Welcome to the BunkFest Beer Festival this year sponsored by Loddon Brewery and Loose Cannon. Situated on the Kinecroft, head down to the beer tent for a great selection of up to 30 real ales, with an emphasis on local independent brewers.

Whether you are a seasoned real ale drinker, or have never tried “proper” beer before, you should be able to find a beer style that suits you. We have a range of styles from Stouts to Golden ales.

Supporting the Beer Festival helps enormously with the funding of Bunkfest.

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!

New to Real Ale?

If you're new to real ale then consult our Tasting Notes, available at the bar. 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!

We have a variety of local independent breweries close to Wallingford producing some excellent beers. As well as Loddon ales, these include; West Berkshire, Vale, Appleford, Shotover, XT, Loose Cannon and Bingham’s. We also have some beers from further a field.

Lager Drinker?

We have chilled Cotswold Lager on sale (3.8% & 5%), brewed in Bourton on the Water using only the very best ingredients. They are cold and fizzy but have bags more flavour than the average mass produced lager. Alternatively, we have a number of cask golden ales.

Cider Drinker?

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

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, from the Festival Shop and online two weeks before the event.