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Wednesday 8th - Saturday 11th October, 2014

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The 2014 Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival is rolling into town ..........

Top Marquee

Marquees at the top site nearly complete - thanks to Tim Freer for the updates! (30.09.2014)

Truck arriving at the Castle

The first truck arrives at the Castle Main gates (29.09.2014) - oooh! Looks like a tight squeeze!

The set up begins

The scaffolding starts to go up (29.09.2014).


Nottingham Castle - Wednesday 8th to Saturday 11th October 2014

Yes - the beer and cider festival that offers the world’s biggest selection of draught cask conditioned beers, and over 200 real ciders and perries is back; brighter and bigger than ever.

Urgent Ticket Updates


The festival is again being held in the wonderful grounds of Nottingham Castle right in the city centre and as in previous years will not be all-ticket. A full programme of entertainment will again be offered all day from Wednesday evening to Saturday, down on the bandstand.

As last year, the festival will be fully open on Wednesday evening, including entertainment on the bandstand and catering stalls.

All beers and ciders that are ready will be on sale, except the limited number that are being judged in the SIBA competition the next day, which should mean around 650 different cask beers will be available to try. This gives you a chance to sample some of our rare and interesting beers ahead of the traditional Thursday opening and at a discounted admission price.

*NEW* - Cider listings available to view here in Word and .pdf formats (updated)

*NEW* - Beer listings (subject to change) available to view here in Word, Excel Spreadsheet and .pdf formats

The East Midlands CAMRA Regional Cider Competition will be being held during the Wednesday evening, so you will be able to view this if you wish.

Festival opening hours are: Wednesday 8th - 6:00pm to 11:00pm, Thursday 9th to Saturday 11th - 11:00am to 11:00pm .

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URGENT TICKET UPDATE - 11th September 2014

*NEW* The last day to purchase tickets online is Sunday 28th September, to allow time for them to be mailed out. After that date they will still be available at the Nottingham Tourism Centre. However as the remaining tickets are for Wednesday and Thursday only you should have no problems with paying cash at the gate on the day

All advance tickets for Friday and Saturday have now sold out! There is limited cash admission possible but experience in past years has shown that most available spaces go quite quickly after opening, with queues forming beforehand; once these have gone admission is on a "one in one out" basis with long waiting times.

Admission on Saturday evening is usually easier as customers leave after the capacity afternoon session and we offer a discounted price for entry after 7pm.

*NEW* : Cash admission is discounted to £12.50 after 7.30pm on Saturday evening.

Admission for Wednesday evening and Thursday is usually possible on the gate although it is always preferable to buy advance tickets if possible.

HOW TO PAY AT THE GATE - download your .pdf file here


Advertising image Matelor Marketing

Considering the already proven overwhelming response to the Robin Hood Beer and Festival 2014 would you risk missing out on an unprecedented advertising opportunity in the information/feature packed programme available to the thousands who will attend this year?

Interested? Contact : Neil Richards MBE, Matelot Marketing Limited, Tel: 01536-482694 Mob: 07710281381 www.matelotmarketing.co.uk

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS - A unique promotional opportunity to share in the limelight of this year's exciting Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival by sponsoring a Beer or Cider.

VOLUNTEERS - application forms are now available for download (closing date Monday, 15th September 2014) - full details on the Volunteer page - if you have applied previously and know the form - choose your preferred format using the icons below:

T-shirt advance preview (for larger image click on the T-Shirt):

T-shirt design


*NEW* - The Spyke Golding Literary Award CLOSED for 2014 more information can be found here or on the dedicated Fb page here please visit and 'like' us - thank you.

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