For the second year running the award winning local breweries Loddon Brewery and Loose Cannon are the festival joint sponsors for 2018. As part of their sponsorship the two breweries have again collaborated to produce two exclusive beers for the festival, which were so successful at the 2017 event that the beers ran out before before the end of festival. Do not worry, this year the production have been increased so be sure to look out for BunkFest Bitter and BunkFest Pale!

There are TWO bars on the festival site on the Kinecroft. The BEER TENT offering a selection of over 20 beers as varied as the artists at the festival, with an emphasis on local independent breweries. The MAIN STAGE BAR, adjacent to the main stage will be selling exclusively our sponsors BunkFest Bitter and BunkFest Pale. Both bars will also sell a selection of ciders and wine.

Opening Times

  • Friday 12:00 pm (noon) - 11:00pm
  • Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Sunday 12:00 pm (noon) - 10:00 pm

Ordering Your Beer

Beers are arranged alphabetically behind the bar. For quicker service, choose beers that are alphabetically close to where you are queuing!

For a Quick Pint, Join the Loddon / Loose Cannon Lane!

Look out for our sponsors dedicated bar area, serving their collaboration beer. No dithering about choosing which beer to try, just grab a pint of an excellent ale and go! (Friday and Saturday PM only)

New to Real Ale?

If you’re new to real ale then consult our Tasting Notes, available at the bar and in the programme. Our bar staff are all volunteers, so please be kind to them and be patient at busy times. If you are visiting us on Sunday, then please be prepared for the choice of beer to diminish as the day progresses.

Local Beer is Best!

As well as the excellent beers supplied by Loddon & Loose Cannon, we have a variety of local independent breweries close to Wallingford producing some excellent beers.

Lager Drinker?

Do not despair, we have plenty of locally brewed chilled lager available throughout the weekend.

Cider Drinker?

We have a great range of real ciders available, from a number of producers. These include Tutt’s Clump from Berkshire and Red Dog Cider in Benson. These are complimented by the ever popular Weston’s ciders from Herefordshire.

Wine & Soft Drinks

A range of wine and soft drinks are also available.

Re-Usable Souvenir Beer Glasses

Since 2012 we have only sold drinks in re-usable souvenir glasses. This has considerably reduced our waste generation and also means you spill less of your pints as the souvenir glasses are far more robust.

You will be able to buy them from The Festival Bar when getting your first drink, and from the Festival Shop.