Croydon Craft Beer Festival 2016.

On Thursday 13th, Friday 14th and Saturday 15th October 2016, Braithwaite Hall at the Croydon Clocktower will host the third Croydon Craft Beer Festival! There will be an amazing array of fresh beers available from more than 40 London breweries, as well as a selection of bottles and cans from around the world.

Over 18 Only Please Drink Responsibly


There’ll be beers from Belleville, By the Horns, London Beer Factory and many other London breweries who are leading this hop renaissance, and not least from Croydon’s very own Cronx Brewery. 


Tickets are now on sale for £5 and are available from Freshfields Market (86-88 Church Street, Croydon), The Oval Tavern (131 Oval Road, Croydon), The Wine Cellar  (9-10 Station Parade, Sanderstead), Brgr&Beer (Matthews Yard, Croydon) or online (online tickets are subject to a booking fee). Tickets sold at the door will be £6.


Following last year’s successful event, we have changed our ticketing structure. Please purchase tickets for the day that you are going to come to see us. Those with pre-sold tickets will have priority entry!

Crafty Beers

Crafty Acts

Crafty Bites

The Brewers

Our #ccbf2016 breweries. More to be confirmed.

And more cans and bottles from…

The UK

And beyond

The Music

You can’t have a Beer Festival without the best in local music. We’ve partnered up with Gastropub Live as our musical curators and so we’ve made sure that our 2016 line-up matches the diversity and uniqueness of the beers. We’ve hunting far and wide to bring you the best of local talent that we know you’ll enjoy.

Gastropub Live provide bespoke Live Entertainment and festival solutions for pubs and hotels all over the south of England. Whether genre specific, mixed genre or just a selection of Live artists playing crowd pleasing covers – We will manage the process from concept to completion including above the line marketing, lighting and staging.

To get a taster of what’s coming up, watch this wonderful highlight playlist of our acts.


The Food

Croydon is home to a vibrant street-food scene making the best of pairings of food and beer. In keeping with the spirit of craft beer, alongside our own snacks sourced from Surrey farms, we have teamed up with a number of local vendors who we believe represent the passion that makes the craft industry what it is.

The Clocktower Cafe

One beer garden. Two barbeque grills. Three friendly staff. Four real ales. Five gold things

Crafty Croydon Snack Bar

Our friends at Freshfields have sourced some of the best pork pies, sausage rolls and scotch eggs (and a lot more) from local farms to make sure you don’t go hungry!

The Venues

On Thursday 13, Friday 14 and Saturday 15 October, Braithwaite Hall at the Croydon Clocktower will host the second Croydon Craft Beer Festival. Several other venues around Croydon will be participating in the festival. Click the icons on the map below to see more info about what’s going on at each venue.

Croydon Craft Beer Festival

MAIN VENUE: Croydon Craft Beer Festival Braithewaite Hall, Croydon Clocktower, Katherine Street, Croydon The Croydon Craft Beer Festival will be in Braithwaite Hall from 5pm – 10pm on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 October, and 12 noon – 10pm on Saturday 19 March. Tickets are on sale for only £4, and can be bought from: Freshfields Market, 86-88 Church Street, Croydon, CR0 1RB The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road, Croydon CR0 6BR The Wine Cellar, 9-10 Station Parade, Sanderstead, CR2 0PH or Online from: Tickets on the door will be £5

The Oval Tavern

The Oval Tavern 131 Oval Road, Croydon CR0 6BR Meantime ‘Red Yakima’ on keg, two real ciders and a fabulous selection of bottled beers. We’re also proud to stock Gosnells ‘London Mead’, hailing from the exotic shores of Peckham… For Croydon Craft Beer Festival we’ll be focusing on South London brewers – representing SamBrooks, Belleville, Clarkshaw’s vegan ales, Southwark and, of course, our very own lovely Cronx boys! As ever we have a full schedule of entertainment at The Oval Tav: Thursday 17th sees Homebrood getting jiggy with loads of Celtic tunes to celebrate St. Guinness Day, and on Friday 18th we have live rock and blues from Bad Influence. If you have the kids/grandkids on Saturday 19th, pop up for ‘Storytime’ – a free session from 1 til 3pm with stories, songs and Crafty activities. And if you’ve got any energy left on Saturday evening we have some astonishing live Chicago and Delta Blues from Mississippi MacDonald – just wow! Our kitchen is open 12-9pm daily serving up plenty of delicious home-cooked food including loads of gorgeous veggie- and vegan-friendly dishes. Come and say Hi!

