Now in its 32nd year, the East Anglian Beer and Cider Festival is organised by the local branch of the Campaign for Real Ale, the nationwide consumer organisation responsible for the preservation of our brewing and pub heritage.

From its early years staged in the Athenaeum and Corn Exchange, Bury St Edmunds the festival moved to The Apex at the Arc Shopping Centre in 2011. We’re honoured that we’re being trusted to offer the festival in St. Edmundsbury Cathedral and its precinct again, by kind permission of the Dean and Chapter!

The festival both raises money to support CAMRA’s aims and local charities and deserving good causes. Since its inception, the Festival has raised more than £175,000 to help the local Community and in the past three years alone, the festival has raised over £50,000. The festival would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors who help in all manner of ways – financial support, goods and materials in kind and practical help. With their support, we’re able to help many local charities and good causes.

If you would like to help us and become a festival sponsor click HERE.