The Lewes Beer Festival is BACK!

January 17, 2018

The 8th Lewes FC Beer Festival, held at the Rook Inn on Friday, February 9, (from 5:30pm) features beers in cask and keg from the best and most exciting breweries in the region, as well as some of the coolest breweries in the country!

With the number of breweries in the UK rising above 2,000 for the first time since the 1930s, there has never been a better time to sample a superb array of tastes & flavours, and the festival offers beers from breweries established for over two hundred years, to some just two. 

Making their first appearances in the festival this year are exciting ales from Goldmark and Listers breweries in Arundel, Kiln Brewery from Burgess Hill and 360 Degrees from Sheffield Park.

From around the UK we welcome Manchester’s First Chop, two award-winning ales from the excellent Cronx Brewery in Croydon, and a superb ale from Derby’s Thornbridge.

There are also new and seasonal entrants from Harvey’s, Gun, Kissingate, and Dark Star, an incredible Burning Sky collaboration with The Wild Beer Company, and back by popular demand, we welcome the extremely popular and silver medal winner in the 2016 festival, Island Records Jamaican Porter.

Johnny Marshall, landlord of the Gardners Arms in Lewes and curator the festival once again said,

“This years festival reflects the exciting developments in the brewing industry at the moment”. 

He added, “With our friends at Harvey’s at the core to everything in this area, there are now so many incredible ales being produced around the region.  We’ve tried to showcase this, as well as introduce some new and exciting flavours from the rest of the country. We look forward to welcoming a record attendance this year!” 

Tickets are just £5 and the price includes a free commemorative Lewes FC pint glass and tasting notes, and there’s some great pub grub courtesy of the East Sussex Catering Company.

The Festival will continue throughout the weekend, from 12:30pm on Saturday (10th), as Lewes FC’s Mens first team take on Carshalton Athletic in a crucial Bostik League south game, kick off 3pm and again on Sunday, as the Lewes FC Women entertain Cardiff City in the FA Women’s Premier League south, kick off 2pm.

Tickets for the Saturday’s big game are £11 adult, £6 concession and kids under 16 go free, and on Sunday it’s £5 adult, £3 concession and kids go free. Sunday is also the ‘Unlock The Gate’ commemorative game, see website for further details. 

To reserve YOUR ticket email or call 01273 470820. You can also purchase tickets at all Lewes FC home games up to the 9th Feb - check the website for forthcoming games — and at The Gardners Arms, Cliffe High Street, Lewes.