Updated: Apr 28

Peterborough’s largest bar will be serving up the ales once again this year as the Peterborough CAMRA Beer Festival makes a welcome return.

It’s one of our favourite events and it’s been a long three year wait due to COVID but the popular event will be back on the Embankment from Tuesday August 23 – Saturday August 27 bringing you the best possible lead up to the August Bank Holiday Weekend.

The team from CAMRA are eager to stage their 43rd Peterborough Beer Festival but say there’ll still be some changes changes in the light of the COVID issues over the last couple of years, but promise it will feature all your favourite aspects along with a few improvements.

There will, as ever, be a vast range of Cask Ales showcasing as many as possible new breweries that have emerged over the last couple of years or so as well as returning old favourites and continuing their support for our many local breweries.

Besides the Cask Ale range they will be featuring their World Beer Bar, Key Keg Bar and Cider Bar. It’s not all just about the beer though, the extremely popular Gin and Wine bars will be stocking a comprehensive range of unique and specialist gins, alongside still and sparkling grape wines from some of the amazing vineyards we have right here in the UK. Reasonably priced soft drinks and water will be available at the Escape Bar for those preferring not to drink alcohol.

In addition to the massive range of drinks, this event always has an amazing festival atmosphere with live entertainment every day and a wide choice of food vendors and stalls.

Lunchtimes or early evenings are ideal times to take down the kiddies as there is always an easy-going, friendly atmosphere. You can take the dog (as long as Rover is on a lead), and don’t forget there’ll be the fairground at the back of the festival.

Here's the music line-up so far:

Tuesday 23 August - Stacey will be presenting an Open Mic evening of local musicians performing on the main stage.

Wednesday August 24th - Groove Cartell, a nine piece Funk & Soul band from Cambridgeshire.

Thursday August 25 - Last Minute Brigade followed by The Expletives.

Friday August 26 - 23 Reasons take the early evening slot folwoed by Revolver with all the biggest indie anthems.

Saturday August 27 - Another Girl Another Planet and closing the festival are Motor City Vipers.

For further details head to their Facebook page or website and ESP will also keep you posted with more band details and news as we get it.

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