The Newbury Real Festival has been running for over 18 years successfully. The event is cherished by many in the Newbury area.
It is run completely by volunteers and now ranks as the largest single-day Real Ale Festival in the UK.
It is a NOT for profit event with all profits being shared between the organisers who are Newbury & Thatcham Hockey club who use the money to promote Hockey in West Berkshire and nationally and several charities that are supported every year.
The festival is always considerate to the locals of Northcroft Lane and Newbury as a whole and the event is always fully tidied (no mean effort) by lunchtime the next day.
It takes a year to plan, a week to setup and 24 hours to dismantle. It comes every year, it gives joy to thousands and like a footprint in the sand, it leaves without a trace, apart from goodwill and large charitable donations.