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Ales Tales Festival

Starts: 21st Jul 2017

The UK's first ever Belgian Beer festival will be held in London this summer.


Start Date

21st Jul 2017

End Date

22nd Jul 2017


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



The UK’s first ever Belgian Beer Festival will be held on July 21st-22nd 2017 at the renowned Oval Space, Hackney Road, London. Ales Tales Festival provides a fantastic opportunity to sample Belgian-made craft beers and amazing Belgian-inspired food in the heart of London.

“We are proud of the fact that we have created Ales Tales Festival to celebrate everything that makes Belgian beer & food great” says Nicolas Tondeur, Organiser of Ales Tales Festival. “UNESCO just added Belgian beer to its Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2016. We now want to showcase our beer’s quality and diversity to the city of London, from the traditional “triple” to the other sides of the beer spectrum.”

Ales Tales Festival has been organised by two Belgians – Nicolas Tondeur & Sayuri Kasajima. They have been expatriates for ten years and have lived in London for four years. “When we first moved to the UK, we were surprised not to find our favourite Belgian beers in the local pubs and supermarkets.” Nicolas remarked. “Considering how much in love this country is with beer, we felt that something needed to be done.” Fast forward a few months later and they have handpicked twenty special breweries to represent the best of both the old and new worlds of Belgian brewing techniques.

This intimate curation of the beers gives festival goers the opportunity to sample not only Belgium’s unique beer culture, but also its food, its eclectic music and its warm and welcoming atmosphere. Feel free to talk to the lineup of brewers and find out what makes Belgium and its beers such a wonderful cultural export, starting here on July 21st-22nd 2017, in London.

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We have accessible toilets and a lift via an alternative entrance. Please drop us an email at if you plan to use these facilities.


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