July 13-15: Beer festival at the Fox and Hounds, Comford, Lanner, Cornwall TR16 6AX, with live music and food. The beer list includes brews from Greene King, Adnams, Woodforde’s, Hunter’s, Bays, Brains, Bristol Beer Factory, Tintagel, Ringwood and Theakston, with ciders from Cornwall Cider, Polgoon, Sandford Orchards, Thatcher’s and Westons.

July 13-15: KingsBeer Festival at Kingswear Station, The Square, Kingswear, Devon TQ6 0AA. More than 60 ales and ciders, plus music and a barbecue. Full details on the festival website

July 26-28: South Devon CAMRA Sunshine Beer and Cider Festival at Newton Abbot Rugby Club, Newton Abbot TQ12 3AD. Up to 60 beers and ciders. Details on the event Facebook page

July 26-28: Stafford Beer and Cider Festival at the Blessed William Howard High School, Rowley Avenue, Stafford ST17 9AB.

July 26-29: Liverpool Craft Beer Expo at the Invisible Wind Factory, 3 Regent Road, LiverpoolL3 7DS. More than 300 craft beers, plus The Cider Truck, gin bars and a street food market. Full details on the event website




August 25 and 26: Beer and cider festival at the Wilcove Inn, Wilcove, Torpoint, Cornwall PL11 2PG.

August 25-27: Real ale and cider festival at the Smugglers Inn, Seaton PL11 3JD.




September 1: SheppyFest 2018 at Sheppy’s, Three Bridges, Bradford on Tone, Taunton TA4 1ER, noon-midnight. Live music, children’s entertainment, the very best in local food, and, of course, lots of Sheppy‘s cider, in the maker’s 90 acres of apple orchards. Full details on the festival web page

September 14-17: Little Orchard Cider and Music Festival at Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm, Penhallow  TR4 9LW.

September 27-29: Great Welsh Beer and Cider Festival at Depot, Dumballs Road, Cardiff CF10 5FE. Real ales, ciders and perries, plus craft and foreign beers. Details on the event Facebook page




October 5 and 6: Ale-ing Fest 2018 at Hayling Community Centre, Station Road, Hayling Island, Hampshire PO11 0BH. Real ales, ciders and hot food at all sessions. Opening times and admission: Friday and Saturday evenings, 6.30-11pm, £8 advance tickets, £10 on the door (subject to availability); Saturday afternoon, noon-4pm, advance tickets £4, £5 on the door (subject to availability). Tickets available from the Community Centre and numerous outlets around the Island, or via the hotline (07999 537840) until 6pm on October 4, or Saturday lunchtime at the Community Centre. More details on the festival website