Kent Region

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Regional Diary

  • Best of Kent Food & Drink Festival (Organised by Walmer Town Council) Saturday 4 June 2022 Walmer Green, Deal

    On Saturday, 4th June, there’s to be a festival on Walmer Green celebrating what’s best about Kent: its beer, its wine, its cider and, of course its food.

    Organised by Walmer Town Council, The Best of Kent Festival runs from 12.00pm-8.00pm.

    At the moment Time & Tide, Deal Hop Farm Brewer, Goodys and Solley’s Ice Cream have confirmed they’ll be there.

    If you are a local business who would like to take part in the festival, please email the council at or go to

    We'll keep you up-to-date as plans progress.

  • Bexley Branch Meeting Wednesday 8 June 2022 19:30 Bolthole

    Branch meeting of the Bexley branch (CAMRA members only).

  • Thanet Branch Committee Meeting Thursday 9 June 2022 19:00 Bake & Alehouse

    Committee meeting of the Thanet branch (CAMRA members only).

  • GDV Branch Meeting Thursday 9 June 2022 20:00 Dartford Working Men's Club

    Branch meeting of the GDV branch (CAMRA members only).

  • CAMRA Kent and East Sussex Railway Beer Festival Friday 17 – Saturday 18 June 2022 Kent and East Sussex Railway, Tenterden

    At the KESR Tenterden Station, a five minute walk from the High Street and bus stops.
    Opening times: Friday: 6.00 pm – 10.30 pm and Saturday: 10.30 am – 10.30 pm (or until the beer runs out).

    Admission: purchase of a KESR platform ticket if you wish to attend the beer festival only. Entrance to the beer festival is free to card carrying CAMRA members as well as a 10% discount on train tickets.

    You can download the CAMRA KESR Beer Festival Flyer as a pdf file here

    10% off pre-booked tickets when booked online before 1/6/2022 – the discount code is KESRCAMRA22 (to book a train ticket visit:

    Real ales and cider available on some train departures from 10.40 am. A range of real ales, ciders and perry. Food available on Friday evening and Saturday all day into the evening.

    Live music on Saturday afternoon and into the evening along with Morris Dancers. Families welcome.
    Limited camping available but MUST be booked in advance, camper vans and caravans also welcome
    To book a pitch book online:

    Service buses operate to Tenterden from: Ashford (2 or 2A), Maidstone (12), Tunbridge Wells (297), Hastings (2), Rye (312). Railway Stations: either Headcorn (connecting bus 12) or Ashford International (connecting bus 2 or 2A), Hastings (connecting bus 2).
    For full bus timetable, please contact relevant operator.

    For festival info call 01580 240104. Email: ku.gro.mrfa-armac@lavitsef or visit the branch website:

  • Beer Tasting Panel Training Saturday 25 June 2022 13:00 – 18:00 Bake & Alehouse

    Calling all CAMRA members.

    CAMRA is in the lookout for beer tasters to help write beer descriptions for the Good Beer Guide; decide which beers go forward to the Champion Beer of Britain Competition and join local Tasting Panels on its visits to London breweries.

    They've organised a Tasting Panel Training session at the Bake & Ale House, Westgate-on-Sea on Sat, 25th June.

    To find out more and book your place go to (You'll need to CAMRA membership logon details).

  • Sandwich Folk & Ale Festival 2022 Monday 27 June – Sunday 3 July 2022 Sandwich

    A multi-arts festival that highlights traditional and contemporary folk-life and folk arts.

    Sandwich Folk & Ale Website.

    Sandwich Folk & Ale Festival Facebook Page.

  • Spirit of Tenterden Festival (Organised by Spirit of Tenterden CIC) Friday 1 – Sunday 3 July 2022 Tenterden Recreation Ground

    Food, drink & music festival with live music, main music stage, acoustic stage, open mic, street piano, real ale, 40+ beers/cider, gin bar, wine, street food, antiques & collectables, arts & craft stalls, dog show, military vehicles.

  • Kent Regional Meeting Saturday 23 July 2022 12:00 Louis Armstrong
  • Great British Beer Festival 2022 Tuesday 2 – Saturday 6 August 2022 Olympia, London

    The Great British Beer Festival at Olympia is Britain's biggest beer festival, bringing you real ales, ciders, perries and world beers.

    There's plenty to occupy you at the festival, you can play on some traditional pub games, enjoy live music, sample some food, including good traditional pub snacks, and also attend tutored beer tastings.

    Click here to go to the festival's website, where you will be able to buy tickets for the event.

    Click here to follow the festival on their Facebook page.

  • Faversham Hop Festival 2022 Saturday 3 – Sunday 4 September 2022 Faversham Town Centre

    After an absence of two years the Faversham Hop Festival is back!

    Internationally renowned local festival celebrating hops & harvest, with live music, stalls, great food, real ale, traditional dance, parade, puppet show, magic, children's fun area with fairground.

  • East Malling Beer and Cider Festival Saturday 3 September 2022 11:00 East Malling Research

    The Maidstone and Mid Kent branch's annual showcase event at the Research Centre, East Malling which is usually held on the first Saturday of September each year.

    We aim to have around 70 real ales and 30 ciders and perries on offer along with live music and food vendors. The festival is open from 11am until 7pm, or until the beer runs dry!

    We also offer free shuttle buses to and from Aylesford (half-hourly) and West Malling (hourly) rail stations.

    For more information visit