Just a quick post – I’ll probably fill it out later next week, once I’ve spent my day at the 2015 Nottingham CAMRA beer festival. It’s a cracker of a festival, where they try and have a world record breaking number of ales available each year.
Excel: nottingham beer list <- There’s two list, one by location, and the there where I’ve just created a de-duplicated list of all the available cask beers. Over 1,200 of them!
I do love this festival, I’ve been the last couple of years. To Peterborough’s shame, the food at the Notts festival blows ours away, with far better quality food available, and more variety. It’s not so focussed on music, but it does have an old bandstand where they have bands on most nights. Unlike the Peterborough festival, it does fill up to the point they can’t let people in (1 in 1 out applied), so take that into account.
ADVANCE TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT. But they do keep some available on the door…
So when are the best and least favourable times to attempt entry without an advance ticket?
- Wednesday Evening – There is usually plenty of space and gaining entry at the gate is highly unlikely to be limited in any way.
- Thursday – Pay on the gate admissions are unlikely to be limited although this cannot be guaranteed, so it would be sensible to buy an advance ticket.
- Friday – The earlier in the day you arrive the better your chances of gaining entry by paying on the gate. Once capacity is reached, typically by mid to late afternoon, it reverts to “one in”/“one out” with long queues very likely.
- Saturday – By 9.30am we usually find that a queue of would be cash payers has started to form and sometimes we are having to operate a one in one out system by as early as 12 noon. Cash admission is discounted to £10 after 7.30pm on Saturday evening, when numbers have eased off and paying on the gate should be possible, with hopefully no or only limited queues.