The Helensburgh Beer and Gin Festival 2018 will be held on Friday 18th May from 6.00pm until 11.00pm and Saturday 19th May from 12.00pm until 11.00pm latest (or until the beer runs out). Last year the draft beer and ciders ran out about 8:30-9pm so don’t leave it too late! There will be a cash bar in the sailing club towards the end of the night so drinks will still be available.
The festival is held in the grounds of Helensburgh Sailing Club in the picturesque Clydeside town of….Helensburgh. You can find directions on Google here.
YES! Check out for advance tickets. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Entry is £6.00 per person per session (Friday and Saturday) which includes a commemorative pint glass and programme detailing all the ales, ciders, perries and gins on offer.
The festival is run on a token basis (no cash at the bar). Tokens are £ 1.60 each. Half pint of ale/cider/perry cost one token (a pint costs two tokens). Gin cocktails and Prosseco will be 3 tokens per drink.

We believe there is an ale for everybody but we do also believe in the freedom of choice, so we will also have ciders and perries, craft lager, prosecco, and a hand picked range of the finest Scottish gins in cocktails.
Unfortunately due to licensing rules, no person under the age of 18 is be allowed on the Ale Festival premises even if accompanied by an adult. This includes infants.

Sorry, no-one under 18 is allowed in the event, including infants.
We love dogs! Well behaved dogs are very welcome at the festival in any of the outdoor areas. You must keep your dog under control at all times. Remember the festival does get very busy and can be a bit exciting for dogs so bear that mind.
Yes! If you want to leave and come back you will be given a band which allows you to come and go as you please during the relevant session (Friday or Saturday).
Yes, entry is per person per session so you have to pay to enter again on the Saturday should you wish to come back.
It’s a lovely walk along the promenade but if you want to get there quickly, there is a FREE shuttle bus (the famous Beer Bus) from Helensburgh Central Train Station. It meets every train (half hourly).