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Reviews: The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021 | Mote Park Maidstone, Kent  | Sat 2nd October 2021

The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021 tickets

Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent

Saturday 2nd October 2021

12:00pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

Oktoberfest Kent returns to Mote Park on Saturday 2nd October but this time they're joined by the brand new Big British Beer Bash!

 

Customer reviews of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Average rating:

38%

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

Awful service, awful staff... Refused to give us an understanding as to why we were removed from the venue. Unable to give an explanation, isn't it fair enough since we were refused entry, please explain

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

Was told the event was cancelled!?

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 2 Verified review

Drinks overpriced, had to stand in pouring rain for almost 45 mins due to wind (out of events control), ran out of cider (fruit & apple) within hour of event starting again. Some songs repeated twice. Crowd on average 22 years

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 2 Verified review

Got kicked out the tent early doors because of wind. Poorly organised

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

Honestly it was one of the worst nights out I have had!!! First we got there and got told it was cancelled by staff. Then on Facebook they said it wasnâ??t cancelled, but not letting people in, evening though was raining hard outside and expected us to stand in the rain. Then when finally got in it was rubbish, couldnâ??t hear the music at the back and the drink and food price was stupid

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

The rain almost cancelled it, was waiting outside the tent for 45 minutes waiting for news on whether it was cancelled so got soaked

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

The complete lack of cabs to get home was ridiculous. Had to get my sick mum out of bed. To pick us up as local cab companies refused to pick up from anywhere near Oktoberfest!!!

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 2 Verified review

We arrived just before 6pn for the evening event. Bought £100 of tokens. There were 4 in our party. We bought 1 round of drinks. Sat down at a table and were then told to evacuate. Due to tent not being safe because of winds. We stood outside for 1 hour. Stafff were stuffing their faces with food while we were told the tent had to be checked to makesure it was safe. We witnessed no one going round to check it. Staff were turning people away as they were being told it was cancelled. If we asked staff what was going on they said it was going to be cancelled. We were soaked after standing in the rain for so long. Then to find out it went ahead. I want a refund. It was a shambles. We have £70 of unused voucher that we had bought also.

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

the gate staff said was cancelled so sent us away, and then people were made to wait outside for 2 hrs of it in the rain because of the wind.. absolute joke

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

It was cancel

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 3 Verified review

badly organised. opened late. expensive.

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

Poor planning I would like a refund was seated then told we had to leave which took over an hour in the wind and rain freezing cold before we could enter again with no communication I am disgusted I would like a full refund as we didnâ??t get the full time in the venue as promised
Sophie.medcraft@outlook.com

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

My friends and I arrived at the event to be told it was cancelled, and to leave and go home. We clearly werenâ??t the only ones who were told this as their Facebook page is being bombarded with comments from other unhappy customers. The event handlers stated on the Facebook page this wasnâ??t cancelled but due to the high winds it was unsafe to go into the tent. Why wasnâ??t this communicated with us when we arrived instead of just turning us away?! They then opened the event 2 hours after planned and are now ignoring everyoneâ??s comments!

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 4 Verified review

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 2 Verified review

We were turned away and told it was cancelled due to weather conditions, but later saw on Facebook it was not cancelled!

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

Shambles. Was told by staff it was cancelled.
Never again.

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Disgusted when we arrived people outside was told by doorman it was going to be cancelled!! Got absolutely drenched. Want my money back!!!!

Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 3 Verified review

Poorly set up for weather
Range of drinks not very good, should have been more beers
German food range almost non existent
Spent first hour and a half made to stand in field getting soaked as they evacuated all the tents due to it being windy
Entertainment was good but that was only plus
Next time would go to a proper Oktoberfest event not an imitation

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

Got to the event snd was told it was cancelled… turns out it wasn’t so the staff had turned us away and we didn’t get a refund

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 4 Verified review

Good night, slightly over priced I think.

