The 23rd annual Charlbury Beer Festival will take place on Saturday 4th September at Charlbury Cricket Club, Oxfordshire from 12 noon to 10pm. We have decided our usual June slot is too close to the re-opening of events nationwide, but feel we all still deserve a special day's entertainment, especially as we cancelled the 2020 event.
The Beer Festival raises money for community projects, both in the Charlbury area and overseas. We have now taken our total of funds raised for good causes to well over £250,000. How amazing is that? There have been donations to fifty local organisations, ranging from Charlbury Primary School and the town’s Pre-School, to local sports clubs, Charlbury’s Day Centre and Community Centre, and twelve overseas projects in Africa, India and South America.
On the day, we hope to be able to incorporate around 50 real ales, a variety of craft beers, a range of ciders and perries, wine, gin, and Pimm’s; a great selection of food; live music throughout; the Culture Club tent with its varied programme of performances and talks; children’s entertainment; PLUS high-octane sport with the 10th World Aunt Sally Singles Championships – can Abingdon’s Phil Adams retain his crown? Naturally, this will all be subject to government guidelines and the state of the pandemic in early September. At the moment, things do seem promising.
We must thank those generous sponsors who finance the beers and the entertainment tents, and of course, the beers themselves, plus the many hours that committee members and other volunteers put in. Cheers all round!
Charlbury Cricket Club provides a glorious setting, just across the road from Charlbury Station. There are excellent all-day (including late night) bus and train services to and from Charlbury to Oxford, Chipping Norton, Reading, Witney, Worcester and London, so you don’t even need to drive if you want to have a drink.
Nick Millea, Publicity Officer
The 23rd Charlbury Beer Festival will be taking place on Saturday 4th September. Come enjoy the last of the summer sun with us!
We had a fabulous online beer tasting in February. Our heartfelt thanks to Kris Butler and Yvan De Baets who helped faciliate it.
The Charlbury Beer Festival exists solely to raise money for good causes. With your help, we've raised over £225k in 21 years.
Organised and staffed entirely by volunteers, every penny of profit goes to help worthy local and overseas organisations.
See our Grants page for further details.