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Beer on the Wye VII

Posted on 11. Jul, 2011 by in Pubs

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Beer on the Wye VII, Hereford

Now in its seventh year, Beer on the Wye is popular beer festival held on the banks of the River Wye in Hereford. It has proved very popular in the past with the 2009 festival selling out of beer completely by the Saturday evening forcing organisers to turn away drinkers on the Sunday.


Located in the local rowing club, the festival consists of a large tent where the beer is served, plenty of seating along the riverbank and a larger field towards the rear containing a variety of food and places to sit. Just outside the boundary of the festival is an area for camping.

The Beer

With past festivals proving popular and around 4,000-plus expected, around 19,000 were ordered. 150 different ales from all over the country were featured along with an impressive selection of 39 well priced foreign bottled beers.

The ales range in ABV from 3.2% to a whopping 15.5%! The Farriers ale from Shoes Brewery varies in strength but is always around 15% or so. It is brewed by a home brewer for his local pub in Norton Canon in Hereford.

In addition, 99 different draught ciders and perries all from Herefordshire producers were available. This was probably the largest selection of local ciders under one roof.

Visiting the Festival

The festival is located around 20 minutes walk away from the railway station but it’s easy to catch a taxi costing around £5/6. If you arrive by train, keep your ticket for a £1 discount.

The riverbank has the most and the best seating and due to its popularity, they fill up fast. People start queuing for the festival around 11:30am on the Saturday and by noon there is a sizable line. Within 30 minutes all seating will be gone.

More Photos of the Beer on the Wye VII Beer Festival

Venue Location

Hereford Rowing Club

Greyfriars Avenue



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Beer Taster, Pub Attendee, Photo Taker

Robert Gale likes beer, pubs and beer festivals. He also likes to take photos of beer, pubs and beer festivals. Most weekends of the year you can find him travelling around the UK (and sometimes beyond) photographing and reviewing good quality pubs and beer festivals. He also has a day job in the form of a web developer for Ozum.

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