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 3 Verified review

Tried to get a refund for two tickets at the venue as two of my friends caught coronavirus recently so they couldn’t come I’m very annoyed

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

The venue was unsafe and organisation was poor and got turned away. Any negative posts have been removed from social media and they are trying to claim it was not cancelled even though their staff and contractors turned people away

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Would you recommended: No

Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

It was cancelled but you didn’t put it on the website. I would like to know when I will get my refund for my 2 tickets

Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

No i would not recommend. We were turned away due to the weather with no communication from the event the weather didnt get any better yet the event seemed to be back on a few hours later.

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

We was told it was cancelled by event staff due to safety issue regarding the tent. Then to see on social media this wasn’t the case. Even through staff were telling people it was cancelled.

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

Had to wait an hour in rain and didn’t get that hour back

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

When we arrived we were told it had been cancelled due to the weather. Those in the tent were told to get out. No explanation. We were kept outside in the wind and rain for an hour. Again no announcement. After another 20 mins we left. Very poor organisation, I believe it restated but by then we were in a pub.

Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Great music…..loved the mix of Oompa Loompah and Britpop. Drinks/food etc. expensive but as you’d expect for this event. Would have been nice to see more food choices…..where were the pretzels!?!?. Event staff, security etc. friendly and helpful. Great afternoon had by all….bit hoa**e this morning from all the singing!

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

I probably would have enjoyed it more if it wasn’t so so expensive for food and drink once you were on site.
Add to that you have to buy tokens in £10 amounts and can’t use cash or card at bar.
Just a rip off really.

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

We were evacuated from the marquee for an hour into driving wind and rain due to difficulties experienced by the safety team around the marquees securing straps. The scramble to secure tables afterwards was dangerous and I am astonished if no one was injured. The security team in the marquee all seemed to have scowls on particularly the tactical support team who pulled a girl down from dancing on a bench but walked past 6 boys doing the same. The atmosphere was not great and the music repertoire was repeated twice and again not great. I guess the mood was set when we 4arrived and were asked where the 5th person was and we replied he died from Covid and the ticket. Checker just laughed - inappropriate we all thought. I have been to many beer festivals and this was by far the most memorable for all the wrong reasons.

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

We turned up to the event in a group of eight to be told due to weather conditions it was unsafe and therefore cancelled. We were disappointed but understood safety is paramount. However to then hear that an hour later it had resumed and they were taking no responsibility for sending us away is unacceptable and we expect a full refund

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Amazing day out! Not sure why you couldn’t just pay at the bar for your drinks

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

Not to advert, no big beer bash, so half of the event missing, do we get half the entrance fee back, probably not.

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

No German beer, at a German beer festival, very poor food choices, plastic steins and really wobbly plastic glasses, had to stand out in rain for ages due to issues with the stability of the tent and little information about what was going on! Very expensive drinks, 12 tokens £12 for one Stein!

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Didn’t even get in, when we got there everyone was being evacuated the weather was torrential and turning people away. Managed to get cabs home to find an hour later let people back jn

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Overall rating: 1 Verified review

We were told by door staff that the event had been cancelled, only to find LIVES on social media later that evening! Disappointed is an understatement!

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

Turned up and nobody knew where VIP braceltesPaid for VIP table of 8. Turned up and it was simply long benches that could seat 20. Approx 10 people already on our bench that we didnt know. No table service so had to queue up for drinks like everyone else. There were empty benches the other side of a short barrier that separated VIP offering literally same experience but cheaper price. Pointless paying VIP price.

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 3 Verified review

Really disappointed, food and drink tokens were a rip off, toilets were dirty not cleaned no lights, we all got told to leave the main tent for ten minutes while they checked and secured it down?! which in the end left us all waiting for over an hour out in the rain! why didn’t they do theses safety checks before opening and letting us all in to the event.

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

There was not much choice in beer - very few for an Oktoberfest! Also the prices for everything were ridiculously high!! Much more expensive than similar events I’ve been to recently which was a real shame. The bands were great though and was well organized

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Would definitely recommend to friends as a great night out.

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

Just awful, none of the activities happened, stood in torrential rain for an hour, was no german beer, so paid a lot of money (taxis, tickets) for some over prices average pub beer.

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Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Shame about weather been several times now always have a great time.

