Bath CAMRA 2nd Winter Ales Festival 2017



Thanks to all of you attended our 2017 Winter Ales Festival on the last weekend in November. It was a great success, with a sell-out on Saturday and very close to one on the Friday. We hope you enjoyed being there as much as we did running it. Look out for our 2018 festival details on this site.


You can still access the beer list below to see what we had on, and all other details, apart from ticket sales, will be here for a bit longer.




 Friday 24th November, 6pm to 11pm, Saturday 25th November, 11am to 7pm


Widcombe Social Club, Widcombe Hill, Bath, BA2 6AA



Featuring at least 30 cask beers and around half a dozen ciders and perries


Beer List


Admission £8 per session: includes your first £2 worth of beer tokens and a further £2 worth of free beer tokens for CAMRA members.




You can order advance tickets online here:


Friday session


Saturday session


No admittance guaranteed after 10.00 pm on Friday. No admittance to under 18s. The organizers reserve the right of admission.


The Bath & Borders branch of CAMRA are happy to announce that they now have a great home for their annual beer festival. It is to be held on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th November 2017 at the brand new Widcombe Social Club, located at the bottom of Widcombe Hill. After a very successful festival last year we are delighted to return!



The club opened its doors on 1st April 2016 to reveal splendid new premises designed by local architects Stride Treglowan. It has two large open floors with a bar at each level and, although the club is free of tie, two Bath Ales – Spa and Gem – are currently on draught.



For the festival, stillage will be located on the upper floor where there is capacity for 150 seated, or more standing. Access will be available to the lower floor which is open to the public at all club opening times. Alexandra Gurgul, Widcombe Social Club’s manager, is keen to attract new club members, who pay a modest annual fee, enjoy discounts on drinks (10%) and food, and can join sports teams and attend members’ events.


The festival will be the Bath & Borders branch’s 39th event and the second Winter Ale Festival. There will be at least 30 cask ales on offer, ranging from lower gravity ales to high strength winter ales, plus cider, perry and food.


 Note that the very popular Bath Christmas Market will be on at the same time and we recommend that any visitors make accommodation plans asap.



The venue can be accessed from Bath Spa station and the Bath bus station via the Halfpenny Bridge over the River Avon, from where a short stroll down Widcombe High Street takes you to the club, slightly up the hill from the “my local” corner store.



Widcombe Social Club and Bath & Borders CAMRA look forward to welcoming you to the festival in this exciting venue which enjoys magnificent views across Bath.