FAQs

General

Free tap water is available at the bars.  Other soft drinks may be purchased from the foreign beer bar of from food vendors.

You are welcome to bring in to the festival you own food and soft drinks.

We are afraid as a licensed venue, we cannot permit any alcohol from outside to be consumed within the venue, it’s against the law.

Not this year! Historically beer levels have been quite low on Saturday, however this year we have over 5,100 pints extra, and have breweries on hold for further orders if required.

We attempt to provide sufficient seating but there will never be enough for everybody. If dry you may wish to sit on the grass, otherwise feel free to bring a blanket.  (note this year after the extended dry period the grass is quite dusty – we advise you bring a blanked if sitting on the grass).

Please do offer seats to those less able to stand and please do not reserve seats for those who have not arrived.

We have to operate to a strict limit on numbers in the festival.

At peak times, i.e. after 5pm on weekdays there may be a short queue as we process admissions,  we aim to keep queuing to a minimum and queuing time rarely exceeds 8 mins.

If we are extremely busy we may need to introduce a ‘one out, one in’ policy and you may have to queue for longer, we hope that you will accordingly appreciate why this is.

This year we are offering advanced tickets, which will offer guaranteed priority entry in a fast track queue.   Advance tickets are available here.

Although they are unpaid volunteers, a number of our stewards are fully SIA trained and accredited so please take notice of any announcements or requests from our stewards. Their only aim is to keep you safe.

Our staff have the same legal rights and obligations as pub licensees and can refuse admittance. For security reasons a bag check may be required. We also require proof of age for those under 25. Anyone who is behaving in a way which is likely to cause a danger to others will be removed from the site.

We are sorry we are unable to show any sporting events,  including the World Cup due to capacity and potential public viewing rights required.

Children are allowed in free until 6pm, if accompanied by an adult.   Children must be accompanied at all times by a family member over 18 years old.  For safety reasons we request that all children leave the site by 8pm, or shortly after. Baby changing facilities are in the disabled toilet.

Pricing and Payment

Running a festival of this size has significant infrastructure and park hire costs, even though none of our volunteers are paid!

Beer and Ciders are priced in-line with CAMRA’s pricing policy.

All our beer is purchased from the breweries or beer distribution companies on normal commercial terms.

Ealing Beer Festival follows CAMRA guidelines in charging what is reasonable for the area without seriously undercutting local pubs or excessive overcharging.

We operate a beer card system for payment at the bars to improve the speed of service. Cards are available at admissions and token points in the bar. Note: beer cards cannot be used at food traders.  Any remaining credit is fully refundable at token points, or may be donated to charity.

Beer cards may be purchased by cash or using debit and credit cards including contactless. Cash back is also available. Unfortunately our machines do not currently accept AMEX.

Ticketing

Advance entry guarantees priority entry in a fast track queue.

Yes, please ensure you obtain a pass-out wristband from the admissions area before leaving the site.  You can then come and go as many time as you wish during that day.