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25th May 2023

St Austell Brewery announces the return of its Celtic Beer Festival

24 May 2023 – St Austell Brewery has announced the return of its Celtic Beer Festival, Cornwall’s biggest event for beer lovers, on Saturday 25th November (11am-11pm). It’s the first time the festival has been held since 2019 and promises to be bigger and better than ever.

All profits from ticket sales will be donated to St Austell Brewery’s Charitable Trust, which supports charities, communities, and individuals in need across the South West. The Trust has raised over £1 million for good causes since it was established in 2003.

Held in the ancient cellars of the Victorian brewery, there will be over 100 ales, stouts, lagers, and craft beers to try, including a series of limited-edition St Austell Brewery beers which will be brewed especially for the festival. There will also be beers from brewers across Cornwall and the wider South West, with food and top musical entertainment from local artists, throughout the day.

Georgina Young, Brewing Director, St Austell Brewery, said: “We’re delighted to be announcing the return of our Celtic Beer Festival, for the first time since the pandemic. It’s always been a popular event, so we hope people will be as excited as we are that it’s returning this year.

“We’ve been working through plans for a fresh and exciting approach for 2023 and can’t wait to welcome everybody back again, to celebrate good beer, good music, and good times together.

“This is an event which our brewers really look forward to, so if you’re planning to come along, watch this space for lots of delicious and exclusive Celtic Beer Festival beers.”

Piers Thompson, External Relations Director, St Austell Brewery, added: “One of the great things about the Celtic Beer Festival is that it raises money for our Charitable Trust, which helps so many important causes in our South West heartland.

“We recently hit the milestone of raising over £1 million raised, which is just fantastic. Festival ticket sales alone have raised over £200K for the Trust since the event was first launched in 1999, so we can’t wait to raise even more this November.”

Watch this space for more information on tickets, coming soon.


For more information, contact:

Megan Chuter, Head of Communications

07970 379 690

About St Austell Brewery: 

Independent, family-owned St Austell Brewery was established in Cornwall in 1851. Fast forward 172 years, and the company’s range of award-winning beers – including Tribute pale ale, Proper Job IPA and korev lager – are available in pubs and supermarkets nationwide.

The business owns over 180 pubs, inns, and hotels across the West Country – including managed houses and tenancies. It also operates two breweries, in St Austell and Bath, having acquired fellow West Country brewer, Bath Ales in 2016.

With a network of six depots across the West Country – from St Columb to Wimborne – the company is the leading wholesale drinks distributor in the region.

For more information, contact:

Megan Chuter, Head of Communications

07970 379 690