In advance of the event, tickets are available through our sole ticketing
agency, Skiddle. This is the only way to purchase tickets. When the festival
opens, and subject to tickets not being sold out, unsold tickets will
be available. Tickets sold on site will be at a higher price than tickets
purchased in advance which reflects the increased administration costs
of selling tickets at the site.
There is a booking fee which is charged by our ticketing agents.
This is included in the total price advertised by them and is stipulated
below the advertised total price. The booking fee covers their advertising
and administration costs involved in the running of the event.
Once purchased, tickets will be emailed to you. They may also be
downloaded via the Skiddle smartphone app and saved to your passbook.
Please note that tickets cannot be re-issued and you must bring your
ticket with you to gain admission.
Your ticket will be scanned by our admissions team at the entrance
gate to the festival. You will be issued with a festival wristband valid
for the period of your ticket. The wristband will be put on by our admissions
team and cannot be removed without breaking the wristband. The wristband
permits you re-entry to the festival up to 9pm on any day that your ticket
There are 2 reasons for this policy.
1) In order to ensure the safety and comfort of our guests and protect
the festival's good reputation, we feel that it is important to keep our
festival site contained in the late evening, where our very competent and
friendly security team can ensure that everything runs smoothly.
2) We are respectful of the residents of Oxted and The Oxted Beer
Festival is held in the middle of a residential town and in consideration
of our local residents we would like to discourage our guests from gathering
in the surrounding areas outside of the festival site.
Yes, everyone entering the festival must have a valid ticket. We
have strict limits to the numbers of people allowed on the site at any
one time and so we have to strictly control the number of people entering,
including those under 5.
There is no charge for under 5's but they need a 'free' ticket to
enter the festival and receive a wristband.
No. We are unfortunately unable to organise refunds for festival
tickets so please make sure you order the correct ones at the time of
purchase. Once all tickets have sold out our ticketing agent will launch
a facility for tickets to be resold at face value to assist in dissuading “ticket
touts” increasing the price.
No. The festival provide a wide array of creatively different food
traders for you to enjoy. These traders contribute significantly to the
costs of putting the event on. In order to support our traders, we regret
no food or drink can be brought into the festival, with the exception
of infant snacks or special requirements. As part of our security at
the entrance, bags will be searched upon entry.
No. To protect the surrounds area and ensure litter is contained
within the boundary of the festival we have a strict policy of not allowing
any food, glass or drinks to be removed from the festival site, this
includes soft drinks. You will be requested to leave all drinks at the
gate upon exit.
In order to reduce our impact upon the environment we try to keep
waste to an absolute minimum. Having a re-usable festival glass is a
part of this policy. This is issued free upon entry. Please make sure
you collect your glass as you will not be served beer without it.
You are free to take this home with you however it must be empty
when leaving the festival site. If you are attending the festival on another
day as a weekend ticket holder please bring it back with you.
In order to be served at our Beer Bar, you must have a festival glass.
If you break or lose your glass, you’ll need to buy a new one from
the Beero de Change at a cost of £3 so please keep your glass safe.
The festival operates a zero tolerance policy to underage drinking
and works to the Challenge 25 principle. All festival bars operate a
refusals register so please ensure that you bring ID with you as if you
are lucky enough to look under 25 you will be challenged. Acceptable
forms of ID are a passport, a European Union photocard driving licence
or a photographic identity card bearing the national Proof of Age Standards
Scheme (PASS) hologram. No other forms of ID will be accepted.
No. We advise you to travel via public transport rather than bringing
your car as parking at the event is restricted to the staff, bands and
concessions. Parking in the surrounding area is very limited.
In the event of inclement weather we have large areas of the site
that are covered. Equally there are large expanses of the site that are
fully exposed to the weather, including the food areas and second stage.
If the forecast is for rain then we recommend you come prepared with
wellies and a brolly.
No, Real ale needs time to settle after racking and so at the start
of the festival all the beers are available but as these are consumed
we have to replace them and wait for them to settle again. We replace
beers overnight and have a comprehensive restocking system managed by
the Hop Stop Team so we do not run out of beer. Obviously, as with all
beer festivals, the variety of the ales reduces as the weekend progresses
but we will always be able to serve you a pint! Last year there were
over 30 different ales still available upon festival closure on Sunday
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all weekend, plus free drinks and advertising opportunities. Please see
our Sponsorship Page for more details.