Our 18th festival is finally here, and we can’t wait to get proceedings underway.
14th–16th September 2018
The 18th Wedmore Real Ale Festival
Wedmore Village Hall,
This year’s festival will, as ever, centre around a theme and this year we have gone for London Tube Stations, so start thinking about your underground dressing up outfit ready for the Saturday night (Grange Hill, High Barnet, Wimbledon,,, there is plenty of inspiration on the tube map and online).
We will also have an incredible mix of live music to set the scene for the ale drinking: Kindred, who rocked the crowd at the Godney Gathering in July, will be opening the festival’s live music on Friday night, and the ever-popular Bad Edukation will headline this year’s Saturday night’s live music. We will also be showcasing live local music on Saturday afternoon/early evening, not forgetting our legendary DJ Olly Eade from Enhanced Entertainment, who will be ensuring there’s no let-up in the music over the weekend.
This year we will have 65 different choices of real ales including the following Champion Beer of British 2018 winners:
Joint Bronze – Barnsley Bitter from Acorn Brewery
Gold Winner – Workie Ticket from Mordue Brewery
Joint Bronze – Tribute from St Austell Brewery
Gold Winner – Oracle from Salopian Brewery
Silver Winner – Hop Twister from Salopian Brewery
Silver Winner – Devon Dumpling from Bays Brewery
Gold Winner – Brazilian Coffee & Vanilla Porter from Colchester Brewery
Bronze Winner – Cleopatra from Derventio Brewery
We also have 23 different ciders, including the Supreme Champion British Cider of 2018 – Harry’s Medium Scrummage. There will also be wine and prosecco to choose from and food will be available throughout the weekend.
Evening admission to the festival will be £5 per person, which will include a much-coveted 2018 festival pint glass to take away.
The auction will be back on the Sunday afternoon with a wide range of enticing lots for you to bid for.
Finally, the festival will reach its grand finale this year with The Beer Bucket Challenge. This year’s final list of willing contestants who are no doubt looking forward to being soaked in cold beer in aid of charity are:
- Rich Macarthur
- Gary Stimpson
- Bill Sutton
- Chris McKinley
- Jason Collins
- Will Plummer
- Ewart Jackson-Voyzey
- Sarah Maddock
- Sam Brown
- Clare Bean
- Kerry Wilcox
- Rachael Bewick
Of course, one of the main objectives of the festival is to raise money for local worthy causes, so if you have a local worthy cause that you feel would benefit from a donation from the festival, please complete this year’s Application Form, which can be found on our website or on our festival app. All completed forms must be sent back to us by the 19th September. The successful applicants will need to attend the presentation night on the 13th October.
To keep up to date with the final details for this year’s festival please like our Facebook page @wedmorerealalefestival, follow us on twitter @WedmoreRealAle or go to our
See you at the bar,