Ales Tales - Belgian Beer Festival


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Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Tickets from £9
Festival, Food & Drink, Daytime, Something A Little Different
Background Music
Hackney
Over 18


London's 1st Belgian Craft Beer Festival

Ales Tales is inviting all Londoners to experience the best of Belgian Craft Beer.
Get ready for a 100% Belgian festival at the Oval Space from the 21st to the 22nd of July. 

TICKETS:

The Choice is yours:

  • The Complete Belgian Experience
    For just 40£ you get it ALL: Festival glass + UNLIMITED Belgium beers + Choice of Belgian Chips or Meatballs
  • A Taste of Belgium
    Get through the door for 9£ only! And buy token for each beer you want to taste

Fine Beers:

Come and discover Belgium’s unique beer culture, through 20 authentic Belgian craft breweries.

Authentic Food:

Our Belgian chef will prepare fresh belgian specialities, such as Belgian Fries, meatballs, cheese or chrimp croquettes...

Ales Tales will offer you the essence of Belgian culture.

 

ticket info & dates/times

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Location

Oval Space
29-32 The Oval, London, E2 9DT

Area:
East London

Nearest station:
Cambridge Heath (Rail)

Terms

1. The ticket holder voluntarily assumes all risks and danger incidental to the event for which the ticket is issued, whether occurring prior, during or after the event. The ticket holder voluntarily agrees that the management, venue, event participants, DesignMyNight (WFL Media Ltd) and all of their respective agents, officers, directors, owners and employers are expressly released by the ticket holder from any claims arising from such causes.
2. Tickets are issued subject to the rules and regulations of the venue.
3. Please check your tickets, as mistakes cannot always be rectified.
4. Occasionally, events are cancelled or postponed by the promoter, team, performer or venue for a variety of reasons. If the event is cancelled, please contact us for information on receiving a refund from the responsible party. If the event was moved or rescheduled, the venue or promoter may set refund limitations. It is your responsibility to ascertain the date and time of any rearranged event.
5. The venue reserves the right to refuse admission and may on occasion have to conduct security searches to ensure the safety of the patrons.
6. Every effort to admit latecomers will be made at a suitable break in the event, but admission cannot always be guaranteed.
7. We regret that tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded after purchase.
8. Tickets are sold subject to the venue or promoter's right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond its control without being obliged to refund monies or exchange tickets.
9. If this ticket is re-sold or transferred for profit or commercial gain by anyone other than the promoter, venue management, DesignMyNight or one of their authorised sub-agents, it will become voidable and the holder may be
refused entry to or ejected from the venue.
10. The venue may operate a No Smoking Policy.
11. The promoter, venue management and DesignMyNight accept no responsibility for any personal property.
12. The event listed on the purchased ticket is strictly for ticket holders who are over 18 years of age. Identification may be required.

Venue

Oval Space Oval Space

Oval Space is a multi-purpose blank canvas space in East London with over 5000 square feet of unobstructed statement...

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Extremely good value for money, really enjoyed the atmosphere and vibe. Amazing beer, lovely weather on the Friday. Had a lot of fun. Visited Oval Space on 2017-07-21
by on July 31st, 2017
4

Excellent selection of beers, great atmosphere and friendly people! Staff were very helpful and the food was excellent. The only point for improvement would be to foresee more spaces for people to sit down and enjoy their beer. Excellent event! Visited Oval Space on 2017-07-22
by on July 30th, 2017
5

Nice selection of brewers and beers, especially for someone from the States. Great event! Visited Oval Space on 2017-07-22
by on July 29th, 2017
5

great variety and organisation - definitely recommend Visited Oval Space on 2017-07-22
by on July 25th, 2017
4

Great festival. Well organised and fun Visited Oval Space on 2017-07-22
by on July 25th, 2017
5

Amazing festival for those, like myself, with a passion for Belgian beers. Sadly I can't give top marks as the organisers seemed a little lost with how to deal with refunds for compulsory tokens that are sold to you on entry. If you have any left at kicking-out time, they seem to think it's money in their pocket... bad business! Anyhow, amazing atmosphere, and great concept - looking forward to the next one! Visited Oval Space on 2017-07-22
by on July 24th, 2017
4

Great beer selection and Belgian food. Visited Oval Space on 2017-07-22
by on July 24th, 2017
5

Best beer festival I have attended in terms of selection and knowledgeable brew masters. Not once did we have to queue up and everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. Highly recommend the Unlimited Taster Experience. Visited Oval Space on 2017-07-22
by on July 24th, 2017
5

Upon arrival, I had to say that I thought the space was very small for the cost of £35 per ticket. However, once we got going and saw quite how many beers were available, I am sort of glad it wasn't bigger! There was a severe lack of seating available, inside and out, but apart from that I think it was a good overall event, where they had obviously made an effort to make it look cute and quirky. The beer sellers were incredibly friendly, helpful and very willing to suggest their (and others'!) beers too, which considering they weren't making any cash in hand money, I thought it was great. I can't wait to visit Belgium in October to experience more of the hospitality, and delicious beer! Visited Oval Space on 2017-07-22
by on July 24th, 2017
4

