Tynedale Beer & Cider Festival is one of the North East’s biggest beer and cider festivals, and probably the best. An annual event, it takes place at Tynedale Park in Corbridge, the home of Tynedale Rugby Football Club. Over three days in June we bring you the best beers and ciders that the region and the UK have to offer, along with great wine, food and live music.
The festival is a joint venture between Tynedale Lions Club and Tynedale Rugby Football Club. Its purpose is to raise money for good causes. The event is organised by a committee representing both clubs. The organising team and helpers are all volunteers who give their time and effort free of charge to ensure the festival is a success.
Unlike many other beer festivals, Tynedale use pumps to deliver the beer because it’s quicker and produces a good head. They also use coolers to keep the beer at the right temperature – particularly important in the summer.
The festival will have a separate food marquee linked to the main marquee, with different foods on offer, including vegetarian options. We will update with further details soon.
All children up to the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Children up to 16 years old are admitted free on the Saturday from 1 pm till 6 pm.
There is no admission without a ticket and tickets are not refundable.
Included with your ticket
Commemorative beer glass – a half pint glass to try the beers (nonreturnable/nonrefundable).
Programme with all beers and ciders listed and tasting notes.
Free parking for cars.
A pleasant comfortable environment in attractive surroundings and all under cover.
There is a disabled toilet within the Clubhouse. The Clubhouse is accessed via a ramp (fitted with a handrail) from the car park area. All doors have sufficient clearance for wheel chair access into the toilet. A key is not required. The toilet is fitted with an emergency alarm.
• Assistance dogs are welcome and water can be provided upon request.
• Assistance for people who cannot read the programme to understand what
beers are available and fetch beers for people if necessary.
• Our information brochure can be made available electronically/in large print
Travelling to/from the festival
The club lies in Corbridge - 17 miles west of Newcastle, 40 miles east of Carlisle, 3 miles east of Hexham. Corbridge is just off the A69 which runs east-west from Newcastle upon Tyne to Carlisle, and the A68 which runs north-south from Edinburgh to Darlington. The rugby ground is on the south side of the river Tyne. From the north, go over the bridge and bear left onto the B6529. After 300yds bear left onto Station Road and follow to the end where the club entrance is on your left.
No. 685 Carlisle – Newcastle service, about hourly in each direction, stops at the roundabout on the south side of the river, and the no.10 Hexham – Newcastle service, about every 20 minutes in each direction, stops close to the end of Station Road
There is a good service between Newcastle and Carlisle stopping at Corbridge. The station is right outside the rugby groundBy air:Newcastle International Airport is about 20 miles from Corbridge. There is a frequent Metro train service into Newcastle Central Station from where you can take the train to Corbridge
Map of Hotels near festival site
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The history of Tynedale Beer Festival
The festival started in a modest way back in 2002. Since then it has gone from strength to strength, growing in size and popularity and raising over £450,000 in the process.
Although not an official CAMRA beer festival they do receive a lot of help and advice from members of the local branch, to whom we are very grateful.
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