Runnymede Beer Festival 2012 ~ CAMRA and National Trust combine at historic site
PUBLISHED: 14:03 03 September 2012 | UPDATED: 21:49 20 February 2013
The first ever Runnymede Beer Festival will bring over 30 ales, including 'locales' from eleven different local breweries, ciders and a three-day programme of live music to the historic Surrey site.
The first ever Runnymede Beer Festival will bring over 30 ales, including locales from eleven different local breweries, ciders and a three-day programme of live music to the historic Surrey site.
The festival, organised by the National Trust and CAMRA, will take place in the paddock behind the Magna Carta tea-rooms from Friday September 7 to Sunday September 9.
I have always thought that Runnymede would be the ideal place to hold a beer festival, says National Trust organiser and senior ranger, James Smith-Wright.
We have been working closely with the North Surrey Branch of CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale) to produce a fantastic range of beers for the festival. Were delighted with the level of support weve received so far, from local businesses and real ale enthusiasts.
A free Shuttle Bus service is being run by Runnymede Community Transport to and from Egham Train Station throughout the festival, stopping on Station Road nearby.
The National Trust owns and looks after the historic meadows of Runnymede and all profits from the festival will go towards the upkeep and improvement of the site.
- Entry to the beer festival is 3 or 2 for CAMRA members. For further information, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/runnymede.