12th-13th June – 9th Stratford-upon-Avon CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival 2015 (Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire) Preview

Address: Stratford Racecourse, Luddington Road, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 9SE (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Fri 12th June: 12pm-11pm (£10*)
Sat 13th June: 11am-11pm (£10*)

* = £10 festival package includes:

• Entrance Fee
• Festival Glass (£2 refundable)
• Festival Programme with Beer and Cider list and tasting notes
• £5 of Drink Tokens

Concessions: Card carrying CAMRA members will get a free pint after entry

Tickets: Available on the door

Camping: Camping & Caravan facilities are available on the racecourse, run by and bookable via the Stratford touring park

Ciders/Perries: 30+ ciders/perries will be available. List TBC.

Last year the following ciders/perries were available:


Cider Name % ABV Description
Barbourne – Crimson King 6.0 Medium Dry
Barbourne – Golden Drop 5.0 Medium
Celtic Marches – Lily The Pink 4.5 Medium Sweet
Celtic Marches – Slack Alice 4.6 Medium Dry
Celtic Marches – Thundering Molly 5.2 Medium
Cornish Orchards – Farmhouse ? Medium
Cornish Orchards – Vintage 7.2 Medium Dry
Fleece – Ark 6.5 Medium Dry
Fraser & Ross – Malt Cote 6.0 Medium
Gwynt y Ddraig – Black Dragon 7.2 Medium Dry
Gwynt y Ddraig – Dog Dancer 6.5 Medium Dry
Hairy Ferret – Traditional 6 Sweet
Hogans – Hazy Daisy 3.9 Medium Sweet
Hogans – Panking Pole 6.2 Dry
Hogans – Pickers Passion 5.3 Medium
JPs – Farmhouse 6.5 Medium Dry
Millwhites – Rioja Cask 6.7 Dry
Millwhites – Rum Cask 7.5 ?
Moles – Black Rat 6 Medium
Oakham – Oaple 5.8 Medium Dry
Sandford Orchards – Fannys Bramble 4 ?
Sandford Orchards – Shaky Bridge 6 ?
Sheppys – Raspberry 4 Medium Sweet
Thatchers – Cheddar Valley 6 Medium
Thatchers – Heritage 4.9 Medium
Tiny Rebel – Rocksteady 5.5 Medium
Twisted – Misty Cider 6 Sweet
Westons – Old Rosie 7.3 Medium Dry
Westons – Rosies Pig 4.8 ?
Wilsons – Lenches Bounty  6.5 Dry


Perry Name % ABV Description
Barbourne – Painted Lady 5.0 Medium Sweet
Gwynt y Ddraig – Two Trees Perry 4.5 Medium
Hogans – Poachers Perry 5.8 Medium
Lilleys – Bee Sting 7.5 Sweet
Moles – Black Rat Perry 7.5 Medium
Sandford Orchards – Pear Shaped 7.5 Medium Sweet
Westons – Country Perry 4.5 ?

Food: Food will be available as follows..

Stable Lads Canteen (cash only) menu:
Fri: 12-10pm
Sat: 11-10pm
All day breakfast
Fried Fish
Southern Chicken
Bacon butties
Jacket Potatoes
Cheese & Ham Rolls
Pork pies
Sausage rolls
Hot & Cold drinks

External Food Vendors:
Fri: 12-10pm
Sat: 11-10pm
Indian cuisine (1diamond catering)
Pig Roast (Lazy Pig Co.)


Fri: A quiet day for discussion and friendly banter.

Sat: The Hook Norton Dray will be on site and around Stratford-upon-avon.

Sat: 2:00pmWorcester Ukes (see their website at Worcester Ukes)
Worcester Ukulele Club – Who have a repertoire of over 130 songs which continues to grow in number. On the playlist there is everything from pre WW1 ballads to last years hits. There are a lot of sing-along songs from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

Sat: 4:00pmSwing from Paris (see their website at swingfromparis.co.uk)
The sounds of a chic Parisian café and the French jazz of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. Expect music by Edith Piaf, Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington and more – stylish gypsy jazz and vintage swing, with violin, guitars and double bass.

Sat: 7:00pm4More (see their website at 4-moreinc.com)
4MORE are a Midland based ‘covers’ band playing some great classic and contemporary tracks. The bands set list makes the entertainment perfect for getting people of all ages on the dance floor. The band have a mass of experience in the music industry.

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