6 beer and cider festivals in North Somerset you won’t want to miss

PUBLISHED: 10:02 26 March 2015 | UPDATED: 16:54 07 April 2015

Nailsea & Backwell Beer and Cider Festival

Nailsea & Backwell Beer and Cider Festival


Are you are a cider or real ale fanatic? Always searching for the perfectly crafted pint? Then make sure you have these2015 beer and cider festival dates down in your diary

Grand Pier Cider FestivalGrand Pier Cider Festival

Grand Pier Cider Festival, Weston-super-Mare

June 6-7

Somerset is cider country and this festival in Weston-super-Mare celebrates all things cider. Brought to you in association with Thatchers, there are numerous ciders to try, from sparkling to still, cloudy to clear as well as a delicious array of culinary delights including a mouth watering hog roast.

Nailsea & Backwell Beer and Cider FestivalNailsea & Backwell Beer and Cider Festival

Nailsea & Backwell Beer and Cider Festival

10-12 July

With over 100 beers, real ales and ciders to try, (the list can be found on their website) this has to be a must have date on the calendar.

It takes place at Backwell Rugby Club and there will be live music running all weekend. It is held in aid of the Penny Brohn Cancer Care

The Wessex Beer and Cider FestivalThe Wessex Beer and Cider Festival

The Wessex Beer and Cider Festival, Chilcompton

4-5 September

Held in the grounds of The Court Hotel this two-day festival features real ales and ciders from all across the British Isles. It is organised by the Rotary Club of Somer Valley, and all profits will go to their charities, national and international.

Butcombe Brewery Open Day, Wrington

September 26

A chance to sample beers and ciders from this local brewery based in Wrington. Expect live music and lots of fun!


Grand Pier Oktoberfest, Weston-super-Mare

October 10-11

At this German-inspired festival you can expect a great variety of beers from local breweries Butcombe Brewery, Bristol Beer Factory and Hopback as well as delicious German style food and Butcombe Sausage Hot Dogs to sample. Entry is free and there is live music from a variety of acoustic performers, including the Bavarian Oompah Band

The Redcliffe Bay Beer Festival, Portishead

End of November (dates tbc)

Warm your cockles and get rid of the blues with this winter festival, held at Redcliffe Bay Hall in Portishead in aid of the Children’s Hospice South West. Expect 20 beers, ciders and snacks – plenty to enjoy on a winter’s day.

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