Cambridge Beer Festival celebrates 50 years as event offering 200 types of ale returns to city

The Cambridge Beer Festival will celebrate its 50th anniversary
The Cambridge Beer Festival will celebrate its 50th anniversary -Credit:Cambridge News

Cambridge Beer Festival is set to return to Jesus Green for its 50th event on Monday (May 20). The event will see more than 200 British real ales on sale at the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) event, as well as 21 low and no-alcohol beers.

A CAMRA spokesperson said: "We're delighted to announce the return of the Cambridge Beer Festival, 20–25 May, in our marquees on Jesus Green. The festival will feature over 200 British real ales from more than 100 breweries, 80 ciders and perries, an international bar, mead, and wine.

"In addition you can enjoy a variety of British cheeses, pork pies, scotch eggs, olives, bread, and more at Cambridge CAMRA's cheese counter." The event is open between 12pm and 3pm from Tuesday to Friday, and from 5pm to 10.30pm from Monday to Friday.

It is open between 12pm and 10.30pm on Saturday (May 25). Entry is free for some timeslots, but costs up to £6 for others.

Tickets are available online in advance or on the door. Event organisers said at least 80 per cent of capacity is kept for those paying on the day.

A spokesperson said: "Our bars don't accept cash. If you'd prefer to pay by cash, you'll need to purchase a token sheet from the cash desk inside the festival.

"The tokens will be valid at the beer, cider, mead, and wine bars, and also at our cheese counter. It will not be accepted at the concession stands." Visitors can also leave and return if they need to visit a cash machine.