Swansea Beer and Cider Festival 2016




Hello everyone,

Apologies for the late post but the long weekend seems to have made me confused about what day it is. I thought I would post a short post about my experience at the Swansea Beer and Cider Festival which took place at the Brangwyn Hall.

This is the festival’s 30th year and I can see why it is so popular. The entry price was very reasonable; £10 got you entry, a souvenir glass tankard and £5 worth of coupons to purchase drinks with (if you did not spend the full amount you could reclaim the money back).

There was a vast array of Beers, ciders, perrys and even piders available as well as reasonably priced food. I have only recently started liking beer; in particular I am a fan of white or blonde beer. Normally, this can be quite hard to find but there was a good selection on offer at the festival. The average price for each half pint was around £1.40; the ciders were a bit more expensive but only by 10 pence or so.

Depending on your taste the selection and festival offered a lot of choice and variety from stouts, to ales to lager style beers. The atmosphere was also relaxed and friendly; I can see why it has had a 30 year run so far. In the evenings there were also live music performances. Altogether I had a lovely time and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone who may be thinking about going next year. It is good value, the venue is lovely, and the atmosphere is great.

Thanks for reading.

Joanna Wolton

I am a PhD student in the Centre for Innovative Ageing within the College of Human and Health Sciences. I hope this blog is insightful and gives you some tips and information about what it is like to be a student living in Swansea.

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