Wine Bar Marquee

Corks and Cases from Masham will once again be hosting the wine bar at the Festival from their own wine bar marquee – come along and taste their specials!

Drinks Marquee

The drinks marquee will have a welcoming bar with a full range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic cold beverages, and it will host the Yorkshire Dales Real Ale and Cider Festival.

Thanks to everyone who entered the Name the Festival Ale Competition. The winning entry was King o’t’ Dales with its Richard III connection. This was proposed by Mr Farley, a regular visitor to the Festival. So why not come along and sample this new Ale for yourself! The runner up entries were Yore ale and Tan-a-Dick.

Real Ale and Cider Festival

King o ’t’ Dale Ale

New for this year Daleside Brewery are introducing a new Special Ale at the Festival.

Craig Witty, Head Brewer at Daleside Brewery created the beer, named by the winner of the competition, you can taste Craig’s new beer, created to match the winning beers name, “ King o ’t’ Dale Ale”. Craig believes he’s captured in his brew the style and flavour of ale from the times when the young Richard III spent his early life in the Dales around his home of Middleham Castle, Wensleydale.

Also available will be their usual refreshing brands of hand pulled beer. They are also producing their first Lager which will be available at the Festival.

There will be over 40 beers offering different styles, tastes, colour and strengths. There will be at least 8 different Yorkshire made ciders; please watch this space!

Click on the links to view the 2014 selection of beer and cider (.pdf format)

2013 Dales Festival of Food and Drink Ale Competition

The winners of this year's Real Ale and Cider Competition are

  • 1st Walls Brewing Company - Northallerton Dark
  • 2nd Wensleydale Brewery - Black Dub Oak Stout
  • 3rd Hambleton Ales - Nightmare
  • Cider: Ampleforth Abbey Cider
  • Festival Ale Choice: Rat Brewery - White Rat

Wine Bar

Beer Tent
Corks and Cases

Corks & Cases worldwide wines, at Masham, offer an extensive range of exceptional wines at extremely competitive rates. Our aim has always been to offer wines that are a little bit different along with good old fashioned service and advice. We specialise in wines not commonly found on the high street, along with beautifully packaged and unusual wine gifts.

As well as the retail side of the business through the shop, Amazon account & our Web site, we have a number of trade customers around the region who we supply on a sound, consistent basis - by the case, mixed case or bottles, delivered to the door, to suit their needs! Although we are not masters of wine, we have acquired a fair bit of knowledge on our travels around the globe and are passionate about the wine we sell. If you require a particular wine which we do not currently offer – please let us know and we’ll be happy to source it for you!

Corks and Cases the place to visit for a decent bottle of wine in Masham and the surrounding villages.

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Speakers Corner

Speakers corner photo

The high point of each day, 2.00pm at the Richard Whiteley Pavilion, is an interesting and entertaining talk by a different guest speaker.

Find out more about Speakers Corner

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Foreword by Gervase Phinn

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Gervase Phinn

"...There is no better way of spending the May Day Bank Holiday weekend than a visit to beautiful Wensleydale for there is something for everyone at this varied and colourful pageant and the hospitality is of the very best."

Read foreword in full...

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