Cotswold Beer Festival

Cotswold Beer Festival

Cotswold Beer Festival

Summer revelry returns to Postlip Hall with a heady mix of real ale, live music and local food at the Cotswold Beer Festival. Expect a great atmosphere, friendly hosts and something for all the family, which includes traditional jazz, Morris dancing, face-painting and beautiful gardens for summer picnicking.

On Friday 19th July to Sunday 21st July the legendary Cotswold Beer Festival returns to its home at Postlip Hall and celebrates 43 years of good beer, good company and good times.

The beautiful backdrop of Postlip Hall, barn and gardens offers Festival-goers a choice of ways to enjoy the weekend. Will you soak up the buzzing atmosphere and live music in the barn, or enjoy a picnic in the gardens, sharing a pint with friends, while the children enjoy, Morris dancing, an ice cream and the bouncy castle?

This unique festival, run entirely by volunteers, gives the warmest of welcomes to beer beginners and beer buffs alike. It’s a stunning location to enjoy real ales and ciders, local food and a great atmosphere in the company of good friends – you’ll find something here for all the family.

The Friday Night ticket is ideal for beer buffs, where connoisseurs and beginners alike can sample the widest range of real ales and ciders that the festival has to offer. To announce the start of the Festival weekend we’ll have toe-tapping live music boosting the enjoyment of the night.

In 2018 we introduced the Saturday All Day ticket (12pm to 9pm), a time to bring all the family – under 18 year olds go free. This proved so popular we sold out, so buy your tickets early to avoid disappointment. They’ll be the fun of face-painting, a bouncy castle, Morris dancing, ice cream and more. For those who want a relaxed summer evening at the Festival there’s a Saturday Evening only ticket (4.30pm – 9pm).

Cotswold Beer Festival

Our Sunday ticket give you a risk-free introduction to the Cotswold Beer Festival, entry to the Festival and buses are free – although you will need to buy a souvenir glass if you want a pint! The Sunday ticket is a lucky-dip day of beers, ciders and perries. Some will have sold out, but there is plenty on offer and it’s a great way to sample the unique atmosphere of this amazing festival.

Cotswold Beer FestivalGetting there: Special buses will run from Cheltenham and Winchcombe.  The prices are £5 from Cheltenham, and £2 from Winchcombe (the Cheltenham tickets also allow travel to and from Winchcombe). For each session, buses will run from about 30 minutes before the start until about 30 minutes after the end. However there will be a break of an hour during Saturday afternoon, to comply with drivers’ working time regulations. The Winchcombe bus will start from outside the Library on Back Lane. Bus (and admission) tickets are on sale at the Plaisterers Arms in Winchcombe, as well as Favourite Beers and the Sandford Park alehouse in Cheltenham. They can also be bought online via Postlip website.

Adult tickets start at £8 and children go free. Like last year we have an early bird ticket, which offers a discount to those that plan ahead: visit

Early Bird tickets are now on sale and are selling fast –buy yours before 22 June to take advantage of the discounted rate! Details.


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