Eastbourne's Beer & Cider by the Sea

Beer & Cider by the Sea: 26 - 28 May 2017

Harvey's dray at Beer & Cider by the Sea


Beer and cider enthusiasts can enjoy a mouth-watering bank holiday weekend in Eastbourne this May. The three day ‘Beer and Cider by the Sea’ festival on Eastbourne’s seafront Western Lawns between 26 and 28 May, is set to be bigger and better in what will be its fifth year!

Fine ales and cask ciders to enjoy, all kept in the best cellar conditions plus bottled beers of the world, cocktails & wines. There are CAMRA volunteers on hand too to offer advice and tips for a perfect beverage, plenty of seating and a warm welcome are guaranteed!

Session Times


Friday 26: 17:30 - 22:30

Saturday 27: 10:30 - 15:30

Saturday 27: 17:30 - 22:30

Sunday 28: 11:00 - 19:00


Beer & Cider by the Sea

Across the weekend both family friendly sessions and evening events are available with plenty of picnic spots inside and out, and the festival offers a tasty selection of over 100 real ales, ciders and perries to choose from.

Live Music

Dirty Martini Swing Band, Eastbourne

Alongside the buzz of tasting new beverages, the festival also brings back the indoor stage featuring a whole host of live music. From R&B and swing to pop and reggae take the stage, creating the perfect soundtrack to the bank holiday weekend.

Tasting Notes

Beer & Cider by the Sea

We hope you enjoyed the fantastic selection of local and county beers, ciders, perries, wines and bottled beer that were on offer in 2016! 2017 is promising to be bigger and better than before, you can expect another delicious palate of drinks!