The Bexley Beer Festival is returning for its 14th event on 9th – 11th May, 2019, dedicated local beer enthusiasts announce. Involving many breweries including those in the Dartford and Bexley area, this event is run by local volunteers for all serious real ale enthusiasts in the region and others seeking to broaden their taste bud’s horizons.
It is being organised and run by volunteers with support from the not for profit Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA)at the Dartfordians Community Sports Club, Bourne Road, Bexley, DA5 1LW. The organisers must be doing something right for the festival to have continued for over a decade. Everything about the Fest that has made it so popular for over a decade remains the same, including, as per last year, a large marquee.
As usual, the event will see scores of real ales from across Kent and other counties and so visitors will be able to sample and get a feel for the spectrum of traditional brewery produce. Indeed, it will not be just beers on offer but also ciders and Perrys, the cousins to real ale.
Last year saw an attendance of 1,711. This year who knows how many will be coming – that depends on the word getting out via both social and traditional local media – but all will be welcome.
This year the Bexley Beer Festival will be helping celebrate the centenary of the first transatlantic air flight. This was made by John Alcock and Arthur Brown in 1919. The Bexley connection is that the Vickers plane they used was designed and built in Crayford, Bexley borough. The Fest will have a number of beers to mark the centenary.
As it has been for recent years, for its 14th incarnation the Bexley Beer Festival will be held in the Dartfordians Community Sports Club War Memorial Club House in Bourne Road, Bexley. It is under 10 minutes walk from Bexley Station and is served by a number of bus routes including the 132, 229, 492 and B12, while for those being driven there is a car park. Indeed the event being held in picturesque Bexley with a direct rail connection to Dartford a couple of stops one way, and stations to London the other, means that it contributes to a great day out. With a real pint with hot and cold snacks to round off a day of shopping or site seeing, the Festival is an ideal way to say goodbye to the winter blues.
The festival is being organised by volunteers from the Bexley Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) along with assistance from other CAMRA branches far and wide. Full details on www.bexley.camra.org