Newark Beer & Cider Festival


Location: Finding and getting to the Newark Beer Festival

Our marquee is in a glorious setting on the Riverside Park in a big marquee in the shadow of Newark Castle between Trent Canal and Tolney Lane.

Our postal address is:
Riverside Park
Tolney Lane

Newark-on-Trent is well served by public transport, the ideal way to reach the festival, and has excellent road links too.

By Rail

The venue is within easy walking distance of Newark Castle station, and not too far a walk from Newark Northgate station. Northgate station is generally for North-South travel by East Coast Trains, and for East-West travel, East Midlands Trains stop at the Castle station.

By Bus

For information on local, regional and National buses to Newark, see:
Stagecoach Buses
National Express Coaches
Nottingham City Transport
Nottinghamshire Travel Info

From the bus station, head towards the castle and you will find us from there

By Air

If you can find a bargain flight, we are only about a 40 minute drive from East Midlands Airport Regular flights operate from European destinations as well as the major UK cities.

By Car

Designated drivers bringing friends or family by road will find us located adjacent to a Council car park, which is pay-and-display. Many other car parks operate close by in the town.

Soft drinks are available in the marquee for our designated drivers.


Nottinghamshire County Council provide a journey planner for travel within the county. Very useful for those more complicated routes.

Volunteer staff at the beer festival will be able to provide you with some timetable information for your journey home. There will also be a list of telephone numbers for local taxi companies.


With so many beers to sample, you may consider an overnight stay in Newark. As well as numerous hotels (available through normal on-line booking sites, or contact Newark Tourist Information on 01636 655765) there are several hostelries in Newark offering rooms. See our online Pub Guide.


There are caravan and camping facilities just over a mile away at Smeaton’s Lakes Caravan, Touring, and Fishing Park. See web site here.

And for those of you who still can’t find us… ask directions to the Tent by the Trent!