Tickets go on sale for popular beer festival

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Real ale fans can soon book up for their annual treat in October when tickets for the popular Eastbourne Beer Festival will go on sale from Friday July 4.

Last year, more than 4,200 people flocked to the Winter Garden for the Beer Festival and enjoyed 13,616 pints of British ales from local breweries and 44 casks of cider, along with lots of wine and perry.

The Eastbourne Beer Festival offers an array of local brews such as the Star Of Eastbourne, Beachy Head’s Legless Rambler, Wobbly Bob, Monkey Town, Dragons’ Blood and Plucking Pheasant. With ales on tap, ciders and perries, world wines, international bottled beers and thirst quenching juices, the festival has something for everyone.

Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Tourism and Leisure, Cllr Carolyn Heaps said, “We are delighted to host our 12th annual Beer Festival here in Eastbourne and if previous ticket sales are anything to go by, I suggest visitors purchase theirs early to avoid disappointment. The event is a highlight in the Eastbourne calendar and we look forward to welcoming back sponsors, charities, breweries and guests.”

The event takes place in the Winter Garden from Thursday 9 – Saturday October 11 with sessions taking place from 6pm - 11pm Thursday, 5.30pm – 11pm Friday, 11am – 4pm Saturday and 6pm – 11pm Saturday.

Tickets are £5.50 in advance for Thursday, £3 for Camra members and students and £6 on the door. For Friday, tickets are £9 in advance, £7 for Camra members and £9.50 on the door. For Saturday day session, tickets are £6.50 in advance, £5 for Camra members and £7 on the door; and for the final session on Saturday evening tickets are £6.50 in advance, £5 for Camra members and £5.50 on the door. Ticket price includes a free Beer Festival glass and tasting notes.

To book or for more details go to or call 412000.