Local Real Ale & Cider Festivals

October 2018

Wyvern Club Real Ale & Cider Festival

Somerset Club of the Year 2018. This great club can be found in Taunton, postcode: TA1 3BJ.

Friday October 5th from 18.00 to 23.30

Saturday October 6th from 11.00 to 23.30

Sunday 7th October from 12.00 to 15.00 and 19.00 to 22.30hrs.

Access by bus to Mountfields Road on Saturday opening times only Buses of Somerset Town service 6 from Parade and service 99 Chard to Taunton

Last bus service 6 from Parade 17.52. Last service 99 to Chard 17.18. Last service 99 to Town & Bus Station 18.53.


BEER FESTIVAL "XVII" 2018 LIST: Brewery / Beer / ABV / Style / Notes

1 Shardlow Brewing Co. Chancellors Revenge 3.6% Gold/Copper Medium Bitter

2 Yeovil Ales Hopkandi 3.8% Gold Balanced fruit & citrus with a moreish finish

3 Pitchfork Ales PG Steam 4.0% Amber Floral, Hoppy & Malty

4 Fine Tuned Langport Bitter 4.0% Golden Traditional Bitter

5 Bath Ales Hood 4.1% Light Amber Malt driven, Spiced berries.

6 Dorset Brewing Co Chesil 4.1% Straw Gold Crisp & biscuity/Lavender & Magnolia

7 St Austell Spacehopper 4.2% Autumn Leaf Gold Grassy & Grapefruit Flavours

8 Pitchfork Ales Pitchfork 4.3% Golden Floral Citric Hop Aroma, Sweet & Fruity

9 Dorset Brewing Co Stair Hole 4.3% Pale Golden Session IPA

10 Exmoor Ales Exmoor Gold 4.5% Light Gold fresh and fruity flavours and comforting malty centre.

11 Great Orme Celtica 4.5% Light Golden Light Hoppy Summer Ale.Citrus & Fruit

12 Twisted Gaucho 4.6% Ruby Bitter Quadruple Malt combo, soft fruits, coffee & chocolate

13 Hanlons Port Stout 4.8% Dark Chestnut Bitter Choc & Roast Malt mellowed by Ruby Port

14 Fine Tuned Hop Culture 5.0% Golden Powerfully Hopped with Citra & Amarillo

15 Bays Devon Dumpling 5.2% Golden Strong with,Balanced sweetness Fresh Hop Flavour

16 Yeovil Ales YPA 7.3% Pale Peachy Double IPA Citrus smoothed with Apricots


1 Orchard Pig Explorer Medium 4.5%

2 Thatchers Big Apple Med/Dry 5.0%

3 Taunton Cider Co. Vintage Vintage 6.0%

Luttrell Arms Hotel Cider Festival 2018

Exmoor National Park, Dunster, TA24 6SG.

Friday 5th and Saturday 6th October 2018

Join us on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th October for our annual cider festival. With live music from local bands we are looking forward to a fun and lively weekend celebrating the best bits of Somerset. Best of all it’s FREE ENTRY!

Live Music

Friday evening at 8:30 pm – Levi & The Bean

Saturday evening at 8:30 – Blackout City

Click this link for full details: The Luttrell Arms Hotel Cider Festival 2018 or see https://www.luttrellarms.co.uk.

The Kildare Lodge at Minehead Real Ale and Cider Festival

Friday 19th to Sunday 21st October 2018.

Presenting a selection of Real Ale from the Wood as promoted by the Society for the Presentation of Beers from the Wood. See https://www.spbw.com for details.

Click here for details of what is on offer: Real Ale from the Wood.

November 2018

Ring of Bells in Taunton Real Ale Festival

Friday 16 to Sunday 18th November 2018.


January 2019

Exeter & East Devon Winter Ales Festival in Exeter

Fri/Sat 18/19 at Exeter City Football Club EX4 6PX.

See full details on E&ED web site at https://www.exetercamra.org.uk.