May. Our new venue allows us to address one of the perennial complaints at the Town Hall: lack of seating. We will keep you up to date here as plans develop.

Venue: Rendezvous Hotel, Keighley Road, Skipton BD23 2TA.

  • 80+ real ales both local and from far and wide.
  • Ciders and perries
  • Mild Trail
  • British wines
  • Bottled foreign beers including German, Belgian
    and North American
  • Food at all sessions
  • Spot prizes for best pirate fancy dress on Saturday
  • Shuttle bus from Skipton
  • Tombola
Opening times: Entry is free to all on Thursday and free to card carrying CAMRA members at all sessions. We are also offering free entry to groups of 10 or more who tell us in advance they are coming.  Normal entry fee to non-CAMRA members will be £2.50 on Friday and Saturday.

Skipton Beer Festival 2014 - preparations build momentum.

The opening day is getting ever closer and preparations need to build momentum, Rendezvous is working with us to ensure all runs smoothly. We will almost certainly have a shuttle bus from Skipton town and the railway station to the venue and it may even be a vintage bus for extra interest. The beer order is complete; we've even had a delivery!  Cider sorted, and German beer chilling.

Skipton Beer Festival 2014 not sunk yet.

We know for definite that we won't be holding the beer festival in the Town Hall this year but other possibilities are being looked into. We should be able to post more soon. For those who need a deadline for the final decision to walk the plank or full sail will be posted here by March 15th

Skipton Beer Festival 2014 is "On Hold"

Skipton Beer Festival Committee is sorry to announce that Skipton Beer Festival 2014 is temporarily scuppered. Health and Safety issues relating to a fire exit have reduced the fire limit for the event from 400 people to 160 and so is too small. We are currently looking for a suitable venue in Skipton. As soon as a decision is made it will be posted here.

Keighley & Craven CAMRA apologises to all who were looking forward to the festival (as we ourselves were), and who may already have arranged holidays around the event, we hope they understand that the present unfortunate situation is beyond our control. If anyone has a suggestion of a possible venue see Getting involved.

Skipton Beer Festival 2014 dates announced.

Plans are well in-hand for Skipton Beer Festival 2014.

We will have over 80 real ales, a mild trail, ciders and perries, foreign bottled beers and British wines. Entry is free to all on Thursday, £2.50 on Friday and Saturday unless you are a card carrying CAMRA member which is free at all sessions. Saturday there will be spot prizes for what is in the judges opinion the best pirate fancy dress. We unfortunately are unable to accommodate children or dogs due to limited space and the event is for over 18's only. We would also like to thank our principal sponsor Copper Dragon for their support and everybody else who has helped make this happen.

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