Dudley Winter Ales Fayre 2019

The 2019 Dudley Winter Ales Fayre runs Thursday 28th to Saturday 30th November. The theme for this years' festival is fifty years since the moon landing


When's it on?

Thursday 28th to Saturday 30th November:

  • Thursday 17:30 - 23:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 23:00 (earlier if the beer runs out)

How much will it cost?

£15 entrance which includes admission, glass hire (refundable) and tokens. There won't be any admission costs on Saturday.

The bar- except for the "Foreign Beers"- do not use cash, only tokens. You can, of course, buy more tokens. Any remaining amounts can either be refunded, or passed on to one of our supporting charities. We will also be using contactless payment for the first time at the admissions stand.

What drinks will be available?

  • Over seventy traditional real ales
  • A key keg bar
  • Cider
  • Worldwide beers
  • Wine

The full list of drinks can be Dudley Winter Ales Fayre - drinks list or a PDF version can also be downloaded The DWAF drinks list.

We also have some new Christmas Gin you may wish to try...

Where is it?

Held at Dudley Town Hall:
St James' Road
Dudley Town Hall - Google Maps

How do I get there?

Dudley Bus Station is only a few minutes’ walk and serves many routes Google Maps. We recommend https://www.networkwestmidlands.com/plan-your-journey/ and https://nxbus.co.uk/west-midlands/plan-your-journey for bus journey planning.

If you intend to travel by train, please be aware that strike action is expected to impact services in the West Midlands. More information is available at https://www.westmidlandsrailway.co.uk/industrialaction.

For driving. you can find local parking restrictions at https://mapping.dudley.gov.uk/custom/parking.asp - the car park for the town hall is DY1 1HP. More general information is available at https://www.dudley.gov.uk/residents/parking-and-roads/parking-in-dudley/.

Is there any entertainment?

Thursday night will be a quiet night. Music and bands for Friday evening and Saturday during the day. This year there ISN'T an auction.

The entertainment poster can be downloaded at DWAF 2019 entertainment (note: Sammi Elston will start at 15:00 on Saturday, not 16:00.

19:00 Esther Turner - https://www.facebook.com/esthertmusic
21:00 Liquid Brass - https://www.facebook.com/liquidbrass/
13:00 Tóra Wilson - https://www.facebook.com/torawilsonmusic/
15:00 Sammi Elston - https://www.facebook.com/sammielstonmusic/

Can I download the programme?

You most certainly can: DWAF 19 Programme.

Volunteering and help

We would never be able to run DWAF without support of our gracious volunteers. If you are able to help, please complete the necessary forms noted at the bottom. We will have paper copies at the festival, too.

DWAF staffing form (XLSX format)
DWAF staffing form (PDF format)

Photography at the festival (GDPR)

Please be aware that we intend to undertake some photography / video filming to promote this and future CAMRA events. If you don't wish to be filmed, please advise a member of staff or email ku.gro.armac.yeldud@fawd.