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South East Beer Festival

Festival to take place at Tonbridge rugby club

Tonbridge Juddians Rugby Club is the venue for the SIBA South East Beer Festival, which takes place on Friday and Saturday, 7-8 July.

The 11th in the series, and growing bigger every year, the festival features more than 180 cask ales in various categories from the south-east’s finest independent brewers.

And whether new to real ale or a seasoned aficionado there'll be plenty of ales to try and visitors will be able to find out which of the beers has been chosen as overall champion after the SIBA competition which takes place on Friday.

This year there will be an even wider range of ciders and perrys to try and soft drinks and food will be available at all sessions, with Big Event Co manning the BBQ all weekend.

On Friday the festival opens from 5pm-11pm and 11am to 11pm on Saturday. Entry is free and all beers are purchased with tokens. The souvenir festival glass will cost £2.

The club is located in the centre of Tonbridge and just off the High Street, about a 10-minute walk from the railway station.

Music will come from the Acoustic Reverb Collection on Saturday and the festival will take place in a spacious marquee on the rugby club pitches, with all of the clubhouse facilities available.

For more details visit the SIBA South East Beer Festival website.