It’s Beer Festival weekend!

Yes, Leicester Beer Festival returns for 2020 this weekend as it takes over the Haymarket Theatre from Wednesday 26 – Saturday 29 February.

Run by a team of volunteers from the Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA) Leicester branch, the festival will feature over 200 real ales and a range of 40 real ciders and perries. Local breweries like West End Brewery, Langton Brewery and Round Corner Brewery, along with local cider makers like Charnwood Cider will be represented along with a range of high quality cask ales from around the UK. Craft beer lovers are also well catered for with a dedicated KeyKeg bar.

Heading to watch Tigers on Saturday? Show your ticket on Saturday from 11am onwards and enjoy free admission to the festival worth £5, and pay just £10 to get your commemorative glass and £7 of beer tokens – all refundable if unused.

Every year, the beer festival chooses a number of charities to support. This year, Loros and Vista will share any proceeds made by the festival. Vista will be setting up a stall at the festival to help raise awareness of sight loss, including offering sight checks for a voluntary donation.

The festival is open from 5pm – 11pm on Wednesday, 11am – 11pm Thursday and Friday, and 11am – 10pm on Saturday.

Entry is priced at £5 payable on entry, with free admission after 5pm on Saturday.