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The Continental's 17th Beer & Cider Festival

Thursday, 11 May 2017 - 5:00pm - Sunday, 14 May 2017 - 8:00pm
 
 
Preston’s Biggest and Best Beer Festival is BACK!
 
SATURDAY SOLD OUT
 
If you've been before, you know the drill. If not, here's what we're about...
 
 
The Continental’s Beer Festivals have become a Preston institution, seeing thousands of happy drinkers come through our doors. The Continental is a Mecca for real ale drinkers all over the North West and beyond. We continue the larger version of our beer festival with a 9 x 21 metre marquee housing our second beer hall giving us the ability to offer over 200 ales, ciders, craft beers, perrys and specialist kegs.
 
The Smokehouse Chefs from The Ferret serving up a BBQ Bonanza in their own unique smokehouse style, and live music and vinyl DJs across the long weekend to keep you moving. 
 
 
 
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Our tasting notes are now available on our Conti Fest App - available for iPhone and Android in app stores. 
 
Search ‘CONTI FEST’ and download now for free. 
 
Add a totally new dimension to your Continental Beer Festival experience by finding and rating the beers, and getting personal recommendations from other festival-goers. GIVE IT A GO! 
 
TICKETS
In order for us to promote a safe and comfortable environment we’re capping number of guests in the festival grounds. A minimal advance tickets price is in place and is priced as follows:
 
Thurs - £3
Fri - £4
Sat - SOLD OUT 
Sun - FREE.
There’s a £1 discount for CAMRA members + Students who present their NUS from the entry price (advance, from Conti bar only). 
 
ON SALE NOW! Online at Skiddle and from our bar (01772 499 425) 
 
Still a handful of money-saving WEEKEND TICKETS left, priced at £8. Saving £3 per person if you're planning on coming each day. 
 
(CAMRA + NUS discount still available on weekend tickets, from the Conti bar only).
 
KEG BAR
The return of the specialist keg and beer bar will see a top of the taps rundown of excellent emerging craft keg brewers. The beer hall has new improved seating areas for you to sit in and soak up the atmosphere. 
 
BBQ
All this thirsty work will give you an appetite, so the Smokehouse Chefs from The Ferret will be serving up a BBQ Bonanza in its unique smokehouse style. Team Ferret have been working hard in creating more Vegan & Vegetarian options for your tastebuds this time out. 
 
GIN & PROSECCO BAR
 
 
After the success of our Gin Bar last time, it's back and brought some draught Prosecco along with it. We know it's practically impossible to bore of Beer & Cider, but if you want a little sharpness to wet your whistle, then why not come to our Gin bar and try one of our mouth watering Gins, or maybe a dash of sparkling wine? It's located next to the Big Beer Bar in the outdoor Marquee
 
MUSIC
 
 
Along with the amazing ale and food on offer, the live music and DJ roster in the outdoor marquee is an ever-popular feature of the festival... 
 
Catch ZAMAICA, THE TEMPLEBYS, THE ONIONS, NEON CACTUS, SWEENEY ASTRAY & MORE...
 
 
 
Our Beer Fests are almost as well known for their live music line-ups as the great selections of ales - past events have seen performances from such cult acts as Mary Epworth and the Jubilee Band, Cabbage, Hyperjax, Jeremiah Ferrari, The Templebys, Blues Harvest, The Lovely Eggs, Zamaica, Dan Haywood’s New Hawks, Stan’s Magic Foot, Brassic, Former Bullies, Hyperjax, Los Pecadores, Ivan Campo, Serious Sam Barrett, Bilge Pump, Sweet Deals On Surgery and The Black and Reds in our spacious garden marquee.
 
PLUS
 
POP UP SPIRIT BARS + MORE...
 
Gin and Prosecco Bar
 
After the success of our Gin bar last time, its come back and brought some draught Prosecco with it. We know its practically impossible to bore of Beer & Cider, but if you want a little sharpness to wet your whistle, then why not come to our Gin bar and try one of our mouth watering Gins, or maybe a dash of sparkling wine? Its located next to the Big Beer Bar in the outdoor Marquee 
 
 
 
SEE YOU AT THE FESTIVAL! 
 
Thursday 11 May 5pm – 12am – Tickets £3 
 
Friday 12th May 12pm - 12.30am - Tickets £4
 
Saturday 13th May 12pm – 12.30am – SOLD OUT 
 
Sunday 14th May 12pm – 8pm - Free entry 
 
LIMITED ALL-WEEKEND TICKETS £8 WHILE STOCKS LAST 
 
£1 DISCOUNT CAMRA MEMBERS - When purchasing physical tickets from behind the bar.
 
 
THE CONTINENTAL's 17th Beer & Cider Festival // 11th - 14th May 2017.
 
The Continental,
South Meadow Lane,
Preston
PR1 8JP.
 
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