Oktoberfest is the world’s largest beer and folk festival! We’re bringing Bavarian tradition to the Royal Gunpowder Mills!

Live band entertainment, traditional Oompa fun, German beer and flame-cooked food!

Step into our themed beer tent and enjoy table service by a host of Bavarian beer maids.

Both DAYTIME SESSIONS will have traditional outdoor fun and drinking games! We’ve got BEER PONG TABLES, PRETZEL TOSSING, BEER BARREL ROLLING and lots more Oktoberfest fun!

FRIDAY night – fancy going ‘OUT-OUT’? Come to our FRIDAY night OPENING party!

Exclusive line-up of live music and DJ sets.

SATURDAY morning fun starts EARLY!

As well as outdoor games and live music, we welcome the MAYOR, who’ll be joining us and pulling a few pints, plus the CHINGFORD MORRIS MEN keeping us entertained with Morris dancing and SCHUHPLATTLET!

Think thigh slapping, knee clapping and foot stomping!


Venue Address

The Royal Gunpowder Mills, Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1JY

Located between Waltham Abbey & Waltham Cross, off Highbridge St. (across from McDonalds). Entrance at top north end of Beaulieu Drive.

The site is a 10minute walk west from Waltham Abbey Town Centre.

By Car

There is good access to Waltham Abbey. From J26 of M25, take A121 to Waltham Abbey; or from J25 of M25 go to Waltham Cross and then A121. Follow the signs directing you to the Royal Gunpowder Mills. Please note parking is available on site, but is limited and on a first come, first served basis only.

By Underground

From Loughton station (central line) take Bus 66 towards Debden.

By Bus

The site is around a 10minute walk from Waltham Abbey Town Centre. Nearest bus stops in Highbridge Street are served by the following local buses:

251, 66, 86 and 13

By Rail

Nearest station is Waltham Cross, connecting London Liverpool Street, Stratford or Tottenham Hale underground (Victoria Line) to/from Cheshunt/Broxbourne/ Hertford East.

Connection can also be made at Theobalds Grove (London Overground) via Hackney Downs or Seven Sisters and then to Highbridge Street via 251 bus.

We are a 25minute walk east from Waltham Cross station or you can take a bus or a cab (office at station).


Traveline: 08712 002233

National Rail: 08457 484950

Transport for London: 020 7222 1234


The Oktoberfest 2019

Royal Gunpowder Mills,
Beaulieu Drive,
Waltham Abbey,
Essex, EN9 1JY