BRAND NEW! Gin & Wine Bars Added to The Beer Festival Line Up!

Brand new additions for 2017 will see a gin bar and a wine bar added to the festival!   With a wide-ranging audience demographic and an ever-increasing female attendance, we’ve stretched our range to cater for a big variance in tastes.  The Prosecco bar has been very well received in past events and will be returning, to feature alongside the brand-new wine bar.

Gin has also seen a huge rise in popularity in recent times and will make it’s debut this May with different long mix drinks available as well as the good old fashioned Gin & Tonic.  The Gins will be served with all the matching botanicals and mixers, with a Gin expert on hand to advise the perfect pours!

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


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.


Welcoming Fallen Acorn to Portsmouth Beer Festival!

We’re thrilled to announce that Fallen Acorn Brewing Co. will be sponsoring Portsmouth Beer Festival – Christmas Sessions 2016!

Emerging from the much loved Oakleaf Brewery which went in to administration earlier this year, Fallen Acorn Brewing Co. is a super squad formed from the existing Oakleaf Brewery Team and investors Just Develop It.

Oakleaf fans will be pleased to hear Hole Hearted and the IPA is available again alongside some new brews. Fallen Acorn is really excited to introduce a new Coffee Porter to its core range, which features a special blend of coffee made in collaboration with Gosport’s very own Solent Coffee Roasters and we can’t wait to try it!

Fallen Acorn’s Managing Director, Matt Curd says “We want to make beer that appeals to CAMRA drinkers, as well as Craft Beer drinkers, some with finings, some without, traditional styles like copper ales alongside quirky beers with insane flavours. We recognise the importance of tradition but also the demand for new and unique brewing techniques. We drink both, and we want to brew for both groups.”

We like the sound of that!

You’ll be able to try some of Fallen Acorns new and old brews at this December’s Portsmouth Beer Festival!


Portsmouth Beer Festival – Christmas Sessions 2016

We are thrilled to announce our favourite festive event the Portsmouth Beer Festival will return on the 16th & 17th December!

The Christmas Beer Festival will be brimming with festive cheer and of course, plenty of beer. There will be over 100 cask ales available to tickle your taste buds and ensure you’re pint is forever flowing with seasonal spirit. There will also be a cider bar serving a selection of cider including mulled cider for those after a winter warmer.

Each session will have music to get merry too! Friday night Chic & Nile Rodgers tribute Le Freak to get the festive feelings flowing, Saturday Day will see soul sisters The Fliks headline and favourite tribute act Fleetingwood Mac will play the final set on Saturday evening. There will also be lots of other top acts featuring.

Chosen charity The Thunder Foundation will be at the beer festival raising funds with fun giant sized pub games. The Thunder foundation aids children in Kenya with education and has already made great advances for local children with the impressive addition of a school offering free education, uniforms, health cover and food for its students.

You will be able to find the perfect pairing for your pint in our food area. There will be vegetarian options available too!

A celebration of great beers and an evening of excellent entertainment, it’s a seasonal must! Perfect for any parties! If you consider yourself a craft beer connoisseur, just enjoy a good pint, want to celebrate your Christmas party or fancy finding a favourite beer come along to the Portsmouth Beer Festival!

Tickets are just £10.50 and include a souvenir glass, program and beer token (booking fees apply).

Tickets available at and Meat and Barrel, Southsea & Little Johnny Russells, Southsea.  More venues to be added soon!

Session times

Friday 16th December- 6-11 PM

Saturday 17th December 12-5 PM

Saturday 17th December 6-11 PM