“To help celebrate the Brighton & South Downs CAMRA branch 40th anniversary I am inviting the ale drinkers of Sussex and beyond to join us in enjoying nearly 80 real ales” says Ruth Anderson organiser of the South Downs Beer & Cider Festival to be held at Lewes Town Hall on the 20th – 21st June.
There will also be an excellent selection of ciders, perries, bottled beers. 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 £6.50; 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, Gardeners Arms & Brewers Arms Lewes.
The festival is always pleased to help a charity and this year the festival charity is Headway based in Haywards Heath.
There are full disabled facilities in the hall.
For further information call the festival organiser on 07450 656148


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