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When is the festival?
Friday 15th June - Sunday 17th June 2018
Where is the festival?
In Marquees & the Hall at Walmer Bridge Village Hall, Gill Lane, Walmer Bridge, Longton
PR4 5 GN 5 miles SW of Preston
What are the opening hours?
4.00 pm -11.30pm on Friday June 15th, 1pm -11.30pm on Saturday June 16th , 1pm to 8pm Sunday June 17th
How do I get to the festival?
Please follow the link below for map directions public transport etc. Postcode is PR4 5GN
Let's get down to business, what is there to drink?
What are the admission charges?
We’ve kept them the same as 2017:
Adults £5.00 Incl Commemorative Glass and Programme.
CAMRA Members £2.50 Incl Commemorative Glass and Programme. (Don’t forget your membership Card to gain your discounted Entry )
Children Under 3 Free
Age 3-17 £1 which includes unlimited free soft drinks
Why do I have to pay to get in?
The Festival is run by Walmer Bridge Beer Festival Ltd a company formed for the purpose. All profits of the Company are paid to The Rotary Club of South Ribble Charitable Trust who distribute them to local charities.
The cost of putting on the festival is significant and admission charges go towards covering the outlay on things such as marquee hire, fencing, toilet facilities, bar equipment, security etc.
Members of the Rotary Club of South Ribble and many other volunteers help extensively with the Festival without any remuneration or benefit of any kind.
Do I have to buy a glass?
Your admission includes a souvenir festival pint or half pint glass .
Are there beer tokens or is it a cash bar?
No cash will be accepted at the bars or food stall. Tokens can be purchased at the entrance.
We will be operating a 2 token system with green and yellow tokens as follows:-
One Green Token purchases 1/2pt of Real Ale
One Yellow Token purchases 1/2pt of Cider, Keg Beer or Lager.
Two Green Tokens will purchase a Banger or Burger from the food counter
Two Yellow Tokens will purchase a glass of wine or Prosecco from the wine bar.
Green tokens can also be used to pay for the face painting on Sunday afternoon.
Green Tokens are £1.40 each
Yellow Tokens are £1.80 each
How much is a pint?
Real Ales work out at £2.80 per pint
Ciders work out at £3.60 per pint
Keg Beers and Lagers work out at £3.60 per pint
Wine works out at £3.60 per glass.
Do you sell drinks in thirds of a pint?
No all beers are sold in 1/2pints or pints
Will there be a programme available?
A programme listing all the available beverages with tasting notes is included in your entrance charge.
Will all the beers in the programme be available at all times?
We will endeavour to have the greatest range of beers on at all times but reserve the right to keep beers from sale due to them not being ready for drinking. The range will of course diminish as beers sell out.
Do you sell Lager?
Yes, but do not expect the mass produced brands that you would see in your local! There will be a selection of premium lagers and beers available.
Can I bring my own beer?
No alcoholic drinks can be brought onto the site. Soft drinks will be allowed, and free water and cordial drinks will be available.
Can I bring children?
Under 18's will be admitted with a responsible adult. But are requested to leave by 9pm.
Children are not allowed in the Bar areas.
Will there be any entertainment for children?
There will be entertainment for children 1pm – 6pm Sunday.
There will be bouncy castles, children’s entertainer and face painting.
Will I be able to buy food at the festival?
Yes, There will be a variety of Bangers and Burgers available from the food stall.
Is smoking and vaping allowed?
Smoking is allowed in the designated smoking area which, this year, will be a roomy marquee and seating area within the main field.
Vaping is allowed outside the marquees but not at the tables intended for food consumption adjacent to the food service marquee.
Will there be parking available?
There is plenty of parking for bikes.
There is car parking on the Village Hall Car Park and on the grass adjacent to the Hall.
But of course we do not recommend driving to the Festival unless you are a non-drinker.
What about dogs?
Dogs that are kept under control and on a lead at all times are allowed.
Is there live entertainment?
There is a varied programme of live music covering most sessions - exact details of the music acts and various sessions are still being finalised and will appear nearer to the festival.
What if it rains?
There is plenty of standing room and seating in the marquees.
Can I buy tickets in advance?
Adult tickets will be available from 15th May 2017 from:-
Walmer Bridge: VJ Autocare, 67 Liverpool Old Road, PR4 5QE
Penwortham: C&M Pet Supplies, 59 Liverpool Road, PR1 9XD
Great Grandfather’s Bookshop 82 Towngate, PR25 2LR
Blundells Hardware, 155-161 Liverpool Road, Longton, PR4 5AB
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Do you have Wine and Prosecco?
We will have a selection of wines and Prosecco available from the Wine Bar.
Do you offer student discounts for entry?
Sorry we don't offer discounts for students. If you are member of CAMRA, don't forget to bring your membership card to gain our discounted entry price.