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Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Stockport CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival 2014 - Thursday 29th May to Saturday 31st May.

The 28th Stockport Beer and Cider festival starts on Thursday 29th May and runs through to Saturday 31st May 2014. This is one of the best Beer and Cider festivals I have been to, Really enjoyed it in 2013 so looking forward to this years festival.

This festival takes place at Stockport Football Ground, Edgeley Park, Hardcastle Road, Stockport.

The charity for this festival is Walthew House, a local charity providing help for people with sight and hearing problems.

Opening times and prices:
Note Camra members get FREE entry to all sessions apart from after 7pm on Friday when its £3.

Thursday 29th May

Trade Session: 3.30pm - 5.30pm
Admission: Trade Invite Only

Evening: 5.30pm - 11.00pm
Admission: Open to the public - £2.00

Friday 30th May
Lunch: 11.30am - 3.30pm
Admission: Free

Evening: 5.30pm - 11.00pm
Admission: £5.00

Saturday 31st May
Lunch: 11.30am - 4.00pm
Admission: £2.00

Evening: 6.30pm - 11.00pm
Admission: £2.00

Google Streetviews :
Mini Virtual Tour around the ground, Have a look at the seating area and wander around various rooms in this fancy tour that was created this month :
Stockport FC VR Tour.

This is a Google Stretview showing the gates where you get into the Beer Festival :

Entry gates to festival.

Stockport Beer Festival isnot far from Derby, If you use the train then its about an hour and a half journey, you change at Chesterfield. Stockport Railway Station is about a 10 minute walk from the festival.
Here is a walking Route map (PC only)

The Cider and Perry bars are on the left and the Beers on the right as you walk down. Then CAMRA membership stalls and other stalls and Bottled beers. Along this route are entrances up onto the Terrace and down stairs to the Toilets.
At the far end you can walk down the steps to get to the TNT Suite, where there will be live entertainment lunch and evening for all three days. Also in the TNT suite is the food area.

The Beers and Ciders are arranged down the sides as you enter the festival.

Cask Ales List.
Cider and Perry List.
Bottled Ales List.

Here are a few of the Ciders at last years festival :

Some of the Ciders at last years festival.

This is last years half pint festival glass with the pitch in the background. As you can see this is a very high quality glass nicely etched, rather than screen printed. I broke this glass while washing it so hopefully I can replace it with a nice 2014 glass. This is Oaky Dokey Cider by Burnard's.

The lovely festival half pint glass

Here is the pint glass at last years Beer festival. I have photographed it with the pitch in the background. This is a Perry, can't remember which :)

The festival pint glass.

The postcode for this festival is SK3 9DD, This will take you to Edgeley Park, Hardcastle Road, Stockport,
Cheshire, UK. The front of the club looks like this :

Stockport County Football ground.

Once you are in the Beer Festival you can go up any of the stairs on the right and you can then sit down in the Danny Bergara stand, as you can see there are hundreds of seats to chose from !

Plenty of seating at this beer festival !!!

Food at this festival : Chicken Curry, Beef Lasagne, Giant Yorkshire pudding filled with beef stew
Sausage and mash with caramelised onion gravy. Plus specials Mexican Chilli con carne, served with pilaf rice, and sour cream, Homemade Steak and Ale Pie, chunky chips and peas.

A short video pan around the seating stand at last years festival :

Last year I made a time-lapse movie of the pitch being mowed while I was drinking my cider, Just a bit of fun ! Here : www.youtu.be/NzxwoSyptcs

Do you want more information on this great beer festival ? Have a look here :

For more information about this Beer and Cider Festival please visit their website : www.stockportfestival.org.uk

Stockport Beer and Cider Festival Facebook page :

Stockport Beer and Cider Festival Twitter Feed :


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