The Cambridge Rock Festival has a tradition of providing up to 100 different real-ales that dates back to its early days as the Rockinbeerfest. Many of these are sourced from smaller, local breweries. But don’t worry if you don’t like real-ale – we also offer local ciders, lager, wine, soft drinks, in essence a good range typical of what you would expect to find. Our bar is staffed by volunteers (one of their many duties) and if you would like to join them just complete the application form.
2016 saw our first price increase for 7 years – we are sorry we had to do that but hope you understand that it was necessary for the financial health of the festival and if you know many others that have held their prices that long, please let us know! We also keep our pricing simple – for many years we have used “RBF Tokens” – all pints and shorts cost one black or two silver tokens, all halves or soft drinks cost one silver token. Simply buy your tokens at the entrance or the bar. This massively speeds up the time it takes for us to serve you! Note: 2018 will feature new tokens but old ones will be accepted as long as they are not counterfeit!
Our 'glasses' - looking after the environment!
2016 also saw us further improve our environmental friendliness by moving away from disposable plastic cups. We now use reusable shatterproof souvenir polycarbonate
"glasses” in both pint and half-pint sizes for which washing facilities will be available. There will be a nominal charge of just £2 each (from the box office or CRF sales stalls) and of course you get to keep them!
No Alcohol or Glass may be brought into the Festival Arena
The “Festival Arena” is everywhere beyond the box office and wristband control point. Bag searches will be conducted upon entry as at virtually all venues today.
We need to do this to maintain compliance with the Licencing Act 2003 and it also helps to enable the festival to continue, as our income from the bar is vital for the festival’s finances.
We operate a “Challenge 25 Policy” - if you are under 25 or appear to be, you will be asked for ID. No under 18s will be served and purchase of alcohol for under 18s is an offence, so please don't do it. Possession of beer tokens is not proof of entitlement! Suitable ID is the photo part of a UK driving licence, passport or recognised official ID card - presentation of fake cards will lead to expulsion from the site and our decision is final.
Please note if any individual has had an excess of alcohol or appears drunk the bar staff will refuse to serve further alcoholic drinks.
Do not drink and drive - allow time for recovery on Monday morning too.
Having said all of that, please enjoy our fantastic bar, drink responsibly and have a great festival!