Hull & East Yorkshire

Campaign for Real Ale


It is with deep regret that we have to announce the cancellation of the 2021 Hull Real Ale and Cider Festival which was due to be held at the end of September. At it stands, there are still too many uncertainties including the prospect of having to introduce additional rules and regulations that will not be conducive to the festival. We have therefore decided to cancel this year and reintroduce the festival in 2022. This decision is also in accordance with current guidance from CAMRA nationally.

It is still unclear if social distancing will continue and whether we would be granted an Alcohol and Temporary Events Licence under the current circumstances. Other factors considered include the safety of our volunteers and customers, issues relating to insurance, possible restrictions on venue capacity and whether we would have to offer a new glass per serve and/or table service.

Therefore we have decided that our time will be better spent this year promoting and supporting Hull & East Yorkshire pubs, breweries, clubs and bars to get back on their feet, rather than to concentrate our efforts on organising our own festival.

If there are no radical alterations imposed on us from a higher level, the HRACF will be back at Hull Minster in April 2022 (28th to 30th). We look forward to seeing you there.