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The Cow Shed Beer Festival

Tickets are now on sale for the second annual Cow Shed Beer Festival, which returns to beautiful Bakewell on 21 and 22 June 2019.

After a successful 2018 launch at our Bakewell Agricultural Business Centre, the Cow Shed will this year showcase around 40 ales from within 30 miles of the popular market town, plus local cider, food stalls and live music.

We're open from 2pm to 10.30pm on both days.

You can buy cheaper £6 advanced tickets here including a souvenir glass, free half pint of your favourite tipple and tasting notes. The cost is £8 on the day.

Beer list

40 fantastic local ales have been brought together by main sponsors Peak Ales:

Peak Ales Summer Sovereign 4 Pale Ale
  Bakewell Best Bitter 4.2 Bitter
  Great Ridge Ale 4.5 Pale Ale
  Chatsworth Gold 4.6 Pale Ale
  Roasted Choc Mild 5.9 Mild
Thornbridge Jaipur 5.9 IPA
  Hacksaw 5 IPA
  Lord Marples 4 Bitter
  Astryd 3.8 IPA
Aldward Artisan Ales Hare of the Hill 4.6 Pale Ale
  Nostrum Amber 4.2 Bitter
  Baabarian 4 Pale Ale
Brampton Brewery Brampton Mild 4.9 Mild
  Golden Bud 3.8 Pale Ale
Wolds Farm 100CC 4.9 Pale Ale
  The Bitter End? 4.2 Bitter
Dancing Duck Dark Drake 4.5 Stout
  Quack Me Amadeus 5 Lager
Derby Brewing Company Double Mash 4.6 Ruby
  Unnamed new brew 4.5  
Whim Hartington Bitter 4 Bitter
  Flower Power 5.3 Pale Ale
Wincle Indian Runner 4.1 IPA
  Wibbly Wallaby 4.4 Pale Ale
Muirhouses Tick Tock 4 Bitter
Brunswick Brewery Poetry in Motion 5 Pale Ale
Tollgate California Steam 4.2 Lager
Shiny MOA 3.9 NZ Pale
Littleover 8 O'clock Bus 3.9 Pale Ale
Derventio Cleopatra 5 Pale Ale
Funky Hop Donkey Funky Summer 4 Pale Ale
Insutrial Ales Brickworks Bitter 4 Bitter
Lenton Lane 36 North 3.9 Bitter
Little Eaton Old Mill Plum Stout 5 Stout
Hairy Brewers Ales Hair of the Dog 3.8 Bitter
Little Critters Raspberry Blonde 4.5 Pale
  Coco Nutter 6 Stout
Collyfobble IPA-UP 5.2 Pale Ale

Food & entertainment

Food stalls for your delectation at Cow Shed 2019 will feature roast meat sandwiches, burgers & hot dogs.

We have fabulous local live bands playing on each of the two nights of the festival, supported by the fantastic Beat NTrak DJ Landrover.

Little Dog

Little Dog lead the way on Friday 21st June with their awesome rhythm and blues, with a dash of soul.

Rivers band
On Saturday it's the turn of Rivers, an energetic rock/indie/Britpop covers band from Derbyshire, who will be performing songs from all your favourite bands.

Please note children are allowed at the afternoon sessions only - and we also welcome well behaved dogs on a lead.

The Cow Shed Beer Festival is organised by Derbyshire Dales District Council and you can follow our Facebook page for all the latest information and sign up for email updates at www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/enewsreg

 The Cowshed Beer Festival photoshoot launch

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Parking & transport

  • There is plentiful parking at the event venue - the Agricultural Business Centre in Bakewell (parking charges).
  • Trent Barton's 6.1 service operates between Derby, Belper, Wirksworth, Matlock and Bakewell - view the timetable.
  • The Transpeak service runs every hour from Derby Bus Station, directly along the A6 to Bakewell and Buxton. Three times a day buses continue along the A6 to serve Manchester.
  • Designated drivers are entitled to a free pass when you book online here.


Terms & Conditions

  • Once purchased, tickets cannot be transferred, sold, offered for sale, exchanged or returned.
  • The Cow Shed Beer Festival staff may on occasions have to conduct security searches to ensure the safety of all members of the public when entering the event or if there is any cause for suspicion.
  • The Cow Shed Beer Festival staff reserve the right to search bags.
  • Staff reserve the right to request identification from any person looking under the age of 25 when purchasing alcohol.
  • The event welcomes well-behaved children to the day sessions (no later than 6pm), provided that they are accompanied by their parents or guardians at all times. The parents/guardians of any child found to be unsupervised, or misbehaving will be asked to leave the event along with their child/children. There is no entry cost for children.
  • DDDC cannot offer exchanges or refunds for any tokens.
  • DDDC cannot be held responsible for any tokens that are lost or stolen.
  • Only food or drink bought at the event may be consumed on the premises.
  • DDDC cannot accept responsibility for any personal property.
  • All adults present consent to being filmed/ photographed, images and recordings may be used to promote The Cow Shed Beer Festival and its activities in print, in the media and on websites.
  • In the interests of public safety DDDC reserves the right to request attendees to leave the festival at any time for safety reasons.
  • DDDC reserves the right to alter or amend these terms and conditions without prior notification.
  • DDDC reserves the right to change any information on this website at any time.
  • We hold a zero tolerance policy for drunken or antisocial behaviour.
  • Alcohol is only permitted outside the main Cow Shed arena in the designated area.
  • DDDC is not responsible for any loss damage or injury howsoever caused unless caused by the negligence of DDDC.
  • Statutory rights are not affected
  • All tickets purchased prior to the event are non-refundable, unless the event is cancelled due to unforeseen reasons.



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