Welcome to Al Festo 2020 – our two day Craft Beer & Americana Music Festival. A mini-festival without the camping that mixes the best of Americana and Folk music with craft beer and great food in beautiful surroundings with wonderful people.

6 acts play on Saturday 11 July, 5 acts on Sunday 12 July, this year we welcome acts from around the England, Ireland, Scotland as well as the USA.

On tap, there will be 15 craft ales, stouts, lagers and ciders from the likes of: Crouch Vale, Adnams, Tiny Rebel, Siren Craft, Burnt Mill Brewery, Oakham Ales, Calvors, Purple Moose, Aspall Cider, Thornbridge, Salopian, Fat Cat, Harvey’s, Magic Rock, Gipsy Hill, Green Jack, Broadoak Cider, Gwynt y Ddraig.

For non-beer drinkers, there will be a Prosecco & Gin Bar serving an array of gin including Essex’s own Reliquum Gin from Great Oakley. There are garden games for kids: giant Jenga, Boules, Quoits, Horse Shoe Pitching and Skittles.

Food will be served from on both days with the full menu currently being created to include lots of small dishes. Ice cream, strawberries and cream as well as various other bar snacks will be available throughout the day. Visitors can eat in the pub, or on the terrace or in the garden.

The event is fully tented in case of showers. There is no parking on site so visitors are advised to park in the main village car park situated on Mill Lane. The festival is FREE on both days and bookings and be made for tables in the pub or on the terrace (but not the garden where the music is). There are bales of straw to sit on and picnic benches to eat from but visitors can also bring their own camping chairs or rugs. Dogs are allowed and there will be lots of bowls of water and bins located around the garden and courtyard.