Over 6,000 people are expected to attend the county’s largest beer and cider festival, when Beer on the Wye returns.

The popular festival will be back in its riverside marquee home next to Hereford Rowing Club over the weekend of July 7 to 9.

Organised by Herefordshire Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), it is promising over 300 different beers, ciders and perries for visitors to try along with food, camping and a full live music programme for the Friday and Saturday evenings. Further, the Sunday will be the Family Fun Day, where there will be activities for the children accompanied by sounds from the Hereford Big Band.

It draws people from all over the UK and even from abroad. Remarkably, it relies on over 120 unpaid volunteers to run an event that this year is back for its seventeenth outing.


Event Organiser, Mark Haslam, said: “It’s so much more than just a beer and cider festival. Its wonderful location on the banks of the Wye, allied with it being in a giant traditional marquee, creates a wonderful fete-like atmosphere. I have no doubt this is why it is always trouble-free.

"Being family-friendly, it attracts a diverse crowd, including many people who wouldn’t normally consider going to a beer festival. On the Friday and Saturday evenings, we will have nine live bands gracing the festival stage that have been organised by Hereford’s new Jam Factory music venue and a World Beer Bar supported by the Hereford Beer House.

"After eight long months of planning and hard work it looks like it’s set to be a bumper show!"

To learn more about Beer on the Wye, including times, admission prices and band listings, go to: www.beeronthewye.org.uk