The Ashford Beer Festival is an annual 3 day event. The festival is based around 3 key components of fun: Real Ale, live Music and Rugby.
The Beer Festival is held at the Ashford Rugby Club in Ashford, Kent. In 20012, the Festival will be held over the weekend of 31st August to 2nd September. The Festival is open to club members, local residents and beer, rugby and music lovers from Kent and beyond. The hours are from 4pm on Friday 31st August and from 11am on Saturday and Sunday.
Click on the image to the left to download an A5 poster for this year's festival.
This Year - 70 Real Ales & Ciders
This year we will have more than 70 Real Ales and ciders. All served direct from the cask. These include beers from around the regions of the UK that are rarely seen in Kent. The range includes light summer bitters of 3.5% abv, to dark heavy ales in excess of 5% abv. Sadly, many modern rugby players - typically those youngsters under 45 - don't appreciate the benefits of cask conditioned ales and ciders. For them lagers and keg cider are available. All tastes are catered for.
The festival has developed an eclectic mix of live music. This has included Jazz, Folk and Rock. Appearances have included local bands and ensembles. Popular acts have included local band Electric River. The Festival is always on the lookout for new talent. This year's line up includes Fore Emotion, Live 'n' Kickin, Heroes, Where's Brian, and Think Lizzy. See band running order.
If you're interested in appearing in 2013 please contact Steve Kellam using the e-mail link in the sidebar.
Rugby - Veterans, Ladies, First Team and Youth
The rugby is designed to cater for all tastes and levels. From 1st team mens, to ladies, to veterans.
The Aylesford Ladies Rugby Team - Winners of the 2010 Luke Roberts trophy.
The above photo shows the Ashford Ladies Rugby Team at the 2008 festival in their new T shirts sponsored by Ball Contractors.