The 18th Wedmore Real Ale Festival

Last year’s Wedmore Real Ale Festival raised a whopping £17,500 for 18 local beneficiaries. This brings our grand total of fund-raising for local, worthy causes to just over a staggering £168,000 since the festival began back in 2001!

Planning is already well underway for this year’s 18th festival which takes place on Friday 14th – Sunday 16th September at Wedmore Village Hall.

Whether you’ve volunteered to help, sponsored a barrel, sponsored the festival pint glasses, donated an auction prize or turned up and quaffed ales in 2017, without you none of our fundraising would have been possible. So many, many thanks for attending in the past and we hope that you, your loved ones, colleagues and everyone else you know can join us for this year’s Wedmore Real Ale Festival.

This year’s festival will, as always, centre around a fun theme and will include an incredible mix of live music: Kindred, one of Wedmore’s popular live bands, will be opening the festival’s live music on Friday night, and Bad Edukation, who brought the house down on the Friday of last year’s festival, will be Saturday’s main act. We will also be showcasing live local music on Saturday afternoon/early evening and, last but not least, our legendary DJ Olly Eade from DJ Enhance will also be with us all weekend.

Alongside this musical line-up there will be over 65 different choices of real ales, ciders, perrys and wine, with food available throughout the weekend.

Evening admission to the festival will be £5 per person, which will include a 2018 festival pint glass to take away. Our ever-popular fancy-dress theme on Saturday evening will be London Tube Stations, so start planning how you can turn one of the capital’s many tube stations into an eye-catching and inventive costume – there are loads of great of ideas online.

If you sponsored a barrel in 2017, you will have recently received your renewal sponsorship pack for this year. Please contact Amanda if you have not received it. If you would like to sponsor a barrel at this year’s festival, then please also get in touch with Amanda ( / 07816400999).

To keep up to date with the final details for this year’s festival please like our Facebook page @wedmorerealalefestival, follow us on twitter @WedmoreRealAle or go to our brand new website


2018 Festival Information:

14th September 2018 19:00 - Midnight
15th September 2018 11:00 - Midnight
16th September 2018 11:00 - 16:00

Wedmore Village Hall, Somerset, BS28 4EQ

A £5 entrance charge applies on Friday night from 19:00 and Saturday night from 18:00. Tickets can only be purchased on the door and are not available in advance. On Friday and Saturday we operate a token bar. Tokens are to be purchased on the door. Sunday is a cash bar, but we will of course accept any tokens purchased on previous days.

No Under 18's after 19:00

There will be 80+ hand selected real ales, ciders, wines and soft drinks on offer. 

There will be a range of hot food and snacks available throughout the festival including bacon sandwiches available from 11:00 on Saturday and Sunday morning and a Hog Roast on Friday and Saturday night.

2018 Entertainment:

Our 2018 entertainment lineup will be announced from March.

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2018 Festival tops now available to order.

Hoodies are no longer available for pre-order. We will be holding a limited stock of hoodies at the festival.

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