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The festival is held in massive marquees on the river embankment in Peterborough. The site is only a few minutes walk from Peterborough railway station and the bus and coach stations. The address is: The Embankment (Behind Key Theatre), Embankment Road, Peterborough, PE1 1EF

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Now planned for Sat 22nd to Mon 31st August, 2020

Beer Festival Contacts
  • Festival Organiser Mike LaneTelephone 07850 334203 (m) AddressChatsfield Werrington, Peterborough
  • Staffing Officer Keith Pilkington
  • Festival Secretary Dickie BirdTelephone07731993896Address74 Ellwood Ave Peterborough PE2 8LY
  • Festival Treasurer Paul BeechamTelephone 0771 0008693 (m)Address205 High Street, Peterborough, PE2 8DY
  • Draught Beer Orders Dave AllettTelephoneTel: 01733 314533 (h), 07966 344417 (mAddress50 All Saints Road, Peterborough, PE1 2QU
Here at Beer Festival Towers we have been busy for the last few weeks and can now give you more details of our proposed Ale Trail which we hope will encourage you all to join in with us
and celebrate what would have been PCBF week by getting out to the pub and drinking real ale or cider.
We have fourteen venues all of which are open to the public to freely visit during the ten days of the Ale Trail (Saturday 22nd August to Monday 31st August),
but within the specific opening hours detailed. Do be careful in your planning as some venues have to impose limited days, hours and numbers for obvious reasons.
All is covered in detail in the Ale Trail booklet. Click to download the Ale Trail booklet
There will be a few booklets available in each of the venues, but as we have no idea how many may be required, PLEASE download the .pdf file and print your personal copy. Venues are listed from North to South in the booklet but if you start at the South working North the distance and walking times are also detailed under each venue. Don’t forget to get a unique stamp on your booklet when purchasing a pint of ale/cider at each of the venues. ALL completed entries will be included in a draw to be held on Monday 7th September
and it will be an “FA cup” style draw matching a drawn participant to a drawn prize.
At this early stage prizes already offered include:
A brewery experience for two, producing your own recipe real ale (assistance will be given) on the brewery small plant.
A weekend “Behind the Scenes” Brewery Trip including transport and hotel for two persons
A “Money can’t Buy” VIP Brewing Experience for two.
A pin (36 pints) of real ale, for your next family BBQ, maybe.
Plus, many more real ale related prizes that are being offered on a daily basis.
Full details of prizes and donors will be listed over the next week or two as details evolve, but I’m sure the above will whet your appetite.
We would anticipate more than 20 prizes. We are Xtreme(ly) grateful to all of the venues and some of our local breweries for going that extra Mile(Tree) in donating some real ale related prizes
which will give you the incentive to complete the trail. Whilst our event is approved by the Campaign for Real Ale, it should be noted that government and local authority advice will be adhered to
in the event that the current pandemic situation requires any change of circumstances.
Please do remember to respect the venues temporary opening times and house rules, Drink Responsibly and ENJOY our challenge to GET BACK TO THE PUB 2020.
Here's the guide to download : Ale Trail booklet
In Memoriam

With a lump in my throat and a heavy heart, I have the task of letting you know of the untimely death of Peter Talbott, better know to all of us as Flo.

Flo was a stalwart of Peterborough Beer Festival for all the years of its existence, from young drinker in the 80s, when PBF was at the Rugby Club, through to last year, where once again, his skills helped get the show on the road. He will be sorely missed by those that knew him and those who loved him, Rest in Peace, Flo