PERIOD: 17 - 20 October 2018
PLACE: Nottingham, England
Nottingham, Sherwood Forest, Robin Hood and an amazing variety of beers. If you wondered what could unite them, the answer is ... Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival. This is an annual event that takes place, as usual, in October in the beautiful Nottingham.
The Festival organizers boast about offering one of the largest beer selections in the world. And the numbers are quite eloquent. Only in 2016, have been proposed over 1200 different qualities of beer: really impressive! And, as the name of the festival indicates, there will be no cider offer, with about 200 different qualities. And, just to not miss anything, you will also find a wide selection of soft drinks, local wine and even tea and coffee. The most demanding and those who suffer from particular intolerances can choose from a wide selection of gluten-free beers and vegan beers.
As usual, you will find numerous RES Beers, that is, Gran Reserva and fine beers. Saturday evening, about a hundred beers offered exclusively for the occasion. Like any good beer festival, there will be live musical performances and a wide gastronomic selection, with local specialties scattered among the various stands.
Great news regarding the location. Compared to past editions, this year the Robin Hood Beer And Cider 2018 will take place in the Motorpoint Arena and Bolero Square area. All this, to meet the needs of an increasingly large audience.
Are you ready, too, to be part of it?
The Festival is perfectly accessible by people with reduced mobility. Admission to animals is not allowed. Furthermore, it is reminded that only adults can participate, and an identification document that certifies the age is mandatory.
HOW TO GET
The plane is the most convenient way to reach Nottingham. The international airport East Midlands, about 25 km from the city, it is connected with direct flights to numerous destinations. From the airport, the modern Airlink bus allows you to reach Nottingham city center in a short time, at very reasonable prices. Info, tickets and links from this link.
You will have no trouble getting to the Motorpoint Arena, located in the central area, just 10 minutes walk from the train station. Anyone wishing to use Nottingham's public transport can easily arrive by bus, with the 24, 25, 26, 27, 100 (Hockley) lines. Here, the n100 night line also operates.
TICKETS AND TIMES
The Festival opens Wednesday, from the 17: 00 to the 23: 00. From Thursday to Saturday, entrance from 11: 00 to 23: 00.
Ticket prices unchanged from last year. Tickets can be purchased online on the official website, or directly at the cash desk. The ticket includes a commemorative glass and 10 beer samples. The admission ticket for Wednesdays costs £ 10.80. On Thursday, all day, you pay £ 16.20. Friday and Saturday, all day, it costs £ 21.60. On Saturday, entering after 19: 30, you pay £ 10.80.
In addition, everyone can purchase an additional glass of glass that includes 5 further samples of beer. The measure of the pint to which you are entitled is indicated on this glass. The price varies depending on the size purchased.
WHERE TO SLEEP
Hybrid Igloo is an excellent value for money hostel, located in the city center just 700metri from Nottingham Castle. At 45 € per night, you can secure a double room with a shared bathroom, or, paying for something more, a deluxe room with private bathroom.
Who does not love the hostel solution, and was inclined to stay further from the center, there is Bridgford Hall Birchover. It is about 2 km from the Castle and offers rooms equipped with all comforts.