What time does the site open and close each day?

The site opens at 11am on Friday and Saturday and the bar closes at 11pm on both days. For licensing purposes the site will be vacated by 11.30pm on both Friday and Saturday. On Sunday the site is open from 12 noon til 7pm.

Is there car parking available?

Yes, there is plenty of parking available on-site at Hendra.

Is there transport from Newquay Town Centre?

Please keep an eye on our facebook page and listen to Radio Newquay for updates nearer the time of the festival to find out whether transport will be available to the festival.

Are dogs welcome?

Absolutely. As long as they are well-behaved then we’d love to welcome your furry friends.

Please note that Hendra has a dog policy across the whole site, so please make sure you keep your dog on a lead for the entirety of your visit and clean up after them.

What are you're COVID safety expectations

Please see the below statement which has been posted on our festival news page which explains how we are approaching the issue of COVID this year:

Newquay Beer Festival is set to go ahead over three-days at Hendra Holiday Park from Fri 24 to Sun 26 September and Towan Blystra Lions, who organise the event, have put procedures in place will make the event a safe and virus-free environment.

Festival co-ordinator, Andy Hannan said: “The first thing to appreciate is that this is not a music festival with thousands attending. The Beer Festival has always been an event which attracts several hundred, predominantly mature adults, on each day. It is an outdoor and open marquee event with plenty of space, some seating and ample room to stand and circulate. In addition to enhanced hygiene precautions which we have put in place for our staff and customers, we’re ensuring that everyone knows they also have a personal responsibility to keep themselves and others safe.

“We are making it clear that the only people attending should be those who are satisfied they have received two COVID vaccinations or, if they have not been vaccinated, have taken negative PCR or personal lateral flow tests immediately prior to attendance. We will have lateral flow test packs available onsite if anyone wants to use them. Obviously anyone with any COVID symptoms, whether vaccinated or not, should not attend but we have taken our lead very much from the Prime Minister’s regular insistence that taking personal responsibility, along with sensible precautionary measures, will be the most influential way of slowing transmission of COVID,” Andy said.

Festival signage:

We all want to ensure this festival is COVID free. 

Please only enter the site if (i) you have received two COVID vaccinations OR IF NOT VACCINATED (ii) have received a negative PCR test in the past seven days OR (iii) have completed a negative lateral flow test prior to entering the site. Lateral flow test kits which take 15 minutes to produce a result are available here upon request if required. 

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES ENTER THE SITE IF YOU HAVE ANY COVID SYMPTOMS. These include: a high temperature, new continuous cough and a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste. 

The organisers reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone who they suspect does not comply with the conditions above and, in any event may ask at random for proof of COVID status, request a lateral flow test is taken or request you to take a temperature check. 

Please also scan the NHS Test and Trace App QR code on entry. 

We trust everyone will take personal responsibility in ensuring they play their part in keeping this site COVID FREE and allow everyone to enjoy the festival with confidence and in safety. 


Are children welcome?

It’s a family-friendly beer festival, and supervised children are welcome to attend. However, due to licensing restrictions they are not allowed in the main beer tent.

However there is a large seating area outside where the stage is, and other cover as well in case the weather turns. Hendra’s award winning facilities, including the OASIS Fun Pool, are all available for use by everyone at resident’s rates where charges apply.

The festival is ‘cash free’ - how do I make a purchase?

No cash is used onsite to make purchases of drink or food. On entering the festival you can purchase tokens with which to make purchases. We take cash or all major cards. Tokens can not be exchanged back for cash so please buy what you think you need. Any tokens purchased are valid for all three days of the festival though. If you do find you have a few extra left over, you can sleep tight knowing that you have made an additional contribution to the good causes and charities which the Newquay Towan Blystra Lions support by the festival.

The price of beers and ciders are always priced so that you can enjoy the event without too much pain in the pocket. With prices always tending to go up, we won’t be deciding on how much a pint will cost until a bit closer to the event but will post that here as soon as we know. As a guide, the price of any pint of beer, cider or lager for the past three festivals has been £3.

Do you accept card payments?

Yes we do. For purchasing tickets on the gate and tokens you can pay with all major credit and debit cards.

Is there any food available?

There are a number of food outlets available, plus the Hendra outlets including the pizzeria and fish and chip shop will also be open.

If your camping on site, the restaurant offers a really good breakfast to set you up for the day.

Can I leave the site once I’ve entered?

Yes you can. You are welcome to come and go as much as you want – of course, as long as your wristband is valid for the day in question!

How do my tickets arrive?

There are no paper tickets sent to you. Your ticket will be emailed to the email address you provide once the transaction is confirmed. This is normally within a few minutes of ordering but please leave up to 24 hours before enquiring if you have not received them. Before doing so please check you email JUNK folder in case the tickets have ended up in there.

Please ensure that orders@newquaybeerfestival.co.uk is in your Safe Senders list, to avoid it being placed in your junk mail folder.

If you haven’t received your email, please contact us at orders@newquaybeerfestival.co.uk, or by calling 0845 833 4981.

How old do I have to be to buy tickets?

Because this is a beer festival you need to be at least 18 years of age to buy tickets to enter the festival which entitles you to buy alcohol. However, we operate the ‘Challenge 25’ policy for entry to the site and anyone who we consider looks under 25 years of age may be asked for proof of their being over 18. Failure to produce proof of age in such instances will result in no entry being permitted and no refund of any tickets purchased will be made.

Young people who are under 18 are able to come into the family area of the event providing they are accompanied by a responsible person who is 18 or over. There is no charge made for anyone under 18 entering the site.

Are tickets refundable if I cannot attend?

In the event of the whole Festival (three days) being cancelled for any reason (including Government restrictions or advice relating to COVID), the customer will be entitled to a full refund of any monies paid, including any booking fee applied by the ticket administration company. Alternatively, the customer may choose to transfer their purchase to the 2022 Festival and receive tickets reflecting the corresponding benefits without any further charge even if 2022 ticket prices are higher. 

In the event of the customer requiring to cancel their purchase for any reason, up to 14 days prior to the first day of the festival, a refund will be made minus any booking fee which has been paid which will cover administration costs. Requests to cancel less than 14 days prior to the first day of the festival will be dealt with on an individual basis taking account of circumstances and customers should contact the organisers directly at orders@newquaybeerfestival.co.uk to review the options available.

I'm attending a rally at Hendra already - can I come along?

You will be very welcome to join the festival on any days of your stay at the gate-prices which are higher than pre-booked tickets. It is also possible, because of COVID issues, that the festival will be a ‘pre-booked ticket only’ event in which case just dropping in would not be an option. We would strongly recommend you pre-book tickets to avoid disappointment and, in the process, get better value and be reassured with by our refunds policy which allows cancellation up to 14 days before (less booking fee).

Are there discount prices available for CAMRA members or any other groups?

Significant discounts on gate-prices are available by buying tickets online before the event. The earlier they are bought, the better the discount. Discounts apply to 3-day entry tickets and to everyone, so there are no special discounts for specific groups. If you have already booked to be staying at Hendra while the festival is on then please see “I’m attending a rally at Hendra” section above.

Where does the money go?

This is a charity beer festival, organised and run completely by volunteers from Newquay Towan Blystra Lions. Every single penny of profit from the festival will go to support causes in the local area. As Lions, we pay to run the club ourselves, so that ZERO cash is spent on administration.

You can find out more about the work we do and the groups we support here.


Hendra Holiday Park
Newquay, Cornwall,