Last chance for tickets to this weekend's Brewhaven festival

From left to right:  Nick Ledger, Councillor Sean Macleod, Councillor James MacCleary and Leon Cole
From left to right: Nick Ledger, Councillor Sean Macleod, Councillor James MacCleary and Leon Cole
Time is running out to snap up tickets for the popular Brewhaven Sussex Craft Beer Festival which returns to Newhaven Fort on Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1.

Newhaven Festival and Visit Lewes are organising the two-day event that celebrates the high quality, diverse array of craft beers being made locally.

Beers will be on offer from 15 of the area's best craft breweries, including a debut for the 3AM Brewery (pictured) in Newhaven. There will be a wine and Sussex spirits bar for non-beer drinkers and the best local food producers will be on hand to provide appetising fare for festival-goers.

Now in its second year, Brewhaven has been extended to three sessions - Saturday afternoon, Saturday night, and for the first time, Sunday afternoon.

Councillor James MacCleary, Deputy Leader of Lewes District Council and Newhaven councillor, said: "With just a short time until the brilliant Brewhaven weekend, there is much excitement and tickets are selling fast so anyone who wants to join the fun should buy theirs now to avoid disappointment.

"Last year's festival was a great success with hundreds of people enjoying themselves at our historic fort and this year promises to be even better with more top-class food and drink, and the bonus of an extra afternoon session too.

"Brewhaven is great for people of all ages, just pick whether the afternoon or evening session suits you and come along to support our unique local breweries."

The two daytime sessions, from 1pm to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday, will be laid back, family-friendly events with the fort's playground open and free craft activities to keep younger visits entertained. The café will be serving soft drinks, ice cream, snacks and sandwiches, while brewers can offer their products under the cover of a Second World War Romney Hut.

At the over 18s-only Saturday night session, which runs from 6pm to 10pm, there will be more fabulous craft beer, great food, music and DJs.

To buy tickets, visit