You’re too late, the 2016 festival has come and gone! But don’t worry we will be back again next year – make a note of the dates in your diary now. The 2017 festival will be Thursday 15th – Saturday 17th June.
Thank you to everybody who came to the festival and a special thank you to all of the volunteers who make the festival possible. We would also like to thank our friends from CAMRA whose help is invaluable in setting up and running the festival.
We will update this website towards the end of the year with details of the 2017 festival.
The Festival Committee will now a break before we get together in the Autumn and start planning for 2017.
Need somewhere to stay whilst you are visiting the area? Matfen Hall Hotel has some great deals for last minute availability on some rooms, so click the link or call them on 01661 886500.
December 2015 : Many of you will be aware that Tynedale Rugby Club was flooded last December. Much of our beer festival equipment had to be scrapped due to flood damage. However with the help of our band of volunteers we now have new bars, coolers and electrical equipment, and we are ready for another great festival. Please reward all their hard work by coming to the 2016 festival and joining in the fun! And don’t forget to tell all your friends. You can follow us on Twitter and Facebook so please spread the word.
Take a look at the video below and see what a great time we had in 2015.
We have just updated the Entertainment and Food pages take a look and see what’s in store for you in 2016. Please note that festival regulars The Baboons will now be headlining on Saturday night in 2016.
Many thanks to Allendale Brewery for sponsoring our volunteers T shirts again in 2016.
From our home in a former Smelt mill in the North Pennines, we brew an array of international, national and local award winning ales and lagers.
The Festival would like to thank Northumberland Fire & Rescue Service for its help and advice.
Northumberland Fire & Rescue Service
Fire Safety Training from the Experts
We had a great afternoon 0f Rugby 7’s at our 2015 festival. Matt Fieldhouse is organising it again for 2016 and we hope to have at least 10 teams. So you can come along on the Saturday afternoon and enjoy some great beers and also watch some fast and exciting 7’s rugby. The competition is in aid of the Stay Strong Stu charities.