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Raise a toast to the Beer and Cider by the Sea festival in Eastbourne

Beer and Cider By The Sea 2013. Photograph by Graham Huntley. SUS-140523-093713001

Beer and Cider By The Sea 2013. Photograph by Graham Huntley. SUS-140523-093713001

There’s another round of the annual Beer and Cider By The Sea festival at the Western Lawns this weekend (May 23-25).

The three-day food and drink festival boasts around 100 real ales, ciders and perries, with award-winning tipples ranging from the Sussex-based Long Man and Beachy Head breweries to regional tipples from St Austell, Adnams; ciders including Double Vision and Knicker Dropper, wines and cocktails.

Entertainment includes bands Soul Express, Wakin’ Snakes, The Cajun Dawgs, Unihorn and Dirty Martini – and the festival includes food demonstrations by Russell Turnbull, winner of the latest Eastbourne Come Dine With Me (11.30am on Saturday and Sunday), previous Master Chef winner Peter Bayless (1.30pm on Saturday and 2.30pm on Sunday) and Miles Jenner, head brewer of Harvey’s (1pm on Sunday).

Sessions run on Friday and Saturday evenings 5.30pm – 10.30pm and day sessions on Saturday 10.30am – 3.30pm and Sunday 11am – 4pm.

Tickets cost £7 for the evening sessions, £6 for Saturday day session and £5 on Sunday, available at the Eastbourne Theatres Box Office (call 412000).

Complementing the beer and cider festival is the Italian Market on the seafront from May 23-26, with dried fruit, olives, baklava, confectionery, fudge and liquorice.

For more information on Beer and Cider by the Sea visit VisitEastbourne.com/beerandcider

 

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