The Twelfth Guildford Beer Festival takes place at Guildford Cricket Club
on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 July 2022

Tickets are on sale now. They may be purchased online or in person from Growlers & Cans, 24 Chertsey Street, Guildford, GU1 4HD (see for opening times).

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Local beer at the GBF

The Beer Festival features over 100 cask ales and craft keg beers sourced from around 25 independent and micro-breweries in Surrey, Hampshire, Sussex and Berkshire. The beer line up is extremely varied, with many different ABVs, colours and different styles of beers (IPAs, best bitters, milds, porters, stouts, blonde ales, strong ales). In addition to the main beer bar, a second bar has a broad range of ciders, wines and gins from local producers along with soft drinks.

The Guildford Beer Festival also features live musical entertainment and food will be available.

The beer garden

The Annual Guildford Beer Festival is hosted by Guildford Cricket Club. The event is held in marquees at The Sports Ground in Woodbridge Road, very close to the town centre and with excellent transport links.

Guildford Beer festival is held at the grounds of The Guildford Cricket Club, The Sports Ground, Woodbridge Road, Guildford, Surrey GU1 4RP

Sunshine at the Guildford Beer Festival
GBF Venue Map 2021

Plan of the venue

The venue is very attractive and there is ample seating in marquees and outdoors. There is free car parking.


The pedestrian entrance to the Guildford Beer Festival is from the Pavilion End.  Please make your way to the Guildford Pavilion and enter the site from here.  The entrance by the Railway End gate is be for cars only.

Beer tent

This is adjacent to the admissions tent. The layout of the real ale and craft beers is by brewery. On the left (as you look at the bar) are breweries A-L. On the right are breweries M-Z. Therefore, all the different beers supplied by Ascot Ales are on the far left, and those from Windsor & Eton are on the far right.

Cider and Wine bar

This is attached to the Music Tent and faces the Food Court area. Ciders and Wines are here, along with soft drinks.

Food court

There are two separate food stands offering a wide selection of food, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

Note that: you pay for food using tokens.

GBF in full swing

Andertons’ music tent

There will be an attractive programme of live music performed on the stage in our marquee, where there is seating inside and outdoors.

The GBF is again working with Andertons Music to assemble a tremendous line up, with some of the best local bands and artists.

TRIBE playing at the Guildford Beer Festival 2021
Guildford Beer Festival from the air

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