Our legendary festival comes with a classic sound track and a BBQ sizzle. Soak up the astonishing atmosphere of the barn with a pint of your choice, or chill out in the gardens and share a brew with friends and family. Postlip offers something special for your calendar. We can’t wait to welcome you!
The UK’s best ales descend on Postlip Barn! We go to great lengths to choose the brewers whose products we showcase. Whether you are new to real ale drinking or a seasoned imbiber, this is a list you must not miss!
Every year we bring an array of fine brewers to the Cotswolds. We have some of the best locally brewed beers, although we don’t have space for all of them – there are now about 25 breweries we consider ‘local’; when the festival started there were only 2! In addition we source the best beers from up and down the country – this year we are featuring a number of Yorkshire beers.
Check out the Breweries and beer page.
Ciders and Perries
We adopt the same approach to choosing cider and perry for the festival, although being at the centre of the UK’s cider and perry industry, local products are more dominant.
Check out the Cider and Perry page.
As usual we will have a range of soft drinks for those who for one reason or another are unable to imbibe alcohol. In addition to fizzy drinks, we will have a range of fruit juice, including several varieties of the ever-popular Hayles Fruit Farm apple juice from just the other side of Winchcombe.
Soft drinks are free to “designated drivers” who undertake to consume no alcohol at the festival – just ask for a card at the soft drinks stand (in the cider marquee behind the barn) when you arrive.
Like the beer, our food is made from the finest ingredients. In the 42 years of hosting the beer festival we’ve focused on quality and local produce. Rather than being tempted into offering a range of mediocre options we’re committed to providing a menu that we know how to cook and serve well.
Yes, traditional pub snacks of crisps, peanuts, pork scratchings and pickled eggs are available, but what we focus on is local burgers and sausages (supplied by VW Lane) in a home-baked bun (by North’s Bakery, Winchcombe).
And for veggies or vegans (we cater for diversity) we also offer vegan burgers.