Maidstone & Mid Kent

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale


Welcome to the East Malling Beer and Cider Festival

The Maidstone and Mid Kent branch's annual showcase event, usually held on the first Saturday of September each year at The Research Centre, East Malling.

Our next festival will be on :-

TBA September 2024

We aim to have around 70 real ales and 30 ciders and perries on offer along with live music and food vendors.

Getting to the Festival

We offer free shuttle buses from the railway stations at Aylesford (every half hour), and West Malling (every hour).

Admission Prices

Admission is free for card carrying CAMRA members, or £6 for non-members.

Opening Hours

The festival is open from 1100 until 1900.

Please Note

Dogs and children are welcome at the festival, but not in the marquee (except for assistance dogs).

No alcohol to be brought onto the site.

There’s parking available on site, but please don't drink and drive. No overnight parking - the nearest public car park is behind The King & Queen in East Malling, but please don't use the pub car park itself.

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Previous Festival Beer and Cider Lists

2023 Beer List - 2023 Cider List

2022 Beer List - 2022 Cider List

2019 Beer List - 2019 Cider List

2018 Beer List - 2018 Cider List

2017 Beer List - 2017 Cider List