Bromsgrove Beer Festival - Review by Stephs World

Bromsgrove Beer Festival // Summer 2017

Hey everyone! Who else is loving the UK’s Summer? I know it may be a bit hit and miss, but when we have the sun shining; it is lovely isn’t it? Well on Saturday 1st July – after a week of cold and rain – we finally got some well deserved Sun and it fell perfectly as myself and my group of friends attended the Bromsgrove Beer Festival 🙂

One thing the British love is a good festival – be it a food, beer, craft festivals or even summer fete/carnivals. I am no exception to this rule. I love attending them. So when one of our friends said he wanted to go to the Bromsgrove Beer Festival for his Birthday celebrations, we had to go.

As a tee-total though, I did worry a little about what there would be for me there.

Entry Fee & Parking

Bromsgrove Beer Festival

For the Beer Festival, the entry fee was £10 for an Adult; which isn’t too bad as you get £5 worth of tokens and a Pint or Half a Pint glass. The tokens are how you pay for your drinks and the glass is the one you use to get your beer.

Parking and Camping are both available on site – I believe it was £5 parking fee and £10 if you wanted to camp for the night.

What Beer was there?

The Beer choices included:

  • Ciders & Perrys
  • Lager
  • Pale Ale
  • Porter
  • Mild
  • Bitter
  • Stout

There is a full list of Ciders & Perrys and Beers can be found on their website if you are interested. All beers were served from the barrel and were served as a Third, Half or Pint.

Food & Drinks

There were food stalls at the festival such as Pizza, traditional Fish and Chips, Carribean, Hot Dogs & Burgers, Bratwurst and also an Ice Cream truck.

I opted for a reasonably priced Margarita Pizza – freshly made for £6. It was super delicious and perfect to eat in the beautiful sunshine.

For soft drinks, there were lots available at the food stalls and even a little sweet shop. The cans of pop and water cost £1 each – but you are welcome to take your own food and drinks if you wanted to.

Get Comfy

One thing I would recommend is taking some foldable chairs, picnic blankets or even a gazebo. Lots of people at the event had taken them and looked super comfy and made a day of the Beer Festival.

We didn’t do this though as we knew we were heading out after the Beer Festival into Birmingham and didn’t want to be carrying our own chairs etc. It would have looked a little odd.

Fun for all the family

Something I didn’t realise is that there would be a lot of families at the Beer Festival. It was lovely to see everyone having fun – even the puppies which came along.

There was so much for kids to do. There were some Waltzers, a mini roller coaster, bouncy slide, hook-a-duck and also a darts game where you could win an emoji. Obviously, I made my boyfriend go and win me a sunglasses emoji haha 🙂 My friend Liv really wanted her poo emoji! Here we are with each other’s emojis and me with my Sunglasses Emoji 🙂

Throughout the day they had a brass band playing modern songs like Gangnam Style and Poker Face – which was really cool. There were then signers and local bands playing who were all really good and added to that great sunshine-vibe.

Have you been to a Beer Festival?

Have you ever been to a Beer Festival in the UK? I would love to know if you have and what you thought 🙂

  • Emyii Rankin

    I’ve never been to a festival, let alone a beer one. Looks great though, especially when the weather is great.

  • Freya Meadows

    This sounds great, I absolutely love beer so a whole festival dedicated to it is absolutely perfect! Loved reading this xx

  • Holly

    You had me sold at pizza. Haha this sounds like a great festival!

    Holly xx

  • Shannon Ritchie

    I love beer festivals, I went a few weeks ago to one near Sheffield and had the most amazing strawberry cider!

  • Charlene McElhinney

    Those pizza slices looked amazing! Also a beer festival? Count me in. I’m more of a cider girl but I did see that in your list! I bet the atmosphere was AMAZING!

  • I love beer or cider festivals they seem more relaxed than a music festival, there was one outside Petersfield that I used to go to quite a bit but I haven’t been for a couple of years now…I might have to take a trip next year to it.
    Alicia x

  • I’ve been to a couple beer festivals and I loved them all! The ciders would be what I’m mostly to have but beer can be okay sometimes haha x

  • Chloe

    I’ve never been to a beer festival but this sounds really cool! I’d love to go to one soon xx

  • I haven’t been to any kind of festival haha but they look like a great day out in the Summer!

  • I love beer… the only sort of festival I’d like to go to haha. I don’t think it would look odd carrying chairs around town.. it’s practical xxxxxx

  • Stacey

    I have been to local beer festivals but nothing on this scale. It looked fab! I hate beer but I do love a refreshing cider or perry so I tend to drink those while me husband samples the ale. They do normally have a great atmosphere though.

  • I can’t stand the taste of beer myself, but it does look like a well put together event! x


  • I’ve never really had beer, I love your emoji!

    Tasha x

  • Sounds like you had a lovely time! I’ve never been to any sort of festival, but am dying to go!

    Gabija |

  • Festivals are always fun and it looks like you really enjoyed yourself! 😀 I love the emoji pictures you’re taken. They’re really cute!

  • Emma Ramsell

    This looked amazing! Ive been to many music festivals but never a beer festival. I will definitely be looking in my local area for one! xx

  • There’s actually a beer festival near where I love but I’ve never been. This event looks really fun though, even if you’re tee-total!

    Alice | Alice In Wonderlust

  • I love things like this. There’s a beer festival coming to Swansea next month but I’ve stopped drinking beer haha. I went to the gin festival and am going to the prosecco festival next month. Glad you had fun 🙂

  • I love the look of food and drink festivals, and actually after seeing one of your food posts and Abbey’s I’ve decided to go to one at Clumber Park in September, so excited! I’ll have to let you know how it is. This beer festival seems fantastic. xxxx

  • Sophie Kennerley

    looks like you had such a good time! xx