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Barrels of Fun to Be Had as Tickets for Eastbourne’s Spring & Autumn Beer Festivals Go on Sale

After 15 years of success, Eastbourne Beer Festival will be returning this Autumn for another year of top tipple alongside the May Bank Holiday weekend event, Beer & Cider by the Sea. Tickets for the sought-after events will be on sale from Monday 6 February 2017 giving punters plenty of time to train their taste buds.

The incredible selection of real ales have been carefully handpicked by local CAMRA members (Campaign for Real Ale), who will be in attendance with pint pulling volunteers to offer their expert opinion. After working in partnership with the Autumn Beer Festival, CAMRA will also be partnering with Beer & Cider by the Sea to offer an even bigger event on the May Bank holiday weekend.


Beer and Cider by the Sea 2016

Eastbourne Beer Festival will return to its traditional venue at the Winter Garden this October for its 15th annual year on 5-7 October 2017. The spring favourite, Beer & Cider by the Sea, will be making an appearance on the Western Lawns which overlooks Eastbourne’s glorious seafront on Bank Holiday weekend 26-28 May 2017.

Affordable ticket prices, which start as low as £5, ensure that sampling both regional and national beverages won’t break the bank. CAMRA members can also benefit from discounted ticket prices.

Eastbourne Borough Council Lead Cabinet Member for Tourism and Enterprise, Cllr Margaret Bannister said “Eastbourne’s location in the heart of Sussex means that wonderful local produce is available right on our doorstep! The Beer Festivals are a great way of getting everybody together while appreciating produce far and wide, with beer brewed everywhere from Beachy Head to Belgium!

The Spring and Autumn Beer Festivals have been fantastic for the town and continue to grow in success. Beer & Cider by the Sea is one of the highlights of Eastbourne’s events line-up as crowds gather on the Western Lawns to sample award-winning beer under the sun! This year also marks the 15th year of the Autumn Beer Festival so it is sure to be the best one yet!”


With plenty of picnic spots on the Western Lawns and entry for children on selected dates, Beer & Cider by the Sea offers family-friendly fun in the sunshine whilst the autumn Beer Festival is for adults only and offers pub games, live bands and acoustic sessions.

Beer & Cider by the Sea will be held on Friday 26 May-28 May and ticket prices start at £7 (£6 CAMRA members, £2 children, under 5’s go free).

Eastbourne Beer Festival will be held on 5-7 October 2017 and ticket prices start at £7 (£5 CAMRA members).
Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 01323 410611 or from Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre, Seaford Tourist Information Centre and Eastbourne’s Seafront Office.

For more information on both festivals, please visit or contact the Tourist Information Centre on 01323 415415.

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