There is a plethora of local beer festivals coming up. There is an Easter fest on this weekend at the Castle, featuring about 12 ales. Sutton-on-Trent Sports Club hold a well organised festival which takes place on the 1st-3rd May, about 18 real ales from near and far.
A CAMRA bar will be present again at the County Show on May 9th and 10th, 24 LocAles, 8 available at any one time. The 14th Newark Beer Festival is on the Riverside Park, also in May (22nd-24th), serving a massive 140 beers plus ciders and perries. Soon after, a Real Ale bar features at the Southwell Folk Festival (June 5th-7th) with another 40-ish beers and ciders available.
The Council’s Town Twinning Association and Newark CAMRA are bringing you Newark LocAle & Weinfest – a festival of Emmendingen wines and Newark LocAles (again, 40 beers) to the Castle grounds on June 26th-28th.
Finally, the three so-called ‘Sunset Strip’ pubs in Southwell: the Bramley Apple, the Hearty Goodfellow and the Old Coach House, have a joint ‘Independents Day’ beer festival planned for July 4th-6th with a total of 40-ish beers between them.