Beer festival with 'sensational line up' coming to town - dates and times announced

People enjoying last year's Eastbourne Beer Festival <i>(Image: Eastbourne Borough Council)</i>
People enjoying last year's Eastbourne Beer Festival (Image: Eastbourne Borough Council)

The date for a town's beer festival has been announced.

Eastbourne's October Beer Festival will return from October 5 to October 7 at the Grade II* Winter Garden.

The three day event, which runs from Thursday to Saturday, is celebrating its 20th year with ales, ciders, perries and craft beers.

Alongside bottled beers from around the world, wines, gins, soft drinks and food, the sessions will include a lively line-up of music acts to be announced over the coming months.

The Argus: Inside Eastbourne's Winter Gardens
The Argus: Inside Eastbourne's Winter Gardens

Inside Eastbourne's Winter Gardens (Image: Eastbourne Borough Council)

Eastbourne Borough Council lead cabinet member for tourism and culture councillor Margaret Bannister said: “The Beer Festival is always a major highlight in the autumn events calendar and the Winter Garden is the perfect venue with its spacious surroundings and stunning architecture, alongside its first class live performance facilities.

“We can promise you a sensational line up of beer and cider, alongside a crowd-pleasing live music line-up too.”

Sessions will return from 5.30pm to 10pm Thursday, 6pm to 11pm Friday, 11.30am to 4.30pm and 6pm to 11pm Saturday.

Thursday will take on a new quieter session format showcasing the biggest selection of beers with background music in place of live bands.

Tickets include a free festival glass and set of Tasting Notes.  The festival operates a cashless bar with drinks tokens available to purchase on entry.

People are being encouraged to book ahead to secure their place for the festival.