The Tenth Annual Guildford Beer Festival took place at Guildford Cricket Club on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 June 2019. It was a great success!

The Tenth Anniversary Guildford Beer Festival took place at Guildford Cricket Club on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 June, 2019.  It was a great success!
Thank you to everyone who attended.  We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

The crowds were entertained with fantastic live music throughout all three sessions from a variety of performances in the Anderton’s Music Tent.

Local beer at the GBF

Next year’s Guildford Beer Festival

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GBF Chairman

Sunset at the GBF 2017

The Beer Festival features around 130 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 Tenth Annual Guildford Beer Festival will again be 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
Guildford Beer Festival venue plan 2019

Plan of the venue

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

Beer tent

This is adjacent to the entrance to the venue. 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 Gin bar

This is attached to the Music Tent and faces the Food Court area. All ciders and gins are here, along with wine and soft drinks.

Food court

There are three separate food stands offering a wide selection of food, including vegetarian options. One offers paella; the second burgers and sausages and the third Indian food.

Note that: you pay for food using tokens.

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.

Andertons Music Tent at the GBF

In this slot, we have a short video of the Guildford Beer Festival, 2017. Please accept marketing-cookies to watch it.

The Angel Hotel, Guildford

Preferred Hotel Partner

We are pleased to recommend the historic Angel Posting House Hotel to visitors attending the Guildford Cricket and Beer Festivals in June. The Angel is a short walk from Guildford Cricket Club and right in the town centre. Stephen Ball (General Manager) looks forward to welcoming visitors – please give the reference “GUILDFORD CRICKET” when booking in order to receive preferential terms.

The Angel Hotel
91 High Street, Guildford GU1 3DP
01483 564555

GBF in full swing
Guildford Beer Festival from the air

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