Leeds Beer, Cider and Perry Festival 2016

March 17th to 19th 2016

Pudsey Civic Hall, Dawson's Corner, Leeds, LS28 5TA.

Thursday 17th March: 11am to 3pm, and 5pm to 11pm.
Friday 18th March: 11am to 11pm.
Saturday 19th March: 11am to 11pm.

Organised by the Leeds Branch of CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale.

Welcome to Leeds Beer, Cider and Perry Festival 2016.

The Festival is the largest entirely volunteer-run festival of its type in Leeds, and one of the biggest in the North of England. Once again we're open at Pudsey Civic Hall in March. Why not come along to the biggest pub in Leeds?

Yorkshire Pub Walks Cover

Book Launch

CAMRA's Pubs Walks Marches on to Yorkshire

Pub and beer-loving walkers in Yorkshire can now be helped on their way with a new guide, Yorkshire Pub Walks, published by The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

It is the first book in CAMRA’s popular series to be devoted to a single county and it also comes in a brand new eye-catching design for this series of books.

Published on 14 March, this is the sixth book in the Pub Walks series, produced by the publishing arm of CAMRA, with all the books written by Bob Steel.

Bob will be joining us at Pudsey on March 17th from 12:00 to 1:30 to sign copies of the book.

Look around the site for all the information as the Festival approaches. If you need anything else, get in touch on email or give us a shout on Twitter.

At a Glance

Hand Pump and Casks


Real Ale is at the heart of the Festival. From light hoppy ones, to rich dark ones, we'll have the full range. Expect specials from local brewers, old favourites, and beers so new we don't know what they are until they arrive, and much more.

And for the first time this year, we'll be bringing you some craft real ales dispensed from KeyCasks.

Beer List

Cider and Apples

Cider and Perry

Our selection of real cider and perry is second to none. There will be dry scrumpy ciders, carefully blended medium sweet ciders, and sweeter ligher perries.

All the ciders and perries at the festival are made from fruit and nothing else. There are no artificial flavours here! Just apples for the cider and pears for the perry.

Cider List

Global Bottles Bar

Global Beer

It's not just about beer from the UK. Oh No. Not in the least. There is good beer brewed the world over in a great range of different styles.

The Global Beer Bar offers fantastic bottled beers from around the world. Fruit beers from Belgium, German lagers, hoppy IPAs from the USA, and many more.

Global Beer List

Festival Volunteers


Everyone who works at the Festival, and everyone who works beforehand on the organisation, is an unpaid volunteer. All volunteers are members of CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale.

More volunteers are always welcome! It's a great way to meet new people and get involved with CAMRA.


Festival Sponsors

Leeds Brewery

Based in Holbeck, and now the largest brewer in Leeds. Famous for Leeds Pale, Leeds Best and Midnight Bell. Owners of several pubs in Central Leeds.


Ridgeside Brewery

Founded in 2010 and based in Meanwood in North Leeds, these guys produce a range of distinctive ales from pale light ones to dark stouts and porters.


Sunbeam Ales

A small brewery based in West Leeds, brewing once a week with eight casks in each brew. A core range is complemented by occasional seasonal ales.


The Crossed Shuttle

Our own very friendly local JD Wetherspoon Free House, with an ever-changing range of real ales, real ciders and perries and craft beers.


Moorhouse's Brewery

Lancashire Brewery established in 1865 in Burnley and still brewing today. Famous for Pendle Witches Brew, Premier Bitter, Blond Witch and Black Cat.


Beer Sponsors

Greene King Brewery

From Suffolk, a national brewer and pub company with many pubs in the Leeds area. Greene King IPA, Abbott Ale and a new range of craft beers.


Ghost Brew Co

New brewery started by two beer-obsessed gents who have turned the ancient art of making beer into their own dark art using only full-flavoured hops.


Wharfe Bank Brewery

Based in Pool in Wharfedale near Otley. Bringing their new range to the Festival, along with their take on the ever-popular "Mystery Mild".



The Leeds Branch of CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, campaigns for and supports pubs and breweries in the Leeds area. Centred on the Leeds, the Branch's area includes Otley, Wetherby, Boston Spa, Aberford, Ledsham, Tingley, Morley, Pudsey, Horsforth, and all parts in between.

There is a monthly business-style meeting to discuss and plan campaigns. On the social side, there are informal pub crawls and visits every month.

New active members are always welcome.


WhatPub is CAMRA's on-line database of pubs. The information in WhatPub is maintained by CAMRA members, who can send updates every time they visit a pub.

Try it on your phone and find information on all the pubs near you, wherever you are.

A simple way for any CAMRA member to get involved in Branch activities is to sign in to WhatPub and send updates on their local pubs.


CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, has been described as the most successful consumer organisation ever formed. CAMRA campaigns to support good real ale, cider and perry, and the pubs that sell them.

Membership of CAMRA scores you discounted admission to most CAMRA Beer Festivals, discounts on CAMRA books and products, a monthly newspaper covering pubs and breweries, the chance to get involved in local activities, and the satisfaction of belonging to an organisation of over 175,000 like-minded drinkers.