Ross-on-Wye’s very own beer and cider festival is back on May 4 and 5 this year.

Over the early May bank holiday, Rossbeerfest will be taking place at Ross Rowing Club for a weekend of locally brewed beers and ciders.

It is a charity event, organised jointly by Ross-on-Wye Lions and Rotary Clubs with the support of local volunteers and sponsors for the benefit of the local community. 

This year there will be over 30 different beers from 15 local breweries. You have the opportunity to sponsor the festival and get your name or logo on the racked barrel of one of the beers behind the bar. You would also receive two free entrance tickets and your name/logo displaying throughout the festival. To become a sponsor it is a donation of £100, contact [email protected] if you’re interested. 

There will be a mixture of indoor and outdoor seating so when the sun is shining the tables outside by the river are inviting while in the cooler evening the large tented ‘beerhall’ will have heating to keep the chill away. 

The event will include different types of beers to suit all tastes, craft lager, the ever-popular fruit ciders, the glittery Prosecco Bar and non-alcoholic drinks for everyone to try. 

To complete a great day out, the outdoor enclosure will be the place to listen to bands and musicians on both days. Headlining on Saturday evening will be ‘Malvern Data’ and on Sunday the popular band ‘The Forfeits’. The rest of the musicians performing at Rossbeerfest can be found listed on the website:

Members of the rowing club will be providing food, aiming to raise money for their sports and activities. They will also be providing camping facilities in their adjoining fields which can be brooked at:

Day tickets for people aged 18 and over are £10 which provides entry to the festival and a free beer glass or beer guide. Under 18 tickets cost £5. Tickets can be purchased online until April 26 or at the gate on the day.