Frocester Beer Festival... Fun, Beer, Friends!
Welcome to our festival!
You Talked, We Listened
You may have noticed that our unique beer festival has changed a bit over the last few years.
This year, in response to what you are telling us, many things will remain the same, like our ticket prices, which have not risen over the last six years!! We will also still have the same great range of beer, cider and wine, and the popular Pimms bar will be back again, as will our carry-out containers and face-painting!
However, in response to comments from some of our guests last year, we will be offering you a choice of drinking vessel this year. Some people liked and wanted our new plastic vessels, and some were passionate about the traditional glass beer tankards, so this year we will continue to offer the plastic undated versions included in the ticket price, but for those who want a dated glass beer tankard, they will be available for just £5 each - providing they are pre-ordered with your ticket by June 30th. Simply bring the proof of purchase to the gate when you arrive, and you will be told where to exchange it for your glass.
We are also pleased to announce that all profits from sales of this year's glass beer tankards will be donated to the local Meningitis Now charity in Stroud.
We will also still be offering a great range of food from local suppliers, which will be available right up to 11.30pm each evening, half an hour after the bar closes.
The music at the festival is constantly under review, and this year we have more popular cover, dance and acoustic bands, such as Plucking Different and El Toro on Friday, and Outcast and Firefly on Saturday. Check them out on the web!
There will be great music in the Chill-out Zone too. Click HERE for the full line-up of performers.
Once again, we are looking forward to serving dozens of different beers and ciders from varied and diverse sources. Last year we also increased our range of cider, and this will continue this year too.
The bar will open at 2pm on Friday again. This proved very popular, and is an opportunity to make a relaxed start to your time at the festival, sampling the drinks of your choice and listening to some quality music too.
This year we are expecting to have a capacity crowd again, so order your wristbands in good time. That said, we have changed a few things to provide more space for everyone!
We will be issuing wristbands only, rather than a paper ticket. For those of you who have booked online, we will continue to distribute your wristbands promptly, as we did last year, and you will be able to enquire and make changes to your order at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arriving and Leaving
The parking, drop-off and pick-up arrangements remain the same as they were last year, with mini buses running to Eastington, Kings Stanley and Leonard Stanley both evenings.
Once again we have a lot of unpaid organisers who work really hard to deliver your festival and to continually improve it each year. We would also like to thank all the hard-working Frocester Cricket Club members and friends who work tirelessly over the week running up to the festival and over the weekend itself. Finally, thank you to the residents of Frocester for all the help and consideration you give us.
All the profit from the festival each year goes to local charities and providing facilities at the cricket club.
We hope you will find your festival as familiar and exciting as you always have, and if you are coming for the first time, we are sure you will enjoy one of the premier beer festivals in Gloucestershire.
We look forward to welcoming you on the day. Cheers!
Frocester Beer Festival Committee
Free Bus Info
Once again this year, we are pleased to be able to offer the following free bus service during the festival:
Parking & Taxis
Please note: No stopping outside The George or in the road near the festival site is permitted. Please use the designated drop-off/pick-up points, or the free bus services we’ve laid on.
Where can I get tickets?
You can buy tickets via this website from 1st April onwards.
In addition, we have multiple sales outlets, as listed below:
Frocester Cricket Club / The George, Frocester / The Old Badger, Eastington / The Old Spot, Dursley / The Woolpack Inn, Stonehouse / Prince Albert, Rodborough
Alternatively, you can purchase tickets by post, incl. block bookings (SAE and cheque required), from: FBF, 13 Woodlands, Leonard Stanley, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, GL10 3NW.
Can Under 18s come to the festival?
Yes they can. However those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult and must be clear of the festival site by 18:30 each day.
For those of you over the age of 18, proof of age may be required and please note the admission ticket is no proof of age!
Are there toilets?
Yes, there are lots of toilets in the main site (and don't worry campers, there are some super nice toilet facilities in the campsite too).
How do I get to & from the site?
Pick-up, drop-off, taxi, free buses and parking points are indicated on the site map.
There is no stopping outside The George or on the roads near the festival. To pick-up or drop-off, please ensure the designated areas are used.
Cars must be parked and tents carried to the campsite; there is no vehicular access to the campsite.
Can I bring my dog?
Unfortunately not. No pets of any description are allowed in the festival. The only exception to this are registered guide dogs.
What if it rains?
This is England. Let's be honest, it's likely to rain! The majority of the festival site is on grass. Although we will make every effort for you to be as comfortable as possible, it might be worth packing some wellies just in case!
I'm in a wheel chair, what's the access like for me?
Although most of the site is grass, there is also a hard-standing area and disabled toilet facilities.
We also have a limited number of disabled access camping pitches. Please email email@example.com if you would like to book one of these.
I ordered tickets online, when can I expect them?
You will usually receive your tickets within 14 days after ordering and paying for them.
Can I use a bank card?
Yes, drink and food tokens can be purchased using cash or card. Please be aware, due to the poor mobile signal in the area, there may be a short wait for card purchases. Tokens are non-refundable.
Can I bring my own BBQ?
Yes you can. There a designated BBQ area in the campsite. However, no naked flames are permitted anywhere on the campsite except for the BBQ area.
When can I pitch my tent?
You can come in and pitch your tent from 8.30am onwards on Friday 24th August. Note: Camping is free, but all campers MUST have an admission ticket for the festival. Tents must be cleared by 12 noon on Sunday 26th August 2018.
N.B.- We have a limited number of disabled access camping pitches. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to book one of these.
In the event of an emergency during the festival, an air horn will sound. You must assemble on the cricket square marked on the map and await instructions.
What are the bar opening and closing times?
Friday 24th August: 14:00 - 23:00
Saturday 25th August: 11:00 - 23:00
Food closes: 23:30 (both days)
Do I get a free glass?
Yes, a free plastic FBF beer tankard or wine glass is included in the ticket admission price. If your free plastic FBF tankard or wine glass is broken, please take it to the bar and, stocks permitting, you will be able to buy a replacement for £1.50.
Alternatively, if you want a 2018-branded glass FBF beer tankard, these may be purchased in advance for £5. Please note: The closing date for ordering your 2018-branded glass FBF beer tankards is 30th June 2018.
Can I bring my motorhome?
Not in the main camping field. However, if you do want to bring a caravan, trailer tent or motorhome, please contact us and we will hopefully be able to accommodate you in the overflow campsite. Drop us an email to email@example.com.