It is with great sadness and disappointment that Nottingham CAMRA have been obliged to call time on this year’s annual Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival. Last week’s government announcement and the continuing uncertainty meant that trying to hold the festival was considered a risk too far.
Nottingham CAMRA would like to thank the management and staff at the Motorpoint Arena, who had worked with us to try and avoid cancelling the event, but eventually recent developments have now made this impossible.
Steve Westby, Nottingham CAMRA chairman, said “unfortunately, the risks of hosting this year’s festival now appear too great with the threat of national or local infection rates leading to lockdown at a moment’s notice causing irreparable damage and inconvenience.”
Whilst the festival has had to be cancelled, Nottingham CAMRA have launched a ‘Back to the Pub’ promotion to help our ailing local pub industry.
Although the 2020 festival has therefore been cancelled, we are pleased to announce that progress has been made on the 2021 event – which is expected to return to its traditional October dates.