Falmouth Beer Festival 2018

What a year....Huge thanks to all of our Volunteers, Supporters, Sponsors and Visitors for making Falmouth Beer Festival 2018 a RECORD BREAKER!!!

We have raise more money for the RNLI than ever before at over £1200 and welcome 61 new members to the CAMPAIGN for REAL ALE.

Were still totting up the pints slurped, ciders drunk, craft beer swilled and gins guzzled! But were sure its going to be the best ever.

Thanks for all you positive feedback on the new venue, yes we know a lot of people were sceptical but it prove a fundamental success I think you will agree.....

Thanks Falmouth, for welcoming us with open arms see you next year!! Watch this space for 2019 dates.


Out of Country Bar Team The Cornish Bar Team Part1 Cornish Bar Team Part2 It's Gin O'clock with the Ladies Cider Bar Team Crafty John


Mark & Debbie Falmouth Marching Band Cider Bar by night Beer by the Harbour The press Gang Shanty Falmouth by night RD Southwest... The Qwest party night Ocktoberfest?!?! St Ives Cider certificate award Craic Horse bango tastic Drift Pete's Tutored Tastings Friday night at Fal Festival

Dog friendly? Yes we are!! The Amazing Falmouth Beer Festival Adam Parfitt hits the stage Bailey Tomkinson


Falmouth Beer Festival 2018 – Events Square, Falmouth 4th - 6th October

A massive congratulations to all of our 2018 Winners

Supreme Champion Beer Of Cornwall 2018

Winner - Woodman's Wild Ale - Sweet and Dandy

Runner up - Skinner's – Penny Come Quick

Third place - Firebrand - West Coast Session IPA

Stuart Woodman of Woodman's Wild Ales being presented his trophies and Award for Champion Beer of Cornwall 2018

Betty Stog's and the Skinners Team accepting their Silver for Penny Come Quick

Joe and the Firebrand Team accepting their Bronze for West Coast Session IPA

Supreme Champion Cider of Cornwall 2018

Winner - Polgoon - Mount's Bay Scrumpy

Runner up - St Ives - Forager

Third place - Bearded Brewery - Suicider

Polgoon Champion Cider of Cornwall Presentation

Presentation to John and Kim Coulson for Polgoon's Mount's Bay Scrumpy. The champion Cider of Cornwall 2018 at the Star Inn, Crowlas.

David Berwick of St Ives Cider accepting his Silver Award

Rob from Bearded Brewery accepting their Bronze for Suicider

Cornish Fruit Cider

Gold - Bearded Brewery - Moustache Mango

Silver - Cornwall Cider Co - Rhubarb and Custard

Bronze - Bearded Brewery - Unshaven Maiden

Rob from Bearded Brewery accepting their Bronze for Moustache Mango

Stuart accepting the Silver on behalf of Cornwall Cider Co for Rhubarb and Custard

Rob from Bearded Brewery accepting their Bronze for Unshaven Maiden

Falmouth Beer Festival Out of County

Gold - Quantock - QPA

Silver - Titanic - Cherry Dark

Bronze - Bristol Beer Factory – Independence

Barrie Childs, BLO of Quantock Brewery excepting their Gold from Festival Organiser Sonia Bunce

Keith Bott, MD of Titanic Brewery excepting their Silver from Membership Secretary Steve Willmott

Champion Cornish Mild 2018

Gold - Penzance - Mild

Silver - Coastal - Merry Maidens Mild

Bronze - Forge - Light Mild

Presentation to the Penzance Brewery, for the Champion Mild of Cornwall 2018, accepted by Steve Bidwell, longstanding bar keeper of the Star.

John accepting the Bonze Award on behalf of Dave from Forge Brewery after sailing down to Falmouth from Bude.

Champion Cornish Porter 2018

Gold - Cornish Chough - Fire Raven

Silver - Cornish Crown - Porter

Bronze - Bude - Black Rock

Champion Cornish Stout 2018

Gold - Skinner's – Penny Come Quick

Silver - Sharp's - Cross Haven Oatmeal Stout

Bronze - Treen's – Resolve

Betty Stogs accepting Champion Cornish Stout 2018 Gold for Skinner's – Penny Come Quick

Simon Treen excepting his additional award from Salisbury Branch as Beer of the festival Bronze for Resolve.

