Claverham Village Hall, Bishops Road, Claverham, North Somerset, BS49 4NF

Yeo Valley Lions Claverham Beer Festival is an annual event that is supported by the local community. It is designed to provide everyone with a great weekend, but of course to raise funds for local causes.  To date well over 380 different beers and ciders have been featured with over £60,000 raised for charities as diverse as Great Western Air Ambulance, Weston Hospice and Riding for the Disabled.

The Festival begins on the Friday night at 7.30 and tickets are available. Saturday evening session (7.30) is also a ticketed session, and on occasions both these sessions are sold out in advance, so prior purchase is recommended. The Saturday and Sunday afternoon sessions are free entry and doors open at 12.30. The Festival closes on Sunday around 4.30 to 5pm whenever the beer has run out.

We are very grateful to our sponsors who cover much of our costs. If you feel you might like to join our band of happy sponsors, there are lots of options, so please do call Nigel for a no-obligation chat.

The 12th Claverham Beer Festival
27th - 29th June 2014

“The Glorious Twelfth”

Preparations are well advanced for CBF2014 – this will be our twelfth year – so the theme is “The Glorious Twelfth” which is the date in August when game shooting is allowed. So our theme is Huntin’ Shootin’ and Fishin’ beers. You can see the long-list on the main page, and this will be refined shortly. Whatever our selection you can rest assured of a great range of beer to suit every palate, and certainly some (perhaps many) you have never tasted before.

The entertainment will be spectacular as always.
Friday Evening (7.30) The Fallen Apples £8
As their website says, a frenetic yet subtle blend of jazz, blues, Irish fiddlelydees, country smaltz and bluegrass blitzkriegs popular not only with cider numbed underclass of the gutter but also the efforvescent Burberry wearing spivs of the Moet set. And so it must be, The Fallen Apples must be the finest troupe of musicians in the land! Modest they are definitely not!
Saturday Evening (7.30) The D.N.A. Band £8
Over the past decade D.N.A have established themselves as one of the best bands in the area. They have a diverse set-list giving them their own uniqueness compared with other cover’s bands.
Tracks range from powerful ballads by U2, Coldplay and the Calling to modern rock by Snow Patrol, Feeder, Kings of Leon and Oasis to some all time classics by Bon Jovi, Free and REM.

On Saturday afternoon (12.30) FREE
We pick from our talented local musicians from a variety of musical styles. We are especially pleased to welcome back the wonderful Sean Eireann McMahon Irish Dance Academy. These youngsters are award winning dancers and you will be blown away by the energy and skill levels. This will be a special session, so don’t miss it.
Sunday Afternoon (12.30) FREE
We welcome The Oakies with their special blend of Folk and Fun. The Oakies are known for their distinctive “Folk Americana” style, characterised by multi-part free-form harmonies – supported by a range of mostly acoustic instruments. We will again host the World Spoof Championships where Nigel Carson will defend his 2013 title.

This site provides you with information on what can be expected at this year's Beer Festival, opening times, what's on and how to buy tickets and last but not least how to find us.  You can also find information on where the money raised from last year's festival has been donated.

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