Portsmouth Beer Festival Back For May 2017!

We’re back for 2017! 🍻

With a huge range of over 120 cask ales, craft beer bar returning, an extended range of ciders and a brand new addition of wines and gins! There will be a full line up of fantastic live music across all three sessions as well as food favourites and pub games.

Friday 12th & Saturday 13th May 2017
Friday evening session – 6pm until 11pm
Saturday daytime session – 12pm until 5pm
Saturday evening session – 6pm until 11pm

Tickets: https://portsmouthbeerfestival.wordpress.com/tickets/

Tickets are priced at ÂŁ11 (+ booking fees) per person, per session. The ticket includes a souvenir glass, a programme & a beer plus a full line up of live entertainment.

We look forward to seeing you all there!


The Leopold Tavern, Southsea

We’re pleased to be partnering once again with The Leopold Tavern for this Christmas!

Situated in the vibrant Albert road the Leopold tavern has the largest selection of real ales and bottled craft beers in Portsmouth. With over 100 bottled beers to choose from you are sure to find the perfect beer. Alongside 10 real ales there are 5 real ciders and an eclectic range of spirits.

Be sure to drop in and check out their great range of beers including the infamous ‘Fridge o’ plenty’!


Love Your Pub

We’re pleased to be working alongside Love Your Pub group for this Christmas beer festival!

The Love Your Pub Group was designed as a completely unique & bespoke online “one stop shop” hospitality platform both informative to the public & supportive of the hospitality trade.

They bring together the public, lovely venues & great suppliers all together in one place unlike no other business 

Their focus is to tell our public & followers about all the wonderful activities and events that happen in REAL TIME within their lovely member venues & champion our regional artisan producers.

Visit www.loveyourpub.co.uk & follow them through all their social media channels to find lovely venues to go explore & enjoy with your loved ones.


Cork & Cheese

Fancy sorting out your cheese selection for Christmas? Well you can at the beer festival! We welcome Cork & Cheese who will be joining us this weekend.  You can peruse their fantastic selection to buy and take home as gifts or if you get the beer munchies why not tuck in there and then?  Here is an introduction from Cork & Cheese themselves:
“The Cork and Cheese is a beer & wine shop, cafĂ© and deli situated in Park Gate Southampton.
We stock a lovely selection of beers and wines, both English and International that you will not find in your local supermarket. We cater for all budgets, have a good understanding of our wines and as we have personally tried many of them, can give you advice, whatever you are looking for. We love gift-wrapping our wines and Champagnes so that they look even more special for the lucky recipient. So whatever country, region or grape variety you are looking for, we should be able to help.
We also stock some lovely Ports, fortified wines such as the fabulous Rubis, flavoured vodkas and the gorgeous Lord Nelson’s spiced rum liqueur, along with Cognacs, Armagnacs and Malt Whiskies, so if you want something different for yourself or a friend, we can always help.
Our lovely café is open from 10.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Saturday and is the perfect place to meet your friends for coffee, lunch or Afternoon Tea. We are fully licenced, so you can enjoy a beer or glass of wine with your lunch or glass of bubbly with your tea. What could be nicer than meeting a friend and enjoying one of our sharing platters whilst you catch up on all the
If you love your cheeses, chutneys, jams, biscuits etc. then you’ll love our deli. We stock a great range of English cheeses and are more than happy for you to “Try before you buy”, especially if you are looking to create a cheeseboard or Cheese Celebration Cake for your wedding, birthday or party.
All of our deli products look fabulous when included in one of our lovely hampers and our knowledgeable staff are always there to advise you on what to select. We also use as many of our product lines as possible in our café, so always ask if you’ve particularly enjoyed something as we may well stock

Christmas Meat Raffle Courtesy of Bransbury Park Butchers

Roll up! Roll up! How do you fancy having a jolly old drink up at the beer festival and having the chance to win a lovely joint of meat for Christmas while you’re at it?

Well here’s your chance.  In association with the fine chaps at Bransbury Park Butchers we’ll be hosting a meat raffle as part of the Saturday evening session.  There will be breakfast packs, large joints of meat and whole birds all presented in the style of a good old fashioned meat raffle.  All proceeds will go towards our charity this Christmas, The Thunder Foundation.  Don’t forget to buy your raffle tickets on the way in!

(Meat raffle tickets available on the night only)

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Brasserie Lou Lou’s

We’re pleased to have Lou Lou’s Brasserie on Marmion Road, Southsea, as one of our sponsors this year at the Christmas Sessions.

They have recently broadened their beer selection and welcome you in to have a try!  You’ll find the likes of Brooklyn and Vedett as well as the American favourite Anchor Steam Beer, alongside some beers by Icelandic brewers Einstok and some terrific IPA’s from the likes of King of Hops and Curious.

The restaurant come bar offers a vast array of French and British cuisine, so whether you’re having just a couple of beers or cocktails, or a three course evening meal accompanied with live music, Lou Lou’s has something to offer for everyone.


Favourites O’Hagan’s Return Alongside Nacho’s King and Guildhall Caterers

We all know that as good as beer is on it’s own, it’s even better when it’s paired with delicious food. This Christmas we’re really looking forward to the return of firm favourites O’Hagan’s Sausages BBQ & Hog Roast!

Also joining us will be Nacho’s King offering up Nachos & Burritos all available as vegetarian options too, alongside the Guildhall caterers with the return of their delicious festive carvery baguettes with all the trimmings.


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