main hall at Battersea Beer Festival

23rd Battersea Beer Festival

The Festival ended at 11pm on Friday 8th February 2013.
We trust all our visitors enjoyed themselves and we hope to be back again in 2014.

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Friday cloakroom mix up:

Would the holder of orange cloakroom ticket 221 please contact us as your waterproof jacket is still at BAC.

The earlier report on this website that the jacket belonging to ticket holder 227 had been found is unfortunately incorrect. It was another lost coat that had been found by its owner, not this one.

It seems that the holder of ticket 221 may have received the one belonging to ticket holder 227 by mistake.

The missing jacket is a Black Medium Berghaus waterproof jacket with Black Berghaus fleece zipped inside. The pockets contain a pair of blue Thinsulate gloves, a knitted hat, headphones and custom ACS moulded headphones.

If you have this jacket, would you please arrange with us to reunite it with its owner, Ian Wood. Please email and we will organise its safe return.

Thank you.

Notebook Found in Main Hall:

The 'wilko handy jotter' notebook found during the final clear-up on Saturday morning has not yet been claimed.

It contains notes on the Wallington Beer Festival and notes on lots of beers.

If it's yours please contact Martin Butler with your details and he will arrange its safe return:



One of the most interesting festival related news items was that the Bing Search Engine used a Battersea Power Station picture to mark the start of the festival.


Sambrooks Brewery - includes 2 very short videos.


Tasting Notes:


Short video from Wandsworth News: 18 seconds! Plus a couple of photos.


See some @BatterseaBF tagged tweets on our photos page.


A total of 4,831 visitors attended the Festival over the three days it was open, 13 fewer than in 2012. CAMRA SW London thanks you all for your continued support and hopes you all enjoyed your time at the festival.

We are especially grateful to those who remembered to vote for the 'Beer of the Festival' on the form provided in the programme.

Brewers are really appreciative of these awards.

You can see the result of the ballot on this site's Beers page.

Dates and Times:

The Festival was open from Wednesday 6th to Friday 8th February 2013, from noon to 11pm each day (last orders 10.40pm).

Beer & Cider List

You can download a copy of the Beer & Cider list [135KB .pdf]. This includes the imported beers.

Imported Beers List

You can also download a more detailed version of the Imported Beers List [71KB .pdf] provided by the Imported Beers Bar Manager Peter J. Sutcliffe. This includes ABVs, descriptions and prices.

Live Beer List

This year we also had a Live Beer List available for the draught ales via

This proved especially popular with visitors using smart phones.

Working at the Festival

CAMRA members who volunteered at the festival had to download the Staffing Form, fill it in and email it to Sue Hart, the staffing officer:

Please Note: ANYONE working at a CAMRA Festival MUST be a current CAMRA member and MUST return a staffing form - it doesn't matter how well known you are.

More Festival Information

For more details about the festival see our Information Page.

Social Media

The Festival's Facebook Page is at
You can let us know if you intend to come along on the Facebook Event Page

You can also Follow Us on Twitter @BatterseaBF.


Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

We continue our support for the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and they were once again to be found around the halls with their collecting buckets.
We do not charge for our cloakroom so it was suggested that that those who used it might like to take the opportunity to donate.
In our supposed nation of animal lovers, cats and dogs often get the rough end of any hard times.



Our beer list is usually finalised in the autumn so any brewer wishing to register an interest for the 2014 festival, please feel free to do so. We would be happy to hear from you but this does not guarantee you an order.

Please contact Dave Plackett, the festival Beer Manager:


We do not have any live or recorded music and that policy is not likely to change whilst we are in our current venue.

This also applies to equipment hire and similar services.


Sadly, we simply do not have any room for sales stalls.

We have also finalised our catering arrangements and we do not have space for additional outlets.


You can contact us by email: