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.
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
Hereford Rowing Club
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