Take a Pint at Great British Beer Festival in London

If you are a beer-lover and visiting London in August 2013, then there is great news for you. The Great British Beer Festival is back at Olympia, attracting over 60,000 travellers this year. Fondly known as the biggest pub in the world, the Great British Beer Festival features a mind-boggling selection of beers, ciders, perries, ales and lagers from not only UK but from abroad too.

Event: The Great British Beer Festival
Date: 13th August 2013 - 17th August 2013
London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14 8UX
Timings: Varied Timings
Tickets: Starting from £8


Great British Beer Festival is gaining prominence with each passing year. This year around 60,000 people are expected to attend this festival. Therefore, book a hotel room in either Kensington or Hammersmith and Fulham to remain in the thick of action. For this, log on to www.LondonHotels4U.com that has a diverse range of hotels in Kensington and Hammersmith and Fulham.

About Great British Beer Festival
Organised by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), this festival is beer lovers’ heaven. Either your taste buds crave for aromatic beers or you want to indulge into lighter tastes like ciders and perries, you will find it all at this festival. In addition to sampling some of the finest beers of the world, this festival also has plethora of activities stored for you. The normal ticket range for the festival starts from £ 8. For more information on tickets and other things, visit gbbf.org.uk.

What to Expect at Great British Beer Festival 2013

Even if you do not happen to like alcohol, you will have plenty to look forward to while you are attending this festival. On offer would be some traditional pub food and live music gigs. Some of the activities to look forward to are:

Tutored Tastings

As name suggests, you would be taught to taste beers and ales like experts. In addition to this, you will get to know about the history of beer-tasting and different types of beers and their differentiating tastes. However, book your tickets in advance as tutored tastings is the most popular section at the festival.

Along with beer tasting, there is one day designated as the ‘Hat Day’. On this day, visitors are encouraged to bring a hat with them. Judges walk around the event and award the participants with the best hats with beer vouchers. So, do not forget to put on your best hat if you want the voucher.

Breweriana Auction
If you are a huge beer lover and want to lay your hands on brewery memorabilia, then do not miss this event. In this event, you will get a chance to bid on brewery related memorabilia. Additionally, you will have the chance of visiting famous breweries of the city.


The Campaign for Real Ales (CAMRA) will organise a variety of traditional pub games and activities like table skittles, tombola, rolling the barrel and table football this year. Participate in these games and if you are fortunate enough to win, then you will be awarded free beer bottles and festival memorabilia like shirts and books.

Family Room

This year CAMRA has a special designated room for families so that your family could also accompany you. In that family room, kids and all those below 18 years will be entertained from lunchtime till 9 pm. To keep your little kids engrossed, the family room will be stuffed with toys, video games and live entertainers. Further, soft drinks, snacks and sweets for little kids would be available too.

The Great British Beer festival is a festival that should not be missed, not just by beer lovers but by non-booze lovers too. There are plenty of activities to keep you engrossed while you are at this festival. Do include this festival into your itinerary to the city.
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