Five-day Festival results!

20161016_172845The eighth Real Ale & Cider Festival at Newcastle Cricket Club delighted many hundreds of visitors, with much to celebrate.

Visitors were treated to an excellent 37 beers and ciders – the most popular beer (and first to go) was Ringwood Boondoggle, then Banks Sunbeam, then Wylam Collingwood. The first cider to go was the Snail Bank Summerfruit. As in past years, the post-Festival high quality sampling now continues in the Pavilion Bar, which will feature ciders for the next month at the special price of £1 per glass.



Eleven winners of the Festival Raffle collected spirits, wines and beers, with the top prize of 50 bottles of ale won by Tom Ellekek (full list below). And the Festival Quiz was won by Matrics Barbarians.

As usual, the club was helped by many volunteers – especial thanks to students from Newcastle University Real Ale Society, CAMRA representatives and of course club volunteers – particularly Festival Director Peter Woodley and Gillian Woodley who put in huge hours to make the event happen.


The Festival’s sponsors and supporters are essential to its success: pride of place goes to Oaks Properties, sponsor of the Cider  Bar. The Festival was also supported by Marstons, MBL Solutions and – new this year – the Tesco Metro store on Acorn Road. Thanks also to the individual barrel sponsors.

Newcastle Cricket Club is the CAMRA regional Real Ale & Cider Club of the Year 2016.


  • 50 Bottles Real Ale    Pink 261-265       Tom Ellekek
  • Jack Daniels           Yellow 276-280     Rob & Olwyn
  • Tia Maria              White 211-215      Steve Calvert
  • Pernod                 Pink 491-495       Paul Bielski
  • Port                   Pink 481-485       Tom Glossop
  • Sherry                 Yellow 306-310     Ann Payne
  • Wine                   Blue 326-330       Max Blyth
  • Wine                   Green 6-10         Nigel
  • Festival Glasses       Pink 371-375       Matthew Binks
  • Festival Glasses       Pink 81-85         Aaron Smith
  • Festival Glasses       Pink 436-440       Allan Knaggs