Haslemere Beer & Spirits Festival

 

Welcome to Haslemere Beer Festival, a celebration of Real Ale, Cider & Perry with Spirits at all sessions.

Over 50 great real ales, ciders, and perries, a wide range of live music and delicious local food have proved a winning formula that pulls in the crowds. We are really excited to now be including a Spirits Bar for all our sessions featuring local producers from Surrey, Hampshire and West Sussex where possible.

The festival is again very fortunate to have the support of many local businesses with principal sponsor yet again Met Therm Windows, fantastic supporters for several years now.

The beer festival supports local charities and for 2022 the main one is The Prostate Project. A local charity with a very relevant message for many of our attendees!

We also support local community projects and are currently assisting Haslemere Community Rugby Club with their new player recruitment initiative. No matter what your age, ability or fitness level they would love to say hello and invite you to come and see them. They may even buy you a drink!

Simon Labrow, one of the organisers said “Haslemere Beer Festival has grown from an initial mad idea of mine made possible with the backing of Richard Oldham, the Hall manager at the time! We have always specialised in beers from Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire and some specials from further afield. This years’ list of beers is the best ever, our cellar man and co-organiser Jay Seldon has really excelled himself! I am also excited we are including a Spirits Bar for all the sessions. The festival looks to support local brewers, create a great atmosphere which brings the local community together and to raise money for charity.”

The event wouldn’t be possible without our wonderful team of volunteers, Howard and his team at Haslemere Hall and the bands and of course you, thanks for coming!

Local Beer from Local Breweries

Each year, approximately 30 ales are chosen by Jay the cellar man, from local breweries, as well as a dozen national favourites.

We also like to throw in a couple of curve balls each year. Something unusual, or outrageous such as Malcolm Irving's Captain B., which has become a biennial favourite.

Langham Brewery have been going from strength to strength, and actually grew during lockdown due to arranging social distanced ale collection from the brewery and opening their new tap room.
Another newcomer will be GBW (Godalming Beer Works), brewed by Andy at The Star in Godalming.
With so many amazing ales brewed within a few miles of Haslemere, its hard choose sometimes.

We are always on the look out for interesting, amazing or just plain unusual ales from local breweries. Get in touch!