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Our ambition
 

Beer enthusiasts ourselves, we will do our very best to seek out delicious and intriguing beers and ciders, good music and good local food for you to enjoy in the friendly, convivial atmosphere of Sproughton's historic Tithe Barn. Whatever your personal taste in beer, you can be assured of a warm welcome at our Festival. We look forward to seeing you there.   

It's our 14th year!
New this year, we open our festival at 

7 pm on Friday the 10th of May.
Come and celebrate 200 years of the RNLI with us.

Raise your glass to all the brave lifeboat crews
around the British Isles. 

Our festival opening hours:

Friday 10th May 7 pm to 10.30 pm;

Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May

midday to 10.30 pm. 

What's on offer?

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2023 Gallery

Thank you to local builders and civil engineers  Brooks and Wood
for sponsoring our volunteers'  T-shirts. 
Click on their logo above to visit their website.

  • 20+ different cask ales to try,  a Suffolk lager and around half a dozen ciders, all at last year's prices of £4 a pint. For a live listing of our beers and ciders click here.

  • The Gin Bar will be here, too. You can find full details of our Suffolk gins by clicking here.

  • Red, white and rosé wines and prosecco also available

  • Limited edition commemorative festival glasses sold at £3 in aid of TBC

  • Live music throughout the weekend  - click here regularly for updates on our entertainment schedule

  • Sunday night quiz. Click here  for details

  • Sunday happy hour! 

  • Outdoor seating in the courtyard

  • Hot and cold food available

  • 2-pint carry-out cartons of beers and ciders are available!

  • We take card  payments

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Thank you to popular Iocal hairdressers Francesco and Fircroft for sponsoring the printing costs of our beer tasting notes. 

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You bring the hair, we have the style!

Click on the logos above to visit their websites.

Good to know...

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  • Entry to the Festival is free.

  • The Festival venue is the Tithe Barn, Lower Street Sproughton (map at foot of page).

  • Think carefully about driving to the Festival. Do not drink and drive. Have a designated driver in your party. There is no parking on-site, and only limited on-street parking nearby. Please leave residents' driveways clear at all times, and leave quietly if after dark.

  • To buy beer or other alcohol at our festival you'll first need to buy a festival beer voucher with cash or card from our friendly voucher sellers. Full details below.

  • Hot food is available during the festival.

  • **NEW** Pay separately at the outdoor servery for your hot food by bank card or cash - your beer voucher will NOT be accepted for payment for hot food.

  • We'll have seating and tables in the barn itself and outside in the rear courtyard.

  • Our Festival is a family event. Children under 18 years of age are welcome to accompany you but they must not buy or consume alcohol, or approach the bars. There are plenty of alternative soft drinks and snacks for children to buy in our tuck shop. 

  • Well-behaved dogs are welcome, but please come prepared to clean up after your dog.

  • Limited edition commemorative festival glasses will be available to purchase at £3 each. Click here for an image. All proceeds from the sale of these glasses will go to TBC.

  • All our festival staff are volunteers. They will do their best to provide a friendly, professional service. Please be patient, especially at peak times, and treat them with the respect they deserve for giving up their time for free to serve you. Abusive or threatening behaviour towards any of our volunteers or other patrons will not be tolerated and offenders will be refused any further service.

  • Please respect our neighbours and refrain from overflowing onto their gardens or driveways. 

  • Any queries? We'd love to hear from you - call, text or Whatsapp us on 07578552324.

All you need to know about beer vouchers...

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AS CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE FOR 2024

 

For your safety & security and to speed up service at the bars, no cash or card payments can be taken over the bars themselves. Patrons must first buy a beer voucher to use for payment at the bar for beer and other alcohol. Our voucher sellers will be easy to find as you enter the Tithe Barn. Vouchers can be bought by cash or card - however, we much prefer contactless payments. Part-used vouchers can be refunded, or you can choose to donate your "change" to our festival charity.  

THIS YEAR, YOUR BEER VOUCHERS CAN ONLY BE USED AT THE BARS TO PURCHASE BEER, CIDER, GIN, OTHER ALCOHOL AND BAR SNACKS. TO PURCHASE HOT FOOD, YOU MUST PAY SEPARATELY BY BANK CARD OR CASH AT THE OUTDOOR SERVERY - YOUR BEER VOUCHER WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. 

Please support our Festival sponsors. Their generosity enables us to offer free entry to our Festival. It also helps to keep our prices down and means we can give more to worthy causes from our proceeds

Sproughton Beer Festival is a not-for-profit community enterprise organised on behalf of, and supported by, Sproughton Parish Council. All proceeds after expenses will be used to secure next year's festival and thereafter distributed as grants to enhance and enrich our community.

Same again?  Don't mind if I do...

Thanks for supporting us!

See you again on 9th, 10th and 11th May 2025

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Challenge 25

We will be operating a strict "Challenge 25" policy at our Festival. This means that if you are lucky enough to look under 25, you will be asked for proof of your age when buying or consuming alcohol. To find out more about how this may affect you, click here. 

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