South Downs Beer & Cider Festival

According to Festival Organiser, Peter Coppard, this year the only growth section of the beer market pertained to real ale, and as such seventy beers will be available alongside ciders, bottled British beers, and country wines at the South Downs Beer & Cider Festival.

Also available for those who get hungry at the event will be a large variety of hot food including some veggie options, as well as tea, coffee, and soft drinks.

Those who want to head out to the Saturday lunchtime sessions or the Friday night sessions will want to purchase quickly, as last year the Friday night session sold out in just four weeks.  However, for those who cannot make it to this session, the Friday lunchtime session runs from 11am to 3pm with Friday evening running from 5pm to 10:30pm.  The Saturday lunchtime session runs 11am to 5pm and then opens entry for free until the festival ends at 8pm or beer runs out, whichever comes first.

It is important to note for those who want to attend that admission to all sessions is only by advance ticket purchase and unsold tickets or unused tickets will not be refunded.

Ticket costs are £3 and £6 for Friday lunchtime and night respectively and £4.50 for the Saturday lunchtime.  Ticket costs include a free festival glass which is made possible by Harvey’s Brewery.  Those who are card carrying CAMRA members can also receive £2 in beer tokens on Saturday night after 5pm.