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The 29th Festival will be held on Fri 22nd - Sat 23rd March 2019 once again at Brighton Racecourse.

Click on the links below to visit the required page. Note the some pages below (particularly archives) lead on to further pages.

Home & News
  • Home page - the landing page seen first by most visitors to the site
  • Current News - the place to look for all the news about this year's festival
  • Articles - every now and then, someone will pen a more detailed article about the festival
  • Photos - see for yourself what the festival looks like
  • News Archive - every news article from previous years' festivals (from 2006 onwards)

Drinks & Food
  • Current Beer List - once we have it (usually around mid-to-late January), this will show the most up-to-date list for the upcoming festival
  • Bottled Beer List - a list of all the bottles we hope to have in stock
  • Cider & Perry - it's not all about the beer, you know...
  • Wine - details of the English wines on offer
  • Food - you'll be needing something to soak all of the above up!
  • Archived Lists - come and have a look at what you could have won
  • Downloads - downloadable beer lists from festivals present (when ready) and past, for those of you who like to indulge in a little forward planning!

  • Ticket Sales - how to get hold of tickets, and how much you'll need to pay
  • Pub Ticket Outlets - more about the fine establishments that help to distribute the tickets for us

Festival Info
  • Venue - all about Hove Town Hall, the venue kind enough to keep letting us come back
  • Charity - details of the local charity that will benefit from your kind donations
  • Music - find out who'll be playing and when at the next festival
  • Links - your chance to find out more about our suppliers and supporters

Get Involved
  • Volunteer - fancy helping out behind the bar or with one of the other tasks our band of volunteers carries out to help the festival flow smoothly?
  • Organise - details of the organising committee who work behind-the-scenes for months in advance, and information about any vacancies
  • Campaign - more about CAMRA and what you can do to help the cause of real ale

What to Expect
  • What is real ale? - information for beginners and seasoned drinkers alike
  • Ale styles - details of different types of ale, and how these correspond to the programme key
  • First Time Visitor? - if you've never been to the Sussex Beer & Cider Festival (or any beer festival) before, this helps explain some of the basics
  • First Time Volunteer? - to help new volunteers get to grips with what to expect

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