Clitheroe Beer Festival

The next Clitheroe Beer Festival will run at St Michael & St John’s Assembly Room in Clitheroe from May 12-14, 2022. Try over 60 real ales, ciders and perries and enjoy live music and food on site…

Clitheroe Beer Festival 2022

We are delighted to announce that Clitheroe Beer Festival will return in its customary mid May slot for 2022. We are looking forward to seeing everyone after what will be a three year hiatus. In the meantime we will continue to support our local pubs, bars, brewers and distributors as their doors reopen. We would like to thank all our sponsors, supporters and brewers for sticking with us, it’s going to be a festival to remember!


Over 60 Cask & Craft Ales

We’ll have over 60 cask and craft ales for you – PLUS a great selection of ciders and perries. If you’re into beer but your friends aren’t, we’ll have a Gin & Rum bar in 2022 too!

Entry to Clitheroe Beer Festival 2022 is FREE for card carrying CAMRA members on Thursday (and £1 at all other times). It’s £3 entry per day for non members (£4 after 6pm).

Just as in 2019 we’ll be sourcing some VERY special Festival Ales, some will be brewed just for us. 2022 Festival Ale Beer Brewers will be announced as soon we know who’s joining us.

We’ll provide a link to our provisional beer list by the end of February 2022 so do check back…

Special Festival Ales

To give you an idea of what’s in store for 2022, the wonderful breweries below brewed special festival ales for Clitheroe Beer Festival 2019 – our festival goers were thrilled to be among the first to taste them: 

Avid Brewing Co – Catherine The Great  Russian Imperial Stout 10% ABV Avid has brewed this fabulous stout in memory of Catherine Snelling, dark beer lover and former Clitheroe Beer Festival Organiser 

Bowland BreweryHoney Porter Festival Ale 6% – Especially brewed for this festival using chocolate, four different malts, East Kent goldings and locally sourced honey from
@thebeecentre. Remember to be kind to Bees, we need them!

Chain House Brew Co  and Avid Brewery – Gimbal – a hazy Pale Ale at 4.5% – collaboratively brewed as a on a one-off special brew just for CBF

Farm Yard Ales – Mild Peat – 3.7% – Steve Dilworth from the Swan with Two Necks at Pendleton went up to  Farm Yard Ales to help brew their popular 3.7% Mild Peat to a new recipe.

Neptune Brewery – Hear The Sirens – a Russian Imperial Stout 10% – Especially created for CBF by Clitheroe’s own beer writer and blogger Katie Taylor and the @ladiesthatbeer. A luscious imperial stout with rich dark chocolate and caramel flavours, giving way to roasted coffee. 


The Wild Side

Our festival theme for CBF2022 is ‘The Wild Side’.  So take a walk on it with us …choose a third, half or pint at CBF2022 and get ticking them off!


Sponsorship Opportunities

Many sponsorship opportunities are available … including festival glasses, polo shirts, marquee, beer, cider and gin bars, stage, entertainment, barrels and more. As a thank you, all sponsors get their logos on this site, see below.

Sponsor a barrel at CBF2022 for just £75 and get your logo in front of hundreds of local beer lovers plus two FREE pints, FREE entry and access to an exclusive Sponsors, Trade & CAMRA only evening on Thursday 12 May!

NEW FOR 2022! – Corporate Table, reserve a table for 6 or 8 guests on Thurs 12 May. Each gets free entry, free festival glass, two free pints (or two glasses of wine, or gin)  plus nibbles and cheese and a hot sausage bap each. 


Advertising at Clitheroe Beer Festival

Why not advertise in our Festival Programme and reach a potential audience of over 1500? It’s a cost-effective way to promote your business to hundreds of local visitors, and visitors from across the region and the UK. We’ve held 2019 prices too…

Live Music

We’ll have live music from local bands on Friday and Saturday evenings. For 2020 we had British Rock, Indie & Pop band The Blue Bloods booked for Friday and Bridle City Lights (pictured) a Pop / Rock band who play music from all eras for Saturday.

Visitor Information

Clitheroe Beer Festival 2022 runs from Thurs 12 – Sat 14 May 2022*  times at base of site

Our venue is The Assembly Hall of St Michaels & St Johns – aka ‘The Old Schoolrooms’
It’s FREE to enter for card carrying CAMRA members on Thursday (and £1 at all other times). It’s £3 entry per day for non-members (£4 after 6pm).
Buy a ‘starter card’ for £10 on entry.
Starter card includes half or pint glass hire of £3 and £7 worth of drinks tokens.
Further top-up cards of £10 tokens are then available.
No money is taken at our festival bars.
All unused tokens can be refunded on exit.
If you don’t want to keep your glass you can get your £3 hire fee back.

NB! We don’t take plastic so please do bring cash, there are plenty of cashpoints nearby 


Thanks to our 2022 Sponsors so far…

Frequently Asked Questions

I love beer / cider / perry but my preferred drinking companion doesn’t, do you serve other drinks?

Yes sirree! We’ll have wine, fizz and gin available too from our festival bars

Are soft drinks available?

They are indeed, if you’re a designated driver let our bar-staff know and you can have free soft drinks – we normally have lemonade, cola and water

Is there an outside space at the festival to smoke / dance / sunbathe / howl at the moon?

There’s a fabulous space at the back and we’ll have a marquee out there too, so if it’s sunny you can get a tan while having a beer, if it’s rainy you can howl at the moon from the marquee

Are you on Social Media and / or How can we contact you?

Indeed we are! You can Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter (icons below) and can message us on either platform or click the button below to email us



The Assembly Hall of St Michael & St John’s, Lowergate, Clitheroe BB7 1AG

2022 Dates

Thu 12 May, 4.30pm-9.30pm*
Fri 13 May, 11.30am-11pm
Sat 14 May, 11.30am-11pm

*Sponsors, trade & CAMRA only

Email Us

Click below to email our Festival Organiser, Chris Nicol