Opening Hours:

Thursday Noon to 11pm

Friday Noon to 11pm

Saturday Noon to 11pm


Hot and cold food is available at all sessions from Midday to 3pm and from 5pm to 8.30pm


Merry Berry Chocolates will have a stall supplying their unique choice of interesting chocolate delights to match perfectly with you beer and cider.


Colin the Engraver will personalise your festival glass with your own message or you can buy plenty of other items expertly and artistically decorated.


We have live entertainment from 8.30pm in the Theatre Hall.

Friday - May Contain Nutz.

Saturday - Lost 4 Words.

The 35th Luton Beer Festival

15th to 17th February

This will be the 12th year at Active Luton's excellent Hightown Community Sports and Arts Centre between Concorde and York Streets. There are three separate halls, two with the bars and the third is a quieter area with seating.

Luton BF Logo

Entry is free to CAMRA members at all times. For non CAMRA members, entry is £3 on Thursday & Friday. On Saturday it is only £2. There are no advanced ticket sales. The souvenir pint glasses have line marks for pint, half and third pint to allow you to try more of the ales without the disadvantage of falling over. Glasses cost £3.00 and if undamaged they may be exchanged for a full refund when you leave.

We'll have a vast choice of at least 100 different real ales of all styles from mellow dark milds to zingy, spicy pale ales. The ever-popular LocAle bar will again include beers from all over the East Anglia region. There will also be the cider and perry bar offering the best choice of liquid apples and pears around. As usual there'll also be a wide selection of bottled beers from Belgium, Germany and farther afield.

On Saturday between opening and 6pm, under 18s will be admitted if accompanied by an adult at all times. Under 18s are not allowed in the bar halls.


As usual, there is a cloakroom operated by and in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support.

Directions to the Festival


Use the Busway A service from Houghton Regis & Dunstable or the 101 & 102 services from Stevenage and Hitchin.


From Luton rail station Ticket Hall, walk towards "High Town", cross Midland Road and head up Hightown Road. Pass the Bricklayers Arms (if you can) and keep going. Turn right immediately after the Freeholder pub onto York Street. The Hightown Community Sports and Arts Centre entrance is just 100m down on the left.


For drivers there is a free car park on Concorde Street which is accessed via Hitchin Road.

As usual we will be relying wholly on the goodwill of volunteers to help make the festival happen. From setting up to serving and taking down again takes a whole six days - it really is good fun!