What's On

Stunning real ales from all over Wales & beyond

This year at the Great Welsh Beer and Cider Festival we aim to have a truly epic range real ales from both new breweries and old favourites throughtout Wales. The Welsh brewing scene has really come alive the last few years so we're confident it's going to be fun!


We have a selection of beers coming to us from our guest regions. For this year, they are: Cheshire, Shropshire and Staffordshire.


Following on from the success last year, we now have a dedicated craft beer bar.


New for 2018 we have a foreign beer bar with an exciting range of both draught and bottled beers from some of Europe's pioneering craft breweries.




It's enough to make you want a drink!

The 2018 beer list is available here.

Traditional Welsh Ciders and Perries

We have sourced a wonderful selection of real cider and perries from artisan cider makers from all over Wales for this years festival including several old favourites and some new faces.




ZOIDEEERRRRRRRRRR! (tractor not included)

The 2018 cider list is available here.

Artisan Streetfood Stalls

We are again sourcing a great selection of street food stalls this year to give you all a fantastic selection of foods to consume while you sample the many drinks on offer, including old favourites and some new names.


Have a look through our list of stall-holders.

Champion Beer of Wales Competition(CBOW)

We are delighted to again be hosting the Champion beer of Wales Competition (CBOW) at the GWBCF.


The CBOW competition decides the best beers in Wales from those shortlisted by our membership over the previous months. The winners are then forwarded on to the Champion Beer of Britain competition in the Great british beer Festival (GBBF) in August to decide the champion beer of Britain.



Judges hard at work, no rest for the wicked!

Meet The Brewer Sessions

After last years great success, we will be hosting meet the brewer sessions on Thursday and Friday this year. So if you have ever wanted to ask a question of a brewer, how he makes a beer, learn about the different beer styles or just sample some truly great beers, now is
your chance.


Full meet the brewers itinerary here

Live Music & Entertainment

This year there is a great line up of live music, as well as entertainments including John's Salacious Pub Quiz and back by popular demand Tombola.


A full listing can be found here.