Winter Beer and Cider Festival to feature 30 real ales

The Great Yarmouth Winter Beer and Cider Festival will take place between November 24 and 27. Pictur

The Great Yarmouth Winter Beer and Cider Festival will take place between November 24 and 27. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

Mercury readers have until Monday to get £1 off the price of their tickets for the Great Yarmouth Winter Beer and Cider Festival at St George’s Theatre later this month.

This seasonal version of the popular celebration of real ales and cider in May is being held from Thursday to Sunday, November 24-27, and will feature around 30 real ales and 15 different ciders and perry’s. The line up of beers includes Bingham’s Brewery Vanilla Stout which was voted ‘Supreme Champion Beer of Britain 2016 in this year’s CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) Awards. While the festival will feature a selection of the best beers from regional brewers across Britain, brewers from Norfolk and Suffolk will also be well represented with ales from Adnams, Panther, Woodfordes, Fat Cat, Green Jack and of course Yarmouth’s Lacons breweries.

Cider drinkers will have plenty of choice too with a range of fruity variants including blackberry, strawberry, rhubarb, cranberry and cherry as well as the more traditional vintage ciders and perry’s.

The festival will be open for its first session at 5pm until 11pm on November 24 then opens for both lunch (11am to 3pm) and evening sessions (5pm to 11pm) on the Friday and Saturday, finishing with an afternoon lunch time session (noon to 4pm) on the Sunday.

Tickets will be available on the door for all sessions, entry prices vary from £3 to £5 depending on the session.

Advance tickets are available through the St George’s Theatre booking office and Mercury readers can get £ off by entering “Mercury” when booking on line at or by quoting the same code over the phone or in person to the box office on 01493 331484. The discount code will only be active until Monday, November 14.