Bath CAMRA Winter Ales Festival 2018
Please note that the festival is now over and this page is for information only.
Watch this space for our next festival in 2019!
Friday 9th November, 6pm to 11pm, Saturday 10th 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
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:
Tickets were available from The Old Green Tree, in Green St, Bath, during normal opening hours.
No admittance guaranteed after 10.00 pm on Friday and 6.00 PM on Saturday. No admittance to under 18s. The organizers reserve the right of admission.
The Festival will be the third to be held at the Widcombe Social Club which is a five minute walk from Bath Spa railway station at the bottom of Widcombe Hill. We are returning to this friendly and welcoming venue to offer a wide range of at least 30 cask ales plus cider and an improved food menu and other attractions to be announced in the coming months. The Festival is being held earlier this year to avoid travel congestion associated with the Bath Christmas Market. If you are staying in Bath overnight our advice is to book accommodation asap. We look forward to seeing you!
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. Widcombe Social Club 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 40th event and the third 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.
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 CO-OP corner store.