Real Ale & Cider Festival 2013

This year’s five-day festival takes places at the CAMRA Tyneside Club of the Year! – on offer are 36 real ales and ciders, specially selected from local breweries and around the UK.


We’re delighted to welcome Oaks Properties as sponsors of the Cider Bar, which proves more popular every year!

Dates: Thursday 17 October to Monday 21 October. Attractions include:

  • Festival Quiz – Saturday 7.30
  • Family activities (and live TV footie) – Sunday afternoon
  • Enjoy this historic ground from the the new accessible terrace decking
  • Music by candelight
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    Bar snacks are provided throughout, plus:

  • Saturday is Curry Night – 6pm onwards
  • Monday is Student Night – BBQ from 6pm
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    Thurs 17 Oct: 5pm
    Fri 18 Oct: 4pm
    Sat 19 Oct: 12 noon
    Sun 20 Oct: 12 noon
    Mon 21 Oct: 5pm
    The festival is based in the Thomson Pavilion Suite, you are welcome to also use the Pavilion Bar and the terrace. Entry is £2 per person, and your souvenir festival glass is £1.


    There are bus stops at either end of Osborne Avenue, and the nearest Metro station is Jesmond. There is plenty of street parking -the resident parking zone areas are available and free all of Sunday and until 5pm on others days. They can be used at all times by using a parking scratchcard, available in our Bar, cost £1.50. More details here.

    Groups of ten or more qualify for special discounts if you arrive before 7pm on any day. Full details here or email


    Opportunities to sponsor the casks are still available, please contact . This costs £80, and all sponsors are acknowledged in the Tasting Notes, in posters at the event, on the website and in the annual printed programme which is distributed to 5000 homes and businesses across Jesmond, South Gosforth and Heaton.