About The 2014 Festival

The Manchester Beer and Cider Festival is organised by the Greater Manchester Branches of The Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA). It will feature over 300 cask ales along with traditional ciders and perries, real ale in a bottle and both bottled and draught foreign beers.

The festival will have seating for up to 1800 with capacity for another 1500 on the festival floor so there should be room for all.

Opening Times

Wednesday 22nd January: 4.30pm – 10.30pm

Thursday 23rd January: Noon – 10.30pm

Friday 24th January: Noon – 10.30pm

Saturday 25th January: 11am – 7pm

There will be an invite only session for the trade Wednesday 22nd January: 1pm – 4.30pm. If you are in the trade and wish to apply for tickets, click here.

Entry Prices

There are no advance tickets – pay on the door.

CAMRA Members:

Wednesday 22nd: FREE
Thursday 23rd: FREE
Friday 24th: £2 before 5pm / £4 after 5pm
Saturday 25th: £3


Wednesday 22nd: £2*
Thursday 23rd: £2*
Friday 24th: £3 before 5pm / £5 after 5pm
Saturday 25th: £4

*£1 Concessions (Senior citizens, Armed Forces, Emergency Services Personnel, NHS Staff, Full Time Students) on presentation of valid identification. Only one discount per entry.


Accompanied children will be admitted free and may remain until 7pm daily. Under 18s are not permitted on the festival floor and must remain on the concourse level and under supervision at all times.

Getting There

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

Group and Corporate Bookings

We have a variety of packages suitable for groups or corporate parties ranging from combined entry and beer packages to private suites with tutored tastings.

To discuss packages suitable for your group or company, please contact Andrew on corporate (at) mancbeerfest.uk