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Nottingham Robin Hood Beer & Cider Festival

Wednesday 9 - Sat 12 October 2019

Tickets from: £10.80

Nottingham Beer & Cider Festival Tickets at the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham on 17 – 20 October, 2018


Nottingham Robin Hood Beer & Cider Festival at the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham on 9 – 12 October, 2019.

Following last year’s runaway success, the Nottingham Robin Hood Beer & Cider Festival will return to the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham this October.
Nottingham CAMRA chairman, Steve Westby, said, “many of our customers were sceptical about our enforced move away from Nottingham Castle last year and expressed concerns that this immensely popular annual event could work in what they saw as an indoor location like the Arena. But their fears were proved groundless when they discovered that the festival was not only in the main arena but also over two large outdoor areas, the Backstage Beer Garden, with brewery bars, food and live music and the Bolero Square village which also offers bars, stalls and live music! Many said it was the best festival yet. This year we plan to build on that and make it bigger and better than ever.”
This year’s festival will again offer over a thousand different casks of real ales, the largest selection of any festival in the world and covering the widest possible range of beer styles, including many modern variations usually referred to as “craft beers”, such as new England IPAs, American Imperial stouts, Berliner- style Weiss beers alongside many classical styles and old favourites.
The “craft beer” bar will have a range of rare keykeg beers lined up, some of which have never been seen in the city before. And of course, we also have our Cider Bar offering our usual large selection of traditional ciders and perries. The gin bar also returns, and this year has the added attraction of some interesting rums for you to try as an alternative.
The range of live music has again been enhanced this year across our two outdoor stages and the world street food offering has again been expanded.
New for this year will be tutored tasting sessions, including beer, cider with cheeses and chocolate, details will be announced as they are confirmed. The new national CAMRA Learning and Discovery stand will be in attendance where you can learn about the brewing and cider making processes.

Please print your tickets at home to avoid those long queues at the Box Office. We can’t scan tickets from your phone so it’s vital you print them out.
You can purchase tickets right here until midnight the night before each event day. We strongly advise you book tickets this way to avoid long queues at the Box Office – don’t forget to print tickets at home!
For the duration of the Festival, Nottingham Hackney Carriages will be providing a taxi rank. If you need a taxi, exit the Arena on Lower Parliament Street. Arena staff will be on hand at busy times to direct you. Drivers for Nottingham Hackney Carriages are fully insured and all vehicles are wheelchair accessible.

Ticket prices (until 31 August):

Wednesday evening: £10.80

Thursday (all day): £13.50

Friday (all day): £21.60

Saturday (all day): £21.60

Saturday evening: £13.50

Groups: 10% discount when purchasing 10 or more tickets until 31 August. Book via our box office or fill in our groups form.

Ticket prices (after 1 September):

Wednesday evening: £10.80

Thursday (all day): £16.20

Friday (all day): £21.60

Saturday (all day): £21.60

Saturday evening: £13.50

Ticket information:

  • All paid tickets include a commemorative glass and nine beer tokens.
  • Glasses are refundable at £2.50. A limited number of beer tokens can also be refunded on the day at 55p each.
  • Booking in advance is strongly recommended (especially for peak times such as Friday and Saturday) but there will be a number of tickets available to buy on the day.
  • No Pass-Outs are permitted, and tickets purchased on the day must be used immediately.
  • CAMRA members are given a further 5 tokens (or four tokens on Wednesday when admission is discounted) on presentation of an up-to-date membership card.
  • Card carrying members of the Nottingham Trent University and University of Nottingham Real Ale Societies are given additional beer tokens on entry, in line with those given to CAMRA members. No other discounts are available.
  • Whilst buying tickets in advance does guarantee entry, there may be some delays at busy times.

Please note:

  • More information can be found on the Nottingham CAMRA website including volunteering information.
  • Challenge 21 will be in operation. No persons under 18 will be admitted at any time.
  • We’re operating bag search policies. Please do not bring bags to events if possible, as these may be subject to a search and stored outside of the main event space. Left luggage facilities will be available, ask at the point of entry if required. All customers will be subject to a search outside the venue before entering.
  • Customers can bring their own glass which must be government stamped and can only be used to buy measures for which they are stamped (if there is no third measure, a third of a pint cannot be served).

Festival opening times:

  • Wednesday evening 5pm – 11pm
  • Thursday all day 11am – 11pm
  • Friday all day 11am – 11pm
  • Saturday all day 11am – 11pm
  • Saturday evening 6.30pm – 11pm


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