Sheffield Beer & Cider Festival 2022

19 Oct 2022 - 22 Oct 2022

After a couple of years off for Covid, the Sheffield Beer & Cider Festival is back at Kelham Island Museum for the 46th year from Wednesday 19 to Saturday 22 October 2022.

As always, the event is organised, run and staffed entirely by volunteers who do so to share their passion for good beer, cider and perry. The festival will feature a massive selection of good beer, cider and perry all served in your commemorative glass. The festival also features live music, street food, traditional pub games and more in a wonderfully atmospheric venue.

The festival site
The following areas will feature this year (some details of which features are where are still to be finalised so may change):

Upper Hall
Cask ale, cider and perry, bookshop, tombola, stalls, seating, glass rinse, live music.

Brearley Room
Bradfield Brewery bar, seating.

Street food vendors, toilets, glass rinse.

Cask ale, cider & perry, traditional pub games, seating, CAMRA membership sign up.

Engine Room
See the museum’s mighty steam powered River Don Beam Engine, this will be fired up at selected times throughout the festival week.

Stone Garden (NEW!)
Craft beer in bottle, can and keg; seating.

Millowners Arms
This is now a privately run pub open all year round, festival visitors will also be able to visit their bar for additional food and drink choices (festival beer tokens not in use at this bar – cash and card accepted).

The beers, ciders and perries
The range runs to over 300 different drinks to choose from. On the beer front there are a whole variety of styles across cask, keg, bottle and can from the traditional styles like mild, bitter and stout right through to modern IPAs, sours and more. On the cider & perry bar it is all your proper farmhouse style still ciders and perries made from fermented freshly pressed apple or pear juice with a number of small artisan producers featured as well as some of your more well known names.

The aim is to have them all available when the festival first open Wednesday night and will remain on sale until they run out.

Buying drinks
To keep things easy and secure for the volunteers and speed up service a little, the festival bars only accept tokens. You can buy tokens from the token desks around the festival (they accept payment for tokens by cash or card) and the admission package includes enough to get your first drink. Don’t worry if you don’t spend them all, they can refund up to £5 worth of unused tokens (or you can donate them to charity). Third party traders such as the food stalls and Millowners Arms accept cash or card as normal.

Note as a 4 day event there is only have a limited quantity of each drink so it is a reduced choice on the final day of the event, however there should still be a decent selection!


To be announced

Additional Information

Opening hours

  • Wednesday 5pm-11pm
  • Thursday and Friday 12pm-11pm
  • Saturday 11am-10pm