17th South Downs Beer and Cider Festival, 21 – 22 June 2013 at Lewes Town Hall


branchlogo“Sales of real ale show no sign of slowing down, so for this years’ festival there will be over 70 real ales on sale” says Ruth Anderson who is the new organiser of the South Downs Beer & Cider Festival to be held at Lewes Town Hall on the 21st and 22nd June.


There will also be an excellent selection of ciders, perries, bottled beers and country wines. Hot and cold food with veggie options will be on sale as well as soft drinks.


Tickets for the popular Friday night and Saturday lunchtime sessions always sell very quickly, so early purchase is advised. The festival opens on Friday lunchtime at 11.00am to 3.00pm. In the evening we open at 5.00pm to 10.30pm. On Saturday we start at 11.00am to 5.00pm and then it is FREE entry on the door until the beer runs out. The festival closes at 8.00pm. Please note admission is by advance ticket only for all three sessions and there is no refund for unsold tickets.


Tickets cost: Friday lunchtime £4; Friday night £6; Saturday lunchtime £4. Included in the price is a FREE festival glass, kindly sponsored by Harveys Brewery and a programme. There is £2 worth of beer tokens to card carrying CAMRA members but not after 5.00pm on Saturday.


Postal sales are made to South Downs Beer & Cider Festival, 139 Elm Grove, Brighton BN2 3ES.Please state which session tickets are for and enclose a SAE. Cheques made payable to Brighton South Downs CAMRA. The following outlets are also selling tickets:- Evening Star, Brighton, Harveys Brewery Shop and Gardeners Arms. Lewes.


This year the festival organisers are pleased to support the Sussex Air Ambulance as this years’ festival charity.


There are full disabled facilities in the hall.


For further information call the festival organiser on 07811 653 027.




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