2020 Poole Beer Festival cancelled – details here

2019 heralds the 21st Poole Beer Festival!

85+ carefully selected real ales alongside a great range of real ciders, perries and international / bottled beers

This truly is a festival of beer (and cider!). No boring, or common beers here!

For the latest festival news and discussion join the Poole Beer Festival Facebook page 


Friday 1st November 2019, 11:00 to 15:30 and 18.30 to 23:00

Saturday 2nd November 2019, 11:00 to 15:30 and 18.30 to 23:00


The festival venue is ideally located with good public transport links.

Branksome railway station is 5 minutes walk away

There is a bus stop right outside which is serviced by the M1/M2 and 1/3 bus services.

The festival will be held again at its regular home; St Aldhelms Centre, Poole Road, Branksome, BH12 1AD


Tickets cost ¬£10 per session and include;

  • Souvenir glass,
  • 2 half pint tokens for beer or cider
  • A festival guide
  • + Extra free pint for card carrying CAMRA members!

Plus meet the brewer sessions, hot food served at all sessions and live music on Saturday night. Join CAMRA at the festival and get 2 extra pints on us !

Tickets for the 21st Poole Beer Festival are on sale now from this website or at any of the following local pubs; Brewhouse (Poole), The Barking Cat (Poole), All Hail Ale (Bournemouth),  Firkin Shed (Bournemouth), Micro Moose (Winton) and The Vine Inn (Pamphill).

Good to know

This year the festivals chosen charity is The Dorset Children’s Foundation . We look forward to raising money for this very worthwhile, local charity!

No Cash at the festival? No worries we’ll be accepting contactless payments for beer tokens and food


All inquiries to the Poole Beer Festival Chairpeople through the Contact page.