The following beer festivals are taking place in York this weekend:


  • The Phoenix in George Street, York, has its summer beer festival from August 29 to 31. There will be 12 ales and three ciders, ranging from 2.8% to 6%, and incorporating various styles. There will also be a barbecue, weather permitting.

  • On the same dates, The Slip in Clementhorpe and The Swan in Bishopgate Street are holding their fifth annual festival. There will be 50+ beers, all from different breweries, plus ciders and perries and live music. There'll also be a barbecue at the Slip and hot food at The Swan.

  • On Saturday only, The Rose and Crown at Sutton on the Forest has a festival. There will be live music from 6pm onwards, a children's talent contest, a barbecue and an outdoor beer tent with all pints £2.50.