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Skipton Beer Festival 2019

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Skipton Beer Festival 2019

25th to 27th April

Ermysted's Grammar School


The Refectory, Ermysted's Grammar School, Gargrave Road,
Skipton. BD23 1PL.



Thursday 25th April Open: 3pm - 10pm
Admission: £2.50 all day
Friday 26th April Open: 11am - 10pm
Admission: £2.50 11am - 4pm and then £3.50 4pm - 10pm
Saturday 27th April Open: 11am - 10pm
Admission: £3.50 11am - 6pm and then free 6pm - 10pm

It is free to card carrying members at all times and if you join at the festival one of the perks is your admission will be refunded.

If there are 10 or more of you, let us know you are coming by sending your party's details and all your party gets in free. Your party also gets priority entry; assuming you arrive when you say you will and you all arrive together. Just fill out the Group booking form, print out the confirmation and bring it with you.

Children/under 18's and proof of age

The festival is strictly over 18's only, due to the rules of the venue we cannot accommodate under 18's. We are required to ask anybody who appears to be under 21 for proof that they are over 18. Once checked at the door you will be given an "Age verified" wristband for your and our convenience.


The festival is run under the principles of S.T.A.N.D. and anybody currently barred by S.T.A.N.D. is not allowed into the festival.

Disabled access

We have disabled access, if you need assistance please contact us before the festival and let us know when you will be arriving or ask a companion to speak to door staff on arrival.


Souvenir glasses cost £2 and can be purchased from the glasses stand. Please keep the same glass throughout the session and look after it. The glasses are marked with third of a pint lines should you wish to try a wider range of different beers. You can take the glass away as a souvenir or return it to the glasses stall for a refund. No glass, no beer!

'Popping out' of the festival

If you wish to leave the festival and return later, you will need a hand stamp. See the door staff before you leave to obtain one. Glasses with beer in them cannot be taken from the festival - carrier bags are available from the door staff. Note: At busy times you may have to wait or queue to re-enter the festival.


The beer festival indoors is entirely no smoking this includes E cigarettes. People wishing to smoke need to go outside to our beer garden.


This year's charity is Yorkshire Air Ambulance.


Food is available throughout most of the festival sessions. The catering is supplied by Drake & Macefield, a family butchers based in Skipton. Vegetarian choice will be available. The food service will close before the end of the session, so if you definitely want food, please check with the catering staff to ensure you don't miss out.

Soft Drinks

Soft drinks will be available at the festival. Cordial (FOC to drivers) from the glasses stand.

Cash point

Several cash points are available on Skipton High Street. We do not have credit or debit card facilities at the beer festival.


Dogs are not permitted at the festival with the exception of assistance dogs.

Information and Queries

If you have any queries about CAMRA, the festival, the local area or any other related subject, the staff on the products and membership stand will endeavour to answer, or if they can't then they will try to find someone who can.

If you have any queries prior to festival please use the Contact us page.