Real Ale & Cider Festival in Dorset's county town!

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

Beerex committee Chairman Adrian Carey said” I have been involved with Beerex for three years now and have learnt from some very experienced beer festival organisers on how to run the event. We have a great group of volunteers who help put this festival on, from the committee members who do all the backstage organising to the guys and girls who turn up on the day to set the festival up and serve beer to customers over the time of the event. Hopefully this year will raise enough money to be able to say that after 35 years we have raised over £250k for different local charities, an amazing boast for a group of beer lovers”. He went on to say “Thanks to all the local businesses that have sponsored the events over the years and thanks again to Vic and Jodie at “Cerne Abbas Brewery” for being the main sponsor again this year.”

Adrian Carey, Dorchester Beerex Chairman 2024