After a two-year hiatus Bury Beer Festival is returning to The Met, bigger and better than ever, and under a new name.

The festival will continue to celebrate Bury’s great independent breweries and their contribution to Greater Manchester’s vibrant beer scene. Brewsmith, Brightside, Deeply Vale, Irwell Works, Rammy Craft and Silver Street Brewing Co will all have their own bars, alongside a wide range of guest ales from across the region. Pennine Brewing from North Yorkshire will be returning to give us a Trans-Pennine feel, and first-timers Tin Head Brewing from (just) over the Bury/Bolton border will also be joining us.

It isn’t just beer this year; we’ll also have a specialist Gin bar run by the good people at Kwoff, with the chance to meet some of the area’s boutique distillers of premium gins.

There will be live music across the two days of the festival, and food fresh from the kitchen of Automatic. With a focus on so much local talent in food, drink and music, we’re calling the whole festival Homegrown. Spread the word.

Keep an eye out here and on the festival facebook page for further announcements about food, music, and beer.



We’re hosting a preview session from 1pm – 4.30pm on Friday afternoon, with FREE ENTRY FOR CAMRA members. Admission on the door only for this session; first come, first served (literally). Donations will be welcome; a £2 charge for your festival glass will be applicable.


Live Music All weekend:

Keep an eye and ear out for sets on the stage and in the bar from…

Friday Evening: Logan & Manley
Saturday Afternoon: Damien Heakin // Tyrion Moses
Saturday Evening: Drop The Floor


Beer tokens:

No cash or card payments will be accepted at the festival bars. You can exchange cash for beer festival tokens once inside, or you can buy £10 bundles of tokens by cash or card at The Met Box Office during the festival. Malt bar will be open exclusively to festival-goers throughout the weekend, accepting festival tokens, cash and cards for drinks, and cash and card payments for food.


Event supported by Bury Council.

Dates & Times

Last session: Sat 10 Nov 2018 at 6:00 PM - This event has now passed
Friday and Saturday evening sessions £7 / Saturday afternoon session £6

£3 discount for advance bookings. The discount is added during checkout.

£2 discount for Met supporters and CAMRA members (available on the door only)

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