Come join us on Saturday 27th June
We're celebrating the Magna Carta at the 18th Annual Charlbury Beer Festival with over 50 carefully sourced beers and real ales!
Last year (thanks to you!) we raised thousands of pounds for a range of worthy causes, both local, and further afield. So let's make sure 2015 is even more succesful!
We paid great attention in 2014 to the way in which we clear up and dispose of waste, making sure we recycle as much as is possible. Learn more about our 'big smile, small footprint' initiative here.
If you want to re-live last year's festival, or get a taste for what you missed click here to view the Charlbury Beer Festival 2014 video on Witney TV.
We look forward to seeing you on 27th June!
Magna Carta - from the source to the mouth...
In celebration of the signing of the Magna Carta some 800 years ago, we will be sourcing beers for the 2015 Charlbury Beer Festival from along the length of the river Thames (including Runnymede).
This year our intrepid beer researchers have come up trumps with a truly spectacular list of breweries from which we'll be bringing back the barrels!
Although the final long-list (we do offer over 50 beers on the day!) is still being prepared, we will be serving tipples from the likes of*, Windsor and Eton Brewery, Loose Cannon Brewery, Hop Kettle Brewery, Rebellion Brewery, The Botanist Brewery, Howling Hops Brewery, Late Knights Brewery, Hop Monster Brewery and many more.
Make sure you revisit this site as we'll be publishing our beer list soon, we'll also be sharing plans for our "Source to Mouth" Magna Carta beer 'pick-up', when our very own 'beer festival boat' will be collecting and transporting barrels of the very best beer up the Thames to Charlbury in readiness for 27th June event!
*Brewery list is subject to change
A good cause
The Charlbury Beer Festival exists solely to raise money for good causes.
Charlbury Primary School has been our biggest beneficiary, but we support a wide range of community groups and projects in the Charlbury area and beyond. More recently we have allocated a proportion of our funds each year to a hand-picked good cause helping children in the developing world.
See our Grants page for further details.
Live music has always been a key part of the Beer Festival’s success and this year was no exception! Thank you to all the fabulous bands for such great sets and thank you to all you movers and shakers, the 'dance floor' was packed!
The Culture Club, the new programme of events, talks and activities had its first outing this year - and what a success it was. We look forward to bringing it back for everyone's pleasure (even bigger and better!) at next year's festival.