The 21st South Downs Real Ale & Cider Festival will take place
at the usual venue, Lewes Town Hall, on Friday 16 and Saturday 17
June 2017. We will be celebrating our ‘coming of age’
festival with a key of the door logo & hopefully a VERY SPECIAL
collaboration ale by two very local breweries!
There will be around 90 cask beers for you to sample, along with
a range of
cider and perry. Non-alcoholic drinks will also be available, plus
a range of hot food and snacks, including vegetarian options supplied
by local firm, Circa Events. The festival will as usual be music-
This year all sessions will be admission by ticket only (although,
if tickets are returned from the outlets, they will be available
on the door). Tickets will be on sale from Friday 5 May 2017, at
The Gardeners Arms, Harveys Brewery Shop and The Brewers Arms in
Lewes, and the Evening Star in Brighton. Alternatively, please apply
by post to: South Downs Beer Festival Tickets, 139 Elm Grove, Brighton,
BN2 3ES, stating session required and enclosing a SAE and cheque,
payable to “South Downs Beer & Cider Festival”.
Please note if you do not enclose an SAE we will NOT send out the
tickets. Tickets remain the same price as last year and are as follows:
The ticket costs are:
- Friday 16/06/16 11.00 - 15.00 £4.00
- Friday 16/06/16 17.00 - 22.30 £7.00
- Saturday 17/06/16 11.00 - 18.00* £5.00
*or until the beer runs out.
Customers will receive a free glass and a programme with tasting
notes. In addition, CAMRA members will receive £2.00 in beer
tokens per session on production of their valid membership card.
We have plans for one-off brews and ‘first available’
beers at this event.
Please note over-18s only. If you are lucky enough to look under
25, please ensure you bring photo ID. Well behaved dogs on leads
are welcome but only in the seating area of the beer festival.
The venue is easy to find. From the railway station turn right,
climb the hill to the traffic lights, cross over and it’s
on the right. The venue is wheelchair accessible with a disabled
toilet. The town boasts a number of excellent pubs that are well
worth seeking out if you have the time, or indeed the capacity.