The Beer Festival kicks off on Thursday 2nd of May, the pub opens at the usual time on Thursday and Friday at 4 pm with our long list of guest Real Ale, Cider and Perry ready to serve. Food will be available from 6 pm and the evening entertainment will be on from 8:45 pm.
Saturday and Sunday the pub opens at 12 pm, food from 2 pm and live entertainment begins the early afternoon.
Monday is a slightly later start of 1pm food from 2pm and whatever beer is left!
To obtain beer, cider and perry from the Beer Bar in the Yard you need to purchase tokens and a glass from the Token Station at the entrance of the pub. Drinks from the bar inside will be cash or card payments as usual.
Titanic Stoke-on-Trent Black Ice (4.1%) Powerfully hopped dark ale
Hambleton Ripon Nightmare (5.0%) v/f Roasty toasty extra stout
Stroud/Good Chemistry Dubbel Bond (6.2%) v/f Lush Belgian bombshell
Amber / Brown / Red
Artisan Minchinhampton BB|01 (3.7%) Malty Tom Long basher
Lees Manchester Bitter (4.0%) Legendary dry Manchester bitter
Palmers Bridport Best Bitter (4.2%) Piquantly balanced Dorset bitter
Mordue North Shields Workie Ticket (4.5%) Pure belta aid-fashint beer
Black Dog Whitby Rhatas (4.6%) Mirkning, rich, creamy bitter
Pale / Blond / Gold
Redemption London N17 Trinity (3.0%) Jam-packed with hops, pungitively bitter
Backyard Walsall Bitter (3.8%) Light, fruity & floral
Big Smoke Esher Solaris V3 (3.8%) v/f Sleekit, soft & fruity (Cascade & Centennial)
Harvestoun Alva Schiehallion (3.8%) Unusual cask larger with crisp sweet finish
360º Sussex Pale #39 (3.9%) Light zesty & full-flavoured
Rat Ossett White Rat (4.0%) Ultra pale, aromatic & resinous
Abbeydale Sheffield Deception (4.1%) Poignant with grapefruit & citrus (Nelson Sauvin)
Marble Manchester Manchester Bitter (4.2%) v/f Straw-coloured, bitter, born-again Boddies
Tiny Rebel Newport Dutty (4.2%) v/f Juicy Vermont Session IPA
Five Points Hackney Pale (4.4%) Anfractuous, plangent & fruity (Citra & Amarillo)
Fyne Ales Argyll Hurricane Jack (4.4%) Grassy, fruity, a quagswagging tropical storm (Cascade & Amarillo)
Great Heck Goole Citra (4.5%) Resinous, fruity, refreshing
Oakham Peterborough Bishops Farewell (4.6%) Fruity, hoppy, finishing dry
Crouch Vale Essex Amarillo (5.0%) Aromatic, earthy, hoppy, spicy
Drygate Glasgow Seven Peaks IPA (5.0%) Riotous cacophony of Mosaic hops
Hop Back Salisbury Summer Lightning (5.0%) Fresh, hoppy, straw-coloured, intensely bitter
Phoenix Heywood Double Gold (5.0%) Subtly hopped, full-bodied & dry
Kelham Island Sheffield Double Dragon (5.2%) Pale, light, fruity, creamy
Moor Bristol PMA (5.3%) v/f Hoppy, intense, highly drinkable (Citra, Mosaic & Calypso)
Nene Valley Oundle Big Bang Theory (5.3%) g/f Full-bodied, hoppy, bitter-sweet IPA (Magnum, Ekuanot, Citra, Mosaic)
Brass Castle Malton Sunshine (5.7%) g/f v/f Dry-hopped afternoonified IPA
Brewsmith Ramsbottom Centennial IPA (5.8%) Tarblish resinous stone fruit flavours (Centennial, Cascade, Chinook & Simcoe)
Fixed Wheel Blackheath West Midlands No Brakes IPA (5.9%) Nanty narking upfront fruity hoppiness
RedWillow Macclesfield Shameless (5.9%) Marmalade in a glass, unapologetically hoppy (Mosaic & Simcoe)
Sonnet 43 County Durham Wigwam Wam Boogie (5.9%) Puckeroo Cherokee cactus & prickly pear
Peerless Birkenhead Full Whack (6.0%) Antwacky chocka scouse bevy (Fuggles & First Gold)
Tiley’s/Moor Ham CF185 Mystic IPA (6.2%) v/f Ostrobogulous bumfuzzling puredee IPA, will leave you all hammajang (CF185)
Moles Black Rat Cider (6.0%)
Ross-on-Wye Dabinett Single Variety (6.5%)
Moles Black Rat Perry (6.0%)
Ross-on-Wye Flaky Bark Blend Perry (7.4%)
v/f = vegan friendly
g/f = gluten-free
Food from Poco Culina
Welcome to Poco Culina. We conjure magical, Eastern influenced menus that are everyone-friendly. Completely plant-based, mainly gluten-free and entirely hand created, Poco food is nutritionally balanced and alive with colour, taste, authentic spices and truly innovative combinations of vegetables, beans, spices, nuts, fruits, grains and herbs. Head over to their Facebook page to see delicious examples of their food.
