GBBF 2014, London Olympia

GBBF A Family Day Out


The Great British Beer Festival, GBBF, has year after year provided alternative activities for festival goers who bring their whole family (barring the dog and cat) such as the fully equipped family area. The family area has activities to keep the children busy throughout the festival so they don’t...

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Traditional Pub Games


As well as loads of amazing real ale there will also be a host of traditional pub games for festival goers to get involved with, with their drinks in their hands. These are a mixture of games that can still be played when you’re at the pub and more...

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Raising a Glass To The Rise of Young Real Ale Lovers


CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide 2015 showed that over a third of young people aged 18-24 have been trying real ale and 87 percent of them would definitely drink ale again. With this rise in young ale lovers the Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) are hoping to help more young people discover...

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Can We Pick a Beer to Fill Your Glass at the Great British Beer Festival 2015?


THE QUIZ that tells you exactly what beer to drink at the Great British Beer Festival 2015, ensuring you avoid the unfathomable horror of an empty glass. Psst…. You’ll also need a ticket from www.gbbf.org.uk/tickets ...

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Action For M.E.: The Official Festival Charity


What is M.E.? M.E. (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) is a serious and debilitating physical illness of uncertain duration. It affects an estimated 250,000 men, women and children in the UK. Symptoms can include post-exertional malaise (a period of intense exhaustion that lasts for more than 24 hour) and chronic pain. M.E...

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Let’s Talk Cider


Yes the Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) is all about showcasing to the world the finest ales that Britain has to offer, but we will also be showcasing some of the country’s best Ciders and Perries too. Cider and perry are made from fermented apple or pear juice. This...

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Choosing The Right Beer Glass


The Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) is on a mission to help people discover the wider world of beer. But did you ever think about not just what you are drinking but how you are drinking it? We’ve put together some information on the variety of beer glassware available. ...

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#ThankAVolunteer


What is #ThankAVolunteer? This is the movement that makes sure volunteers are being appreciated by members of the public and organisers of the event that they are working for. This started with the annual Volunteers’ Week event in June, which celebrates the contribution made by millions of volunteers across the...

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New and Exclusive Souvenir Festival Guide


​Earlier this year the Great British Festival (GBBF) presented to the world their 2015 theme: Discovery! And in true explorer nature we’ve changed our GBBF programme to reflect the occasion. Therefore this year we are launching the new and exclusive Souvenir Festival Guide, sponsored by Shepherd Neame. The new Guide...

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Travel Update District Line Services to Olympia London 11th - 14th August


Travel Update: No District Line Services will run from Earls Court to Kensington (Olympia) stations between 11th - 14th August. All London Overground and Southern services will still stop as normal as will the District Line on Saturday, 15th August. We strongly recommend you check times before travelling: Visit National...

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Official 2015 Festival Merchandise Available Now


Want to get your official Great British Beer Festival t-shirt, polo shirt or pin badge before the event? Well now you can as these items are all available from the CAMRA Shop for a limited time. All items carry the festivals ‘Beer Explorer’ logo, with t-shirts (£11) and polo shirts (£16) available...

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Beat the queues with brand new VIP tickets at GBBF


For the first time ever festival organisers at the Great British Beer Festival will be selling VIP tickets, giving attendees the chance to to beat the queues with fast-track entry which includes collection of their souvenir glass, programme and beer vouchers as soon as they arrive. The VIP ticket will...

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Start your journey of real ale discovery- Great British Beer Festival tickets on sale now


​CAMRA is pleased to announce the opening of ticket sales for the Great British Beer Festival 2015. This year’s festival will have a ‘discovery’ theme, inviting attendees to find the perfect pint for them amongst over 900 real ales, ciders, perries and international beers. The festival will be open to the...

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Dates Announced for the Great British Beer Festival 2015


​The Campaign for Real Ale with be bringing the Great British Beer Festival back to Olympia London in 2015. The dates for the festvial will be as follows:- Tuesday 11th August Wednesday 12th August Thursday 13th August Friday 14th August Saturday 15th August We look forward to seeing you all...

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