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Our ambition

Beer enthusiasts ourselves, we will do our very best to seek out delicious and intriguing beers, 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 13th year, and we open on the 13th of May! We hope you're not superstitious. Come and celebrate with us and raise your glass to His Majesty King Charles III

Our festival opening hours:

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May

midday to 10.30 pm. 

What's on offer?


2022 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 £4 a pint. For a live listing of our beers and ciders click here.

  • The Parish Council Gin bar is back, too, after a very successful trial last year. You can find full details by clicking here.

  • Red, white and rosé wines and prosecco also available

  • Limited edition commemorative festival glasses sold in aid of St Elizabeth Hospice Ipswich

  • 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


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


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, other alcohol or food at our festival you'll first need to buy a festival beer voucher for £10 with cash or card from our friendly voucher sellers. Full details below.

  • Hot food is available during the festival. Pay for your hot food with your beer voucher.

  • 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 St Elizabeth Hospice, Ipswich.

  • 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.

  • 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.



For your safety & security and to speed up service, no cash or card payments can be taken over the bar or at the BBQ. Patrons must first buy a £10 voucher to use for payment at the bar and BBQ for beer, other alcohol and food. 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, St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich.  

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 11th and 12th May 2024

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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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