I've got rather bogged down with my beer festival article and although I've written a large chunk of it, there's still quite a bit of juggling around and polishing up to do. In the meantime life goes on, things evolve and events which a short while ago seemed weeks away, are suddenly looming large on the horizon.
First and foremost is the inaugural Tunbridge Wells Beer Weekend, which kicks off today Thursday13th September, and runs through until Sunday 16th. As with similar events held up and down the country (Brighton, Manchester, Norwich, Leeds), Tunbridge Wells' festival will be a celebration of all things beer.
For beer lovers or simply those looking for new food and drink experiences, this four day festival has something for everyone. The event will be spread across nine separate venues throughout the town and will be a weekend of tastings, talks on the history of brewing, tap takeovers, special food events, live music and even guided walking tours of historic Tunbridge Wells. In short, there will be something for everyone.
The nine venues which will be hosting or putting on the various events are listed below. Click on the links in order to see what's on where.
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
For details, ticket information and prices for certain events, or to reserve yourself a place at an event, please check in with the pubs directly. For an overview of the whole event, you can look on the Tunbridge Wells Beer Weekend Facebook page.