Sarah and Simon Treen accepting their Champion Cornish Stout 2018 Bronze for Treen's – Resolve

Champion Cornish Golden Ale 2018

Gold - Firebrand - West Coast Session IPA

Silver - St Ives - XPA

Bronze - Black Flag - Chameleon

Joe and the Firebrand Brewery team accepting the Champion Cornish Golden Ale 2018 Gold for Firebrand - West Coast Session IPA

Marco accepting the Champion Cornish Golden Ale 2018 Silver for St Ives - XPA

Champion Cornish Bitter 2018

Gold - Keltek - Magik

Silver - Skinner's - Betty Stogg’s

Bronze - Skinner's - Cornish Trawler

Tom Bryant,Head Brewer at Keltek Brewery receiving their Gold for Magik

Skinner's very own Betty Stogg's accepting her Silver for her own Bitter.

Champion Cornish Best Bitter 2018

Gold - Forge - Tamar Source

Silver - Sharp's - Atlantic

Bronze - Forge – Litehouse

Champion Cornish Strong Bitter 2018

Gold - Padstow Brewing Co - IPA

Silver - Blue Anchor - Spingo Special

Bronze - Penpont - Beast of Bodmin

Des and the Padstow Brewery Awards . Champion Strong Bitter of Cornwall 2018 - Padstow IPA

Des and Simon of Padstow Brewery accepting their Gold for Padstow IPA

Thomas accepting the Bronze on behalf of Penpont Brewery for Beast of Bodmin

Champion Cornish Speciality Ale 2018

Gold - Woodman's Wild Ale - Sweet and Dandy

Silver - Skinner's - Skinner's - Hops and Honey

Bronze - Skinner's - GTA

The Simon Trehane, BLO at Woodman's Wild Ale accepting the Gold for Woodman's Wild Ale - Sweet and Dandy

The Skinner's team accepting the Silver for Hops and Honey

The Skinner's team accepting the Bronze for GTA

Falmouth Beer Festival has moved to Events Square Discovery Quay, Falmouth, TR11 3XA

4th, 5th and 6th October 2018. Opening times: Thursday 20.00 – 23.00; Friday and Saturday 11.00 – 23.00.

The festival will be housed in two large marquees that will cover the whole of events square and overlook the River Fal. Events square is located on the Quay at the busy area of Falmouth waterfront where there are a mix of shops, restaurants and the National Maritime Museum. Events square helps to host Falmouth Week, Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival, Falmouth Spring Festival and Falmouth Oyster Festival and now the Annual Kernow CAMRA Beer Festival. It is within easy reach of hotels and bed and breakfast accommodation with three nearby campsites. Falmouth Town Railway Station is less than five minutes away and situated at the Port end of the town.

The CAMRA Kernow Falmouth Festival will feature more than 240 fantastic Real Ales from local & national breweries & microbreweries with more than 70 Real Ciders & Perries and a range of Craft Beers, a Cornish Gin Bar & Wines. Festival themed glasses offer measures of a pint, 1/2 pint & 1/3 pint. Street food will be available alongside live local entertainment and tutored beer tastings on Friday & Saturday. There is wheelchair access & disabled facilities.

£10 Entry Package includes admission, £4.95 of beer tokens, festival glass and festival programme. CAMRA members will receive an additional £1.65 of beer tokens. £3 Entrance fee for non-drinkers with soft drinks available for purchase. Pre-festival tickets are available in Pubs and Festivals in Cornwall, alongside the usual entry on the door.

A £1.00 refund is available on return of each undamaged festival glass. Additional beer tokens can be purchased at designated points throughout festival venue. All unused tokens can be redeemed for full face value. You will be able to join as a CAMRA member on the day to help protect and promote real ale, cider and perry when you will receive 2 complementary festival pints alongside the regular festival entry discounts and lots more.

