Campaign for Real Ale

Plymouth Branch Beer Festival 2016

Plymouth CAMRA Beer And Cider Festival 2016 - sorry, it's all over until next time !

More photos are available here: Plymouth CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival 2016 - 23/24 September 2016

The annual branch beer and cider festival sees a new look and a new venue this year (2016) - The Brickfields, home to Plymouth Albion RFC, and a slightly different time of the year.

The Plymouth CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival 2016 - Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th September.

We have up to 60 real ales, 20+ real cider and perry, locally-supplied food and entertainment, located in separate rooms and with outside drinking areas. We are open on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 September 2016 from 1200 to 2300 daily (Family-Friendly until 1800). The Brickfields is fully accessible for disabled/wheelchair users.

Entry to the event will be via the Bidvest Marquee, (previously Midas Marquee) where you can collect your glass and beer tokens; also located in the Bidvest Marquee are the selection of real cider and perry, and the entertainment. All real ale will be located in the Supporters Marquee. There is also plenty of outside areas to enjoy yourselves! However, as with all events at the Brickfields, you are politely reminded that no glassware is allowed on the pitch at any time.

Entry to the festival is £10.00, which includes glass, beer list and £6.00 beer tokens (£8.00 beer tokens for CAMRA members, NUS and Armed Forces).

Volunteers to help us run this event are always made very welcome - we couldn't run it without them - so please email Alan Warden ku.gro.armac.htuomylp@pihsrebmem for further details if you would like to help out.

Briefly, we would like help on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd to help us set up; Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th (whilst open!); and Sunday 25th September to pack everything away.

Volunteer Forms

Download the 2016 Beer Festival Volunteer Form in MS Word

Download the 2016 Beer Festival Volunteer Form in Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format

Beer and Cider Lists

We can not guarantee that beers from these breweries will be available at all times whilst we are open. It is purely given as an indication to what brewery beers may be available.

Bank Top, Bolton; Battledown, Cheltenham; Buffy’s, Norfolk; Cairngorm, Aviemore; Church End, Warwickshire; Cornish Crown, Penzance; Cotswold Lion, Gloucestershire; Country Life, Bideford, Devon; Dancing Duck, Derby; Dartmoor, Princetown, Devon; Devon Earth, Devon; Downton, Wiltshire; Flipside, Nottinghamshire; Franklins, East Sussex; Goldmark, West Sussex; Grampus, Lee Bay, Devon; Great Heck, North Yorkshire; GT Ales, Barnstaple, Devon; Heavy Industry Brewing, North East Wales; High House Farm, Newcastle Upon Tyne; Holsworthy Ales, Holsworthy, Devon; Humpty Dumpty, Norfolk; Madrigal, Lynmouth, Devon; Milk Street, Somerset; Moorstone, Mary Tavy, Devon; New Bristol, Bristol; Noss Beer Works, Lee Mill, Devon; Phipps NBC, Northampton; Ramsbury, Wiltshire; Salcombe, Churchstow, Devon; Saltaire, West Yorkshire; South Hams, Kingsbridge, Devon; Summerskills, Plymouth; Tavy Ales, Plymouth; & Towles’, Bristol.

Please note that breweries highlighted brew some excellent local real ales, brewed within 30 miles of our beer festival. Please show them your support by asking your local publican for a beer from them next time you visit your local pub – Cheers!

Download the Beer And Cider List 2016


Friday Evening:- The Ukeabillies and Short Notice.

Saturday:- Afternoon The Plymouth Morris Men
Saturday Evening:- Haze, followed by One Night Stan's.


Please click on the link for the MAP

Directions by Car

Approach Plymouth along the A38 until you reach the Manadon intersection which is signposted for the A386, City Centre. Follow signs for City Centre A386. At the North Cross roundabout (by the railway station), take the third turning onto the A374 Western Approach. At the bottom of Western Approach (traffic lights) follow the road round to the right onto Union Street A374. Follow the road up Devonport Hill which then becomes Cumberland Road and look for the yellow AA signs indicating a right turn (into Madden Road) for Brickfields Recreation Ground.

There is ample parking next to the club. See ground for site plan and parking area.


Plymouth city train station is located within a short taxi ride to Plymouth Albion ground. Rail services from the city are now operated by three companies. There is a frequent Great Western Railway service throughout the day to/from London Paddington, as well as Cross Country services to major cities in the Midlands, the North of England and Scotland. Please note that Plus Bus Tickets are available from this station. We would suggest that you catch any bus going to Royal Parade, and then catch the 5, 5A (towards Saltash), 21 or 21A (towards Barne Barton) services at stop A1.

By Bus

Plymouth City Bus provide a very good service, with the nearest bus stop just 2 minutes walk away (Madden Road/Damerel Close entrance). Services 5 & 5A (Green Flash, Saltash-Elburton) operate a 20 minute service until around 1800 daily; Services 21 & 21A (Barne Barton - Plympton) operate a 10 minute service until about 1900, then half hourly until 2245. Service 14 (Derriford-Plymstock) operate an hourly service until about 1900, dropping off on Fore Street. Service 72 (Polperro-Plymouth) also operates roughly hourly until 1940, also dropping off/picking up on Fore Street. All timings given here are approximate; you are advised to check your timetables HERE