All about Manchester Beer & Cider Festival 2020

Much of the detail of MBCF20 is yet to be confirmed, this page includes information which is currently fixed. We would advise checking back from October for more comprehensive details

The festival will be open to the public from Thursday 23rd to Saturday 25th January 2020.

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

Opening Times (provisional)

Thursday 23rd: Noon* – 10.30pm (To Be Confirmed)
Friday 24th: Noon* – 10.30pm (TBC)
Saturday 25th: Noon* – 7pm (TBC)

Wednesday 22nd: 5pm – 9pm. Preview session for CAMRA & SPBW members – Free Entry to members.

*Advance ticket holders will commence entry from 11.45am.

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Entry Prices



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.

Disabled visitors

Manchester Central is fully accessible. The Manchester Beer & Cider Festival only occupies ground floor levels at the venue.

Visitors who require the presence of a carer should buy tickets for themselves for the relevant session as normal. A carer may accompany you and will be admitted free of charge subject to proof of carer status. Carers wishing to buy beer & cider must hire a glass as other visitors do. if you have special needs, please contact the organiser via our contact page.

For further information on accessibility see