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

Absolutely awful, left standing outside in the rain and freezing cold wind. I understand they can’t control the weather but the way it was dealt with was unacceptable. Should not be allowed to organise events. Will be expecting a full refund.

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Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Was only disappointed with the tokens bought some. At 1615 and then the bar would except them at 430 when questioned. said was a announcement which I missed so had lots of unspent tokens Wasted money which was a shame

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

High winds so was made to stand outside in the rain till they got the tent safe, stood there for an hour and was told nothing and didnâ??t know when it was actually going to start. Few people got stood it was cancelled. Ended up leaving as we was soaked, we would like a refund.

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

Very expensive and poor choice of beers

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 3 Verified review

Way over priced.
£6 for a pint. Food was over priced also.
I get people need to earn there money but considering it’s a ticket event I would of thought the price of food and drink would be fair.

Weather made it abit of a let down which isn’t helped .. but it caused the ride not be able to be on.

In terms of the entertainment i thought there would of been more fun activities to do. Just seemed to be a repetitive cycle of music and games ..

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 4 Verified review

Fantastic day very well organised prices can always be cheaper but that’s life. Would have just kept it German bands as they did a fantastic job and really got the atmosphere going with their English covers.

All in all it was a great event.

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

Was not as advertised at all - no entertainment as advertised
Toilets were disgusting- no lighting either
Muddy field and no walk ways to get to the ticket office - we were covered in mud and soaked
Kept outside the tent for an hour in the pouring rain while they made it safe - organisation was nil
Prices were sky high and it was just one band on twice and piped music
Worse event I have ever been to absolutely rubbish and would never go again
Applied for a refund as this was nothing as advertised

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

me and my partner had 2 tickets to the last nights event but when we got there we got told by the people at the door that the event was closed

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Overall rating: 1 Verified review

We were told the festival were cancelled and was turned away after walking there through the pouring rain!
We was told its not safe so we went home!!!!!!!!
Awaiting a refund

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 4 Verified review

DRINKS WERE TOO EXPENSIVE

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Had a fantastic evening, even with the slight delay it was well organised and the staff were great.
Only thing I would say is we didn't have cold checks done which was a little confusing. Other than that all good and I'll be going again next year.

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 1.5 Verified review

We had to stand in the rain for an hour due to high winds, given no compensation and prices of drinks were ridiculous!!

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

Got to the event and was told it was cancelled due to the tent and wind and then an hour later the event was up and running very disappointed as was looking forward to the even

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Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Always great fun!

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

We couldn’t attend because you needs to have completed a pct test or have an exemption certificate. We were not informed if this information.

Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

Drinks felt overpriced and were sat on the counter for ages bar staff refused to change flat beer. Where was the British craft beer? Spitfire lager is not craft beer. Music poor for the first hour or two could not hear, same songs played - appreciate the weather is out of your control but overall feel some sort of refund is due.

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 4 Verified review

Good fun afternoon out

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Bloody good night

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

After waiting in the rain for more half an hour, I was told it was cancelled to find out it was open much later meaning most of the evening had gone. I will try to get my money back and then will see if I attend the event again.
This year was an absolute disaster.

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

Sent out in the rain for an hour while they inspected the tent. Should have done that before allowing the evening session to start. No plastic walkways outside tent so was like the Somme walking back n forth to token tent and loos. Bar service was excellent shame could get food under the tent. Spend £395 getting to the venue for friends but only 4 hours spent enjoying it. But want to say hide thank you for someone handing in my phone which I had dropped and the staff were amazing. Was fun but niggly bits

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

We had an amazing afternoon, atmosphere was brilliant and although it rained all day it didn’t stop us from enjoying ourselves. Drinks were a little pricey but fair. We will definitely be returning next year!

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 4 Verified review

Had a rocky start to the evening session but that was due to weather conditions but once extra precautions were taken the event went ahead safely and normal shenanigans were resumed ,great night with good atmosphere and perfect to place to make new friends as well as meet up with all your old friends too .

