Dorchester Beerex 2024

Dorchester Corn Exchange

Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd February 2024

We look forward to welcoming you back to our 35th beer festival!

Over the years, Dorchester Beerex has raised over £248,000 for local good causes.

Our 35th event will take place in February 2024 at the Corn Exchange where there’ll be seating for 100 upstairs at all four sessions. Tickets for the two Saturday sessions normally sell very quickly, so why not come on Friday? This year there will be an acoustic live music set on the Friday evening.

Friday 2nd February 2024

11:00 – 16:00 no music

18:30 – 23:30 with live acoustic music TBA

Saturday 3rd February 2024

11:00 – 16:00 no music

18:30 – 23:30 with live music TBA
Over 18s only. Hot and cold food will be served at all sessions and there are cloakroom facilities.

Find out more about what’s on

As Round Table Chairman, I was delighted to be involved in Beerex, in 1988. It gives me great satisfaction,
therefore to be Chairman of this successful festival, now, in its 34th year.

The success of the event has been continued by a loyal committee of CAMRA members and Dorchester
Casterbridge Rotary Club, building on the foundations established by CAMRA and Round Table. Many
thanks to all our committee members and the volunteer helpers who make the event run smoothly for
your enjoyment.

I wish to extend our thanks to our new Main Sponsor Cerne Abbas Brewery. You will have the chance to
sample a selection of 6 of their beers. Together with all the other sponsors, it is they who make the event
possible. I hope to see many of you over the weekend enjoying the event.

This year we will be offering more than 80 real ales, 17 ciders and 2 perries. We hope that you all find
the selections we have made enjoyable and interesting. Make sure that you sample our range of hot or
cold tasty food, soft drinks and cloakroom services.

The support from Dorchester Town Council must also be recognised and I am pleased to welcome the
Town Mayor, Councillor Janet Hewitt, to open the festival.

Our main chosen charity this year is the Robert White Cancer Centre in Dorchester, providing state of
the art facilities for the delivery of local radiotherapy services for those who live in the west of Dorset.

Finally it is you, our many customers who make the event successful. Thank you for continuing to support
the event, helping us to raise funds for local charities. Come, enjoy and have a great time!

Chris Davies, Dorchester Beerex Chairman 2023