East Anglian Beer & Cider Festival

By kind permission of the Dean & Chapter, the 32nd East Anglian Beer & Cider Festival will be held for the fourth year running in the beautiful St. Edmundsbury Cathedral in Bury St Edmunds!

For six days, St Edmundsbury Cathedral, its cloisters and garth, will host over 250 real ales, 60 ciders, food stalls and come alive with a Sound Stage and full entertainment programme.


Wednesday 21 August 16:00 – 17:30 (trade and members only);
17:30 – 23:00 (festival open)
Thursday 22 August 12:00 – 23:00
Friday 23 August 12:00 – 23:30
Saturday 24 August 11:30 – 23:00
Sunday 25 August 12:00 – 20:00
Monday 26 August 12:00 – 18:00

East Anglian Beer Festival

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    Over 250 Beers

    Over 60 Ciders

    Food & Snacks

    Music & More

    We look to support local charities and good causes

    In 2023 alone over £24,000 was donated to local good causes including the Cathedral and local charities who supported the festival.

    In the past proceeds from the Beer & Cider Festival have benefited many local and national charities with over £175,000 having been donated. Last year, beneficiaries included St Nicholas Hospice and Women’s Royal Army Corps (WRAC).

    If you’re interested in being a volunteer this year, find out more here.

    CAMRA Members

    Join CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) now and enjoy the following Beer Festival benefits:

    • Free preview session from 4pm Wednesday
    • Free admission to all sessions
    • Free entry to all subsequent sessions

    Click here for more information and to join CAMRA