First Festival Beers start to arrive


Preparations for this year’s festival are hotting up as we get closer to the Bank Holiday.

Happy to announce that the first of the festival beers have arrived from out Friends at Sunny Republic – Temperance. Don’t forget you can see a full list of what we have or this years festival on the website here

2013 Festival entertainment announced

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This years’ beer festival is shaping up nicely and promises to be a great event.

The live entertainment has now been confirmed and we are delighted to announce that we have secured entertainment for both the Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday 4th

Come and dance the night away with a Vinyl Revival – a blast from the past covering  Soul, Mod and the 80’s

Sunday 5th

From 5pm we have local band the Mad Hatters performing a collection of well known tracks from all genres of music – they guys are packed with talent and it promises to be great fun. 

2013 Beer Festival Dates Announced


Well, ITS BACK and destined to be bigger and better than before. Due to feedback following last year’s festival, we have moved the 2013 Upwey Beer Festival  to the May Bank Holiday weekend meaning that the fun will start on Friday 3rd May and finish on Bank Holiday Monday 6th May.

Following the success of last year’s entertainment you can be sure of a great line-up of  local entertainment on Saturday and Sunday evenings to help the festival go with a swing.

More details will be announced soon as arrangements are made, but be sure to check back often to get updated on what beers & ciders will be available here.

All Tapped Up and Ready!!!


The wait is finally over….

The beers are here, they are tapped and are ready to go.

Over 2,500 pints are ready for a weekend of fun, live entertainment…and of course real ale.

The Upwey Beer Festival 2012 kicks off tomorrow (Friday) at Midday.

See you there!?

Upwey Beer Festival announces its primary charity for the 2012 event


Following an online campaign utilising social networks the fan base has spoken and chosen which local charity will be adopted for the 2012 festival.

We will be raising money for the Weldmar Hospicecare Trust. Tickets are available from the Royal Standard at £3.50 each (£3.00 for loyalty card holders at the pub).

See you there!!

Last minute preparations


As the 2012 Upwey Beer festival gets closer we are delighted to announce several updates:

  1. We have had the following prizes generously donated for the festival prize draw
    • A voucher for a 8×12 canvas print of your favourite photo from Wessex Photo Weymouth
    • A mini cask of Stargazer from Yeovil Ales
    • Sunday Roast for 2 people dontated by the Royal Standard
    • A four ball at East Dorset Golf Club – Waverly TBS
    • Beer gift packs from Dorset Piddle Brewery
    • Beer gift packs from Isle of Purbeck Brewery
    • Beer gift packs from Town Mill Brewery, Lyme Regis
    • Charity Meat Draw kindly donated by Quality Butchers, Dorchester
  2. Sponsorship opportunities are almost fully taken with only a few remaining barrel sponsor opportunities remaining. If you are interested in getting involved please get in touch.

More live entertainment confirmed

This years’ beer festival is shaping up nicely with lots of things to see.

The latest live entertainment has now been confirmed and we are delighted to announce that the Mill Street Jazz Band will be performing at the Upwey Beer Festival on Saturday 7th April.

Formed more than twenty years ago, the band began rehearsing in Mill Street, Broadwey, Dorset, hence the name of the band. The band plays a nice combination of traditional jazz, mainstream, and good old jazz standards.

The rhythm section – the trio – plays some wonderful Latin numbers, giving the band lots of versatility.

More information on the band can be found here

New website launches

We are delighted to announce that the new website for the Upwey Beer festival is now live.

The website will carry up-to-date information on the beers and ciders that will be available along with relevant tasting notes. Details on who is sponsoring the various beers as well as a gallery to showcase some of the highlights of the event.

The site is still growing and will be regularly updated as more and more content becomes available, so please make sure you check back often.

We look forward to seeing you over the Easter!

Festival tickets can be mailed out

Following the announcement that tickets for the 2012 Upwey Beer Festival were now available we have had a number of requests asking if  it was possible to order the tickets and have them posted.

In a nutshell, yes we can post your tickets to you.

If you would like to order tickets for this years events just call with your details and payment on 01305 812558

Please not, we will add add 50p to your order to cover postage

Live Music booked

Diva Lea

Diva Lea performing live at this years festival

As if all the fantastic ales weren’t enough at this years beer festival we are pleased to announce that we have confirmed the booking of Diva Lea who will perform on Monday 9th April from 2.00pm until 4.00pm.

Leanne is a very accomplished singer covering a vast selection of songs and artists.  Monday should be a lot of fun.