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 2 Verified review

A complete shambles! Arrived 15 minutes after the evening session started to be informed by door staff that owing to the high winds, the event was unfortunately cancelled. My party then had to wait for a taxi in the rain to leave the area. No notice on the official website or anything except posts on social media stating that the event was ‘no longer’ cancelled and it had resumed. Many unhappy people posting comments on social media expressing exactly the same thing that had happened to them but these were ‘conveniently’ removed by the organisers and any discussion about refunds and compensation ignored. Very unhappy about the situation and I for one will not be entertaining any future events that are organised by these I professionals. A big shame really!!

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Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

Venue was awful had to stand outside for an hour in the rain as the tent was unsafe

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

Drinks well over priced ! A rip off

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

Awful

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

They cancelled the event this year, we were unable to enter the venue due to the weather. I’m still waiting for a refund - I’ve messaged them, but no reply. Very poor customer service. Would not recommend this festival to anyone.

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 4 Verified review

A great night nearly spoiled by the weather !! communication was poor as to what was going on is it cancelled is it not, Beer and food were on the pricy side considering to cost of tickets

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Overall rating: 4 Verified review

Great Event.

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Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Tbh didn't know what to expect, but once the music started it was so much fun

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Overall rating: 3 Verified review

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Overall rating: 4 Verified review

Good venue in Mote Park, central and well laid out inside the area. Everyone (staff & guests) were in really good spirits with the Oompa band adding a great vibe. But crikey, £3 for a bottle of water at the food stands and £6 per pint in the main tent just feels nuts and even with the steins it is still £5 per pint. So we cut our losses after an hour having had a very expensive hour at £64 for entry, two pints, two hot dogs and one bottle of water. However, most folks there seemed pretty much not worried by the prices and maybe had a very different experience to us.

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Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

Could have been better organised with pathways put down for the weather that was forecast - all over the site.

Also the delays in getting in the tent due to issues which should have been sorted beforehand, due to the wind apparently the tent was not safe - the amount of straps and securing on it it would have gone nowhere bearing in mind that this has been up over a week some movement is inevitable, and to make everyone stand out in the rain for over an hour and a half was not good.

Also the prices were rather steep, and should have had a cash system as by buying tokens makes it more tricky to budget.

The venue also Said that it would stay open longer, due to delays and never did.

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Overall rating: 4 Verified review

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

A very disappointing choice of beer. Two lagers for the German offering, one lager for the British offering. No actual "beer" at a beer festival. The live music was good, however the DJ playing the warm up music chose a set that might be popular with 17 year olds driving around town with their windows down, but was hardly calculated to build up a party atmosphere.

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Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

We were lucky enough to arrive after the initial problems with the tent so had no problems with entry. Also the entertainment seemed decent and the general set up and atmosphere pretty good.

But...I have to ask, as it was The Great British bash vs Oktoberfest where was the great British beer?????
In fact where did The Great British beer bash fit into this at all? Nowhere that I could see.

All that was on offer beer wise was a choice of
three massively overpriced, flavourless beers that were being pre-poured and left on the side to go warm & flat. Why not get some local Kent Brewers in to supply some decent beers & some variety? That’s what I expected and it seemed like a missed opportunity to me.

Perhaps it's just my age but my years of drinking watery beer in plastic cups are behind me. I certainly don't appreciate having to pay £6 a pint for the privilege. We only lasted a couple of hours and then trudged back to the pub for a proper drink.

Won't be back next year

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Had a lot of fun!

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 1

It was cancelled

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

We didn't get to attend this event as on arrival at the venue we were told by a member of your staff that it was cancelled due to health and safety. We left only to find out the next day via Facebook that the event went ahead. Total shambles. Would never attend again. I have emailed you for a full refund but have not heard anything back yet.

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 4 Verified review

I love this event, I’ve been going for years now. Unfortunately what let it down this time was the lack of consistent information from staff/security when the weather caused an issue and no one knew if it was cancelled or not because we as punters were all told different things. The food and drink as always is very expensive but we still had a fun time even if an hour less drinking time than expected.

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Review of The Big British Beer Bash vs Oktoberfest 2021

Overall rating: 1.5 Verified review

After waiting outside the tent in the pouring hard rain to go in and be charged over the odds for warm beer and miserable stewards I will not be returning next year.

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