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Welcome to the Sussex Beer Festival

The 26th Festival will definitelyrun from 17-19 March 2016
at the Brighton Corn Exchange.

Many thanks to our sponsors: Harveys Brewery, Langhams Brewery, Longman Brewery & Rother Valley Brewery.

14 March 2016: Programme available for download

A low resolution PDF version of the 2016 Festival Programme (1.45mb, 24 pages) is now available to download.

Some final changes to the beer list are reflected here and the QR version of the beer list has also been updated (but, like last year, will not have any 'live' updates from the festival.

Finally, a reminder that advance sales officially ended on Friday 11 March (although you may still find tickets at our pub outlets before we get around to collect them). Don't despair: a minimum of 150 tickets for each session available on the door, 20 minutes after the start of each session.

11 March 2016: Ticket press release

As usual, tickets for the Friday night session of the 26th Sussex Beer and Cider Festival have all been sold. But there will be a minimum of 150 tickets for each session available on the door, 20 minutes after the start of each session.

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.

Opening times and prices:-

  • Thursday 5.00pm - 11.00pm £9
  • Friday 11.00am - 3.00pm £5
  • Friday 5.00pm - 11.00pm £9
  • Saturday 12.00 noon – 8.00pm* £8
  • Saturday3.30pm – 8.00pm* £3 **

(**on door only & with NUS card) *or until the beer runs out

Peter Mitchell
March 2016
Publicity Officer for Sussex Beer & Cider Festival

8 March 2016: Many thanks to our sponsors

Many thanks from all on the organising committee to our sponsors: Harveys Brewery for sponsoring the festival glasses and Langhams Brewery, Longman Brewery and Rother Valley Brewery for sponsoring the staff T-shirts.

Ruth Anderson
Festival Organiser


7 March 2016: Beer, cider and perry lists now online

Did you know that are nearly 11,000 real ales brewed in the United Kingdom?

Not all of them will be available at the 26th Sussex Beer & Cider Festival to be held at the Corn Exchange, Church Street, Brighton on the 17-19 March 2016.

But there will an excellent selection of nearly 170 beers on sale from breweries all over the country, ranging from IPAs, milds, best bitters, golden ales and speciality beers.

Cider and perry drinkers are not forgotten as there will be an excellent range available.

Tickets are still on sale at the Evening Star, Brighton; Gardener’s Arms, Lewes; Duke of Wellington, Shoreham-by-Sea; Selden Arms, Worthing; and Beer Essentials, Horsham.

Peter Mitchell
February 2016
Publicity Officer for Sussex Beer & Cider Festival

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