Toft Beer & Cider Festival

The 2016 Beer & Cider Festival, our 12th, took place over the weekend of 2nd - 4th September 2016.

The Festival started in 2005 and takes place each year on the first weekend of September.

Each year we have a selection of real ales, mostly from the local area, and a selection of draught ciders, all from the local area. Beers and ciders that prove popular at the Festival are then featured on our bar throughout the rest of the year.


Families are welcome and we have a range of soft drinks, wines and spirits available from our bar.

Free entry - all welcome

Gluten-free options

For the past 5 years we have offered a selection of gluten-free beers, and this year is no exception. We will have three gluten-free barrels of beer, plus some GF bottled beers. GF food is also available all weekend.

The beers (2016)

The following beers are on offer (Blue signifies a "LocAle" - brewed within 30 miles):

  • B & T (Shefford, Beds) - Barley Mow (3.8%)
  • Buntingford Brewery (Royston) - Britannia (4.4%)
  • Lord Conrad's Brewery (Dry Drayton) - Slap n Tickle (4.3%)
  • Mighty Oak (Maldon) - Redwing (3.8%)
  • Mighty Oak (Maldon) - IPA (3.5%)
  • Nene Valley Brewery (Oundle) - Nene Valley Bitter (4.1%)
  • Nene Valley Brewery (Oundle) - Jim's Little Brother (3.8%)
  • Nethergate (Suffolk) - Rio Blond (3.8%)
  • Saffron Brewery (Henham, Bishops Stortford) - Rambler's Tipple (3.9%)
  • Son of Sid Brewery (Little Gransden) - English Ale (3.7%)
  • Tring Brewery (Tring) - Moongazing (4.2%)
  • Tring Brewery (Tring) - Sea Vixen (4.0%)
  • Wibblers (Southminster) - Apprentice (3.9%)
  • Wold Top Brewery (Yorkshire) - Against the Grain (4.5%)

The ciders (2016)

The following local ciders are on offer:

  • Potton Cider (Potton) - Cox (7.5%)
  • Potton Cider (Potton) - Elderflower (5.0%)
  • Simon's Cider (Cambourne) - Short Stirling (5.0%)
  • Simon's Cider (Cambourne) - Conference Peary (7.2%)

2016 Opening times & Details

Day From To
Friday 2nd Sept 18:00 23:00
Saturday 3rd Sept 12:00 23:00
Sunday 4th Sept 12:00 22:30

Update: 23:00 01-Sept-2016 - we're ready to go!

Beer all ready to go!


Homemade snacks will be available throughout the weekend, including:

  • Our famous Toft Pasties
  • Toasties
  • Filled baguettes
  • Burgers

Filled Jacket Potatoes will available all day Saturday and Sunday - with a wide range of fillings

Sunday Lunchtime

Come and join us for a Roast Dinner - two sittings (12:30 & 13:15). All welcome! Tickets will be available from Thursday evening.

Gluten-free and other dietary requirements will be catered for all weekend.

Live Music

There will be live music on Saturday evening, featuring a wide variety of local musicians.

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