From Friday 24th to Sunday 26th May, real ale and cider lovers can sample around one hundred real ales, ciders and perries on the Western Lawns, Eastbourne seafront, during the three-day event extravaganza ‘Beer & Cider by the Sea’. The list of beers on offer will include half from the Sussex area, such as the Long Man and Beachy Head Breweries, the remainder being regional tipples from St Austell, Adnams and many more. Cider fans can sample some ‘Double Vision’ or a ‘Moody Old Cow’ from the National Cider and Perry Collection, while a range of wines and bottled beers from around the world will also be on offer for an international flavour.
Providing a culinary twist, former Masterchef-winner Peter Bayless will provide the perfect accompaniment with demonstrations of food and drink matched dishes on Saturday and Sunday. Or for real ale fans, discover the secrets behind the perfect brew in a tasted beer talk on Sunday from Jamie Simm, Head Brewer at Long Man Brewery. There will be some great entertainment from live bands on the festival stage throughout the weekend.
The event coincides with the return of the Eastbourne Sunshine Carnival on Saturday 25th May, bringing a festival atmosphere to the bank holiday weekend. Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet Member for Tourism & Leisure, Cllr Carolyn Heaps said “Eastbourne has much to celebrate around food and drink, thanks to our enviable location with some of the country’s best producers in our region. This festival is a fantastic addition to the events programme making Eastbourne the Whitsun bank holiday choice for a lively weekend break!”
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