Friday & Saturday 2 & 3 March 2018

This Years Festival is now over. Next Chappel Summer Festival starts Tueday 4 Sept and finishes on Saturday 8 Sept.
Many thanks to those who struggled to make it through the weather to the 2018 Winter Festival, hope the festival made the journey worth the effort.

The 9th Chappel Winter Beer Festival starts at 11am on Friday the 2nd of March 2018. Open for two days from 11:00 to 23:00 each day. This is the smaller brother of the famous Chappel Summer Beer Festival and is held in the historic Goods Shed at the East Anglian Railway Museum. Up to 70 Real Ales plus a selection of Ciders & Perry will be available. Live Music both Evenings - The Illicit Band on Friday and The Flaming Lamas on Saturday. Hot food (inc Vegetarian) will be available.

Admission prices

Rail Season Ticket Holder*
Friday 2 March 11.00am to 5.30pm
£3.00 pay on the door
Friday 2 March 5.30pm to 11.00pmPre-Purchased Tickets Only
£14 made up of £2.00 Entry, £2.00 refundable Glass Deposit and a Starter pack of £10.00 Beer Tokens
Pre-Purchased Tickets Only
£17 made up of £5.00 Entry, £2.00 refundable Glass Deposit and a Starter pack of £10.00 Beer Tokens
Saturday 3 March 11.00am to 11.00pm
£3.00 pay on the door

* Free and reduced admission is only for Card Carrying members of CAMRA, EARM or those who have a Railway Season Ticket valid 7 days or more for travel to/from Chappel & Wakes Colne, Bures or Sudbury Stations.

If you arrive BEFORE 5.30pm Friday, you do not need to pre-purchase a ticket and can stay until the end of the evening. After 5.30pm a pre-purchased ticket is compulsory to prevent over-crowding.

To save time queueing to get in Friday evening, and to prevent overcrowding you need to pre purchase your ticket for the Friday Night session. The ticket includes the glass deposit of £2 (refundable if you do not wish to keep the glass as you leave) and an initial sheet of beer tokens worth £10. Any unused tokens can be refunded as you leave.

With the possibility of sub-optimal weather causing travel issues any ticket purchased for Friday Evening will also be valid for Saturday.
If you do use your pre-purchase ticket on Friday it can also be used again on the Saturday - therefore get in twice on one ticket

Live Train Departure Board for Chappel & Wakes Colne Station

Chappel Beer Festivals are organised by Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) as a fund raising exercise for the East Anglian Railway Museum (EARM) Registered Charity No 1001579
©2018 EARM & CAMRA