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What is RumFest-The Rum Experience?

The RUMFEST is the UK’s Premium Rum Event. It is an international celebration of rum & cane spirit. The Rum Experience company prides itself on bringing together the finest rum, great food and a range of educating seminars and entertainment to make learning about rum both fun and stimulating.

Where is the RumFest?

This year we are hosting our “Premium” RumFest at the ILEC Conference Centre,  47 Lillie Road, London, SW6 1UD . Find our venue details and map to plan your journey here:

When is The RumFest?

October Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th 2017

Saturday  from 12 – 6pm (11am – 6pm for Early Entry Ticket Holders)
Sunday  from 12 – 5pm with last pours 30mins before the show closes (11am – 5pm for Early Entry Ticket Holders)

What is the ticket entrance price?

General admission

Saturday 14th £49.50 (entry from 12 midday) very limited tickets in advance only

Sunday 15th £39.50 (entry from 12 midday) very limited tickets in advance only


Early Entry Ticket from 11am

Saturday 14th £59.50 (entry from 11midday) very limited tickets in advance only

Sunday 15th £49.50 (entry from 11 midday) very limited tickets in advance only


Weekend ticket  £75.00


Members Tickets (The New Rum Experience Club)£75.00 (Weekend Ticket)
This ticket gains you early and fast track access to the UK RumFest from 11am which is 1 hour earlier than the general ticket. (Fast track is also available if you arrive after 12pm)


A complimentary Rum Highball Cocktail sponsored by FEVER-TREE

2 x GOLDEN TOT TOKENS to be used for any ‘Golden Tot Rums’.

A members goody bag

What do I get for my Premium Tasting ticket to The RumFest?

Entry to the RumFest with Brands exhibiting their premium rums and serving 1cl samples (no drink tokens needed here)

Also includes:

  • The Main Entertainment Stage
  • The Show Brochure
  • Access to masterclasses – subject to availability
How do I sample/taste the rums?

At the RumFest you are able to sample any of the rums on display without exchanging tokens. You are here to learn about the different rums from all over the world and the exhibitors will offer you samples and chat through the history, production styles and complexities of their product.

What is a Golden Tot Token?

A Golden Tot Token is the event’s currency to help you sample 1cl tots of some of the world’s most exclusive Rum within show.  These Super Premium bottles will be advertised in your show brochure so you know which stand/booth you can find them on – as well as being on the website. Tokens can be purchased from the Reception. These Super Premium Rums CANNOT be sampled without exchanging a number of Tokens. Golden Tot Tokens are non-redeemable.

The Super Premium Rums that are advertised on the website and within The RumFest show brochure will only be available if you have a Golden Tot Token – available for purchase from the reception. 1 Token (£5) = 1 cl sample.

When will I receive my online ticket?

E-Tickets are to be validated on the door at The Rum Experience. Please ensure you bring your six figure E-ticket reference number with you. If you have ordered your ticket via the website, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with your reference number. e.g.: (A12BCD).

Can I buy bottles of Rum to take home with me?

Yes. Most of the rums sampled at the show will be available to purchase from the On site retailing stand.

Can I buy rums from the show online?

Yes. All of the rums sampled at the show will be available to purchase online from The Whisky Exchange online stand at the show. www.thewhiskyexchange.com

Can I enter the RumFest Trade Day & Conference

The RumFest Trade Day & Conference is an invite only trade and press event held on Friday the 13th of October.  Please e-mail us or fill out the online form for details.

When is drinking up time?

Last pours on ALL stands will be 30mins before show closes on both days so please leave enough time to use your tokens and purchase any rums from the rum shop.

What is the Rare Rum Tasting ticket ?

Most of the seminars at RumFest are free to sign up for (subject to availability) But some will allow you to taste rums or cocktails that are little extra special. These seminars and tastings incur an optional charge. The Rare Tasting Rum seminar will be hosted by Global Rum Ambassador Ian Burrell, where he will guide you through 6 rare and expensive rums for you to sip & savour, while teaching about their history.

Can I bring my children ?

The RumFest is an over 18 show with hundreds of people sampling and tasting rums from all over the world. Children in general are not allowed to enter into the festival, but if you have a small child or toddler either being carried or within a push chair or pram, then they will be admitted into the show with their parents at no additional cost. It is needless to say that children will NOT be allowed to sample any of the rum.

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