Ale, food and music festival in Amberley

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This year is the ninth Ale at Amberley, a three day beer festival set in the beautiful rolling Sussex Downs. Over 80 real ales, ciders and perries, many locally produced, will be available with a selection of hot food and a variety of music to keep your feet tapping.

In the daytime on Friday August 29, Saturday August 30 and Sunday August 31, bars are open from 12noon to 4pm.

Tickets are normal museum entry so you can buy these on arrival from 10am and enjoy the full museum at no extra cost, which is open until 5pm.

Evening sessions are on Friday and Saturday from 6pm to 10pm and tickets are available in advance from the museum and, if there are any left (there weren’t last year), on the gate. 01798 831370 or

Amberley Museum is a 36 acre site set in the South Downs National Park dedicated to industrial heritage, with communications and electricity exhibition halls, working printshop, stationary engines, lime kilns and more. Visitors can take a ride on the narrow gauge railway or historic bus.

The museum is home to a variety of traditional crafts people, such as the wheelwrights, blacksmith and potters, with a café, gift shop and nature trails. We open from mid March to October and hold many events ranging from children’s activity days to classic vehicle shows and our popular Santa specials. Full details at

Report contributed by Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre.