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?
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 kegs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our own very friendly local JD Wetherspoon Free House, with an ever-changing range of real ales, real ciders and perries and craft beers.
Lancashire Brewery established in 1865 in Burnley and still brewing today. Famous for Pendle Witches Brew, Premier Bitter, Blond Witch and Black Cat.
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.
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.
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.