National Winter Ales Festival

St. Andrews & Blackfriars Hall, St Andrews Hall Plain, Norwich, Norfolk NR3 1AU

The National Winter Ales Festival 2017 will be held in Norwich. The iconic venue know as The Halls - also the venue for the Norwich Beer Festival that held its 39th Annual Beer Festival in 2016 where 18,000+ visitors enjoyed the Norwich experience.

We will be hosting the final of the Champion Winter Beer of Britain competition behind closed doors in the morning of 21st February 2017 with the category and overall winners being announced in the afternoon during the Press and Trade preview.

These events will be followed by a special CAMRA members only preview on the evening from 5:30 pm to 10.30pm. You will need your valid membership card to get in or you can join on the day!

General opening thereafter from 12 noon until 10:30 pm Wednesday 22nd to Saturday 25th.

As well as beers at the festival site, we will have special pub venues nearby in the city so can easily get there as well and to sample a few more festival beers there and experience the great Norwich pub culture as well of course. The Fringe as we are calling will run from Saturday 18th February to Saturday 25th.

We are requiring volunteers for this festival, if you're interested in volunteering your time please do so below.


Trade Day Session

The National Winter Ales Festival Trade and Press Session is reserved for members of the industry including pub landlords, pub staff, media, press and brewers from across the country.The Trade and Press Session will take place on Tuesday 21st from 3pm - 5:30pm and is an opportunity for all sectors of the trade to come together, to meet and network with other industry members and to sample some of the finest beers on the market.
If you wish to apply to attend the National Winter Ales Festival Trade and Press Session:

Apply here>>