It was very quiet and not much atmosphere at all. A good selection of brewers and beers and the food was great, tasty and good value. Also disappointed that on the week leading up to the event they were doing a 50% off tickets. Visited Oval Space on 2017-07-22
by on July 24th, 2017
3

Really enjoyed it, good layout at the venue, though more high tables would have been good. Liked the music. Not as crowded as other beer events at this venue have been so that was good too. The booklet with tasting notes was really handy! Just a shame the beers we tried seem to be mostly unavailable in the UK. Visited Oval Space on 2017-07-22
by on July 24th, 2017
4

a great afternoon spent sampling lots of Belgian Craft beers. No Leffe or Kwak in sight! A very good line up of new Belgian brewers. Some traditional Belgian type beer & some new. Please don't again! Visited Oval Space on 2017-07-22
by on July 24th, 2017
5

Very well organised festival in a trendy location. Friendly staff, food well selected for the occasion, good attendance, lovely selection of Belgian beers unavailable in the UK. Visited Oval Space on 2017-07-22
by on July 24th, 2017
5

Far too many excellent, friendly Belgian brewers for the trade session to sample without missing any. Fantastic organisation, great, central venue, friendly staff and wonderful selection. Visited Oval Space on 2017-07-21
by on July 24th, 2017
5

Great mini beer festival dedicated to lesser known Belgian beers, not too busy with little to no queueing for either food or drinks. Would go again! Visited Oval Space on 2017-07-22
by on July 24th, 2017
5

Great afternoon. Good beers, and the fact it was all inclusive made it easy and fun. Visited Oval Space on 2017-07-22
by on July 24th, 2017
4

It was really great discovering and tasting all these craft beers. We also enjoyed the food and the very friendly atmosphere. Visited Oval Space on 2017-07-22
by on July 24th, 2017
5

Nice beer , good food, excellent organisation Visited Oval Space on 2017-07-22
by on July 24th, 2017
5

This was a fun event. It was well organized with a great selection of breweries. Visited Oval Space on 2017-07-22
by on July 24th, 2017
5

Great event. Well organised. And best of all amazing beers... Visited Oval Space on 2017-07-21
by on July 23rd, 2017
5

The Belgian Beer Festival was a good event for someone like myself, who doesn't really drink beer. With great brewers with lots of knowledge, it was a good opportunity to taste different varieties, develop a pallet and discover what you really like. The atmosphere was good but could have been improved with some music- there was background music in one section but the volume could have been a little louder so there could be some dancing. Visited Oval Space on 2017-07-21
by on July 23rd, 2017
3

great session, great selection, everyone friendly and good set up. next year music needs to be turned a little and drinking water stations Visited Oval Space on 2017-07-21
by on July 23rd, 2017
4

Amazing night, loads of quality beers and a great venue. One downside, food was very average. Visited Oval Space on 2017-07-21
by on July 23rd, 2017
4

Great everything: music, layout, choice of breweries, beer, people... Visited Oval Space on 2017-07-21
by on July 23rd, 2017
5

The Oval space was great! Lovely atmosphere and well run. Staff excellent. Ideal for small businesses. Visited Oval Space on 2017-07-21
by on July 23rd, 2017
4

The beers were nice, but nothing special to this event. The food was overpriced and not really Belgian:Fries at 5£ and Burgers (???). It was an event mostly directed to a British public than Belgian people. Visited Oval Space on 2017-07-21
by on July 23rd, 2017
3

Knowing how busy the LCBF was last year I got there early! Like 1730! I was the sole person until 1750, so not a big turnout I thought! It wasn't well advertised but thinking back that meant it easier to get a beer and talk to the brewers. I loved the layout with stands dotted around the hall and the inclusion of tables and benches was a great touch Better than the giant sofas which take up way to much space. The measures were VERY generous so much so I only managed 15 beers. Excellent selection of brewers, most being really small scale (e.g. 3 staff with one being at the show!) food was good, liked the included meal token,nice touch. Note- meatball portion wa a tad small. Unlike the cheese platter which was frankly ridiculous ! I struggled to finish it! Brill value at 8 quid. As the hall gets stupidly hot the far dooor should have been opened. Shame as the programme had them as being in operation ( not according to the young girl from security! 😜) I was going to give this 4 out of 5 but hell I really enjoyed it and as a first effort they did very very well. NB a great touch was that all the staff were Belgique, nice Definitely a goood night out. Visited Oval Space on 2017-07-21
by on July 23rd, 2017
5

What an amazing event. Got to try lots of new beers, the food was super and the amostphere great. I hope to go again next year! Visited Oval Space on 2017-07-21
by on July 23rd, 2017
5

Great evening, discovered many delicious beers. Visited Oval Space on 2017-07-21
by on July 23rd, 2017
5

Great choice of beers from smaller artisan producers. Some indication of RRPs would have been useful though in the booklet. How about some more written information on Belgian beer styles plus masterclasses, in addition to the trade panel discussion? Overall, an excellent event and congratulations to all those involved in organising it! Visited Oval Space on 2017-07-21
by on July 23rd, 2017
4

Really impatient to discover this évent which sounds really great. Visited Oval Space on 2017-07-22
by on July 21st, 2017
5

ERICH IS AND WILL ALWAYS BE THE SEXXXIEST
by on January 1st, 1970
5
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