Octoberfest 2020

Octoberfest 2020

Covid Octoberfest Update

Things have changed a little since we first launched our Octoberfest plans for our 20th anniversary Octoberfest. Whilst the return of live music still looks like it’s long way off, and while distancing means that table seating only with us for a good while yet, we’re still confident that we can add a little sparkle to this special time in the glen. After all, Octoberfest was built around the idea of refreshing days outdoors, and a little indulgence indoors.

We’re currently looking at options more focused on our food and drink offerings, and will publish these as soon as we can. And the Octoberfest Special Accommodation offers naturally continue to be available.

Down, but not out!
(4th Sept 2020)


Good Beer, Hearty Food, Great Craic

2020 is our 20th anniversary edition of Octoberfest! Over the last 2 decades, Octoberfest has grown from humble beginnings as a modest beer festival to become a firmly established part of the annual calendar here at Clachaig Inn. The festival has grown to be a celebration of much more than just good drink, though the basic principles of good beer, hearty food and great craic remain at the heart of Octoberfest.

With 15 cask ale lines and 8 craft beer lines the choice of ales, stouts, lagers and ciders promises to deliver something for everyone and every taste. We’ll have a few old favourites, but we’ll also be featuring some new and seasonal brews too.

With so many choices, why not try one of our beer flights. You can still buy a ‘pint’ but split into 1/3 glasses, so you can try 3 instead of just the one.

And as it’s Octoberfest, and as you may well find your favourite tipple, you can also opt for one of our 2 pint steins. Less visits to the bar! (* small deposit required!)

 What’s on?

The full programme can be found on our October What’s On pages. will be added to throughout 2020.

Too much beer and food is nought without plenty of fresh air too. The colours in the glen during October can be spectacular. Get out and go and see them! Whether it’s a brisk walk in the woods in some crisp autumn air, or something a little more energetic, Octoberfest is about getting out and about before the onset of winter and enjoying all that Mother Nature has provided.

Meanwhile, back at Clachaig, there’s not just a warm fire and plenty to eat and drink waiting for you after your day spent exploring. Coming during Octoberfest we have:

  • Live Music – every Saturday, but with some other nights too
  • Open Music Sessions – join in, or simply enjoy the atmosphere
  • Whisky Tasting Masterclass – Jim from Gordon & MacPhail will provide an insight into the water of life.
  • Gin Tasting – We’ll take a more detailed look at this rapidly growing phenomena.
  • The Clachaig Pub Quiz – ideal for Eggheads, or simply some Monday night fun
  • Pumpkin Carving – Decorate the bars for Hallowe’en by carving your own
  • Fancy Dress – End Octoberfest in a ghoulish style

See the day by day listings for events at Clachaig and throughout the local area.

Octoberfest Accommodation Special Offers

We do our best to encourage you to stay and enjoy the glen for longer with our special offers based on both B&B, or Dinner B&B packages, which offer some tremendous value for money. See our Accommodation Special Offers for more details.

At a glance

  • From: 9th October 2020 06:00 pm
  • To: 24th October 2020 11:59 pm
  • At: Clachaig Inn

Want To Add An Event?

Send us the details and we will gladly include your event on our whats on pages.

What You've Missed

You can also visit our Glencoe Blog pages to give you some idea of what you've been missing here in Glencoe. But fear not, there are usually more similar events planned.