September 2 - 3 2016


Friday 5pm - 11pm
Saturday 11am - 11pm


Ashford Rugby Club, Canterbury Road,
Ashford, Kent, TN24 9QB

All you need / to know

It's our 14th year of hosting the Ashford Rugby Beer Festival and it's set to be as good as the last! As always the Beer Festival is based around 3 main fundamentals; Great Real Ale, Lots of Live Music and Fantastic Rugby.

This year the beer festival weekend starts on Friday 2nd September and finishes on Saturday 3rd. On Friday, doors open at 5pm and close at 11pm. On the Saturday, the event starts in the morning at 11am and runs all the way through to 11pm. Wristbands are available to purchase on the day but you can also purchase your discounted weekend tickets online up to 3 days before the event starts!

Following on from the previous years, the ales at the festival have come from far and wide. They range from light summer bitters to dark heavy ales in excess of 5% abv. Along with the popular real ales there will be selections of lagers and wines as well as kegs of cider inside our beer marquee.

Bringing Kids / recommended

The beer festival isn't just for grown ups, there will be entertainment for kids of all ages too. A number of soft rides have recently been confirmed and we are awating official confirmation of the return of the bumper cars, another beer fesival favourite.

Children under 12 and accompanied by an adult can enter the beer festival for free. Children under 18 can enter for £3.

Beer Festival Schedule / what's on

Jim McDonald (Acoustic)

Bloodstone Blue

Bloodstone Blue is a unique blend of Rock, Funk and Blues with a tip of the hat to Country/Americana. Band members from across the South East of England include award-winning vocalist Rosie Horne, guitarist Dave John Ross, bassist Pete Bolton and either Chris Brown or Pete Munro on drums.

Rhythm Doctors

Old Town Souls

A rock outfit from Kent, UK. A band built on the influences of classic British rock along with the more contemporary indie sound. Formed in the summer of 2012, with additions to the line up in 2014/15, fronted by Kevin Iverson.

Rogue Princes

Rogue Princes was formed for Rafferty and his musical friends to jam was soon apparent they were quite good!

Endless Knot

Endless Knot are a 5 piece, Kent based band playing a broad range of music that incorporates Americana, Folk & Roots influences

Stella ‘n’ the Loft

Kent based, performing as an acoustic duo, trio or band, playing music from a variety of artists and genres, as well as some original songs


Fat Badger

FatBadger will take you on a journey of rock, from the late 60's through to 2016. A mix of classics and simply just great tunes, come and see for yourselves.

The Black Roses

A Blues/Rock Fusion band performing original tracks and covers with a nod to the blues!

Joe Greens Blues Explosion

Joe Green's Blues Explosion is a Blues experiment on the London and Kent scene.

Live ‘n’ Kickin

Live’n’Kickin’ was initially established in 1987 and has been a regular pillar of the local music scene ever since.

Ashford Prodigals vs Ashford Barbarians

On the Friday evening, The ashford prodigals make a return to Kinneys field to play a representative Army Air Corp side. Kick-off will be at 18:30.

Veterans and Ladies Competitions

Both the veterans and the ladies will play their competitions throughout the day. The competitions will start at 11am, with the finals expecting to be played early/mid afternoon. Good luck to all the teams taking part!

Ashford 1st XV vs Blackheath 3rd XV

The Ashford 1st XV engage in a friendly against Blackheath 3's, one of a number of warm-up games the 1st XV have before the start of the season.

Tickets / on the door

Friday or Saturday

Available on the door
Entry for one day only
You must be over 18

Under 18

Available on the door

Under 12

Accompanied by a paying adult

Stay Connected / event mailing list

FAQS / find your answers

The festival is organised and run by volunteers at Ashford Rugby Club.

Tickets can be purchased by clicking the link on the ticket section of this website or buy using the link below. The ticketing system is provided by Yapsody.

Advanced weekend tickets purchased online are £7 for Adults and £3 for Under 18's.
Under 12's that are accompanied by a paying adult enter for free.

Parking is available but limited.

Camping costs £5 for the weekend. Please do not bring alcohol on site. Security will be asked to confiscate or refuse entry.

Friday 2nd September 2016

5pm - 11pm

Saturday 3rd September 2016

11am - 11pm


Ashford Rugby Club‎
Canterbury Road,
Kent, TN24 9QB

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