For more details Contact Sonia Bunce ku.gro.armac.llawnroc@reciffosserP

Do you fancy joining the Falmouth Beer Festival Team? Come and celebrate Cornish Beer and Cider with us! We welcome volunteers from throughout the country. Application forms will be available to download from the website www.cornwall.camra.org.uk shortly or contact our volunteer coordinator Ann Burnett on ku.gro.armac.llawnroc@ceslaicos

Pre-festival tickets weekender tickets are on sale across Cornwall now

Become a Supporter and Sponsor a Barrel

Over the past four decades the Cornish Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale have been protecting and promoting the counties pubs whilst promoting real ale, cider and perry. After another successful year of campaigning we see the Branch becoming stronger and stronger with more members getting involved in supporting the pubs, breweries and cider producers of our county.

This is your opportunity to get involved and support the Falmouth Beer Festival and the Campaign for Real Ale.

As a festival supporters you will have the opportunity not just to sponsor a cask or barrel, but have your name or business listed in the programme as a sponsor and beside your sponsored cask or barrel label. You will be invited to the supporters evening where there will be beer nibbles and a 2hr open bar. You will have 2 different souvenir glasses to choose from and a glossy festival programme from which to select your favourite tipple.

After last year’s success, the biggest event within the festival is the announcement and presentation of the Champion beers and ciders of the festival with the overall winners being crowned Champion Beer of Cornwall and the Cider of the Festival. The trophy’s will be presented at the end of the supporters evening. We hope you will all be there to raise a glass to the champion brewers of Cornwall.

Here is a breakdown of what you as a supporter will expect to receive from supporting this year’s Falmouth beer festival

• Free entrance on Supporters Night and throughout the festival

• Free festival glass

• Free festival programme

• Free beer (18:00 till 20:00hrs)

• Free beer nibbles

• A choice of over 240 different ales and 70 ciders and perries

With everything that is on offer you must ask yourself that must be expensive! No not really, every supporters pack is prepared for 4 adults, and for an amazing price you receive access to this an exciting VIP event.

Each supporters pack is £75.00 including VAT

For less than £20 each you can have a great experience, one you will all truly remember for years to come. Your will be allocated a Cornish Beer, or Cider if you prefer, to Sponsor as the beers are confirmed for the festival

If you’re interested in becoming a supporter this year and require a pack please contact: Sponsorship coordinator, Bob Bunce Tel: 07469706182 Email: ku.gro.armac.llawnroc@namriahc

Further details Falmouth Beer Festival 2018 - Barrel Sponsorship Details


Without all of our sponsors every year the Falmouth Beer Festival would not be possible....Especially our major sponsors, Many thanks to...

Join the Beer Festival Family and Become A volunteer

Every year the beer festival is support by volunteers from up and down the country.

If you do fancy joining the festival team submit the form below to Ann out Staff Co-ordinator , in return you will receive a festival T-shirt, Festival glass, Beer Tokens, subsidised accommodation (this is very limited, book early to avoid disappointment) if you cant make it home and most of all

Receive a warm welcome to the Festival Team.

Falmouth Beer Festival 2018 - Volunteering Form - Word Version

Falmouth Beer Festival 2018 - Staffing Form - PDF Version

Getting to Falmouth

By Train into Cornwall

Great Western Rail operate high speed services from London Paddington, South Wales and the Cotswolds to Cornwall, including sleeper services from London Paddington. Cross Country Trains (Arriva Trains) operate services into Cornwall from the Midlands, the North and Scotland. For further information contact National Rail Enquiries for train times/fare information on 08457 48 49 50.

The First Group co-ordinate rail and bus services from stations. When arriving by train, change at Truro and take the Maritime Line, a twice hourly rail service between Truro and Falmouth. Journey time is approximately 20 minutes.


The 366 & 367 ‘Falmouth Shuttle Bus’ services, run by OTS, serve the town centre on a 20 minute loop, linking the town and coast. Please see the download link at the bottom of the page for timetables and further information. The bus stops outside events square.

