Pub Goers - St Albans Beer Festival

Greetings once again Pub Goers,

We are fortunate in St Albans to have a particularly fine Beer and Cider Festival. To quote the website "The premier event in the Hertfordshire drinkers calendar is back! The number of real ales on offer runs into the hundreds and is complimented by a vast selection of ciders, perries, bottle conditioned beers and a selection from around the world."

(So, probably a challenge for you wine drinkers. I checked - there's no wine. For soft drinkers the Alban Arena sell soft drinks such as Coke, bottled water etc. from their refectory area)

• There's also food

The fest runs Weds to Sat. We shall be going Thursday evening to avoid waiting at the bar. Also, the Faith Stealers are playing (9.00 - 10.30). Note that there's a downstairs foreign beer bar if we find we still prefer a quiet chat.

Entry is £3, unless you are a woolly jumpered CAMRA (CAMpaign for Real Ale) card holder (then it's free). That'll be me then :) But consider joining if £20 of free weatherspoon vouchers interests you.

Here's the festival website for more detail:

And location map for the Alban Arena:

Not sure how busy it will be, so how easy it is to find us may be a bit random. However, here's my initial plan:

• Walk through to main beer festival hall

• Aim for the left hand side of the hall (left as you walk in)

• Locate me looking for my red dragon t-shirt

Quick update:  was there last night (Weds). It didn't get too busy - I expect similar for tonight   The plan will be to maintain a position on the LHS of the main hall (looking at the stage bar). More precisely, at the LHS of the Cider bar. 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    shame i missed it i have tickets to go tomorrow so should be good

    September 27, 2013

  • Tim

    What a great night, live music was amazing too

    September 27, 2013

    • Maria

      Laughing....we were at a beer fest and none of us have commented on the beer and cider haha.......really was a great venue and beer festival......great atmosphere and I enjoyed my cider!

      September 27, 2013

    • Tim

      Haha, it goes without saying that the cider and beer were outstanding as well!

      September 27, 2013

  • Maria

    Had such a good night...........great were awesome..........a live music event just wouldn't be the same without Pete's air it!

    1 · September 26, 2013

  • Katy

    Hi. Really sorry. I can't make it tonight. Have to wait in for a plumber! Have a good night!

    September 26, 2013

  • Phil

    Apologies, not going to make tonight now, have a good fest..

    September 26, 2013

  • Hilary

    Am a bit nervous about coming to such a big event on my own :-{ ...hopefully i will be able to attend something a bit smaller first x

    September 15, 2013

    • Maria

      It's a very friendly will be made to feel very welcome..........

      1 · September 15, 2013

    • Pete

      Worry not - you're only be on your own for about 30 seconds :)
      Feel free to call me beforehand so you know exactly where we are (I'll be there about 10 mins before advertised start time)

      September 19, 2013

  • Maria

    The band looks good too!

    August 27, 2013

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