14th Toft Beer & Cider Festival : 31st August - 2nd September 2018

More details nearer the time!

The 2017 Beer & Cider Festival, our 13th, took place over the weekend of 1st - 3rd September 2017.

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.

This year we had 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 6 years we have offered a selection of gluten-free beers, and this year is no exception. We will have two barrels of gluten-free beer, plus some GF bottled beers. GF food is also available all weekend.

2017 Opening times & Details

Day From To
Friday 1st Sept 18:00 23:00
Saturday 2nd Sept 12:00 23:00
Sunday 3rd Sept 12:00 22:30

Friday 09:00 - We are all ready - all the beers setup:

Beer all ready to go!

Past Festivals

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

The beers (2017)

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):

  • Adnams Brewery (Southwold) - Ghost Ship (4.5%)
  • Brandon (Brandon) - Grumpy Bastard (4.5%)
  • Brentwood (Brentwood, Essex) - Gold (4.3%)
  • Dark Star (Horsham) - Partridge (4.0%)
  • Lacons (Great Yarmouth) - Falcon (4.2%)
  • Mighty Oak (Maldon) - Endeavour (4.2%)
  • Milton Brewery (Milton) - Pegasus (4.1%)
  • Nene Valley Brewery (Oundle) - Jim's Little Brother (3.8%)
  • Son of Sid Brewery (Little Gransden) - Golden Shower (4.1%)
  • Tring Brewery (Tring) - Drop Bar Pale Ale (4.0%)
  • Tring Brewery (Tring) - Pale Four (4.6%)
  • Turpin Brewery (Pampisford) - Dragons Den (3.9%)
  • Wibblers (Southminster) - Dengie IPA (3.6%)
  • Wold Top Brewery (Yorkshire) - Against the Grain (4.5%)

The ciders (2017)

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

  • Cambridge Cider Company (Cambridge) - Scratter's Reward (6.9%)
  • Cambridge Cider Company (Cambridge) - Much Merriment (6.7%)
  • Hardings (Abbotsley) - 3 Peace Sweet (7.5%)
  • Simon's Cider (Cambourne) - Simon's Cider (6.0%)


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 - two sittings (12:30 & 13:15). All welcome! Tickets (just £6.00) 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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