Festival Information


NWAF this year is being organised by the Norwich and Norfolk Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale.


The Halls are wheelchair accessible. If you have any questions with regards to accessibility or have any requirements for reasonable adjustment to make your visit to our festival more enjoyable, please contact the organiser. (email nwaf@camra.org.uk).


We have access to a BSL communicator and a native Spanish speaker. If you would like to book one of these services please contact us in advance (email nwaf@camra.org.uk).

We cannot guarantee their availability but will endeavour to accommodate your request. There will also be people at the festival during some sessions wearing badges identifying them as knowing other languages, for example BSL, but please understand that these are volunteers and are at different levels of comprehension.


Souvenir pint and half-pint glasses with the festival logo are available. If these glasses run out towards the end of the week, other glasses are used instead.

We will also have a small number of special edition one third glasses for sale on the glasses and the merchandise stands – but remember when these special edition items are gone they are gone!

Full measures

NWAF 2017 will use oversized, lined glasses, ensuring that a full pint is served every time. The glasses are also lined at 1/3 and half pint so that you can enjoy your beers in those measures as well should you prefer.


At the festival check out the merchandise stand where we will have a range of limited edition clothing with the 2017 NWAF logo, and enamel pin badges available for purchase. Although we will be ordering a range of sizes, we unfortunately cannot guarantee that we will always have stock, so would advice to purchase your clothing early to avoid disappointment. We will also have a selection of CAMRA books—including the then current edition of the CAMRA Good Beer Guide.


A CAMRA membership stand will be just inside the entrance, in St. Andrew’s Hall. This stand will also house an information point to help you with the enjoyment of your visit to NWAF.


Hot and cold food will be available at the festival all day long. The team from Pandora’s Kitchen will provide a quality menu of food for you – including a hog roast. A sample menu will be shown on the website at later date. So expect much more that just pie and chips – but we will be offering that option too!

Further snack food will be provided by Cleaver & Keg and Kettle Chips.


This is not a ticketed event - so we will not be offering advance ticketing sales for this festival; entry is pay on the door on the day of entrance. It will be a first come first served so please do allow time to queue if required, however we will do everything in our power to ensure you don’t have to wait too long.


The venue is a non smoking venue. That includes vaping and all forms of electronic substitutes. Please respect this rule. An outdoor smoking area is available.