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Blackpool Beer and Cider Festival

Blackpool Beer and Cider Festival


Liverpool-based Real Ale Events are bringing back a Beer & Cider Festival to Blackpool this coming March. The company organise large scale beer festivals and after their success across the North West, branched out to Blackpool.


Last year saw over 2000 guests come along to the festival, and they’re hoping for even bigger numbers this year.


The festival is running from Friday 23rd to Saturday 24th March 2018, with two day-long sessions. It will be held inside the Olympia room at Blackpool Winter Gardens. It’s not the first time Real Ale Events have hosted a festival in such grand surroundings – their festival in St George’s Hall, Liverpool regularly sees over 200 beers housed within the Great Hall each time.


We had great success with our Blackpool beer festival last year, and cannot wait to bring back a bigger and better event this year


 Mark Hensby, Managing Director of Real Ale Events


Festival-goers can expect up to 125 different real ales, craft canned beers and ciders, including beers from sponsors Lancaster Brewery showcased on a hand pull bar.


Real Ale Events have pulled together some of the finest beers from the best breweries across the UK, starting with locally sourced ales from Lytham Brewery and Preston-based Beer Brothers, over to the multi-award-winning Brass Castle from York, down to Pot Belly Brewery in Kettering and further South to Mad Squirrel Brewery in Hertfordshire.





The cider collection has increased from last year’s festival and will include a variety of dry to fruity ciders – Bringing back a popular Liverpool and Blackpool festival favourite Lilley’s Mango.


To bring in a few Summer vibes to proceedings, there is also an indoor gin garden featuring a range of boutique gins, spirits, craft canned beers, wine and prosecco. Whatever your tipple... they have you covered! 


All halves of real ale are £1.50 each, with halves of cider priced at £2 regardless of their strength. CAMRA members can enjoy £2 discount off a full card of tokens (usually £12) when presenting a valid CAMRA card at all sessions over the weekend.


There will be bands playing throughout the sessions, to accompany the perfectly selected beers.


Tickets start at just £7 each, including a souvenir glass and programme.


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