The Gateshead Beer Festival

The Gateshead Beer Festival is an event organised by Gateshead Rugby Club and hosted over 3 days at their ground in the Low Fell in Gateshead.

Whilst we reach out to many far afield we are very much about building a festival that brings together the local communities. We also support local businesses by sourcing local produce, as well as involving local charities.

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The 2nd Gateshead Gin Festival

The festival which is brought to you by the team behind the Rumshack and the ever popular Gateshead Beer & Music Festival is set to return on in September 2018.

The 8th Gateshead Beer Festival

The 8th Gateshead Beer Festival had an exciting line-up of music and beer plus a great selection of gins, whiskies, premium lagers and bottles of fizz. We also had lots of delicious food available. If you didn’t have a chance to attend then you’re in luck, click below to watch the 2017 showreel.

Andrew Porter

“By far the best beer festival in the North East. It's now an annual event for us!! Keep up the good work fellas!!”

The Sleeze Sisters

“Friendly staff, nice setup, amazing crowd. All round great festival. Nice beer too!”

Blistered Molly

“We can't wait to play the festival again. Great beer, great music, great craic.”


“We are very pleased to be performing at the festival with our full band and we’ll be performing songs from the new Album. We look forward to this every year and look forward to seeing you there”

Louise Parker

“Gateshead Beer Festival is and has been an annual event for my friends and I for the last five years. We wouldn't miss it for the world!”

Geoff Mull

“I can't wait to play on my doorstep! A home crowd is always a great gig! First time I've played the Gateshead Beer & Music Festival! So bring it on!”

Band Of Beards

“Are there two finer things in the world than great beer and great music? Absolutely not! We can't wait to play a few tunes and sample a few beverages as well.”

Luke Troy

“Great fun, gorgeous beers, cider and fantastic bands!”

DG Brucey

“Fantastic beers, live music and atmosphere. Don't miss this session.”

Dust Town Dogs

“Brilliant festival, brilliant music, brilliant beer and most importantly brilliant people.”

The mOObs

“We are thrilled to be invited back! GBF has a great atmosphere, of course great beer and again, we’ll be doing our best to add to the great music!”

9th Gateshead Beer Festival

Opening Times:
Fri 4th May 2018 – 12.00pm to 11.00pm
Sat 5th May 2018 – 12.00pm to 11.00pm
Sun 6th May 2018 – 12.00pm to 10.30pm

Fantastic Beer & More

We’ve got plenty of Beers, Ciders, Gins, Whisky’s, Cava and Wine available. All beers are local and national ales.

Awesome Live Music

We’ve got plenty of live music available from lots of bands, many local.

Latest News

Beer Festival 2018
18th March 2018

Cocktails new to 2018!

New to 2018! This year we are adding Prosecco cocktails to this years menu. This is the perfect spring/summer drink which will sit alongside our established Cava, Gin & Cider…

The Festival
15th March 2018

Local Brewers set to make their Gateshead Debuts

As always their be a great selection of local Ales this year. Their are over 50 local beers from 20 different brewers including debuts from Three Brothers, Rigg & Furrow,…

Beer Festival 2018
15th March 2018

Lancashire – a hot spot for Ales!

We have chosen Lancashire as the featured region this year with beers from 11 different breweries including:- Melwood, Wily Fox, Three Bees, Prospect and Bowland.

 From Our Sponsors

Great British Meat Co

Our story began over sixty years ago and as third generation butchers, we’re immensely proud of our meaty heritage. Our family business has been serving the public with the finest meat since 1953, and along the way we’ve earned a reputation for product and service excellence, with accreditation and accolades to match.

We’ve transferred these great core values of honesty, quality and service excellence to Great British Meat Co.

We’re excited to be moving back to the future, and are once again providing meat direct to households through the Great British Meat Co. We know our grandfather would be really proud, so it’s a great way to celebrate our 60th anniversary.