Groups & Corporate Entertaining

The Manchester Beer and Cider Festival welcomes groups from clubs, societies and companies and can offer a variety of packages to speed the entry of groups and enhance your experience.

For corporate visitors, the festival provides excellent opportunities to entertain your clients or staff and of course sample the excellent range of refreshments on offer.

Tickets for groups of 10 or more can be purchased online below with discounts available depending on size of your group. All tickets include hire or purchase of your commemorative festival glass. The included £3 glass deposit is refundable.

For those looking for an enhanced experience, a range of tailored packages can be arranged. Options available include:

  • Guaranteed seating in our separate seating area, (limited to the available capacity), for groups of 10 or more.
    Note: Providing you have reserved some space, numbers could be negotiable.
  • Packages including pre-paid beer tokens

To discuss your requirements and packages available, see below or contact Ali on hospitality(at) 

NOTE: Advance sales for the enhanced experience packages end at midnight on Sunday 20th January.

Group tickets

Group size
1 to 10 11 to 20 21 up
Thursday £7 £6.50 £6  


Friday £10 £9.50 £9  


Saturday £10 £9.50 £9  


NOTE: Group tickets sales end at midnight on the preceding day. Entry on the day is pay on the door only.

Enhanced experience packages

Pre-paid beer tokens

Tokens have a face value of £1.00 (no change given, but they can be supplemented with cash).
Pre-paid beer tokens are priced at:

  • 50 – 100: £0.95 each
  • >100: £0.90 each

Guaranteed seating:

The guaranteed seating price is:

  • Thursday: £2.00 per person
  • Friday £2.50 per person
  • Saturday £2.00 per person

Please note: The guaranteed seating area is not an exclusive space, unless your group fills it. Therefore you may be sharing the area with another group or groups. Furthermore the seating area is not a secure place to leave belongings unattended; we have a cloak room facility at the venue.

To book your enhanced experience contact Ali on hospitality(at)