Beer & Cheese Festival 2022

25/04/2022

Somerset’s annual Beer & Cheese festival is back at Westcombe Farm for 2022 on Saturday, May 21st and we cant wait!!!

Wild Beer Co and Westcombe Dairy are once again teaming up to bring you a family-friendly festival filled with beer, cheese and fun at Westcombe Farm, BA4 6ER.

What to expect:
Beer / Cheese / More Beer / More Cheese / Brewery + Dairy Tours / Beer Talks and Tastings / Gin Bar / Local Artisan Food Stalls / Bands & DJ’s / Bouncy Castle + Family Entertainment

WE HAVE STOPPED SELLING TICKETS ONLINE. Tickets will be available to buy at the gate.

Lower Westcombe Farm, Shepton Mallet BA4 6ER
Saturday, May 21st 2022 12pm - 9pm

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We’ll be providing multiple bars around the site including our renowned Wild Beer Red Truck Bar serving the best of Wild Beer old and new. As well as some incredible beers we will offer a range of other local drinks available including our artisan Wild gin and spirits bar and curated soft drinks. This year we will also be adding a gin bar to the line up! 

Cheese
Westcome dairy will have a range of delicious cheeses available to pair with our beers on the day. Westcombe diary make traditional clothbound Cheddar, Aged Caerphilly, Ricotta, Smoked Cheddar (and more) from unpasteurised cow’s milk. The cows graze here in East Somerset on the lush Westcombe pasture, nourished by its diverse flora.

Food
We are teaming up with a host of local producers to provide a number of artisan food options showcasing Westcombe Dairy’s finest cheese. After debuting last year we will also be bringing back the cheese bar for a cheese hit on the run. More details to come.

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Tours & Tastings
You can book on to a number of tours and tastings throughout the day. We will be running beer and cheese tastings with The Craft Beer Channel's Jonny Garret, the world's most successful YouTube beer channel. Make sure you book your tasting in advance to avoid disappointment on the day. Tastings will be 45 minutes long where you will have the opportunity to pair some of Wild Beers greatest beers including a range of barrel aged specials and new releases with a delicious range of Westcombe Dairy cheeses to pair. You will be able to book your tasting on the day.

Entertainment
There’s plenty to do at Beer & Cheese from tours, technical talks and tastings for the adults to face painting, a sand pit and a bouncy castle. Two music stages will also host DJs and bands throughout the day and into the evening.

Payments
All bars and food stalls will accept card payments on the day, we are confident this will make serving people faster.

Transport (FULLY BOOKED)
We are running a return coach from our Wild Beer Bar in Wapping Wharf Bristol to our annual Beer & Cheese festival on May 21st 2022. We will be running two return coaches one leaving Bristol at 11am and one at 12 noon, both coaches will be leaving the festival site at 9.15pm when the festival finishes to return to Bristol. Tickets to the event must be purchased seperately. 

We also will be running a mini bus from Wells, Shepton, Bruton, Frome and Castle Cary If you want to book please contact us on shop@wildbeerco.com.

Pick up (FULLY BOOKED)

11:30 am, 12:45 pm, 2:00 pm - Wells - Behind Kudos nightclub, BA5 1SZ
11:45 am, 1:00pm, 2:15pm - Shepton Mallet - Cenotaph, BA4 5AX
11:30 am, 1:00pm  & 2:15pm - Frome -  Cork Street Car Park, BA11 1BS
12:30pm, 1,10pm, 2:30pm, 3:15 pm - Castle Cary - Train Station, BA7 7PE

 Return (FULLY BOOKED)

7:00pm,  8:00pm, 9:00pm - Festival - Shepton Mallet & Wells
7:30pm, 8:30pm, 9:15pm - Festival - Frome
6:00pm, 7:00pm, 9,00pm - Festival - Castle Cary

FAQ

What do I need to bring as my ticket?

Your confirmation email is your ticket. Please print/show your confirmation along with a valid photo ID to match the ticket name.

Are dogs allowed?

Yes, dogs are allowed, however they must stay outside and remain on lead at all times. They will not be able to come indoors in any part of the brewery or cheese cave. If you plan on attending any tours or tasting throughout the day, please keep this in mind as they will not be able to come with you. Please clean up after your dog. There will be bins onsite.

Is it suitable for children and are there any age restrictions? 

Yes, this is a family friendly festival and there is no age restriction for entry if accompanied by 18+. There will be a variety of kids activities throughout the day including bouncy castle, face painting, sand pit and more!

Can I buy beers to take away?

Of course! We have an onsite bottle & merch shop, so whether you are the designated driver, or just after a post-festival Wild Beer fix, we have you covered.

Will there be food available on site?

We've upped the number of food vendors from our last festival, so there will be plenty of options to accommodate most dietary 

Is the site accessible?

Yes, on arrival you will be directed to the rear access point of our site. The accessible toilet will be labelled on the map and is located to the right of the main entrance.

Will there be any other drinks other than beer?

Yes! We have a variety of homemade soft drinks, tea, coffee, gin, wine and cider!

What's the seating like?

We will have a selection of hay bales and benches around the site, but we encourage you to bring your own picnic blanket for comfort!

Do you accept cash?

We will be able to accept cash on a circumstantial basis, but this is a primarily contactless event. We will try to accommodate where necessary.

Will I be able to leave the site?

Re-entry will be accepted, just make sure to get stamped on your way out!

Is there anything else I should be aware of?

Please be aware that we are in a remote area with no direct access to buses/trains in walking distance, so be sure to plan your travel ahead of time. There is also very limited phone signal, but staff will be on hand to assist with any urgent phone calls should they arise.

More Info
- Please keep your booking confirmation, this is your ticket.
- UNDER 18s Free entry tickets are available, all under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. Please make sure you also select a free ticket option when purchasing as these will be needed on entry.
- Challenge 25 – The ticketing team will be checking ID and operate a Challenge 25 policy. All ticket holders need to bring ID in case we need to verify your age or your ticket.

For all enquiries contact us on: events@wildbeerco.com

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