Plans are getting under way for this year’s Falmouth Beer Festival which will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Cornwall branch of CAMRA (CAMRA Kernow). The event runs from Thursday, October 19, to Saturday, October 21.

Press officer, Sonia Bunce, said: “Over the past four decades the Cornish branch of the Campaign for Real Ale has been protecting and promoting the county’s pubs, whilst promoting real ale, cider and perry.

Falmouth Beer Festival 2017“This has been extremely successful, with the county now hosting over 600 pubs, over 40 breweries and 20 cider producers. This year we will be celebrating that success and would love for you to join us.”

The festival is held at the Princess Pavilion, close to the Falmouth Town railway station, beach and town centre.

The event will feature more than 250 real ales from breweries and microbreweries across the country, including fantastic local ales. Within the cider tent there will be more than 70 real ciders and perries and a range of bottled beers, continental bottled beers and wines.

Glasses with measures of a pint, half-pint and third-pint will be available at the entry desk. There will be hot and cold food, plus live entertainment on Friday and Saturday. The Princess Pavilion provides wheelchair access & disabled facilities.

Opening times: Thursday, 8pm-11pm; Friday and Saturday, 11am-11pm. Admission is £10, which includes, for non-CAMRAmembers, £4.50 worth of tokens, entrance charge, festival glass and festival programme. CAMRA members will receive an additional £1.50 worth of tokens. A £1 refund is available on return of each undamaged festival glass. Additional tokens can be purchased at designated points throughout festival venue. All unused tokens can be redeemed for full face value. Visitors will be able to join as a CAMRA member on the day, which gives discounts to festivals, holidays and lots more.