Welcome to the Nottingham Robin Hood Beer & Cider Festival Photo Gallery
On this page you will find images from previous Beer Festivals held in the beautiful grounds of Nottingham Castle. We hope you will enjoy the tour of the Nostalgia years .............
The Robin Hood Festival moved to the Castle Grounds in 2008 and has proved an exceptionally popular venue over the years since its relocation. The images on this page have been provided by CAMRA members and enthusiasts and convey the atmosphere of staff, helper-volunteers, visitors and samplers alike.
As I've dubbed this 'The Year of the Selfies' here are a few for you to enjoy :
Lu Blackband provides this image of happy visitors from the Phillipines with the resident 'outlaw'
Thank you Karen Hewitt for these happy images of 'Nightbirds' and 'Mix-Mex Pirates'
From Lincoln Green Brewing Company and excellent foursome-of-selfies with one common denominator!
And there were others just enjoying themselves in the wonderful grounds of Nottingham Castle and in the Festival Beer Tents :
Mike Godwin provides these excellent images of the Morris Men who deserve a beer or two after entertaining the crowds and the mysterious 'Cone People' whose raison d'être is a bit obscure!
And who can resist a good 'crowd bustle'?
Never a dull moment it seems - thank you to Karen Hewitt and Mike Godwin for the images
The all important app for android (left) and ios (right) devices
2016 Design for the Commemorative Glasses
Celebrating 40 years of the Festival with a specially commissioned cake - not a crumb survived!
The main essentials at every Beer Festival - your personalised glass and the app for your phone!
The talking point of 2015 - Hale's 'We're Firkin 40' Brewed specifically to celebrate 40 years of the Robin Hood Beer & Cider Festival
L to r - Andrew Ludlow (Secretary) and Steve Westby (Chair) of Nottingham CAMRA trying out the special green beer at the 2015 Festival
The Logo commemorating 40 years!
2015 Food Village Image courtesy of K Marysia Wariwoda former runner up in the Spyke Golding Literary Award
L to r - Andrew Ludlow (Secretary) and Steve Westby (Chair) of Nottingham CAMRA pulling their weight (or pints) at the 2015 Festival
The 2014 commemorative glasses available to purchase or as part of the ticket package on visiting the Festival
Variations on the logo, green for Beer, grey-purple for FFF and red variant for Cider to distinguish the information pages.
Castle Rock - sponsors of the final Spyke Golding Award put on a fine red-blooded Ale
The moment all present were asked to raise their glasses in memory of Spyke Golding
The Beer Festival Programme (new for 2014) and second year of Apple and Android Apps
Also for a second year running a comprehensive Travel Guide produced by Nottingham City Council
The T-shirt design and actual T-Shirt available at the 2014 Festival
Some fun poked at new Dr. Who (Peter Capaldi) in a timely episode lampooning Robin (Robot) Hood
The 2013 Logo had a few people perplexed until they realised that the image on the left represented a glass of beer with a very full head!
Variations on the poster
Leaflets Produced for the Festival Fringe Fortnight and a Travel Guide
Plenty of Beer and Cider to be found at the Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival (every year!)
New For 2013 the Festival App!
Beer Festival Glass
The 2012 design paid tribute to the Olympic year and had a commensurate number of beers to celebrate.
The 2012 Robin Hood Beer Festival is pronounced "Open for Business" by Nottingham CAMRA Chairman, Steve Westby and the main man himself, Robin Hood with Maid Marian
In 2011 Cider was added to the Nottingham Robin Hood Beer Festival and became the Nottingham Robin Hood and Cider Festival or occasionally the Nottingham Robin Hood Cider and Beer Festival - depending on whose articles / blogs you were reading.
Example glasses in use from 2010 and 2011 - thank you to NottsBrew for the image!
In 2010 Cider was already making a big presence at the Festival and the numbers, choices and varieties continue to expand annually - the 2011 and 2012 web-sites now carry dedicated Cider and Perry (mustn't forget the Perry) pages.
In 2010 the late Spyke Golding treated us to a bawdy rendition of 'Nottingham Ale' and it finds its rightful place here in honour and remembrance of that great and larger than life friend of the Campaign for Real Ale.
Page updated : 17th October 2016