First Kernow

First Kernow operate public bus services in and around Cornwall. https://www.firstgroup.com/cornwall

By Coach

National Express serves Falmouth from destinations throughout the UK. Connecting services to Cornwall are available from Bristol, Birmingham and London. To book call 08705 80 80 80. They Even offer CAMRA members discount http://www.camra.org.uk/benefits

By Road

The M4, M5 and M6 motorways have made travel to Cornwall simple and straightforward, while within Cornwall itself, the A30 and A38 continue to improve with fast dual carriageways. Follow the M5 to Exeter, and join the A30 to Truro, then follow the signs to Falmouth.

For up-to-date traffic information listen to local radio stations and plan your journey using the AA Route Planner for a tailor made travel plan with timings and mileage. For information on any possible delays or roadwork’s throughout the UK or in Cornwall visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/travelnews

By Air

Newquay Cornwall Airport is one of the fastest growing regional airports in the UK linking Cornwall to major cities across the country as well as internationally. Car hire is available at Newquay Cornwall Airport through Europcar and Hertz who have offices at the terminal. https://www.cornwallairportnewquay.com/

By Ferry

Taking the ferry to England has never been easier. There are many ferry companies that operate daily services to the UK from mainland Europe and Ireland and these terminals are within easy reach of the major motorways leading you down to Cornwall.

These include: Stena Line, P&O Ferries, Irish ferries and DFDS Seaways. Travelling across the Channel from France to the UK can take as little time as 35 minutes on the Eurotunnel.

Plymouth is the closest port to Cornwall being just across the River Tamar. Brittany Ferries offer services from Roscoff and Santander into Plymouth.

Falmouth Town History

Henry VIII built Pendennis Castle to defend Carrick Roads in 1540. The main town of the district was then at Penryn. Sir John Killigrew created the town of Falmouth shortly after 1613.

In the late 16th century, under threat from the Spanish Armada, the defences at Pendennis were strengthened by the building of angled ramparts. During the Civil War, Pendennis Castle was the second to last fort to surrender to the Parliamentary Army.

After the Civil War, Sir Peter Killigrew received royal patronage when he gave land for the building of the Church of King Charles the Martyr, dedicated to Charles I, "the Martyr".

The Falmouth Packet Service operated out of Falmouth for over 160 years between 1689 and 1851. Its purpose was to carry mail to and from Britain's growing empire. As the most south-westerly good harbour in Great Britain, Falmouth was often the first port for returning Royal Navy ships.

In 1805 news of Britain's victory and Admiral Nelson's death at Trafalgar was landed here from the schooner Pickle and taken to London by stagecoach. On 2 October 1836 HMS Beagle anchored at Falmouth at the end of her noted survey voyage around the world. That evening, Charles Darwin left the ship and took the Mail coach to his family home in Shrewsbury. Darwin's shipmate Sulivan later made his home in the nearby waterside village of Flushing, then home to many naval officers.

In 1839 Falmouth was the scene of a gold dust robbery when £47,600 worth of gold dust from Brazil was stolen on arrival at the port.

The Falmouth Docks were developed from 1858 and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) opened Falmouth Lifeboat Station nearby in 1867. The present building dates from 1993 and also houses Her Majesty's Coastguard.

The Cornwall Railway reached Falmouth on 24 August 1863. The railway brought new prosperity to Falmouth, it made it easy for tourists to reach the town. The town now has three railway stations Falmouth Docks railway station, Falmouth Town railway station and Penmere railway station.

The Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee tour came to Falmouth on 1st May 2002 when Her Majesty launched the brand new Falmouth lifeboat, the RNLI Richard Cox Scott on the National Maritime Museum pontoons.

The National Maritime Museum was opened on 14th March 2003 by the Duke of York, HRH Prince Andrew. Many notable sailing achievements have taken place in Falmouth waters, with perhaps the two most well-known being Robin Knox-Johnston’s, who became the first person to sail single handed and non-stop around the world in 1969 and Ellen Macarthur’s who did it in 2007, becoming the fastest person in the process, to do so.

Falmouth has its own university, the Falmouth University; with two campuses. They offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses mainly in the fields of Art, Design and Media.