Browse the list below or check us out on Untappd where you can add the beers you want to try to your wishlist.

Fun Fair

Unlimited Ride wristbands*

    • Friday 3pm – 10pm – £15
    • Saturday 12pm – 5pm – £12
    • Saturday 5pm – 10pm  – £12

Available from the ticket desk on the day.

*Excludes ‘jeopardy’ attractions with prizes.

Burghfest 2021 Award Winners

As voted by you on Untappd.

Beer of Festival

Burghfield Santa’s – Summer Reinbeer
Brewed by us in collaboration with our friends at Elusive Brewing!

Best Cask Ale

Siren Craft – Lumina
Session IPA
Usually only available in keg or can this was awesome in cask.

Best Craft Beer

Double-Barrelled – Hello Simcoe
Pale Ale
Amazing craft beer from Phantom Brewing Co on their first appearance at Burghfest.

Congratulations to all the award winners.

Burghfest 2018 Beer & Cider Awards


Best Bitter or Amber  & Beer of the Festival

New Wharf – Santa Brews
Specially brewed for Burghfest. 
We drank 6 cask of this. Now we need to persuade New Wharf to brew it again!

Best Pale Ale or IPA

New Wharf – Tea with Erin
American Ale infused with Earl Grey Tea
The first beer we sold out of this year.

Best Dark Beer

Elusive – Shadow of the Beast
An unusual black IPA 
An IPA and a stout in one. Awesome!

Best Cider or Perry

Crazy Dave’s – Berkshire Rebel
At 7.3% it’s not for the faint hearted!
People kept coming back for more until they couldn’t.

Congratulations to all the award winners.

Burghfest 2017

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Last years event was awesome. Over 3,000 people came along and consumed:

and enjoyed Live Music from some awesome local bands.

Most importantly £20,000 was raised for Thames Valley Air Ambulance.

Festival Awards

Beer of Festival

New Wharf Voyage
Brand new beer from our newest local brewery

Best Pale Ale or IPA

Loddon Forbury Lion
An IPA as an IPA should be

Best Bitter

Little London Pryde
A best bitter full of spicy hop notes

Best Mild or Stout

West Berkshire Maggs Magnificent Mild
CAMRA Beer of Britain 2017 Silver Medal

Best Cider or Perry

Tutts Clump Traditional Farmhouse
A crisp refreshing Eastern Counties style Cider

Congratulations to all the award winners.


It is lawful for Burghfest to take place?

  • There are some changes the organisers have had to make, mainly behind the scenes, but the event can run legally, and we believe safely, under current Government rules.

Will I have to wear a face mask / practice social distancing at the event?

  • It is not compulsory to wear a face mask, however, we would recommend people wear them in busy places for example on entry, whilst queuing or ordering drinks or in the music tent.
  • Please respect people’s decision to wear a face mask or socially distance

Do I have to socially distance?

  • Please respect other people’s personal space and maybe leave an extra few paces between your group and people nearby where possible.
  • The ticket desk can get busy, but there aren’t usually queues at the bar. We ask you to be considerate of others in these areas and in the music tent.

Can I sing along to bands or shout?

  • There are currently no restrictions on singing or shouting, we ask that you remain courteous and considerate of others though.

Do I need proof of a negative Covid-19 test?

  • By attending Burghfest you self-certify you do not have any Covid-19 symptoms, and are not categorised as requiring to self-isolate. It is recommended that you take a lateral flow in the morning prior to attending the event to confirm.

Are your staff Covid-free?

  • We cannot categorically guarantee all staff (or attendees for that matter) are Covid-free. However, we require that all staff comply with current Government regulations and they self-certify (and retain proof of, eg in photographic form) a negative Lateral Flow test on the morning that they volunteer or, if they do not have access to home testing, they take a negative test immediately prior to the start of their shift.
  • Please note, the above policy does not necessarily apply to third party food or fairground vendors as they fall under their own guidelines.

I’ve had Covid-19, can I still attend?

  • If you have tested positive for Coronavirus, please do not attend the festival until your self-isolation period is over. We will refund your ticket and drinks vouchers on production of a receipt or credit card / bank statement showing proof of purchase, or provide a voucher for redemption in 2022. NOTE: We cannot refund cash purchases.
  • Please do not attend Burghfest if you need to self-isolate because you are displaying any Covid-19 symptoms, even if these symptoms are mild.
  • If you or anyone you live with have one or more Covid-19 symptoms you should follow the government guidance on testing and self-isolation.
  • If you develop any Covid-19 symptoms whilst at Burghfest, please go home with your entire household.

Do I keep the same glass?

  • The bars do not keep stock of festival glasses, so you MUST present your own glass at the bar to get service. You may swap glasses e.g. wine glass for a beer glass at the ticket desk.

Can I sample the beer?

  • As in previous years, beers can be sampled from your own glass, so long as the bar is not busy at that time

Will you sanitise glasses between use at the bar?

  • No, it’s impractical to do this on the scale required for this event. Our staff will try to hold glasses at the bottom, not round the top where you drink from, they will also sanitise from time to time. If you are concerned about this, you should bring sanitiser wipes, these will not be available from the festival organisers.

Is there bar service or table service?

  • Current government guidance permits bar service. We will not be providing tables, let alone table service.

Are you taking cash?

  • Cash is not accepted at the bars, it may be accepted by individual food vendors.

I’m vulnerable. Is it safe to attend?

  • We have taken measures that exceed the current HM Government Covid-19 regulations to make the festival as secure against Covid-19 as possible, whilst being a relaxed fun place to be. The public areas will be cleaned regularly throughout the day.