Bury St Edmunds: Beer and food festival set to tingle the taste buds

 People attending last year’s Greene King Beer and Food Festival

People attending last years Greene King Beer and Food Festival - Credit: PAGEPIX LTD

GREENE King’s Real Beer and Food Festival returns for a fourth year next month and with more than 50 exhibitors already signed up it is looking set to be bigger, better and tastier than ever before.

The two-day event will be held in the surroundings of the Bury St Edmunds-based brewery, in Westgate Street, on May 18 and 19.

Showcasing the best in local produce with samples available for visitors to try before they buy, there will also be a range of award-winning cask beers on offer, including Greene King IPA, Old Speckled Hen and Abbot Ale.

Chris Houlton, managing director at Greene King Brewing and Brands, said: “The great thing about the festival is that it continues to grow and attract new exhibitors each year.

“We’re proud to be able to support local producers and showcase the fantastic fayre this region has to offer while offering a fun day out for local families.”

Local producers new to this year’s festival include Blackdog Chilli Company, Hedgerow Cordials, Mrs Sippi and Dotty Bakers. They will be joined by returning favourites from previous years, including The Duck Truck, Artisan Smokehouse and soft drinks producer Breckland Orchard.

The festival also promises a Saturday night programme of live music featuring a mix of talent to suit all tastes.

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The full line-up will be revealed closer to the event, with local bands given the chance to take centre stage.

Food stalls will be open from 10am to 5pm on both days, with music on the Saturday continuing until 10pm.

Tickets cost £4 (under 16s go free, when accompanied by an adult) and are available from the Greene King Visitor Centre, Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, or from the Apex Box Office, 1 Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds.

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