15th Toft Beer & Cider Festival : 6th - 8th September 2019

It is with regret that we announce that due to the Covid-19 situation, we will not be able to hold a Beer Festival in 2020.

The 2019 Beer & Cider Festival, our 15th, took place over the weekend of 6th - 8th September 2019.

We are very proud to have been awarded joint Real Ale Champions 2020 for the 2019 Beer Festival by Cambridge CAMRA.

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.

Once again we will also have a range of gins to try...!


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 8 years we have offered a selection of gluten-free beers, and this year is no exception. We will have at least two casks of gluten-free beer, plus some GF bottled beers. GF food is also available all weekend.

2019 Opening times & Details

Note: By popular request we are opening earlier on Friday this year.

Day From To
Friday 6th Sept 16:00 23:00
Saturday 7th Sept 12:00 23:00
Sunday 8th Sept 12:00 22:30

Past Festivals

Click here for details on the beers and ciders from past festivals

The beers (2019)

Click here for tasting notes

The beers on offer will be listed here as they are confirmed (Blue signifies a "LocAle" - brewed within 30 miles):

  • Buntingford Brewery (Royston) - Twitchell (3.8%)
  • Chiltern (Aylesbury) - Beechwood Bitter (4.3%)
  • Crafty Beers (Stetchworth) - Wilbraham (4.1%)
  • Mile Tree (Peterborough) - Little Finger (3.8%)
  • Nene Valley Brewery (Oundle) - Australian Pale (4.4%)
  • Norfolk Brewhouse (Fakenham) - Nibbler (4.0%)
  • Norfolk Brewhouse (Fakenham) - Number One (4.0%)
  • Rebellion (Marlow) - Smuggler (4.2%)
  • Rocket Ales (Gt Staughton ) - Bloodhound Bitter (4.2%)
  • Tring Brewery (Tring) - Bridleway (3.8%)
  • Turpin Brewery (Pampisford) - Town and Gown (4.5%)
  • Vale Brewery (Brill) - Red Kite (4.3%)
  • Wold Top Brewery (Yorkshire) - Against the Grain (4.5%)
  • Woodforde Brewery (Norfolk) - Bure Gold (4.3%)

The ciders (2019)

The ciders on offer will be listed here as they are confirmed:

  • Potton Cider (Potton) - Sweet Spot (7.4%)
  • Potton Cider (Potton) - Pyder (7.4%)
  • Saxby's (Wellingborough) - Blackcurrent Cider (3.8%)
  • Watergull Orchards (Wisbech) - Cider with Elderflower (6.9%)


Homemade snacks will be available throughout the weekend, including:

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

A curry will be available on Saturday evening.

Sunday Lunchtime

Come and join us for a Roast Dinner at 1pm. All welcome! Tickets (just £7.50 incl dessert) 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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