Gin added to this summer’s Nailsea and Backwell Beer and Cider Festival

PUBLISHED: 14:57 21 May 2018 | UPDATED: 14:57 21 May 2018

Nailsea Beer festival.

Nailsea Beer festival.


One of the biggest and booziest events on Nailsea’s calendar will raise money for Children’s Hospice South West this year.

Revellers can sample a wide variety of tipples and enjoy live music at Nailsea and Backwell Beer and Cider Festival from July 13-15.

The event is held at Nailsea and Backwell Rugby Club, in West End Park, and has raised almost £100,000 for charities since it started in 2004.

Gin will be added to the menu this year, with a variety of specially selected gins and accompanying tonics on offer.

Festival committee chairman Paul Turner said: “As with all our festivals, we create a party atmosphere, so everyone attending the festival will have a great time.

“The great range of more than 160 beers and ciders is complemented with the new gin festival this year, which I’m sure will be popular, as will the Pimm’s and wine bars.

“The festival continues to be very popular not only with the local community but we have people attending from Gloucestershire, Wales and Devon.

“This festival would not be possible without the support of our sponsors and we are really grateful to the sponsors who continue to help us each year and the new sponsors joining us this year.”

The festival has grown each year with more than 3,000 people attending last July.

Paul added: “All the usual favourite attractions in addition to the drinks will be available again, live music on our purpose built stage, the kids’ village, stalls, food outlets and side attractions for all the family.

“We are now finding this event is one of the first in people’s calendars.”

All the money raised will go to Children’s Hospice South West, in Wraxall, which provides care and support to children with life-threatening conditions and their families.

Tickets are £10 in advance and can be bought from the rugby club, Maynews, Butterfly Travel and John Brown Hardware in Nailsea, Aimee’s Winehouse in Backwell or Jenny’s Café in Clevedon.

The price includes entry for all three days, a commemorative glass and your first two beers or ciders. A bus will transport people two and from the festival.

For details about the festival, visit

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