The Met’s annual celebration of local breweries, the art of beer making, music and community returns this November.

Our historic Derby Hall will be taken over for two days by our beloved Beer Festival as we welcome breweries from across the borough of Bury along with their vast array or artisan and craft beers for you to taste, discuss and enjoy.

These local brewery bars will have a range of cask and keg creations from across the area, plus a cider bar, a gin bar and some wine tasting. Plus we’ll be finding unique guest beers from across the country for your tastes to savour!

Alongside our breweries, the weekend will also include local live entertainment, music, and the chance to speak to our local breweries to learn everything you can about the craft of beer making.

The breweries taking part will include Brewsmith, Brightside, Deeply Vale, Northern Monkey, Red Rose, Northern Whisper, and Juggernaught. The Met’s Stanley Bar will serve drinks and selected ciders, and the Malt Bar will feature gins and guest ales.

The Met is committed to reducing our environmental impact and will not be using plastic glasses at the festival. Branded glasses will be available at the event.

We’d like to remind all patrons to drink responsibly. There is a taxi bay outside of the venue and car parking close by if a member of your party is a designated driver. Non-alcoholic options will be available.

Bury Beer Festival is The Met’s main annual fund-raising event. We are a registered charity, and funds raised through the festival help to support our work with communities, audiences and artists, ensuring we can continue to develop new ideas to keep everyone entertained, engaged and supported now and into the future.

Book tickets


£9 (£8 Met and CAMRA members)

Tickets available in advance online, or on the door at The Met on the Friday and Saturday of the event

Met members discounts apply automatically in the checkout

CAMRA members discounts available from the ticket office at The Met

Last entry: afternoon sessions 4pm; evening sessions 9pm

Beer Festival Sponsorships

Fancy supporting the festival and the work of the venue? And seeing your company logo on our website and in our programme? How about bringing a group of colleagues for a drink with entry, glasses, programmes and an exclusive invitation to our VIP event included? Sounds like sponsorship is for you. Contact The Met for more details.

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