East Anglian Beer and Cider Festival is Back and Better than Ever!

The East Anglian Beer and Cider Festival is back and bigger and better than ever with more real ales to try, a Pimms and Prosecco Bar and live entertainment in Charter Square.

Where else would you have the East Anglian Beer and Cider Festival but in Bury St Edmunds a town of which is steeped in brewing history!

Beer lovers will love the festival, which runs for four days from May 1-4, which this year features 180 top quality real ales and 30 real coders from brewers located in the East Anglian region. 

There will be also be “Meet the Brewer” and “Meet the Maltster” sessions plus book signings and talks by world famous writer of all things beer Roger Protz.

The event will again take place at The Apex but this year organisers have expanded into Charter Square immediately in front of the venue at the arc shopping centre where festival-goers can relax outside and enjoy live music.

There will be food and entertainment, Pimms and Prosecco Bar, and on Saturday the festival will provide free entertainment for children accompanied by their parents. 

The festival venue has public car parking a few steps away. Bury St Edmunds train station is a 12 minute walk and the Bus station an 8 minute walk away so the festival is very easy to access by public transport. For more information on getting to Bury St Edmunds visit our Getting Here and Getting Around Guide.

For detailed up to date information including opening times and ticket prices visit the festival website

Why not combine your visit to Bury St Edmunds Beer Festival with some first class rugby? One of the UK's top rugby sevens tournaments, the Greene King IPA 7's returns to Bury St Edmunds Rugby club for its eleventh year on Sunday May 5th attracting elite teams from across the world. Tickets can be purchased online