Bristol's inaugural Real Ale & Sea Shanty Festival will be held on the 11th & 12th May 2024 at the historic Freemason Hall, on Park street.

Over the weekend, we will be hosting the top Shanty Crews from across the west country, performing in different rooms across the iconic venue.

Over 20 real ales and ciders have been hand picked by Sam Gregory of The Bank Tavern. Beer tokens will be available to purchase with tickets or on the day. Beers and ciders will be served in 1/2 pint measures and cost one token.


Basic tickets include entry, and all-you-can eat shanties, while further packages are available which include a festival beer glass and beer tokens.


Beer token ordered with your ticket are priced at only £2 per 1/2 pint. Additional beEr tokens mak be purchased on the day at £2.50 per half pint


Under 16s admitted free of charge, but must be accompanied by an adult at all times



Festival Times:



Saturday 11th May: 12pm-11pm


Sunday 12th May: 12pm - 6pm



Festival Location:



Freemasons Hall, Park Street, Bristol



Getting to The Festival:



Several Bus routes run along park street, with the closest bus stops at College Green



Cycle parking is available in the surrounding street



On street metered parking is available in the area, and the venue is just inside the CAZ