2017 Tickets & Admissions



Latest Ticket information News - updated 27th September 2017

The final few Saturday tickets at the Tourism Centre have now gone. There are tickets left for all other sessions including Saturday evening. Pay on the gate is possible for all sessions but we cannot guarantee entry at busy times.

For information only : Pay on the gate entry is available for all public sessions, with discounts for Friday and Saturday to reflect that there may be queues or delays in admission if you haven't got a ticket, as capacity is to a degree "weather affected".

We will be having a VIP/Trade event on Wednesday 11th October, this will allow free entry to CAMRA members to the festival from 1pm until 4pm only. Once in the festival, you are welcome to stay when we open to the public at 5pm.

Tickets & Admissions (General Information)

Advance tickets, which guarantee admission, go on sale for this year’s festival on 1st June, over the counter at the Tourism Centre in the Market Square, who have just announced that they will be also be open on Sundays during July and August, and online here. Tickets have been held at last year’s prices and the majority of beers will again be on sale at just £3 a pint for the fourth consecutive year.

2017 Ticket Prices
Ticket Prices Face Value Booking Fee You Pay
Wednesday Evening Ticket £10.00 £0.80p £10.80
Thursday All Day Ticket £15.00 £1.20 £16.20
Friday All Day Ticket £20.00 £1.60 £21.60*
Saturday All Day Ticket £20.00 £1.60 £21.60*
Saturday Evening Ticket (after 7.30pm) 10.00 £0.80p £10.80


Tickets bought online will now require customers to print their own ticket and so there will be no additional transaction charge as levied previously to cover postage etc. Saturday evening tickets are available for the first time for admission after 7.30 pm, previously these discounted admissions were only available on the gate. Should anyone not be able to print their own tickets it will be possible to have them posted out, there will be a charge of £1.75 per order (not per ticket) for this.

For ticket related queries please contact customerservices@gigantic.com who will be able to assist.

It will be possible to pay on the gate for all sessions, the prices will be the face values as shown above * EXCEPT FOR FRIDAY & SATURDAY ALL DAY ADMISSIONS. These will be available at a discounted price of £15 each to reflect the fact that there may be queues at times and that admission cannot be guaranteed when we are close to capacity.

All tickets include a commemorative glass (refundable at £2.50) and ten beer tokens (refundable at 50p each). CAMRA members are given a further five tokens on presentation of an up to date membership card.

Customers can bring their own glass if they prefer, for which they will receive 5 additional tokens in lieu on entry. Glasses must be government stamped and can only be used to buy measures for which they are stamped, so if there is no third measure then we will be unable to serve a third of a pint.

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Additional Information

ADVICE ON PAYING AT THE GATE here - please download .pdf or Word (revised document 05.05.2017) files

If you have a genuine concern that information on this website is misleading or confusing, please email us.  If a page is not marked as information for 2017 then read through the checklists on this page and in the Q&A section to see if new information is likely to be forthcoming at a later date.

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Page updated : 2nd October 2017