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.
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.
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, the Barn’s Pop-Up Cafe only uses highest quality ingredients. In the 43 years of hosting the beer festival we’ve focused on using local produce and simple menus.
We have traditional pub snacks of crisps, peanuts, pork scratchings and pickled eggs, but our favourite 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 also offer vegan burgers.