The Great British Beer Festival offers a huge and busy environment where you can reach out to an audience of 40,000 beer, cider, perry, food, wine, gin and music lovers. Every year we’re proud to bring together some amazing sponsors to ensure the most unique festival experience.

Our mission is to work with you to create a package that caters to your specific needs, so if you would like to be part of the 2020 festival and bring your brand to life our sales manager Emma will be happy to chat about options with you:

Emma Porrett
01727 798 445

Our 2019 partners


Wetherspoon is delighted, once again, to continue its long-standing collaboration with the Campaign for Real Ale on its Great British Beer Festival 2019 – the annual beer-filled celebration of real ale. The event showcases everything great about beer – a passion which we share at Wetherspoon and throughout our pubs across the UK and the Republic of Ireland – synonymous with real ale. Wetherspoon is set to mark its 40th anniversary in December 2019 – and the company has championed real ale throughout those four decades. Our staff members are committed to serving customers the perfect pint of real ale – and we are proud to have 243 entries in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2019, consistently more than any other pub company – testament to the wholehearted commitment of our staff to serving excellent-quality beer. We source annually from hundreds of microbreweries, across the UK and Ireland, and that list continues to grow year on year, extending your choice of great real ale, wherever your local Wetherspoon may be. Date for your diary – our next festival (9–20 October 2019, inclusive) will feature another collection of ales, including both UK and international brewers.

Mr Porky

Mr Porky is the nation’s favourite pork scratching brand. Established over 50 years ago, made in Britain and still family owned, Mr Porky’s traditional pork scratchings are made from select pork rind which is triple cooked and seasoned to porky perfection, making them the perfect partner to a refreshing cold drink. Great down the pub, or for bringing that unique pub taste to the comfort of your home. Mr Porky has an extensive range of pork snacks to suit all tastes including the ultimate in Hand Cooked pork scratchings as well as ‘Crispy Strips’ which deliver all the flavour of a traditional scratching but with 30% less fat, making them a teensy bit better for you, but remember everything in moderation! 


Established in 2003 as a specialist beer importer, Pivovar soon started to champion real ale and other specialist beers from around across the world and the UK. In 2015 we gained Cask Marque distributor status, subsequently, we are proud to offer a full cold chain distribution network, and have specialised on those hard to find beers from small microbreweries through to well established traditional producers.

We offer an extensive range of Cask Ale & Bag in Box Cider, supplemented with an ever-changing selection of Bottles and Cans, from our base in Yorkshire we can supply your outlet direct in the North, or nationwide via our pallet partners across the UK. Pivovar are proud to showcase the most up and coming breweries from the Czech Republic who are brewing a diverse new range of beer styles. If you’re after a great range of Pilsners brewed by the masters of the style come and see us at the BSF Czech & German bars. IPA’s, Sours, DIPA’s, Imperial Stout, Wheat beers and many others also available.


The UK’s No.1 Beer Club, Beer52 is offering an exclusive deal of 8 craft beers, a tasty snack and their 100-page award-winning magazine, Ferment for FREE (+£4.95 P&P) for Great British Beer Festival attendees. Discover incredible and exclusive small-batch craft beers from the world’s greatest breweries carefully selected from beer experts with a new theme every month. Past themes have included California, Belgium, Amsterdam and even Norway to name a few. After redeeming your first case, you’ll be signed up for a monthly Beer52 subscription (£24/m). No commitment, cancel at anytime.

Brewers Association

Brewers Association is proudly sponsoring the US Bottled Beer Bar for the 15th consecutive year and will be showcasing an innovative, diverse and creative range of high-quality American craft beers from small and independent American craft brewers. Some are making their Great British Beer Festival debut, others are well-known favourites and all are super-tasty! Many of the beers represented at this year’s Festival are rare and sought-after, even in America, and the whole lot will be air-freighted across the Atlantic for freshness. Learn more about American craft beer with FREE downloads at and

Trade partners


We are proud to be supporting the Great British Beer Festival again. Through our timeless classics, such as Fuller’s London Pride, and our evolving portfolio, we’ve long championed real ale and British brewing excellence, offering beers to suit all consumer tastes.


Thirsty’s Bespoke Beer Mat Printers is the go-to UK manufacturer for sustainably made, beautifully crafted, REAL beer mats. In our 15+ years we have helped countless brands and businesses to connect with their customers, deliver their message and prevent those puddles of beer on the bar! We print on a super-absorbent wood-pulp board from FSC certified sources using eco-friendly vegetable-based inks. And our mats are 100% recyclable after use! In addition to producing traditional square and round mats, we can produce custom shaped beer mats in small and large quantities at affordable prices. Check us out at

Drinks Retailing News

Drinks Retailing News is delighted to team up with the Great British Beer Festival 2019 as Off-Trade Media Partner for this iconic beer event. DRN has a long history in the drinks industry, having provided retailers with news, product information and category reports since 1863, and consequently, this looks set to be a positive partnership for both parties. DRN is particularly supportive of retailers who champion the beer category and it recognises their outstanding contribution through its reputable Drinks Retailing Awards and Celebrate British Beer initiative. DRN also organises the International Beer Challenge, which recognises and rewards excellent beers

Long Live The Local

Long Live The Local is a campaign backed by an alliance of pubs, brewers and industry bodies. It celebrates the vital role of pubs in our community, culture and economy whilst highlighting the jeopardy they face from a range of tax pressures. 3 pubs a day close their doors for good. With further beer duty rises planned in the Autumn Budget, we are encouraging all pub goers and publicans to sign a petition and email their MP to ask for a cut in beer duty. This will help keep pubs at the heart of the communities they serve.

Lightweight Containers

Lightweight Containers is a family business. We believe in a sustainable future in which packaging does not have an impact on the environment. We strive for closed recycling with very little or no impact at all on nature. We continuously design, develop and produce with this single aim in mind. Consequently, the KeyKeg is already a revolutionary form of packaging that spares the environment.