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Sunday, 3 February 2013

Burton Beer Festival 2013 - Thursday 14th March to Saturday 16th March at Burton Town Hall, Burton-on-Trent.

Just down the A38 from Derby is the town of Burton, and this is where you will find Burton's 34th Beer Festival in March 2013.
The CAMRA Burton Beer Festival 2013 runs from Thursday 14th March to Saturday 16th March.

This is a great venue for a beer festival. In the main hall beers are located all around in the archways (see in the video).

There is a large stage where Martin Atterbury will perform on Friday/Saturday lunchtimes and live entertainment in the evenings by retracting the Wurlitzer organ into the opening in the stage wall.
Ciders and more beers are located down two short corridors in the Lingen room. There is also a food area serving meals and a quiet room too.

Here in my video you can watch a few tunes played by Martin Atterbury at last years Burton Beer Festival.
It features Martin Atterbury on the Wurlitzer at Burton Town Hall.

This Wurlitzer organ is from Cleveland Ohio where it was manufactured in 1921. After a fire in the Cinema, the organ was shipped to England in 1939 and installed in The Forum at Northenden, Manchester.
In 1971 the organ was purchased by Burton Council and installed in Burton Town Hall where it has been ever since.

Or use this link : Video of Martin Atterbury on the Wurlitzer at Burton Beer Festival 2012.

Here is what Burton Beer Festival looks like :
Atterbury Fest

Location :
Burton Town Hall, King Edward Place, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire.

Date and times :
Thursday 14th March 2013  6pm - 11pm
Friday     15th March 2013 11am - 11pm
Saturday 16th March 2013 11am - 11pm

Admission Prices:
Thursday Free to Camra members, £1 non-members.
Friday lunchtime £2 (free for CAMRA members)
Friday Evening £6 (£2 for CAMRA members)
Saturday lunchtime £2 (£1 for CAMRA members)
Saturday Evening £4 (£2 for CAMRA members)

Friday and Saturday (Lunchtime)  Martin Atterbury on the Wurlitzer playing popular classics.
Friday (Evening)     The Nuts A rock/pop band covering the 1950s to present day, including Chuck Berry, Elvis, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Queen, Oasis, The Kaiser Chiefs, The Killers, The Enemy, Kings Of Leon.
Saturday (Evening) "What’s The Point" A Ceilidh band who play various styles of folk music from upbeat jigs and reels to gentle waltzes. Songs range from well known traditional folk songs to ballads written by the band.

Glass hire for all sessions is £2 returnable on departure from the festival if required or you can keep it as a souvenir.

Beer and Cider List for the 2013 Burton Beer Festival :

2013 Beers List

2013 Ciders list :

Day’s Cottage     Cider
Green Valley     Rum Tiddly Tum
Gwatkin     Kingston Black Dry Cider
Gwynt Y Ddraig     Happy Daze
Gwynt Y Ddraig     Ancient Warrior Scrumpy
Lyne Down     Roaring Meg
Millwhites     Rum Cask
Original Cider Co     Bristol Port
Original Cider Co     Moonshine
Rosie’s     Wicked Wasp
Ross-On-Wye     Cider
Sarah’s     Cider
Thatcher’s     Cheddar Valley
Scropton Cider     Doris Stokes
Woody’s     Cider
Hecks     Perry
Newton Court     Perry
Oliver’s     Perry
Original Cider Co     Broadoak Premium Perry
Ross-On-Wye     Perry
Troggi     Perry
WM Watkins     Blakeney Red

Google Streetview of Burton Town Hall :

View Burton Beer Festival. in a larger map
Post Code for the venue :
DE14 2EB

Main Hall , burton town hall

Getting to Burton Beer Festival by Train:
If you are thinking of going to Burton Beer Festival by Train from Derby then it will only take around 9 to 12 minutes and will cost £7 for a day return. (or £6.50 off-peak day return)
On Friday, The very last train back from Burton to Derby is at 23:40.

Depending on where you live the cheapest option may be a Derbyshire Wayfarer as this only costs £11.10 for unlimited travel all day on train and bus over the area below :
Derbyshire Wayfarer routes covered by train and bus.

Map Location for Burton Beer Festival :

View Burton Beer Festival. in a larger map

To find the Beer Festival simply turn left out of Burton station and walk down Borough Road. You will see the Town Hall directly in front of you, a fine Gothic looking building here :

Photograph of Burton Town Hall
Burton upon Trent town hall


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