The Laine Pub and Brewing Company has announced the return of its Brighton Tap Takeover, celebrating beer across the city.

Brighton tap takeover pour

Taking place in 20 pubs across Brighton, from 22nd to 24th October, the festival will feature more than 130 craft beers from 22 breweries. There will also be DJs, live music, tasting sessions, and ‘meet the brewer’ talks.

For the first time, this year’s event will also feature a 300-capacity beer tent in the centre of the city. This will be located a stone’s throw from Laine’s flagship venue and festival hub, North Laine Brewhouse.

Gavin George, chief executive of Laine, said: “This event takes the large beer festival out of the exhibition halls and puts it into the place where beer tastes best — the pub. 

“We’re so pleased to have so many great breweries joining us this year from all over the UK, and each will be curating their own particular brand of pub experience in one of Brighton’s unique pubs.

Brighton tap takeover crowd

“With the addition of the beer tent this year, the event is more ambitious than ever, and so we’re please to have the marvellous Brixton Brewery joining us on this exciting ride.”

Laine launched Tap Takeover in 2016, with the first taking place in ten pubs across Brighton. By 2018, 15 pubs were involved and the event attracted 2,000 guests.

Now, following a two-year hiatus, the festival is returning for its biggest year yet. As well as featuring all of Laine’s brews on tap, the event will be serving beers from 22 of the UK’s best craft breweries. These will include Verdant, North, Five Points, Tiny Rebel, and the festival’s headline partner, Brixton Brewery.

Weekend tickets cost £20 and include entry, four free half-pints of craft beer, and discounts on all beers on offer in participating pubs. For tickets and more information, visit

Participating pubs

  • The Black Lion
  • The Earth and Stars
  • The Fiddler’s
  • The Actors
  • The Mesmerist
  • North Laine Brewhouse
  • The White Rabbit
  • East Street Tap
  • The Western
  • The Victory
  • The World’s End
  • The Foutain Head
  • The Tempest
  • The Mash Tun
  • The Pull and Pump
  • Dead Wax Social
  • The Bath Arms
  • The Hope and Ruin
  • The New Unity
  • The Fortune of War

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