Newcastle Beer and Cider Festival 2022: where is it, are tickets available and how much are they?

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The 2022 Newcastle Beer and Cider Festival takes place in April - here’s what you need to know

The 44th annual Newcastle Beer and Cider Festival is set to take place, with hundreds of beers and ciders available for visitors to try.

The festival is organised by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

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When is the festival?

The festival is due to take place across four days during April this year, and there’s plenty planned for each day.

Getting underway on Wednesday, 6 April, the festival runs through until 9 April.

Start and finish times for each day vary.

The festival gets underway at 6pm, with last admission at 10.15pm and time at the bar 11pm.

CAMRA members can enter the festival at 5pm.

On 7 and 8 April, the festival opens at 12pm, last admission is 10.15pm and time at the bar is 11pm.

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For the final day of the festival, 9 April, the festival opens at 12pm, last admission is 4.15pm and time at the bar is 5pm.

Where is the festival taking place?

The Newcastle Beer and Cider Festival 2022 is taking place on the upstairs floor of the Northumbria University Student Union.

There is no parking available for the event, but the student union is a short walk from Haymarket bus and metro stations.

To find the exact location of the festival, should you get lost, you can use the ‘what3words’ which will get you to the door.

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How much is the festival?

Entry to this year’s festival is £3, and entry is free for CAMRA members if you show a valid membership card.

A new feature for the 2022 festival is that some capacity will be pre-sold, however walk-ins will be welcome.

Upon arrival, you will be given a festival wristband for the day. Only people with the wristband will be served at bars.

You will be able to take home your own piece of the festival if you wish to buy a souvenir glass for £2.

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You’ll get this glass on arrival, and if you don’t want to keep it you can return for a £2 refund.

Beer tokens will be in operation at the festival, and these will have a fixed denomination of £1.90.

This means that 1 token = 1 beer/cider/perry. Multiple Tokens may be needed for a gin.

The standard serving size for beers/ciders and perrys will be half pints. For beers over six per cent and ciders over seven per cent, drinks will only be served in thirds.

Another new feature for 2022 has also been announced.

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Should you wish to frequent in thirds of less than the above stipulation, ask at admissions to swap two of your standard tokens to Three “Third Sampler ‘’ tokens.

That way you can enjoy more variety for the same price.

A fast track package will be made available of five drink tokens glass, programme and admission (Reduced by £3 for members). This will be £14.50.

How can I buy tickets?

Tickets for all four days of the festival are available to buy through the official website of the Newcastle Beer & Cider Festival.

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