New Brighton venue for the Sussex Beer and Cider Festival

Sussex Beer and Cider Festival
Sussex Beer and Cider Festival

As sales of real ale show soar Sussex Beer and Cider Festival 2017 moves to the new bigger venue of Brighton Racecourse.

The popular event takes place from March 23-25 and will feature more than 150 beers from across the UK and a large selection of ciders and perries.

A variety of food will also be on sale, including vegetarian, vegan options and soft drinks.

This year, all the beer will be cooled throughout the festival.

This means that it should be in the same excellent condition on the Saturday evening as it is when we open on Thursday.

Opening times and prices:- Thursday 5.00pm - 10.00pm £5, Friday 11.00am – 3.00pm £6 and 5.00pm - 10.00pm £8. Saturday11.00am – 7.00pm* £5 , 3.30pm – 8.00pm* £2.50 **(**on door only or with NUS card) *or until the beer runs out). If you are lucky enough to look under 25 years old, please bring photo ID and note that you must be over 18 to gain admission.

A minimum of 50 tickets for each session will be available on the door, 20 minutes after the start of each session.

So those who buy their tickets in advance will enter the venue first.

The ticket price includes a souvenir glass and programme. Card-carrying CAMRA members can also obtain beer tokens worth £2 at the CAMRA membership stand. If you join CAMRA on the day, you will also receive £2 beer tokens and a copy of the Good Beer Guide.

Advance tickets will be available from Monday 23 January to Friday 17 March from the following outlets: Evening Star, Brighton; Gardener’s Arms, Brewers Arms Lewes; Duke of Wellington, Shoreham-by- Sea; Selden Arms, Worthing; and Beer Essentials, Horsham.

All bars will operate a token system. Token refunds will be given for whole £’s only and before ‘time’ is called at the bar. For more information, see the festival website www.sussexbeerfestival.co.uk.