TUNBRIDGE WELLS FOOD MONTH: BEER WEEKEND
The Tunbridge Wells Beer Weekend will be a celebration of all things beer from 13-16 September 2018, from the history of brewing and hop farming in Royal Tunbridge Wells, to rare barrel tastings, home brew classes and walking tours!
Join us at 9 different venues for a weekend of talks, tastings, tap takeovers and brewery open days, live music and special food events to tickle your taste buds over four glorious days.
For more details, ticket information and prices for certain events, or to reserve yourself a spot at an event, please check in with the pubs directly or keep an eye on the Tunbridge Wells Beer Weekend Facebook page.
Find out more about our local breweries, pubs and retailers:
Fuggles, 28 Grosvenor Rd
Pig & Porter, Unit 18H, Chapman Way
The George, 29 Mount Ephraim
The Royal Oak, 92 Prospect Rd
The Ragged Trousers, 44 The Pantiles
The Beer Boutique, 40 Mount Pleasant
Sankey’s, 39 Mount Ephraim
The Bedford, 2 High Street
The Pantiles Tap, 39 The Pantiles
FUGGLES BEER CAFE
13th, 6pm – UnBarred Brewery Tap Takeover & Meet The Brewer (free to attend)
13th, 6-8:30pm – Tunbridge Wells Beer Trail by UK Brewery Tours – meet at Fuggles (£10 / ticket)
14th, 9pm – Late Night Bottle Club – Rare Barrel Aged Tasting (£20 / ticket)
15th, 12 noon – The Beer Cavalier Talk with Jeremy Kimmel
15th, 9pm – Late Night Bottle Club – Rare Aged ORVAL Trappist Beer tasting (£20 / ticket)
16th, 2pm – The Beer Cavalier Beer History Talk
16th, 7pm – Beer & Food Dinner with Will Devlin of The Small Holding Restaurant (price TBC)
THE RAGGED TROUSERS
14th – 7pm-9pm – Tap Takeover & Meet the Team with Siren Craft Brew
13th, 7pm – Long Man Brewery Tap Takeover & Meet The Brewer (free to attend)
13-16th – Beer Through the Ages – Fonthill Brewing (based under The George) will be brewing some historical beers from the archives of Tunbridge Wells Breweries gone by – available on the bar at The George all weekend.
PIG & PORTER BREWERY
13th – 5pm – Open Evening – come and enjoy some drinks, a BBQ and take a look around the brewery
Pig & Porter will also be releasing a special collaborative beer brewed with the pubs of Tunbridge Wells to celebrate Beer Weekend which will be available in pubs locally throughout the weekend!
14th-15th – Tap Takeover with Pig & Porter and Signature Brew Co.
THE BEER BOUTIQUE
13th – 7-9pm – Tunbridge Wells Pub Run – a 5k run visiting all the TW Beer Weekend locations along the way!
14th – 5pm – Focus on Hops Talk & Beer Tasting
15th – 5pm – Sour Power Beer Tasting & Talk
16th – 4pm – Ultimate Beer Tasting Quiz
14th – 16th – Bavarian Beer Festival featuring the finest German beers, Bavarian food & maybe even an Oompah band!
THE ROYAL OAK
13th – 16th: Cask Beer Festival featuring 15 ales plus live music Friday, Saturday & Sunday!
15th, 2pm – Let’s Taco About Beer – Taco & Beer Matching with beer writer James Beeson (£15 / ticket)
16th, 10:30am-6pm – Breakfast & Pilot Brew Demo – Cellar Head Brewery Company
14th – 7pm – Beer & Music Pairing with Signature Brew
15th – 1pm – Home Brewing Class – hosted by Andy Parker, award winning homebrew champion & owner of Elusive Brewery. Get some pro brewing tips, and check out Andy’s new homebrew book as well!
16th – 2pm – Larkin’s Tap Takeover & Hop Talk with Bob Dockerty