Freshfields Market

Freshfields Market 86-88 Church Street, Croydon, CR0 1RB A fantastic selection of 4000 products ranging from craft beer to world foods. The Wine Cellar in South Croydon will have four kegs of London ales available over the weekend, as well as two more at its new central location in Freshfields Market, Church Street.

The Wine Cellar

The Wine Cellar 9-10 Station Parade, Sanderstead, CR2 0PH London’s leading discount supplier for premium wines, craft ale and imported beers. The Wine Cellar in South Croydon will have four kegs of London ales available over the weekend, as well as two more at its new central location in Freshfields Market, Church Street.

Brgr & Beer


Brgr&Beer, with Hoodoo’s Venue, will be hosting a night of beers, burgers, free live music and DJs. The burger boys will also be joined by the mighty Gipsy Hill Brewing and Fourpure Brewing on Friday and Saturday from 5pm operating their very own-pop up bars! Gipsy Hill Brewing will have a brand new beer on offer: ‘Tears of Ra’ Honey and Oat IPA (7%). A big, juicy IPA with an ‘A’ list line-up of hops, 20kg of honey and 50kg of oats. Plus the usual moreish flavours in the form of ‘Beatnik’ Pale Ale (3.8%), ‘Southpaw’ Amber Ale (4.2%) and ‘Hepcat’ Session IPA (4.6%). Bermondsey-based Fourpure Brewing will be serving a brand new American Red Ale dubbed ‘Flat Iron’. Elegantly balanced with notes of caramel, toffee and toasted grains. Fourpure will also be bringing down the usual suspects on keg: ‘Pils’ (4.7%), Session IPA (4.2%) with ‘Beartooth’ (5.3%) cans. Whilst you sip your finest London craft ale, see some of the newest and upcoming live music acts: Thursday 17th Junk Time Party, Mainframes & John Lovell Friday 18th Matilda’s Scoundrels, Chisel Beeches & Daniel Lukes Saturday 19th Coffee Pot Drive, The Frisbys, Drowned Out, Lola Young & Lindsey Simpson

The Green Dragon

The Green Dragon

It’s all kicking off St Patricks Day!  Just down the road from Katherine Street, The Green Dragon is a hot spot for great beer, excellent music, and the makings of an excellent night out. With a line up of 8 real ales always on tap, a brand new selection of 6 world craft largers, as well as 4 real ciders you will be completely spoiled for choice! Thursday 17th Dj Boosh will be hosting our ‘Craic Head’ night featuring Irish music through the years. Friday 18th the weekend kicks off with our fantastic funk and soal evening. Saturday 19th brings our ‘Big Weekender’ night with Dj BushyBeards ‘Weekender’ set. So buckle up for an amazing weekend of craft beer! And don’t forget next weekend from the 25th begins our ‘Slaughter House Cider Festival’ showcasing 20 Nationwide Ciders! Warning: Not for the faint of heart!

The Spread Eagle Pub & Theatre Venue

The Spread Eagle Pub & Theatre

This year we are rolling out some special limited editions just for the Croydon Craft Beer Festival. We are welcoming a new addition to our crafty family with Fullers IPA on keg, which will refresh the palate with a mild hint of spice. Exclusively for the festival weekend we will be featuring a keg guest, Fullers Montana Red Ale. Using Australian Galaxy hops this beer features a deep and distinct flavour sure to impress and inspire. We will be introducing an exciting new range of bottled craft beers from some of our favourite small breweries from London and further afield. All together with our already extensive range of craft beers, it is looking to be an exciting weekend with something for everyone and every taste.

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If you’d like to get in contact with us to know more about the festival or to make any press enquiries, contact:

Find Out More

Contact our team: Mark Russell @CroydonBeerFest

Press Enquiries

Contact our press office: Alex Denvir +44 (0)7956 174 258

Braithwaite Hall

Contact Croydon Council: William Antoniani +44 (0)20 8726 6000 (#88862) Email William

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