Olympia Gets Set To Host UK's Biggest Beer Festival

The annual GBBF gives you the chance to sample more than 900 real ales!

The UK's biggest beer festival is back at Olympia from August 9-13.

This year the Great British Beer Festival (GBBF), which takes place annually, will showcase over 900 real ales, international beers, ciders and perries.

Olympia will host over 55,000 thirsty drinkers across two halls; the larger, and aptly named, ‘Olympia Grand’ - and the slightly smaller, but equally impressive, ‘Olympia National’.

Each hall will have a number of bars serving real ale from hundreds of breweries of all shapes and sizes across the UK, as well as brewery bars where you can try both well-known brews and limited edition beers from some of the UK’s biggest and best real ale brewers.

There’ll be some international draught and bottled beers from the likes of Belgium, Germany, the Czech Republic, and an American Cask bar. Both halls will have expanded seating areas in 2016.

There will also be entertainment, food and traditional pub games. The event's Hat Day will be taking place again this year on Thursday (11th), with free pints and other prizes being given out around the festival for the most inventive hats and an overall winner taking away a top prize.

GBBF is open from 12 noon-10pm on Wednesday-Friday (10th-12th), from 5pm-10pm on Tuesday (9th) and 11am-6.30pm on Saturday (13th).

August 5, 2016