All About Manchester Beer & Cider Festival

Manchester Beer and Cider Festival returns to Manchester Central for a second year. The festival will again feature over 600 beers, ciders and perries. As well as a massive selection of cask conditioned craft ales, key-keg conditioned ales and traditional ciders & perries there will bottled and draught beers from around the world. There will be more space and more seating.
The festival is organised by the Greater Manchester Branches of The Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA).

If the information you are looking for isn’t here – try our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Opening Times

Thursday 19th January 2017: Noon – 10.30pm

Friday 20th January 2017: Noon – 10.30pm

Saturday 21st January 2017: Noon – 7pm

Entry Prices

Thursday 19th January 2017: £4 + £3 glass hire (refundable)

Friday 20th January 2017: £7 + £3 glass hire (refundable)

Saturday 21st January 2017: £7 + £3 glass hire (refundable)

Advance tickets are available from 9am on Monday 1st August. Click here to purchase.

Groups & Hospitality:
Information to follow

Glass purchase or hire

To purchase drinks at the festival, you must have an appropriately lined glass. You’ll pay for your glass on entry and collect it once inside.

Festival glasses will be available in 3 sizes:
Stemmed 1/2 pint glass (with 1/3 and 1/2 pint lines)
2/3 pint Schooners (with 1/3, 1/2 pint lines)
1 pint conical glass (with 1/3, 1/2 & 1 pint lines)

You may keep your glass as a souvenir or return it to the glasses stand on exit for a refund.


Accompanied children will be admitted free and may remain until 7pm daily. Under 18s must remain under supervision at all times. Under 18s may not approach the bars.

Getting There

For directions and public transport info, see our “Getting Here” page.