Olympia - Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) | Kensington, Greater London
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Olympia - Great British Beer Festival (GBBF)
Excellent based on 23 ratings
Type: Bar

Olympia Exhibition Centre, Hammersmith Road
Kensington, Greater London England W14 8UX [ print map ]
020 7385 1200

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Beer Available At Olympia - Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) (arranged by most recent)
De Molen Storm & Bliksem 98, Thurston’s Milk Stout 79, Salopian Oracle 91, Marble / Emelisse Earl Grey IPA 97, Penzance Scilly Stout 89, Harbour / Simply Hops EX431 IPA Black Edition 92, White Rock Pushang 63, Arbor Single Hop Motueka 80, LoverBeer BeerBrugna 96, Keesmann Bamberger Herren Pils 75, Ardent IPA 86, Ilkley Lotus IPA 77, Penpont Creation 74, XT Pi 60, Lost Abbey The Angels Share Grand Cru 100, Borough (Lancaster) Summertime Dark , Antoš Tlustı Netopır (Fat Bat) 94, Kocour IPA Samuraj 79, Lambrate Ghisa 96, Birrificio Rurale Hop Art 94
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23 reviews for Olympia - Great British Beer Festival (GBBF)
 Ambiance  74%
 Service  74%
 Selection  92%
 Food  66%
 Value  77%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  93%
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92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin  (78) , Belgium | August 14, 2015
Strange that beer festivals can be rated as places here, but anyway: this is the mother of all European beer festivals of course, CAMRA goes to great lengths in organizing a fabulous event lasting for six days. Service is quick and very friendly, everything is perfectly organized, food stalls are even more elaborate now than they were back at Earl’s Court and selection is flabbergastering, with all corners of the UK covered. A classic, visited again this week and that will certainly not be the last time. Only small point of criticism I could come up with, is perhaps that more seats should be available, but then it would probably become less pleasurable to stroll through the hall from bar to bar...
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
WingmanWillis  (461) , England | August 14, 2015
Rating from August 2015 and 3 visits. Nice hall with a huge range if beer. The range could be a little more adventurous on the UK front but the European and US cask list are where it’s at. Service can be a little shaky at times but all the staff were friendly. The layout could be improved to get served quicker. It’s a great beer showcase but could be better.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk  (437) Göteborg, Sweden | August 14, 2015
Wonderful festival with loads of british caska. American stand is great and s is the Belgian, Czech and german ones. A festivlal i definately dont wanna miss.
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
tdtm82  (108) , England | January 6, 2015
If they stopped over-venting the casks this would be one of the best beer festivals in the country. The selection is only just bigger than Chris O’s house. Only just though. The staff are friendly especially that guy behind the Hogs Back brewery with that Elusive beer. Nice gueuze range. I always get a special from De Molen and something crazy from the US. Great work CAMRA.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 16/20
Lowenbrau  (237) Asturias, Oviedo, Spain | October 24, 2014
We attended the 2014 edition. Lots of nice beers and little time. A must for any beerlover around the world i think, at least once in a lifetime.
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai  (172) Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, Netherlands | September 9, 2014
Hah, never knew I could rate a place where a festival is held solely for that reason. Anyway. What can I say: there were 900 different beers! 900!! Had a great time, service was good and pretty quick, lots of different food stands and lots of space though the seats are quite limited. Loved it though!
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah  (470) Utah | August 24, 2014
Great fun, go if you get the chance. Attended GBBF after 4 days of RBESG 2014. Of course make sure you meet up with the RateBeer crew to get the maximum amount of samples, a great group of people!
GABF could learn something from this event. Bought my tickets a few days before the event. Zero lines for entry, glasses, programs, buying beer and food. This is the way it should be.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Brugmansia  (474) Jylland, Denmark | July 31, 2014
A beery event, in a beery town, with beery friends - what more can you want??? ;-). Been to several GBBF, and I still love this event. Being at Olympia, this old exhibition hall just add another dimension to the festival. Nice selection of cask beers as well as bottle beers, lots of food stands, that sells a great varaity of food and beers snacks. I just love this event. See you next time ;-)
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer  (178) London, England | January 26, 2014
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
AndySnow  (221) Stockholm, Sweden | January 20, 2014
A great place to go to try out cask beers from obscure corners of England. Less so to go to try a huge variety of beers, most seem to fall into a rather limited set of beer styles.

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