Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

SWM CAMRA - supportingReal Ale, Real Cider and Real Pubs in East Berks & South Bucks


The 2019 festival was held at Desborough College on the 25th to 27th July. You have missed it, but provisionally put 23rd to 25th July 2020 in your diaries.


We are delighted to announce that the Maidenhead Beer & Cider Festival returns to Desborough College, Shoppenhangers Road, Maidenhead SL6 2QB on Thursday 25th through to Saturday 27th July.

The festival will be opened on the Thursday at noon by the Mayor and Chris Brown, the Borough Town Crier who will make his usual proclamation.

Apart from the usual 100 ales and 40 cider/perries we will be featuring a craft keg bar for the first time. We are also having a Beer Tasting with award winning beer writer Christine Cryne on Friday 26th at 1.30pm.

A programme of entertainment and good quality food is being organised and the following pages will be updated as the details are confirmed.

We will be repeating our successful Family Afternoon on Saturday from noon to 6pm, followed by a QUIZ.

Opening at 12 Noon, the festival closes at 10pm on the Thursday and 10.30pm on the Friday and Saturday.

As the Festival will be in July, keep your fingers crossed that we are blessed with decent weather as Saturday will be our friendly Family Afternoon. All children under 18 will be admitted FREE, however, we do ask all children to be off site by 8pm.

Beer, Cider & Wine

The 2019 Cider and Beer lists are available so you can see the range of cask beers, keg beers + cider & perry that we will have on sale. In addition we have a Wine, Prosecco & Gin bar.

Festival Program

The 2019 Festival Program is coming soon.

The Slough, Windsor & Maidenhead Branch of CAMRA is organising this Beer & Cider Festival.

We, along with over 200 other branches nationwide, campaign on a local level, and maintain local information about pubs and real ale in our branch area.

Please visit our SWM Branch Website to find out more - you may want to come along and help us!