- Raise a glass at the Big Bournemouth Beer Festival

March 20, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
More than 200 real ales from across the UK will be available at the Big Bournemouth Beer Festival next month.

Returning to the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) following the success of last year's edition, the event is due to run from Friday April 22nd to Sunday April 24th.

As well as the chance to sample many of the country's finest beers and ciders, the festival will offer a programme of live music in association with the Bournemouth Folk Club.

Admission is priced at £5.50, including a souvenir glass and tasting guide, for people attending the BIC on the Friday and Saturday of Easter weekend.

The opening night of the festival will run from 18:30 to 23:30 local time, while two sessions are due to take place on Saturday - 12:00 to 17:00 and 18:30 to 23:30.

All visitors who buy a ticket will also receive a complimentary drinks voucher, entitling them to half a pint of beer or cider.

Entry is free on the final day of the event, known as 'Sup-up Sunday', although there will be no souvenirs or free drinks available.

The festival will take place in the BIC's Purbeck Hall and all attendees must be over 18.

Ale drinkers planning a visit to Bournemouth hotels can find a wide range of accommodation at, which features the Royal Bath Hotel Bournemouth.

Visit for more information on this event.

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