The Deal, Dover, Sandwich and District branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is proud to announce the 24th White Cliffs Festival of Winter Ales, a festival the branch has hosted since 1994.
This year we'll be serving a range of some 60 real ales none less than 5% ABV, of which about half are from Kent breweries and the rest are from mostly small independents and micro-breweries. We'll also have an extended range of real ciders available.
The Beer of the Festival is awarded to the first empty firkin of the event.
This is the 24th year our Festival of Winter Ales has been held in Dover's Town Hall, the oldest and most historic venue for a beer festival in the country. With its superb stained glass windows, collection of arms and official portraits of the Lords Warden of the Cirque (pronounced sink, not sank) Ports it makes for a unique location for a beer festival.
For more information about the venue, see the following websites:Dover District Council
History of Dover
Location: Maison Dieu (Town Hall), Biggin Street, Dover, Kent, CT16 1DL Date & Time: Friday 3rd February 2017 from 1pm to 11pm
Saturday 4th February 2017 from 10.30am to 6pm (or unless the beer runs out)
Admission: Admission is free to card-carrying CAMRA members. Admission, for non-members, is £5.00 on Friday and £2.00 on Saturday - Admission will be refunded if you join CAMRA at the beer festival
Beers: All beers are £3.00 a pint and will be available from 1.00pm on Friday (subject to condition). Click here for the final version of the festival programme (1Mb). Glasses: Special souvenir glasses, available for £3.00. Refunds will be given if glasses are returned intact Food: Food is available at the venue, however no food or drink may be brought in and consumed at the festival Wheelchair Access: Please telephone the town hall on (01304) 201200 if you need to make use of the lift. Families: Families with well-behaved children are welcome on Saturday afternoon Seating: Plenty of seating is available in the Connaught Hall Entertainment: CAMRA stall, Tombola, etc. Music on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon Accommodation: There are plenty of Bed & Breakfast facilities available in Dover Tourist Information Click here to go to the tourist office's website
Our Beer Festival is run and staffed by unpaid volunteers and we are always on the lookout for staff to help setup and run the festival.
But don't think that you have to work behind a bar - there are plenty of other jobs to be done:
- Setting up and loading the stillage (Mon morning, 30th Jan)
- Preparing the stalls (Fri morning, 3rd Feb)
- Putting up banners, signs & posters (Fri morning, 3rd Feb)
- Serving on the ticket and glasses stalls (Fri, 3rd Feb & Sat, 4th Feb)
- Serving beer (Fri, 3rd Feb & Sat, 4th Feb)
- Taking down the stillage and tidying up the hall (Sun morning, 5th Feb). This is as important a job as the rest, so if you can spare any time at all, even an hour, it would be greatly appreciated.
You don't have to give up a whole day or a whole evening. Just tell us when you think you can help and what you think you can do.
So, if you can help in any way, then please complete the Volunteer Form or email us at email@example.com
Note: Please bring your CAMRA membership card with you, when you register to work at the beer festival. If you do not, you may not be allowed to help.
For more informationPlease contact Jim Green on 01304 202453 (no personal/cold callers).
Please drink responsibly. For further information please visit www.drinkaware.co.uk.
Last updated: 23rd October 2016