What's On

Stunning real Ales from all over Wales

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 fun!


It's enought to make you want a drink!

The 2017 beer list is a work in progress and may change as time passes.
The 2017 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 2017 cider list is a work in progress and may change as time passes.
The 2017 cider list is available here.

Calling All Mancester Ale Fans!

For the 2017 Festival we have decided to theme the English part on our order on the offerings of the Manchester and Northwest region, to compare against the best Wales has to offer.

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.


Olives and things, one of the many great stalls that has attended our previous events.

The 2017 Street food vendors list is available here

Champion Beer of Wales Competition(CBOW)

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

Thursday day time we our hosting our first ever meet the brewer sessions. 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

John's Salacious Pub Quiz

There's nothing quite like taking part in a saucy pub quiz after a few pints with your mates is there? John Chapman from Vale of Glamorgan CAMRA will be running our first pub quiz since Motopoint Arena Thursday 6pm with prizes and goodies on offer for the winning team.

Live Music

By popular demand we have brough back live music to the festival. On Thursday evening Up The Creek and Ophelia will be raising the roof with their respective takes on Blue Grass and Folk.

More information about our live music offering here.

Cardiff Morris

Friday from 1:30pm the ever popular Cardiff Morris will be back entertaining us all with their traditional folk dancing.

Treharris Male Voice Choir

Saturday day time Treharris Male Voice Choir will be raising the roof in the traditional manner. It would'nt be the GWBCF if we did'nt have the Male Voice Choir on hand :) .