Conjuring up the mood of 1930s Paris, fused with the energy of a campfire jam session, The Schmoozenbergs bring bouncy rhythms, jaunty melodies and their own little bit of special sauce to create a heart-warming, hip-swinging sound.
Two guitars, a violin and a double bass come together to make an upbeat GypsySwing show, full of intricate musical interplay and playful improvisation. Their repertoire encompasses classic jazz tunes with a Gypsy twist, and original music from their new album ‘Awaken’, due for release in Summer 2019. Take a look at their website here..!
Food from Jamaica Inn Kitchen
Jamaica Inn Kitchen is a pop up Caribbean food stall that was created by Derrick McLean who quite simply loves cooking delicious food and had a dream to share that passion. Jamaica Inn Kitchen provides tasty Caribbean food in the Cotswolds to festivals, events and markets with care and dedication. Vegan options are always available as well as tasty meat options too.
Ahoying from landlocked Chalford these lickspittle landlubbers are the urban shipwreck waiting to happen. Having never served time on the sea, and with no more contact with the wetness of the ocean than supping the grog served in the bar of a cross-channel ferry, we Dry Seamen are not shackled by authenticity. Indeed, we are not worthy. More info here.
Razzomo are a full power Balkan House/Gypsy Folk Duo! They mix Gypsy+Irish fiddle with booming guitar beats-you’ll be amazed at the sound and energy they can make from just the 2 of them!
They often collaborate with other musicians to create new exciting blends. Both are members of festival favourites and serial knee jerkers Mr Tea and the Minions.’
They put their own unique spin on Balkan Folk music and play some variations of Mr Tea and the Minions original tunes – They also like to “Gypsify” other styles of music and mix they’re broad range of influences into their energetic live set! See their Facebook for the full effect.
All your favourite cheesy tunes, with the added wow of glitter balls and smoke machines. Until 1am.
Food from Jamaican Inn Kitchen
Memphis are a Gloucester based four piece rock and roll band that play a mixture of originals and loveable covers. They are best described as “bluesy rock” with influences from The Velvet Underground, Jimi Hendrix and the Rolling Stones. Mix that with some country, funk and ska and you have some seriously good music, listen to it here.
Ken Keppeler and Jeanie McLerie, aka Bayou Seco, have spent a lifetime soaking up the traditional music of Louisiana, New Mexico and Arizona. Using a simple line up of fiddle, accordion, banjo and guitar they take their audience on a musical odyssey through the American southwest, performing and reinvigorating long forgotten songs and dances with wit, warmth and style. Their love-affair with the folk traditions of the southwest has already lasted thirty eight years, and it’s still going strong. They will be joined by long time band members Scott Mathis on mandolin, guitarron and vocals, and Linda Askew on guitar and vocals, hear there folk-inspired songs here.
Faith i Branko
Faith and Branko Ristic are a married duo whose fusion style is almost as colourful as their history. Faith is an English accordion player and pianist who was working in Gifford Circus when she decided to travel to the Balkans to search out a Gypsy violinist to join the circus band. Musically, it’s a delight, with Branko switching from exuberant Balkan Romani styles to ragtime, classical influences and reggae, Faith adding tight accordion backing and solos, hear their fusion here.
Jasper in the Company of Others
Coming back to the Albert after a long hiatus are Cheltenham/Midlands based, Jasper in the Company of Others. With a sound that makes their self penned songs stand out from most five pieces front man Jasper has developed a following playing numerous pubs gigs in around the country and some fairly big festivals with their high energy euphoric pop/rock music. A worthy headliner. Take a look and you are bound to recognise them.
Food from Cappinnis Pizza
The Lost Submarines
Are a Stroud local 4 piece band that have a huge range of musical influences this is reflected in their eclectic genre mix of new and original songs. The Lost Submarines have been playing in and around the Stroud Valleys in various guises for the last 30 years as members of From The Jamm, Dustmites and Titanic as well as Stroud legends Ronald RimRam. Find the submarines here..
From the caves of rural Somerset come the Bad Losers, a hard-hitting four-piece specialising in their shared love of screaming rhythm n blues. Cranked up, freakbeat and pounding garage rock. Adrift in ever changing times, the losers inhabit a world where guitars and harmonicas are the weapons of choice and attitude counts. Have a listen on their Facebook Page.
Recent shows have included an appearance at the Cavern Club as part of the International Pop Overthrow Festival and very warmly received support slots with The Pretty Things, The Flamin’ Groovies and The Sadies.
Food from Cappinnis Pizza