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30 July 2015

CAMRA Kernow Falmouth beer festival

This time of the year is great to visit Cornwall, all over the county there’s festivals, events and markets celebrating the wonderful produce available on our doorstep.

Cornwall has become a world competitor in the food and drink industry; award winning farmers, butchers and brewers have all played a role in putting Cornwall on the map as a destination for anyone who loves quality food and drink!

This time of the year is great to visit Cornwall, all over the county there’s festivals, events and markets celebrating the wonderful produce available on our doorstep.

One of October’s headline events is the annual CAMRA Kernow Falmouth Beer Festival, the largest real ale fest in Cornwall. Brewers from all over the UK showcase their ales and take part in competitions to be crowned number one!

It’s no secret that Merchants Manor love a quality Cornish ale; stocking St. Austell brewery’s Tribute & Korev, alongside Betty Stogs and Falmouth’s Black Rock Brewery you could say we’re excited for this one!

Running from the 22nd – 24th October, Princess Pavilions will once again host the celebration where there will be over 200 real ales, ciders and perries available to try – there’s bound to be one that’s perfect for you.

As well as all the beer you can think of, there will also be live entertainment, a live smartphone app to help you navigate from ale to ale and a complimentary pint glass on entry.

 Falmouth beer festival

For those of you more serious about beer, there will be awards given at the end of the festival for the all round top performers in their class. As well as the ‘Champion Beer of the Festival’ and ‘Champion Cornish Beer of the Festival’ there will be chance for ales to shine in their own class.

 Milds, Bitters, Best Bitters, Golden Ales, Strong Ales, Old Ales, Stouts & Porters and Specially Ales all have a podium for the very best!

2013’s festival saw 18,000 pints of ale, with an additional 7,000 pints of ciders, perries and ginger beers poured over the course of the 3-day event!

With last years festival deemed “the best festival CAMRA Kernow has run to date” due to the introduction of the app and 1/3rd pint measure, this year is set to top that again. The app has evolved, giving ale enthusiasts the ability to favourite their tasted ales and make notes on them.

Admission prices for this year’s festival are as follows:

Standard: £4.00
CAMRA members: £2.50
Both include a souvenir glass and programme.

Optional admission: £10.00
Starter pack – includes souvenir glass, programme & beer tokens.

For more information and updates on the festival, please visit and follow their two official social media accounts https://www.facebook.com/falbeerfest or https://twitter.com/falbeerfest.

Thank you to www.westbriton.co.uk for the use of their images in this article.