"If you love real ales, don't miss this!"

Aylesbury Beer Festival

The 2016 Aylesbury Vale Beer Festival entertained and lubricated over 450 people over the two days of the Festival. The event made a fantastic £4,100 for the Hospice with drinkers on the Saturday buying a record number of pints: 1011 just on that day!

The Saturday Sausage Festival was also a sizzling success, with over 200 sausages being consumed and the new and exclusive Florence Nightingale Sausage was a big hit, with customers to Kings Farm Shop making it a special request when buying from Kings Farm Shop itself after the event.

2017 sees the Festival move to a new venue at the Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School, on Friday 27th October and Saturday 28th October.

About the Beer Festival

The Aylesbury Beer Festival offers real ale fans a chance to try new local beers and some award-winning ales and ciders from further afield. Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity works in conjunction with the experts at CAMRA in selecting the ales and ciders on offer, and all are carefully vetted and quality controlled by real ale aficionados.

If you have a favourite ale that you think deserves a wider audience, let us know and we'll add it to the candidate list! Otherwise, just come down on Friday 27th October 2017 between 6pm and 11pm for some serious sampling and discussion as well as a barbecue courtesy of the Aylesbury Lions and share the experience with like-minded souls in search of the perfect real ale!

Or bring the family on Saturday 28th October 2017 from 11am to 11pm when there will be live music, hot food and, of course, plenty of real ales, ciders and perries to try.

Feed your family at the Saturday Sausage Festival

We are delighted to welcome back Kings Farm Shop, Wendover who will provide barbecued sausages in a bun from 11am-7pm on the Saturday. They'll be bringing six gourmet sausages - including the exclusive Florence Nightingale Sausage! Hungry sausage fans can choose from:
  • Wendover Royal: the signature Kings Farm sausage with pork, herbs and peppers.
  • Honey Roast: a slightly sweet, plain pork sausage. The kids’ favourite.
  • Chilli and Garlic: Not too spicy but will keep you warm.
  • Lamb Bombay Curry: Want your Saturday curry in a roll? All the flavour of a curry but not too hot.
  • Pumpkin: Pork and pumpkin for our nod to Halloween.
  • The Florence Sausage: the brand new and exclusive sausage made only for us here at the Beer Festival! An Italian inspired sausage (Florence – geddit?) made with pork, fennel, black pepper and parsley with a hint of garlic and chilli.

A sausage in a bun is £2.50 – please buy your tokens at the main desk when you arrive.

Live Music - watch this space!

On Saturday, there'll be live music from local bands - to be confirmed.

When is it?

  • Friday 27th October - 6pm-11pm
  • Saturday 28th October - 11am-11pm

Getting there

The Aylesbury Beer Festival is held at:

Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School




HP21 8PE

Ticket prices and how to book

Tickets are just £5 in advance or £7 on the door. Children are free. Click here to book Adult tickets online for the Aylesbury Beer Festival 2017 for just £5.

Volunteering and sponsorship opportunities

We are very grateful to all the companies and individuals who have sponsored beer barrels over the past years, which means every pound raised from a pint goes to funding the services provided by Florence Nightingale Hospice. If you would like to sponsor the Beer Festival in any way, please contact Emma Carroll on the number below.

We always need volunteers to help with setting up, manning the doors and serving, clearing up or selling raffle tickets, so if you can spare some time and would like to help us with this event, please contact Emma on 01296 429 975

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