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Wednesday 9th to Saturday 12th October 2013
Opening hours: Wednesday - 6:00 to 11:00pm, Thursday to Saturday - 11:00am to 11:00pm
Nottingham CAMRA's annual festival, which offers the widest choice of draught cask conditioned beers in the entire world will again be held at Nottingham Castle, this year between Wednesday 9 and Saturday 12 October. This year we are going to beat our own world record by promising to offer over 1,100 different real ales, not to mention over 220 different real ciders! The festival is again being held in the wonderful grounds of Nottingham Castle right in the city centre and as in previous years will not be all-ticket. A full programme of entertainment will again be offered all day from Wednesday evening to Saturday, down on the bandstand.
We plan to build on last year's incredibly successful and popular event, so whilst much will be unchanged, including the use of third as well as half pint measures, we are also making some improvements:
The festival will be fully open on Wednesday evening, including entertainment on the bandstand and catering stalls. All beers and ciders that are ready will be on sale, except the limited number that are being judged in the SIBA competition the next day, which should mean around 600 different cask beers. This gives you a chance to sample some of our rare and interesting beers ahead of the traditional Thursday opening and at a discounted price. The East Midlands CAMRA Regional Cider Competition will be being held during the evening, so you will be able to view this if you wish.
Tickets are available in person from the Nottingham Tourism Centre
Tickets are again being sold as a package, which includes a commemorative glass (refundable at £2.50) and 14 mini-beer tokens (refundable at 50p each) - two mini-tokens will buy you a third of most beers and ciders and three will buy a half pint. CAMRA members are given a further five mini-tokens on production of a current membership card. You can bring your own Govt. stamped glass if you wish - but if you want to drink thirds it must have a third of a pint line on it as we will have no measures available. Customers can opt to take an extra 5 mini-tokens in lieu of a commemorative tankard if they wish
The package price for all day, any time, admission on Friday and Saturday is £15. On the Thursday this price is discounted to a bargain £12.50!
'EarlyBird' tickets are available on Friday and Saturday for those who wish to enter the festival before 1pm, but please be aware there are no pass-outs or re-admissions. This is for special advance ticket holders only, not for customers paying on the gate, and the discounted price for EarlyBird tickets is £12.50. Customers with an EarlyBird ticket will not be admitted after 1:00pm and the tickets are not refundable.
For Wednesday evening we offer a special bargain price admission ticket. For just £10 you get the same package as above, including commemorative glass but with ten mini-beer tokens.
So go on get your advance tickets NOW - you know it makes sense!
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