Great Yarmouth Event Information

Great Yarmouth Winter Beer & Cider Festival

Thursday 24th November 2016 - Sunday 27th November 2016
Venue: St. Georges Theatre

The Great Yarmouth Winter Beer and Cider Festival returns for its 2nd year this weekend. This seasonal version of the popular celebration of real ales and cider held annually in May is being held from Thursday to Sunday at St. Georges Theatre.

This years festival will feature the very best ales, including seasonal brews, from Norfolk and Suffolk brewers including Adnams, Panther, Woodfordes, Fat Cat, Green Jack, St. Peters, Barrel and Sellers, Bullards and of course Great Yarmouth’s Lacons breweries. In addition to the local fare, festival goers will also have the opportunity to enjoy a selection of ales from further afield including 'Village Idiot' from the White Horse Brewery in Oxfordshire, Plum Porter' from Titanic Brewery in Staffordshire, 'Good Old Boy' from the West Berkshire Brewery and Vanilla Stout, the CAMRA ‘Supreme Champion Beer of Britain 2016’, from Binghams Brewery also in Berkshire. Cider drinkers will have plenty of choice too with a range of fruity variants including blackberry, strawberry, rhubarb, cranberry and cherry as well as the more traditional vintage ciders and perry’s.

Live music is always an important feature of the Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festivals and this Winter Festival is no exception with a number of bands and solo artists booked to appear throughout the weekend. Whilst the Thursday night session will be a music free evening, Friday night sees the return of the urban acoustic pop duo ‘Junk Shop Poets’ who are supported by Chris Pidgeon, an acoustic singer-songwriter from Norwich and local acoustic musician Emily Gray. The ‘Old Stuff Band’ will be performing their own unique take on covers from the last 3 decades during the Saturday lunchtime session whilst in the evening Kolin Durier, with his funky upbeat groove, will prepare the way for the Jimi Hendrix tribute band ‘Purple Jimi’ with a full-on show featuring all of the popular Hendrix tunes.

Tickets will be available on the door for all sessions, entry prices vary from £3.00 to £5.00 depending on the session whilst a limited number of advance tickets are still available for most sessions through the St. Georges Theatre booking office and on line at or in person at the box office and on 01493 331484.


The festival will be open for its first session at 5pm until 11pm on Thursday 24th November then opens for both lunch (11.00am to 3.00pm) and evening sessions (5pm to 11.00pm) on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th November, finishing with an afternoon lunch time session (12.00pm to 4.00pm) on Sunday 27th November. Food will be available at each session from special Beer Festival menu being served in the St. Georges Pavilion Café.

For ticket information please visit St Georges Theatre website

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