This year camping in the beer festival field will be for tents only. We will ask campers to be considerate of their neighbours and leave a minimum distance between tents not in the same group. There will also be a quiet family area. We should emphasise that this is not an official campsite so beyond toilets and fresh water we don’t provide any facilities. Campers stay at their own risk.
We want to continue to encourage people with campervans and caravans to attend the Festival and this will still be possible as there is an alternative site in the village. The Gate Hangs High has spaces for caravans and campervans and, although all the pitches electrical hook ups are booked, there are plenty spaces in the car park which also provides access to the on site showers at the pub. In addition there are a limited number of spaces on the hard standing the back of the Brewery. These must be booked in advance. To book one of these spaces please email [email protected] We will be asking for a donation of £20 for the weekend if you use one of these spaces. Alternatively, MerryweatherFarm Caravan Park on the road to Chipping Norton still have plenty of pitches available.
If you can detach your tent from your vehicle and leave it in the parking area then you will be able to park in the Festival field. If your tent is not detachable from your vehicle then you will be directed to the back of the brewery if spaces are available at that time, or Merryweather Farm Caravan Park.
The field will open for parking and camping at 2pm on the Friday.
The suggested donation for camping at the festival (tents only) will be £10 per tent per night so if you arrive on Friday we will ask you for £20.
No fires or barbecues can be held within the festival area but barbecues that are off the ground can be used in the camping area with sensible precautions. If the weather does not break we may revise the BBQ rule if advised to do so by the local fire service. There will be a ban on bringing your own alcohol on to the main site on the Saturday.
We know these changes do not please everyone, but we want to continue to operate a fun and safe event for everyone and continue to make this the biggest and best charity beer festival in the UK.