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H&W’s Dorset Beer Festival Returns

June 2022

The Hall & Woodhouse Dorset Beer Festival is set to return following a two-year absence due to the pandemic.

The beer festival will be making a comeback on Saturday June 25 for its eighth annual beer celebration and is set to raise vital funds for the mental health and wellbeing charity, Dorset Mind where 100 percent of proceeds made will be donated.

Held at the Hall & Woodhouse (H&W) Brewery in Blandford from 11am to 10pm, the festival, organised and hosted by the leading independent family-owned Dorset brewer, usually attracts more than 1,400 people and provides an opportunity to not only celebrate local craft breweries and cider makers, but also raise money for charity.

While H&W will showcase its own Badger Beer and special one-off brews, a further 50 different beers and ciders from a range of other local and out-of-county breweries will be available on the day. Local breweries confirming support include 8 Arch Brewing Co, Remedy Oak, Wild Beer, Palmers and Cranborne Chase Cider.  Breweries from further afield include Timothy Taylor, SA Brain and Exmoor Ales.

Toby Heasman, Head Brewer at Hall & Woodhouse, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to sample our award-winning beers alongside an extensive range of other craft beers and ciders. As well as sampling beer and cider, visitors will also be able to enjoy a host of live music, entertainment, and food offerings. Hall & Woodhouse is committed to growing the festival and we are all looking forward to its return this year.”

Since launching in 2013, the festival has raised more than £51,000 for local charities including the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance, Macmillan Cancer Support, Blandford Opportunity Group, Alzheimer’s Society, Teddy20 and Together for Short Lives.

Above and beyond the Dorset Beer Festival, Hall & Woodhouse has raised more than £1million for charity over the past ten years through its different initiatives. Hall & Woodhouse is committed to supporting the local community across the south of England and is always looking for new ways to give back to its guests.

Tickets for the Hall & Woodhouse Dorset Beer Festival are available to buy online for £10 per person at This price includes entry, a beer glass, programme and four tokens and these can be exchanged for one pint or two half pints.  Tickets will be available to purchase on the gate subject to availability. Last entry to the festival is 8pm.