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The Continental's 16th Beer & Cider Festival

Thursday, 23 June 2016 - 5:00pm - Sunday, 26 June 2016 - 8:00pm

 
Tickets can be bought Online here or from our bar (01772 499 425) 
 
Preston’s Biggest and Best Beer Festival is Back! 
 
Come spend your Summer Solstice with us here at The Continental’s legendary Beer Festival on 23rd-26th June
 
If you’ve been before you’ll know what to expect: over 150 cask beers, specialist keg, craft beers, ciders and perrys, the Smokehouse Chefs from The Ferret serving up a BBQ Bonanza in their own unique smokehouse style, and live music and DJs across the long weekend to keep you moving. 
 

 

Live Music & DJ line up here

 
 
We continue the larger version of our beer festival with a 9 x 21 metre marquee housing our second beer hall giving us the ability to offer over 150 ales, speciality kegs and ciders - in addition to getting rid of those dreaded queues! 
 
In order for us to promote a safe and comfortable environment we’re capping number of guests in the fest. A minimal door fee of £3 is in place, although entry will still be free on Sunday. There’s a £1 discount for CAMRA members off the entry price (from Conti bar only).
 
We've also introduced limited All-Weekend Tickets at £7. 
 
 
The return of the specialist keg and beer bar will see a top of the taps rundown of excellent emerging craft keg brewers. The beer hall has new improved seating areas for you to sit in and soak up the atmosphere. 
 
 
All this thirsty work will give you an appetite, so the Smokehouse Chefs from The Ferret will be serving up a BBQ Bonanza in its unique smokehouse style. Team Ferret have been working hard in creating more Vegan & Vegetarian options for your tastebuds this time out. 
 
 
Along with the amazing ale and food on offer, the live music and DJ roster in the outdoor marquee is an ever-popular feature of the festival. This time we've got hotter-than-hot Manchester indie rock act CABBAGE, reggae from ZAMAICA, rock from GOOD FOXY, soul & Motown from NEON CACTUS and much, much more! 
 
 
Larios 12 Pop-Up Gin Shop
 
 
Fancy cleansing the pallet with a refreshing Gin?
 
For those that fancy a little something different for the palate, Larios 12 are providing delicious gins made with Fevertree Tonic. 
 
Oddfellows Chocolate and Beer Pairing Stall!
 
 
The lovely Oddfellows Chocolate Co. will be joining us for the Festival.
 
You may be surprised how well chocolate goes with different beers and ciders - e.g. porters and strong stouts with aniseed chocolate, blond beer and ginger chocolate, bitters with mixed spice and fruit chocolate cider with lime and ginger, and lots more different matches.
 
 
Oddfellows with be selling their gorgeous handmade chocolates, to which they add flavours such as lime and ginger, cracked black pepper, cinnamon, ginger. orange and chilli, mixed spice and lots more other flavours to tantalise the taste buds these are all made with real spices and natural oils and no artificial flavourings or additives.
 
Find them in the outdoor Beer Marquee!
 
 
 
Thursday 23rd June 5pm – 12am – Tickets £3 

To buy tickets for this event please visit the events page: The Continental's Sixteenth Beer Festival tickets from Skiddle.

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Friday 24th June 12pm - 12.30am - Tickets £3 

To buy tickets for this event please visit the events page: The Continental's Sixteenth Beer Festival tickets from Skiddle.

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Saturday 25th June 12pm – 12.30am – Tickets £3 
 

To buy tickets for this event please visit the events page: The Continental's Sixteenth Beer Festival tickets from Skiddle.

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Sunday 26th June 12pm – 8pm - Free entry
 
WEEKEND TICKET JUST £7! 
 
£1 discount for CAMRA Members (from bar only) 
 
Or buy from our bar (01772 499 425) 
 
 
Live music & DJ line ups here
 
 
Continental Beer Festivals
 
The Continental’s Beer Festivals have become something of a Preston institution, seeing thousands of happy drinker come through our doors. The Continental is a Mecca for real ale drinkers all over the North West and beyond. We continue the larger version of our beer festival with a 9 x 21 metre marquee housing our second beer hall giving us the ability to offer over 200 ales, speciality kegs and ciders. 
 
Our Beer Fests are almost as well known for their live music line-ups as the great selections of ales - past events have seen performances from such cult acts as Mary Epworth and the Jubilee Band, Hyperjax, Jeremiah Ferrari, The Templebys, Blues Harvest, The Lovely Eggs, Dan Haywood’s New Hawks, Stan’s Magic Foot, Brassic, Former Bullies, Hyperjax, Los Pecadores, Ivan Campo, Serious Sam Barrett, Bilge Pump, Sweet Deals On Surgery and The Black and Reds in our spacious garden marquee.
 
Beer Festival photos by Robin Hill
 

 

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