About the festival.

We are a bunch of friends who want to bring the best local beer to you in an historic venue with a friendly atmosphere. Peter and Adam wanted to organise a different kind of beer festival in Folkestone. We began life at the Lift but we decided we fancied a change so we approached 'Dance Easy' because it's a brilliant, unique venue that is quintessentially Folkstonian and asked them if they would be interested. Thankfully they were. However, we forgot to put in for a license this year so we have had to go down the Folkestone Harbour Arm. With the help of partners Sarah and Emily, self appointed bar managers Ian & Liz plus assorted friends and family the first Beer Festival took place in February 2011. Due to a huge response from the local community it was more successful than we could have possibly imagined, so we decided to do some more.  We organise and run the festival in our own time, we aren't trying to become millionaires, we aren't affiliated with any breweries, we aren't all even members of CAMRA , we are just passionate about beer. We may not be as slick as more established beer festivals (blown fuses anyone?) but we believe our 'homemade' feel is part of our charm. We make a huge effort to reinvest money into the festival to improve it each time. The festival will always be free to enter. We cannot run the festival without your support and genuinely hope you have as much fun visiting as us we have serving you the finest ales Kent has to offer.

Opening Times 28th-30th Septemeber 2018

Friday 1pm - 10.30pm.

Saturday 1pm to 10.30 pm.

Sunday 1pm until the beer runs out.

A few other bits of info:

Entry is free.

Beer is £2 a half and £4 a pint and is operated using a token system. No cash sales at the bar. Yes we have put it up 20 pence a pint.

We have to use plastic 'glasses' for safety but if you wish to bring your own drinking vessel please feel free. You will pay £2 deposit for a reusable cup.

Please DO NOT bring your own alcohol to the festival. You will be asked to leave. You could spoil it for everyone as we could lose our licence.

We will not be serving food but lots of food next door.

We have card facilities however we like the feel of real money as it is quicker.

Toilet facilities will be available all weekend as will seating.