Ipswich Beer and Cider Festival starts tomorrow

We’re now just a day away from the return of the Ipswich Beer and Cider Festival, and preparations are well underway. Our venue St Clement’s Church is a hive of activity as we prepare to set up for the four days, and we’re really looking forward to opening the doors tomorrow, Thursday 27 July, to welcome people to the 33rd Ipswich Beer and Cider Festival.

We’d like to thank everyone that has assisted us in bringing the festival together, including Ipswich and East Suffolk CAMRA and the board of trustees at St Clement’s Church. We’ve had a great few months planning the festival, and to see it all come together is amazing. Our festival organiser and head brewer at the Briarbank, Robert Lewis-Pyke has enjoyed visiting a number of breweries in preparation for the festival, and we’re pleased to be able to showcase over 100 real ales, craft beers and ciders from both local independent breweries and breweries from further afield. To see which breweries will have their beers and ciders at the festival, make sure you visit our beers and cider page.

Alongside the beers and ciders, there will also be a range of soft drinks and spirits available, as well as local food vendors in attendance, should you require a bite to eat with your drink. 

If you’re visiting us over the next three days, we hope you all have a great time. Day tickets or weekend tickets can be purchased on our website or can be obtained at the door, subject to numbers.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.