Ashcroft Arts Centre's Ale Festival is back and this time we're going BIGGER than ever! With two days and three sessions!

this summer we are bringing you some of the best beers, ciders, food and live music that the south has to offer!

Last year's breweries included: Bowman Ales, Andwell Brewing Co, Fallen Acorn Brewing Co, Powder Monkey Brewing Co and many more! 

If you joined us last year you would have experienced the likes of Black Kat Boppers, Rosco Shakes, Devils Damned String Band and Grizzly and the Grasshoppers as our musical entertainment whilst you enjoyed the selection of beers, ciders and the August sunshine! 

The 2023 Brewery lineup is as follows! 

Bowman Ales, Powder Monkey Brewing Co, Make Make, Portsmouth Brewing Co, Steam Town, Disruption Is Brewing, Ascot Brewing Company, Elusive Brewing and Ascension cider​​​​​​.

Tickets: £7.50 Per session, Beer Tokens: 12 for £12


Friday 11 August

Evening, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Saturday 12 August

Afternoon,12:00pm - 4:00pm

Evening, 6:00pm - 10:00pm


Friday 6:30 – 10:30  


Instagram: Junco Shakers (@juncoshakers)

Dr. Beatroot (Support)

Instagram: Dr. Beatroot Band (@dr._beatroot_band) 


Saturday 12:00 – 4:00pm 

Thomas Heppell Trio  (Headline)

Instagram: Thomas Heppell (@thomasheppellofficial)

Lost Post (Support)

Instagram: Lost Post (@lostpostband) 

Saturday 6:00pm – 10:00pm  

The Swamp Stomp String Band (Headline)

Instagram: The Swamp Stomp String Band

Sixteen String Jack (Support)

Instagram: SIXTEEN STRING JACK (@sixteen_string_jack)

Food Vendors:

Friday: The Cornish Cook House

Saturday: Tuk Inn


  • An Orange logo, two beer glasses and the words 'Ashcroft Ale festival 2023'

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As we will be using part of Ashcroft Art Centre’s car park to set up a food vendor and outdoor seating there will not be as many spaces available in our car park as there usually are. There are plenty of car parks nearby, closest walking distance to Ashcroft Arts Centre is as follows:

Osborn Road East Car Park PO16 7ES (3-minute walk) 

Osborn Road, Multi storey Car Park PO16 7DS (4-minute walk)

Palmerston Avenue, Car Park PO16 7DN (5-minute walk) 

These are pay and display car parks, find out more about this here

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