Extended line-up for greatest Continental beer festival

Posted on - 23rd September, 2015 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Business, City Centre, Food & Drink, Music, Nightlife, People, Preston City Centre, Pubs, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
Thousands of real ale fans will flock to the Continental for the festival

A previous beer festival at The Continental

The Continental’s beer festival is back, with extended hours, an extra day and a line-up said to make it the greatest one yet.


Over 200 cask beers will be available to try throughout the weekend, as well as specialist keg, craft beers, ciders and perrys.

The festival kicks of on October 1, with a Top of the Taps rundown of all the specialist drinks to choose from. Improved seating and heating in the beer hall have also been added for this year, keeping you warm and merry for longer!

The Ferret will be providing treats from its delicious menu and the outdoor marquee, known this year as the Heineken Music Stage, is back providing a setup for local music and entertainment. Acts ready to perform here include Not My Good Arm, Skinny Wrist Gumbo, The Fast Camels and a Star Wars inspired rhythm and blues set by Blues Harvest.

Kegs at the Conti beer festival

Kegs at a previous Continental beer festival

To combat overcrowding issues, The Continental assistant manager Jack Bamber said, “To promote a safer and more comfortable environment we’ve introduced a maximum number of thirsty scholars at the fest so a small entry fee of £3 or £5 after 6pm has been introduced, although entry will still be free on the Thursday and Sunday.”

“There’ll also be a £1.50 discount for CAMRA members off the entry price. We have invested in making the 15th Beer Fest experience the best beer festival around.”

The details for the weekend is as follows:

Thursday October 1 5pm – Midnight. Free entry.

Friday October 2 12pm – 12.30am. £3 entry/ £5 after 6pm. 

Saturday October 3  12pm – 12.30am. £3 entry/ £5 after 6pm.

Sunday October 4 12pm – 11pm. Free entry.


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