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Addingham Beer Festival returns for its 11th year

The Addingham Beer Festival returns for its 11th year on Friday 6th & Saturday 7th October 2023.

The sponsor session will run on 4.00-6.00pm Friday where sponsors can take advantage of complimentary drinks for them and their guests.

The Friday evening session runs from 6.00pm until late where the focus is on the ales, ciders, gin, rum and the wine on offer.

Saturday afternoon sees the return of the popular quiz with a £100 prize on offer. They expect a turnout this year of as much as 150 people across 2 rooms for the ever popular event.

The Saturday evening session will run from 7.00pm until late and will feature music from Charlie Acky which based on his performance at the Coronation event is sure to be a hit.

In with their mission statement (“Beer and a whole lot more”), the committee will also have a dedicated gin bar where attendees can try a range of fabulous gins This year, for the first time, they will also be hosting a selection of RUMS! In addition, there is Prosecco, both standard and rose, wine and free soft drinks for designated drivers.

Tickets are priced at £12.50 per session which includes a festival glass and a complimentary drink. The festival uses a token facility priced at £2 each which equates to a half of ale.

The beer is sourced from local breweries including Saltaire, Ilkley, Kirkstall and Wharfedale . However, there are also many from farther afield. They have also increased the “keg” options this year. The tasting notes will be published soon for full details of what is on offer. The cider will be provided by Yorkshire's own Orchards of Husthwaite who will deliver 6 different ciders.

Delicious food from local suppliers is also available throughout the festival.

Addingham Social Club will be serving “pie & peas” during the sponsor session. and Jonny and The Swan Inn will be back once again on Friday evening.

Liam at the Lord Addingham will be serving pizza during the afternoon session on Saturday followed by the Craven Heifer in the evening.

Since 2011, Addingham Beer Festival has raised approximately £80,000 for local and worthy causes. Following the success of last year’s festival, they gave funds to 17 different groups and organisations.

If you would like tickets for the festival, they are available from Addingham Newsagents or the Swan Inn, Addingham, and on-line at


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