22nd Clacton-on-Sea Real Ale
and Cider Festival 2017
Please keep checking back here for news of the 2017 event!
At St. James' Hall, Tower Road, Clacton-on-Sea. CO15 1LE
From Wednesday 23rd to Saturday 26th August
18.00 to 23.00 Wednesday
11.00 to 23.00 Thursday, Friday, Saturday
65+ real ales ciders, perries, Essex wines, and Belgian and other International beers + free soft drinks for designated drivers
* this year our special section is ales from the Weald and Downland
Food from 'Tasteful Catering' will be available.
Free entry to card carrying CAMRA members at ALL times - Non-members £2.50 entry at non-music sessions and £3.50 for music sessions
Live on Thursday evening TBA
Live Jazz from the Blackwater Jazz band on Saturday afternoon.
Saturday evening live music TBA
Information for Travellers
The festival is located in the St. James' Church Hall, in Tower Road, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1LE. It is between St. James' Church and the Westcliff Theatre which is well signposted. It is about 15 minutes walk from Clacton-on-Sea railway station.
Click here to find the venue on OpenStreetMap.
Click here to see the route to the venue when walking from the station.
Click here to find the venue on Streetmap.
Click here for train timetables from Greater Anglia (valid from 21 May 2017).
NB: Planned maintenance work is detailed here.
Facebook event page - why not invite your friends?
The STAFFING FORM is available in the members area of our website - PLEASE HELP ORGANISE AND RUN THE FESTIVAL!
Last Year's Festival
Last year's festival page is available here.
You might also like to see some of Danny Sloggett's YouTube videos from the Thursday night of our 2016 festival.
Or have a look at this selection of photograph sets from 2016 on our Facebook Group, taken by Jane Wharnsby:
Visit our Facebook Group to see additional photos and videos not listed above.